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Five tips for using authentic video in the classroom. How can teachers use video content that isn't designed especially for language learners?

Five tips for using authentic video in the classroom

English language teaching materials writer and developer Lewis Lansford explains. These days, learners have easy access to English language input, that is, authentic language in use, such as online videos, social media, and podcasts. Most teachers appreciate that using authentic materials – anything produced for a purpose other than teaching English – can capture and hold learners' attention, and motivate them to improve. But they also know that unfiltered, ungraded content can be hard to understand. UNSATISFYING.

Make your own Talking Twin Babies Video! - Caption Generator. Free School. Lesson Materials – Video Lessons. I love video when teaching!

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I’ve dedicated most of my career in teaching English to understanding and promoting this powerful media form. My work as Director of Education for EnglishCentral is a testament to that. I’ve lectured around the globe on this topic and now want to bring all teachers – the fruits of my work and experience. The Present. If The World Were 100 People. Free ESL Video Quizzes for Students. Free Quiz Builder for Teachers.

The Best — And Easiest — Ways To Use YouTube If, Like Us, Only Teachers Have Access To It. I’ve previously mentioned that our district recently loosened up its content filter to allow teachers to access many previously-blocked sites, like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

The Best — And Easiest — Ways To Use YouTube If, Like Us, Only Teachers Have Access To It

This has created some great learning opportunities for our students, and I thought I’d bring together the ways I’ve begun using this access through a classroom projector. You might also be interested in The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English. Glogin?URI= Video From the days when instructional films like these were shown via projector, students have enjoyed watching movies in class.


Teachers have too. But it’s often hard to justify watching a two-hour film when there’s so much else that has to be done. But, what about an eight-minute film? 0-100: What Are You Proud Of? 0-100: What Is The Coolest Thing You've Ever Done? 0-100: What Makes You Happy? Remix (Kaufland: Die Einladung) "Wild Dogs" - Animated Short by Catherine Hicks. “Don’t Judge Too Quickly” Is A Great Series Of Videos For TOK & ELL Students. I’ve previously shared a lesson, and a collection of videos, I use for a lesson on perception in my Theory of Knowledge class (see Videos: Here’s The Simple Theory of Knowledge Lesson On Perception I Did Today).

“Don’t Judge Too Quickly” Is A Great Series Of Videos For TOK & ELL Students

Today, I discovered a great series of short commercials with the theme “Don’t Judge Too Quickly” that would make a great addition to that lesson. Plus, they would good for English Language Learners to watch and describe what they see, along with learning the critical thinking lesson that it’s dangerous to make assumptions. First off, here’s a group of them together. The second to the last one, however, is probably not appropriate to show in class: Here’s another one: There are others on YouTube, too, but, like the one I cautioned about in the first collection, they are a little “iffy” to show in class. THE DOG : ธนาคารเกียรตินาคิน (Official HD) Using Silent Video In The ELT Classroom - EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk. Using video content effectively in your EFL classroom. Ten years ago today, the first YouTube upload was made live on the platform.

Using video content effectively in your EFL classroom

Entitled ‘Me at the zoo’, it was uploaded by one of the platform’s co-founders, Jared Karim, and can still be seen on the site today. With over 19 million views on this video alone, and users in excess of 1 billion, YouTube and the influence of video content on our lives is undeniable. But how do we translate this medium into a practical learning tool for the classroom, without losing out on efficiency? Is the integration of digital content into language learning falling victim to fads, or a step towards the future? In recognition of an upload which changed the landscape of social and digital content sharing, here are some of our favourite articles dealing with the use of video in the EFL classroom. What is Climate Change? Youtube.

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It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations. Thus spake designer Paul Rand, a man who knew something about making an impression, having created iconic logos for such immediately recognizable brands as ABC, IBM, and UPS. ELT Blog Carnival – Teaching and Learning with Video » Vicki Hollett. The blogosphere is EXPLODING with cool ideas for using videos to teach English and here you’ll find links to some of the very best – .

ELT Blog Carnival – Teaching and Learning with Video » Vicki Hollett

If I have spelt anyone’s name wrongly or given a wrong link, or even worse, failed to include an entry – Argh!!! – please let me know so I can put it right! ‘Why use video?’ Simon's Cat. Welcome to the Simon's Cat Youtube channel!

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Don't forget to subscribe! If you're already a fan on YouTube, why not check out our Facebook page too! #NatureIsSpeaking. #NatureIsSpeaking. Two questions that can change your life. Crowd Control. Crowd Control. Watch 41 Clips From Dan Pink’s TV Show, “Crowd Control” The Life-Cycle of a Single Water Drop, in a Pop-Up Book Animated in Stop-Motion.

Film in Action. Until quite recently it was difficult to find pedagogically sound film material to help students improve their language through watching film, and teachers had to spend many hours creating their own materials. However, with the advent of the Internet there are now a wealth of online resources for both language teachers and their students. With so many resources it’s sometimes difficult for teachers to see the wood for the trees. Here I’m going to recommend the sites and resources that from my own experience I have found most useful and engaging.

Lesson plans There are many websites and blogs which provide detailed and well-structured lesson plans designed around film and television clips, short films and viral videos which save the busy teacher a lot of time. Allat C – This is a superb blog by Steve Muir and Tom Ireland, which supplies lesson plans designed around short videos , especially clips from television series, for teachers of advanced students (C1 and C2).

Watch 41 Clips From Dan Pink’s TV Show, “Crowd Control” Tedsketchnotes.tumblr. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them) STAY IN QUEUE. Watch 570 Million Years of Evolution on Earth in 60 Seconds. Evolution On Earth In 60 Seconds. Public Domain Project Offers 10,000 HD Clips For Your Video Projects [Stuff to Watch] Finding What You Need If you’re not sure if the videos you are browsing are from the collection, ensure the “Public Domain Only” box is checked in the menu on the left.

You can mouse-over a video to see a preview, and click the Add to Collection button to quickly add that video to your shortlist without losing your place. We Are Built To Be Kind. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them) How To Structure Film. Musicus interruptus. Note : All Viralelt posts share the same structure. Teacher’s notes appear only on How to use Viralelt. This is done to keep “teacher text” to a minimum and avoid repetition. What do you think of the way the violinist reacted to being interrupted? How do you think the person whose phone rang felt? How do you normally react when somebody interrupts you? Video Activities for Advanced Learners.