Promoting film literacy in the English language classroom
There is little doubt that print literacy will remain a key competence in the future, but there is also little doubt that other kinds of literacies will grow in importance. The ability to analyse moving images, to talk about how they work, to evaluate moving image texts critically and competently can be termed film literacy. Like competence in print, number or ICT, film literacy may increasingly underpin the whole curriculum. In this session we will consider how moving images can be used critically and creatively by both teachers and students in the language classroom.