Language and Section: SPA 11.2

Date: 04/24/2012

Class theme/topics discussed: Cinema vocabulary / Pitching

Goal of the class: To introduce vocabulary related to cinema and to have an interactive activity about it.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

– I introduced vocabulary about cinema, related to length, format, genre.
– We discussed 3D and Imax formats (this was unplanned, but the students wrere rather vocal about it)
– The students were paired up and they had to come up with a pitch for a movie to present to a studio executive using the vocabulary the had learned

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

– Whiteboard

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

– The class worked very well; both the prepared part and the impromptu discussion on formats were fruitful and very fluid.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

– A follow-up could be planned to introduce vocabulary related to other aspects of film making