I am amazed, touched, and very grateful for all the helpful suggestions readers made to my request yesterday, Can You Think Of A Funny Movie/TV Scene Where A Bilingual Character Uses Two Languages To Get Out of Trouble?
People generously shared their ideas here, on Twitter and on Google+.
Because people were so helpful, I’d like to make another request — and I promise I won’t be making any more similar requests for awhile.
In my book, Teaching English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies That Work, I discuss what researchers have found to be characteristics of a good language learner. These include:
A Sense Of Self-Efficacy (Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem)
Willingness To Take Risks
Willingness To Make Mistakes
Willingness To Teach Others
I’d love to find short movie/TV scenes — ideally funny ones, but they don’t have to be — that illustrate a second language learner demonstrating any of these characteristics. I think some of the movies that people suggested in response to my last question, I think, might even have some scenes that respond to these qualities.
But I’d like to ask people to pick their brain and see if you have other suggestions.
Thanks in advance for your help!