English World has been working with cinema Masaccio, the town council of San Giovanni Valdarno and Film Fedic Sangiovannese for several years, to promote the screening of films in English.
Films are shown generally once a month within the film program of Masaccio d’Essai, at Masaccio cinema (via Borsi 3 in San Giovanni Valdarno), on Tuesdays at 9:30pm. (Tickets €5).
In 2016 we also begun a new collaboration with MACMA (The Association which managers the planning for cinema 9 1/2 at the Auditorium le Fornaci in Terranuova Bracciolini.) giving those people of the Valdarno who are interested in the English language, an extra possibility to listen to the language and increase their knowledge of it, in an entertaining way. The films are shown at 9.30pm at the Auditorium le Fornaci, in Via Vittorio Veneto, 17 at Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo. Keep an eye on the section ‘news’ and also ‘upcoming events’ to discover the next film.
When learning a foreign language, listening comprehension is without doubt one of the most difficult aspects, for this reason it is crucial to practice as much as possible, and to listen to the different sounds of the language: watching a film in its original language is one way of achieving this goal. Also, watching a film produced in a foreign country provides us with a window onto that country’s culture, opening our minds and going beyond the stereotypes created by society.
What about those who don’t know a word of English? Don’t worry, all the films screened are subtitled in Italian, to allow you to enjoy the film even if you haven’t got a high level of English.
If you want to be informed about the next screening, follow us on facebook (English World San Giovanni), or send an e-mail to be included in the mailing list of our events.