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YouTube ESL Video Collection: great variety! Short-Sequence ESL movie lessons. Extensively revised 01/2016.

Short-Sequence ESL movie lessons

Level 4 – Videos in Levels. Videos - Fairy tales - Readingiscool. Viral Videos for Higher Level ELT. All Viralelt posts consist of three parts: an embedded viral video, 10 conversation questions (Question time) and a listening activity (Sitting comfortably?).

Viral Videos for Higher Level ELT

Show your students the video a few times and ask them for their reactions. Although most videos are less than 2 minutes long, and are often without dialogue, they should be sufficiently engaging to provoke quite lengthy open-class discussions. You may like to exploit a video further by doing one of the following activities: 1. Videotelling : telling the “story” of a video orally. 2. Put your students into pairs or small groups and ask them to discuss the 10 conversation questions. Sitting comfortably? As regards language input, emphasis has been given to lexis rather than grammar. 4 ideas for revisiting vocabulary a) Gapfilling (with or without the first letter) b) Students complete sentences using their own ideas c) Conversation questions incorporating key vocabulary d) Matching beginnings and ends of sentences.

POV - Acclaimed Point-of-View Documentary Films. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them) You might want to see our book excerpt, Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners I’ve written a guest post for Edutopia titled 5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Videos for ELL Classrooms.

The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)

Check Out my related New York Times post The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far Movies and television shows can be an effective tool for teaching and learning English (or, for that matter, any academic subject) if used strategically and not as a “babysitting” device. I thought it might be useful to prepare a “The Best…” list resources that teachers might find useful related to using video in the ESL/EFL classroom. Before I list specific movies or shows, I’ll begin by some ideas, and sites, where you can get more recommendations on how to use video in the classroom. Short Films on Short of the Week. Jane's Pick of the Day: 25 places to find instructional videos. Recently I have received a number of emails asking about places that offer free instructional videos (on all subjects), so I thought I would put together a posting of the main ones that I know about: 5min Life Videopedia - instructional and how-to videos Academic Earth - Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholarsblip.tv - next generation TV networkGoogle Video - videos on all topics Graspr - The instructional video network Howcast - How-to videos iCue - A fun, innovative, learning environment built around video from the NBC News ArchivesInstructables - Make, HowTo and DIY iTunes U - Faculty are using iTunes U to distribute digital lessons to their students, e.g Stangord, Trinity College Dublin, etc.

Jane's Pick of the Day: 25 places to find instructional videos

Movies » Simple English Videos. English Short Films. Watch the Best Short Films. Mashpedia. Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet summary. 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies. 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book by Terry Heick You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much more different.

40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies

On the surface level a video uses light, color, sound, and moving images, with the potential for adding text and shape and color and light filters as overlays to communicate ideas, while the most basic text structures use alphanumeric symbols, paragraph and sentence structure, and an assortment of text features (e.g., white space, headings and subheadings, fonts, etc.) to convey their message. There is much, much more to it than this. Videos are meant to be consumed in short bursts, while literature, for example, is meant to be “sat with.” The Interaction Between Video & Text This suggests that video consumption would more readily transfer to video production, or even video as a means of assessment. Below are a few possibilities, many of which you’ll notice apply to non-digital media as well. Before Viewing 1. Learn English with Steve Ford -The Funny Honeymoon Part 1 - Take Phrasal Verbs.

Englishforeso - Stay in school. Learn English Through Movies. Best ESL/EFL/English sites. English-Guide.org. Short films. Jag är ett stort fan av kortfilmer, likväl som jag alltid tyckt om short stories, dvs noveller istället för romaner.

Short films

En novell kan ibland på endast cirka tio sidor berätta lika mycket som en roman på 300 sidor. Min favoritförfattare när jag som tonåring började lära mig älska engelska blev Ellen Gilchrist och hennes fascinerade kvinnoporträtt i historier som ofta utspelade sig i amerikanska södern. Fortsatte med henne ett bra tag innan E. Annie Proulx blev en favorit och sedan rullade det på. Kortfilmer påminner naturligtvis om noveller i att de också kan berätta detaljerat om någons liv eller lägga grunden för en helt ny dimension på mycket kort tid. Använder kortfilmer mycket i engelskan, ibland som grund för ett tema, men lika ofta som diskussionsunderlag.

Cargo är en favoritfilm för fortsatt diskussion med lite äldre elever: Även denna har gett upphov till bra fortsättningar i klassrummet - och eleverna fick göra sina egna tolkningar och skriva en sammanfattning om den på engelska: Linking Words 1. English Grammar Lessons - Free Language Video Lectures. 6 Minute English - Scottish independence - LinkEngPark.

Trapped - Australian TV Series s01e01. Film Network. Easy Languages. English as Second Language Educational Videos.