UPCEL 2024: Paula Wood explores how films communicate meanings beyond the verbal mode

Our team member Paula Wood participated in the 5th International UCM Predoctoral Conference on English Linguistics (UPCEL), celebrated on the 23rd-24th January 2024 at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). In her talk, titled “Beyond the verbal mode: Analysing audiovisual materials for the EFL classroom”, she presented her corpus of films and series for the English as a Foreign Language classroom and she explored the results of the multimodal analysis of two scenes from the film Hidden Figures. She then offered different exploitation suggestions based on these results, aimed at developing students’ multimodal communicative competence and their linguistic, visual and media literacy skills.

The full abstract of her talk can be consulted as follows: