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. So here are a few suggestions on how to use these with students. Ways to use a silent video clip…. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. My favorite silent short videos. 1.. 2. 3. What’s your favorite “silent” video for teaching languages? PS> See Ana Maria Menezes’ post and suggestions for using Silent videos in the classroom!
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