Films – my window to the German speaking world. Considerations on the possibilities for stimulation of intercultural dialogue in GfL-classes by using films Cover Image

Filme als Fenster zur deutschsprachigen Welt. Überlegungen zu den Möglichkeiten der Förderung interkulturellen Dialogs im DaF-Kontext durch Arbeit mit Filmen
Films – my window to the German speaking world. Considerations on the possibilities for stimulation of intercultural dialogue in GfL-classes by using films

Author(s): Sebastian Chudak
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koninie
Keywords: film; film canon; language and culture; media literacy; intercultural competence; GfL

Summary/Abstract: It is an undisputed fact that watching films is a great way to learn a foreign language in context and to be exposed to real life conversations, new vocabulary, etc. Foreign language films also provide a diverse cultural experience as they often focus on various current social aspects, politics as well as history. Therefore, film is a useful tool to help people who learn foreign languages achieve a high level of competences, which are essential to successful communication. A film canon would be here of great assistance both to teachers as well as learners. The aim of this paper is to discuss the existing German film canon and also to present the results of a research project conducted at the Adam-Mickiewicz-University (Poznań, Poland) with German Philology students that justify the need to create a film canon for the purpose of teaching and learning of German as a foreign language.

  • Issue Year: 6/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 11-35
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: German