学会内容

ATEMとは The Association for Teaching English through Movies の略で、日本語では「映画英語教育学会」と呼称します。本学会は1995年3月18日に設立されました。ATEMは映画を導入することで、英語教育を理論から実践的なものへと、より活性化することを目的とする学会です。
昨今、国際社会で必要な音声英語を重視する学習環境が急速に整ってきました。あらゆる分野で必要とされる英語力のニーズが高まるにつれて、それに合わせた教材が求められ、その教授方法も開発されています。語学教材として映画が注目されています。映画は時間空間の中でことば・映像・文化・テーマの豊かなコンテンツを合わせ持つものであるからです。これに匹敵する教材は他にありません。語学教育にとって映画は豊かな言語資源であるといえます。映画はまさに文化の「宝石箱」なのです。映画英語教育学会 (ATEM)ではこの点に着目し、会員たちは研究を進めています。ATEMが発足した年は、奇にも映画誕生100年目を迎える時期(1995年)でもありました。「20世紀の文化遺産」ともいえる映画の数は4~5万本以上になります。こうした豊富な素材を用い、次のような活動を行っております。

(1)教授法や学習の研究・開発
(2)著作権問題の調査や研究
(3)教材コンテンツの精選と分析
(4)データベースの構築 

研究発表や情報交換を通して、学会であるからこそ可能なことの実現に取り組んでいます。国際的には、韓国のSTEM(The Society of Teaching English through Media)と姉妹学会の提携し交流も進めています。ATEMは、21世紀の国際化・情報化社会で必要とされる広範な知識経験を交換し合い、研究開発をし、それを蓄積し、社会に貢献できる学会として活動します。

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About ATEM

ATEM is the acronym of The Association for Teaching English through Movies, called in Japanese "Eiga Eigo Kyouiku Gakkai." Established March 18, 1995, ATEM is an academic organization with the objective of the active promotion of English language education through the use of film, from theoretical to practical aspects.
As the need for English ability increases in all fields of activities and endeavours, the educational environment these days in Japan and internationally increasingly recognizes the importance of spoken English. Accordingly, there is an ever growing demand for teaching material and the development of corresponding effective teaching methods.

Film as language learning material deservedly demands attention, as there can be found in the fabric of the time-and-space continuum of film a wealth of teaching tools, of vocabulary and realistic dialogues, information on cultures and societies, and relevant and compelling thematic content for thoughtful consideration and classroom discussion, all wrapped in an appealing visual presentation, thus providing a teaching resource without rival.

Indeed, film, as it has recorded for posterity sights and sounds, and thoughts and feelings, of times past in some 40 or 50,000 titles, and is continuing to do so in an ever expanding and more and more readily available library, can be regarded as a treasure store and cultural heritage of humanity.ATEM, founded coincidentally in the same year as the centennial of the birth of film, acknowledges and embraces these points, and, in the efforts and accomplishments of its members, supports and advances research in film as an educational tool for language learning.

Activities of ATEM members include
1. creation of a concordance database of film and film vocabulary,
2. selection of films for teaching material and evaluation of their usefulness,
3. development of techniques of classroom instruction using films and evaluation of their effectiveness, and
4. investigations and reports on copyright and related issues. The results of the research activities are presented at ATEM conferences and published in the ATEM academic journal and other media.

In fraternal cooperation and collaboration with STEM(The Society of Teaching English through Media) in Korea, ATEM supports and encourages international exchanges. Through a wide exchange of knowledge and experiences in an international and global Information Age, and through the production, collection, and evaluation of material and techniques, ATEM hopes to make its small contribution to the enhancement of the world of research, to language education, and to society in general.
We welcome anyone who shares and endorses these ideals, regardless of ability in Japanese language, to join our group.

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