The ESL Movie Making Project is a fun, task-based project designed for a language-learning classroom.
Small groups of students go through the steps of film-making as they create their own foreign-language movie.
For the last five years, we have worked to help scaffold the skills of film-making in the classroom while maintaining real educational goals. Over the years, we have tweaked, improved and expanded the film-making process. We’ve added helpful classroom activities and supplementary materials. All of this has led to better and better student learning and classroom attitude, as well as higher quality short films.
We feel movie-making has brought new life into our English classroom. As a teacher, I’ve enjoyed seeing my students showcase their creativity through their speaking and writing skills. I’m often impressed by their films and share in the pride of their final achievement: their first movie.
If your students are low-intermediate or higher, we hope you will use this movie-making project to supplement your ESL camp, university curriculum, middle to high school class or other learning environment.
Explore the steps of the ESL Movie Making Project and learn more:
Explore how your classroom can suit film-making, regardless of student age, level or educational objectives.
Benefits & Problems
Check out the pros & cons of the problems with making student movies.
Look into the real educational benefits of the Movie Project.
What you’ll need
See how easy low-budget films can be made using equipment your students already have in their pockets.
How to prepare
Explore the details you’ll need for preparing and planning before starting.
How to grade
Take a look at how the Movie Project can be used to evaluate your students speaking and writing skills.