TV - Aprender inglés mirando televisión - Learn English by watching TV. Voscreen - life itself. Voscreen: teaching with video clips. I might be a bit late to the Voscreen party as I discovered this free platform a couple of months ago.
I’ve been experimenting with it quite a bit and I’d like to share my 10 ideas about using it with English learners in and out of the classroom. What is Voscreen? Voscreen is a free platform (you need to sign up / log in with your Facebook account which takes 5 seconds) offering a variety of very short video clips which come from TV series, movies, songs, you name it. In each short clip, a phrase is said. As you enter the website, you select your native language, watch the clip, and then choose the accurate translation to the short phrase uttered in the clip. There are 5 levels of difficulty to choose from, as well as a number of grammar categories to browse through (Present Simple, Prepositions, Phrasal Verbs, Passive Voice etc.). 7 ESL Video Activities That Your Students Will Love. There’s never been a better time to use video in the ESL classroom.
Remember the old days of VCRs, VHS tapes and trips to Blockbuster? When I started teaching, my classroom video material were well-worn, borrowed cassette tapes or ones I recorded at home. Finding a good quality video was like striking pure, untarnished gold. Once you’d acquired the precious item, you’d need to find a room, set up a TV, plug in the video player and then hope to goodness that everything worked.
Sometimes, you’d accidentally stick a VHS tape in a Betamax machine (yes, I’m that old!) To be honest, it was such a hassle that you just didn’t bother most of the time. Fast forward a few years, (sorry about the pun!) Websites like FluentU have made life much easier for students and teachers alike by curating authentic video clips and providing all the scaffolding that students could ever need. The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2016 – Part Two.
I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).
Lesson Plans Based on TV Shows. TWM offers the following "movie worksheets" which serve as the core for TV show lesson planning.
The basic idea is to get students to analyze something in which they are interested and to express their conclusions in writing. This will make homework more palatable and lead students to give it their best effort. The worksheets created by TWM are generic; useful for almost any program of the type indicated. Building a lesson around a sitcom. Depending on your style of teaching you might like activities that are more - or less - controlled.
Informal discussions, structured language analysis, role-plays, review writing .... If it works for you and your students, it's valid. Choosing a sitcomThere are thousands of British sitcoms. Unless you know where to start the task could turn out to be tedious and time consuming. For teachers who are familiar with British TV the best place to start is probably with a sitcom that you know. Choosing a sceneOnce you have selected a sitcom the next step is to choose an appropriate scene. Extracting useful language What makes language useful? Useful web resources Some of the most popular sitcoms have the scripts for some or all of the episodes available on the Internet. Www.youtube.com is the best place to find videos of British sitcoms. Divide the class into pairs of As and Bs. Homework / task ideas Give students a list of British sitcoms (from one of the links above). How to use TV series, trailers and films in language class. How many ways are there to use moving images in the classroom?
English language teacher Svetlana Urisman, who won last month's British Council Teaching English blog award, shares her advice. Comment below this post if you have further tips. Television. Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects. Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More. PBS LearningMedia. TV SHOW LESSONS. These intermediate English lessons are based on the TV show ‘Father Ted’.
Lessons include grammar explanations, exercises, vocabulary tasks and discussion questions. They are ideal for self-study and classroom use. I recommend that you read the questions on this page, then watch the corresponding episode (try and find this online), then answer the questions and check your answers (scroll down to find the answers). Finally, retell the episode to whomever you are learning English with. I have written exercises for several episodes, so just click on the episode and go directly to the appropriate English lessons: Psychology for Educators [And More] Step 9: Creating and Using Video – Teacher Challenges. Welcome to the nineth step in our free professional learning series on class and student blogging!
The aim of this step is to provide an overview of creating and using videos with students to help get you started using video or get more out of using videos.