Dear Con C de Cine subscribers,
2018 is coming to an end and it’s just about time to take stock of an eventful year at Con C de Cine. Here is our top 3 content “podium”:
- C de Cine (B2+ level), an advanced course to learn Spanish through cinema, followed a learner-oriented approach that catered to the students’ keen interest in recent Spanish-speaking films, while raising their sociocultural awareness on current issues such as gender violence, coming of age, intercultural communication, clichés about migrant communities around the world, etc. The course, taught at Cervantes Institute in Istanbul from January to April, was split into 10 weekly sessions. Each lesson featured 1 or 2 students-in-charge and 1 special guest, whose prior research on the film and expertise in the lesson topic greatly contributed to the group discussion. Click on the image below to check out the class blog, which includes video dubbing sample works, role-play and screenwriting activities, student interactions, etc. We’d like to thank Gonzalo Manglano, the centre’s director, for enabling a forum open to intercultural understanding between Turkey and Germany, Spain and Argentina, and so forth.
- Cine en el aula de ELE, a podcast by L de Lengua featured an enlightening interview with professor Natalia Contreras. Natalia, a former collaborator of Spanish in a day and a Spanish teacher and researcher at Centro Superior de Idiomas, Universidad de Alicante, recommended our website as a reference site for foreign language educators seeking resources and materials to learn Spanish through cinema. Thanks for your kind words, Natalia!! Likewise, she highly recommended the following 5 movies to watch in Spanish from a gender and/or intercultural perspective:
- On Friday 21st December, Con C de Cine in collaboration with IES Gregorio Marañón Madrid joined in El Día Más Corto, a worldwide short film festival. For the first time ever in Spain, we screened a selection of short films produced by students participating in Spanish in Day Junior. The screening was followed by an interactive quiz using Kahoot, thanks to which students learned about cultural issues, good practices and attitudes showcased by secondary school students from Turkey, USA, Vietnam, Hungary and Italy.