This session by Jokha Al Hosni took place at the online Future of English Language Teaching Conference (FOELT), organised by Trinity College London and Regent’s University London. You can learn more about the annual event at trinitycollege.com/FOELT.
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Animated short films are an excellent engaging and pedagogically-sound learning tool. They provide linguistically- rich teaching materials. This interactive presentation should provide attendees with a clear picture on why and how animated films should be used in our classes. It highlights the rationale for using animated short films in language classes and provides practical ideas on how to use them to teach different language skills while keeping the class fun and engaging.
The presentation will start with the rationale for using short films in our classes. Then, the presenter will share some of her students' opinion and feedback regarding the use of animated shorts in their classes. The majority of the session’s time will be devoted to sharing some practical and creative ideas on how to use animated short films with students. This will include showing the attendees a couple of animated shorts and go through relevant activities to teach different language skills. The presentation should provide attendees with a clear picture on why and how animated films should be used in our classes.
About the presenter
The presenter, Jokha Al Hosni, is a senior language instructor in the Centre for Preparatory Studies (CPS) at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. She has been teaching English Foundation Program courses and ESP courses since 2010. She holds a bachelor degree in English Education and a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University, USA. She is currently the Head of the Assessment Unit at the CPS. Her research interests include curriculum design, language assessment and educational technology.