Dr. Mark Kaiser of UC Berkeley visited Columbia’s campus on February 22, 2019 to speak about using film clips in the foreign language classroom. He discussed the ways that filming devices and language are used to created meaning. The talk considered the various tasks that an instructor might employ with the aim of developing students’ linguistic, intercultural, and symbolic competences and their visual literacy. The talk also demonstrated the core features of “Lumière”, the Berkeley Language Center‘s database of 19,000+ clips, and the strategies used in Lumière to aid student comprehension.
For a recording of this lecture, visit the Language Resource Center’s Youtube channel.