Learn English Through Movies. Listening through video: 7 things to keep in mind. A few months ago I was talking to a friend who’d just dropped out of his English classes halfway through the course.
Here’s a condensed version of our conversation: “It was not a bad course at all, and the teacher was very friendly and knowledgeable. It’s just that…” “What?” “Well, I got tired of traveling all the way across town, twice a week, to do things I could easily do at home, on my own.” I immediately thought, of course, of a classroom full of students plodding through dozens and dozens of gap-fill activities. “We did far too many video activities in class.” Wait a minute. Students love video, right? “But isn’t that a good thing? “Well, the videos were fun and all, but, hello, I have YouTube on my phone.” And then his phone rang and we went back to talking about politics. But my friend’s comments kept nagging at me for weeks and ultimately prompted me to write this post, which begins with a question – now more rhetorical than genuine: Maybe. 1. 2. 3. 4. But here’s the good news: 5. 6. 7. Learn English Through Movies. List of songs that retell a work of literature.
« Tune Into English. The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2014 – Part One. 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).
In short, there are many ways to use them that promote speaking, listening, writing and reading. I’ve posted quite a few of them during the first six months of this year, and I thought it would be useful to readers — and to me — if I brought them together in one post. I’ve also published quite a few during the previous seven years of this blog. You can find those in these lists: The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – So Far The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 – Part Two The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 — So Far The “All-Time” Best Videos For Educators The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (Part Two) By Kieran Donaghy.
Video Lesson: Mr. Bean. Follow me on twitter This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr.
Bean packs his suitcase” thanks to British Council for bringing it to my attention in their lesson plan on making predictions but I’ve adapted it for use in different ways with different levels. Kids and lower levels The aim of this lesson plan is to practice holiday vocabulary (clothes and items that go in a suitcase) and some basic grammar structure. Project a picture of a suitcase on to the board (or draw one) and ask “What do you put in your suitcase when you go on holiday?” Toothbrushtoothpasteswimming shorts/trunkstowelunderpantscan of baked beanscloth/flannelsoapbooksuitcasetrousersshortsshoesteddy bearscissors You could also use this quizlet set to go over clothes vocabulary. If children are old enough to write, put them in pairs and hand out post-it-notes and a pencil to each pair. Mr. In his suitcase. Then stick all the post-its on the board and show the video.
Using Silent Video in the EFL Classroom. This video is the BOMB!
It is captivating, absorbing, a story par excellence but also SILENT! Yes, silent films are great for getting students to produce language — and after all is said and done, that most often is the hardest thing to do, getting the students speaking and learning language by just communicating. That is our job, to get the students so absorbed in the communicative act that they forget they are learning. When we forget and are not consciously fixated on the language – we learn so much more! And silent , great silent movies do that so well. Silent viewing – att lära ut språklig interaktion.
Att träna språklig interaktion utan att eleverna känner att det blir tvunget är svårt många gånger.
Ett sätt att få igång kommunikationen är genom sk silent viewing. Det är filmklipp utan ljud som man tittar på och sedan kan man: Förutspå – om man tittar på en del av sekvensen och sedan gissar vad som ska komma härnäst.Ordlistor – man skriver ner ord som rör sekvensen och sedan återberättar historien.Eleverna kan skriva dialogerna och läsa in och göra en text/tal till sekvensen.Eleverna kan skriva om historien med ett annat slut och sedan dela med varandra.I grupper kan en elev titta på filmen och sen återberätta för de andra som sitter med ryggen mot – en sk bakdörr.Eleverna kan fylla i ord på vissa ställen där ljudet är avstängt – sk cloze listening.
Det går ju givetvis bra att bara stänga av ljudet på vilken filmsekvens som helst. Om du vill ha mer förslag på arbetssätt rekomenderar jag denna länk.