Teaching Literacy Through Film

Discover inspiring ways to teach literacy

Posted: 10/03/2022

Why use film to teach literacy? This free online course, led by film education experts from the British Film Institute (BFI) and film education charity Into Film, will examine the debate surrounding film as a vehicle for teaching literacy. 

Over four
weeks, you’ll explore a range of strategies and frameworks that you can use to
engage and inspire young people when teaching literacy, and improve their
progress and levels of attainment in both reading and writing.

have the opportunity to share best practice, download classroom-ready
resources, including how-to guides, activities and worksheets, and access an
exclusive playlist of short films and clips to use in school.

We will
also discuss the benefits of creating film content in the classroom and how
this can be used to aid deep learning, which is more easily retained. You’ll
have the opportunity to make your own short film for use in the classroom,
which can be shared with fellow educators on a YouTube playlist.

This is a free online course which can be joined at any time until the finish date.


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