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. Why TV series are sometimes better than films 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. 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. Also check out TWM's Extra Assignments for a Food Program. The 2010 Common Core State Standards require that teachers in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects join in the effort to assist students in learning how to read, write, and listen.
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). In short, there are many ways to use them that promote speaking, listening, writing and reading (including having students describe – in writing and verbally – a chronological description of what they saw). I’ve posted a few of them during the second half 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 ten years of this blog.
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!)
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.
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. Thanks to everyone who helped plan and shared resources on using video . 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).