We are pleased to present the project C de Cine , a webpage for the learning and teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language using audiovisuals. Access is free and teachers and students of Spanish as a Foreign Language are able to contact each other through forums and social networks to exchange experiences of the didactic use of film and video in the classroom. One of the most visited sections of the page is the “List of Activities” where teaching guides are published based on short films and other audiovisual formats following the flipped classroom model.
Spanish in a day, an audiovisual competition for students of Spanish throughout the world, has been launched on the page this April. It’s an adaptation for the Spanish as a Foreign Language classroom of other audiovisual projects like Ridley Scott’s Life in a day or Isabel Coixet’s Spain in a day which was produced by RTVE. The main aim of the competition is for students anywhere in the world to make a three to five minute video showing a normal day in their life.
Participants must follow the guidelines and the communication contents of the curriculum of the Instituto Cervantes which correspond to their language level. The level will determine the main category they enter: A is for Action (A1-A2), B is for Bench (B1-B2) and C is for Cineclub (C1-C2). There is also a parallel section of the competition where special mentions will be given, I is for Intercultural for the student’s reflections on different cultures and P is for Production for teamwork.
Prizes will be given by the sponsors of the competition who include the University of Salamanca and the University of Santiago de Compostela, IMSOL Granada and the publishers Difusión. These range from teaching material for the fifteen finalists (three for each category) to eight grants for intensive Spanish courses in different Spanish cities this summer.
The deadline for sending videos is the 15th May. More information can be found on the competition webpage and on social networks with #Spanishinaday.