My Favourite Things

My Favourite Things (in no particular order)

Language education books

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching by Jack Richards and Theodore Rodgers, The Lexical Approach and Implementing the Lexical Approach by Michael Lewis, Keep Talking: Communicative Fluency Activities for Language Teaching by Friederike Klippel, Five-Minute Activities: A Resource Book of Short Activities and Discussions that Work: Task-centred Fluency Practice by Penny Ur, Speaking Personally: Quizzes and Questionnaires for Fluency Practice and Role Play by Gillian Porter Ladousse, Seeds of Confidence by Verónica de Andrés and Jane Arnold, Classroom Dynamics by Jill Hadfield, The Mind’s Eye Student’s book: Using Pictures Creatively in Language Learning by Alan Maley, Alan Duff and Frangoise Grellet, Film by Susan Stempleski and Barry Tomalin, Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom by Jane Sherman, Literacy in the New Media Age and Multimodality by Gunther Kress, Using Images by Ben Goldstein, The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens by Stephen Apkon, English Teaching and the Moving Image by Andrew Goodwyn, The Director in the Classroom: How Filmmaking Inspires Learning by Nikos Theodosakis, Language Learning with Digital Video by Ben Goldstein and Paul Driver.

 

Film Books

Understanding Movies by Louis Giannetti, How to Read a Film by James Monaco, Cinematic Storytelling by Jennifer Van Sijll, Introduction to Film Studies by Jill Nelmes, Setting Up Your Scenes by Richard D.Pepperman, Master Shots by Christopher Kenworthy

 

Novels

The Rotters’ Club, What a Carve Up!, Catcher in the Rye, The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, To Kill a Mockingbird, Brideshead Revisited, Scoop, What Was Lost, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Clockers, Nineteen Eighty Four, Homage to Catalonia, The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Sports Writer, Of Mice and Men, A Confederacy of Dunces, Cloud Atlas, Bonfire of the Vanities, High Fidelity, Middlesex, In Cold Blood, Carry on Jeeves, The Remains of the Day, The Secret History, Disgrace, The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner, The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath.
Also most things by Anne Tyler, Richard Ford, Colm Toibin, George Pelecanos, David Lodge, Ian Rankin, Walter Mosley, Ian McEwan, Robert Harris, Dennis Lehane, Richard Chandler, E. M. Forster, Douglas Coupland, Geoff Dyer.

 

Films

The Third Man, Days of Heaven, The Piano, Doctor Strangelove, The Apartment, Double Indemnity, Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Godfather I and II, To Kill a Mockingbird, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Avalon, Diner, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Kes, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Deer Hunter, Good Will Hunting, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Memento, Four Weddings and a Funeral, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Days of Wine and Roses, The Graduate, Once Upon a Time in America, Scarface, Fargo, The King’s Speech, A Single Man, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, On the Waterfront, It’s a Wonderful Life.