The MovieTalk: A Practical Application of Comprehensible Input Theory

Rachel Ash
Abstract of Article: 

Teachers new to Comprehensible Input can incorporate a MovieTalk, target language discussion using a movie short as inspiration, easily into their existing curricula. This paper summarizes the theory and research behind Comprehensible Input and describes the relevance of that theory to the activity known as MovieTalk. The paper also provides examples of MovieTalk scripts, guidance in creating one’s own MovieTalk script, and videos of MovieTalk demonstrations. Finally, the paper discusses the various options for delivery of a MovieTalk and activities to reinforce the vocabulary taught using the video.