Language and Culture Through Film is an interactive, multimedia
course/course companion for advanced level users of Slavic and
East European languages. The Russian language materials exhibited
here are currently available. Modules in the Russian Avant-Garde
as well as Czech and other languages are currently under development.
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The user interface has the following layout (as demonstrated by
the screenshot and accompanying map):
Listing of films included in the module. In the standalone
version (displayed here), users can see at a glance where each film
can be found. When a particular film is selected, the menu expands
to display questions about the film (вопросы к фильму); general
themes for discussion (темы для обсуждения); and a listing of the
episodes (эпизод) for that film.
A clip of the film ranging from 30 seconds to more than 2
minutes in length is displayed. Users can start, stop, and replay
the clip (or portions of it) as much as they want.
A full transcript of the dialogue from the clip is provided.
Glosses to selected terms (highlighted in blue in frame 3) are
Вопросы к эпизоду: Students answer multiple-choice questions on
the particular clip. Their answers are graded immediately and
results returned. The student has the opportunity to correct wrong
answers by submitting a second time. For those users without an
internet connection, the answer sheet can be printed off and handed
in to the instructor.
Instructors can get extensive information about student
performance on film questions and can identify areas of difficulty
for individual students as well as throughout the class (instructor
interface not displayed here).
The SEELRC is committed to the copyright and fair use of the
film clips in Language and Culture Through Film. All users must
register with SEELRC. These materials are available free of charge
through the SEELRC website or in a 4-CD standalone set (for a
shipping & handling charge of $10). Please
contact us for more information.