Language & Culture through Film Clips: A collaborative database project for accessing, clipping, and tagging foreign language films
University of Arizona
The first part of this presentation is focused on film and the foreign language classroom. The talk will focus on the various ways that film clips can be exploited to teach listening comprehension, semantics, culture (modeling of culture and intercultural competence), and the creation of meaning in a filmic text. The second part of the talk will describe the design and functioning of the Berkeley Language Center's Library of Foreign Language Film Clips, a database of 10,200+ clips drawn from 300+ films, to which instructors at the University of Arizona will soon be given access.
In the hands-on workshops participants will work with the BLC's film clip library to search for, annotate, and order film clips.
For full details and to sign up, go to http://cmes.arizona.edu/filmclips