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My name is Daniel and I am going to make a film

IN JANUARY 2009, ENGLISHCLUB.COM WILL HOST A FREE DOCUMENTARY VIDEO AND LEARNING AIDE.

THIS PAGE WILL GROW TO BE A REGULARLY UPDATED FEATURE ON THE PROJECT PROGRESS.

Welcome to my digital diary and pseudo-aesthetic medium for detailing the events leading up to the release of an international collaboration and enormously compelling documentary film project.

Daniel Emmerson and Joel Carr teaching ESL Film Academy students at Millfield Summer School 2008

 

WHO?

I am an independent documentary filmmaker and language enthusiast from the United Kingdom. I also teach a combination of EFL and practical film making (see picture above – taken at Millfield Summer School 2008) and for the last five years, film production has been one of my central passions. I have worked for several production companies throughout Europe and have since been undertaking independent ventures that subjectify another of my prime interests; language.

WHAT?

Organisations, individuals and other collaborators from Africa, America, Western Europe, Great Britain and far Eastern Europe are preparing to take part in a documentary film project examining the various strategies, ideas and inspirations behind learning English as a second language. Why is English so popular, what does it mean to be able to speak it, and above all, what are the best ways of learning? Over the course of the next few weeks, I hope to provide an educational and entertaining insight into the learning habits of ESL students all across the globe. Accompanied by my close associate and dedicated co-producer Joel Carr, I will be living with people from the cities we visit in an attempt to establish a true sense of place and cultural identity.

The documentary starts in Cambridge on September 3rd 2008 when we will be visiting the Cambridge International Club, International Cambridge University Students Union and Michael House.