America on film
February 24, 2011 5:05 PM Subscribe
I teach ESL to new refugees and they have expressed a desire to see movies that tell them about or show
America. They want to know about the different landscapes, accents, lifestyles, etc. I'm looking for suggestions for simple, visually descriptive films that feature a wide variety of geographical locations and Americans. Can you think of any?
posted by swingbraid to Education (26 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I think documentaries would be well-received, as well as short films. Their minds are wide open, so as long as the subject matter is "safe for work", anything goes. They just have to be English-language films for which I can also play English subtitles (unless there is little-to-no dialogue or narration--they are not complete beginners).
I have a laptop and can project movies, but I don't have internet access in the classroom (it's a church basement). Any movies I can download or order cheaply and easily would be great.
Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!