FPFVA017 Film Adaptations for Conversation Practice

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Radek Glabazňa, Ph.D., MA (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Radek Glabazňa, Ph.D., MA
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is two-fold. Firstly, it intends to acquaint the students with classic works of the English-written literary canon by means of acclaimed film adaptations of these works. Secondly, individual scenes taken from the films and shown to the students will then serve as platforms for conversation practice. Conversational exercises stemming from the shown episodes will cover a wide range of language-use - from providing simple descriptions to giving complex opinions. The activities will involve role-playing, acting, monologues, dialogues and group discussions. Thus the course will not only bring classic examples of English literature to the students' attention, it will also enable them to relate to these texts through practical use of English in a variety of situations simulating those encountered by the characters in the chosen films.
Syllabus
  • 1. The Miller's Tale: The Language of Courtship
    2. Romeo and Juliet: Comparing and Contrasting
    3. Much Ado about Nothing: Arguments and Banter
    4. Sense and Sensibility: For and Against
    5. A Christmas Carol: Descriptions and Speculations
    6. The Importance of Being Earnest: Passing Judgements
    7. A Room with a View: Defining People and Places
    8. Orlando: The Language of Impressions
    9. Animal Farm: Describing Character and Behaviour
    10. Look Back in Anger: Expressing Worry and Fear
    11. Brick Lane: Accepting and Refusing
    12. Atonement: Giving Opinions
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
- 70% attendance in classes
- active participation in all activities
- critical essay of 2-3 pages debating a film/text
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2021.
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