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Effective Teaching of Cinema for AS and A-level French

Steve Glover, Karine Harrington

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Why attend?

Packed with successful strategies for engaging students with the subject material and including plenty of practical advice, this is an ideal course for anyone with questions about teaching film as a text for AS and A-level French. Adopting a combined theoretical and hands-on approach, this CPD is perfect for both those with little or no experience of teaching film and those who feel they need to improve.
  • Understand the assessment contexts for teaching film in the various French specifications
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the featured case study film and its context
  • Identify ways to help students develop and improve their discursive essay-writing and speaking skills
Choose a free Modern Languages Study Guide for the film or literature work you're teaching from the order form available at the event


9.45am Registration and coffee
Film within the context of the AS and A-level specifications
  • What is expected of students
  • The potential challenges of teaching film and the also potential benefits for students’ overall linguistic competence and engagement with French
Examination of key film production techniques
  • Particular reference to popular films common to the AQA and Edexcel specifications
11.30am Morning coffee
Case study – ‘La haine’
  • ‘Analyse de séquence’
  • Collaborative work on case study piece
1.00pm Lunch
Preparation for the essay
  • Character, theme, plot and technique – exploring how to garner the level of detail required
  • Analysing title, planning and structuring the essay
3.00pm Afternoon tea
Critical analysis
  • What does it actually mean?
  • What type of language reflects this in the essay
  • Strategies for getting students to produce this confidently in the exam
4.00pm Review and reflect
4.15pm Course ends


The Cumberland Hotel, London
Great Cumberland Place
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