Affective effective learning: promoting self-esteem
and motivation through films

Vera Cabrera Duarte (Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo) Drawing on principles of educational psychology, this presentation proposes the use of films as triggers for investigating self-esteem and motivation among despondent EFL learners at a secondary school. The activity was implemented and tested in a teacher development course and results helped shed light on the important role of the affective component in foreign language learning.