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

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. 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. I’ve hardly ever shown a video clip for more than ten minutes during one class period. You might also be interested in The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development. Here are my picks: Related

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What’s on your mind? This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Shaun Higton and the theme of Facebook. Students practise vocabulary related to social media, watch a short film, and talk about Facebook. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Some Nice No-Prep Activities to Practise First Conditional When we get back from a relaxing holiday (Easter in this case) it is difficult to just drop everything and go back to routine, back to work, back to studying English without feeling a bit down. Now, I shouldn’t say this but I’m going to say it anyway. I don’t care if you feel down at work, but not in my classes.

Learn English with ESL Videos and Lessons - Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School. Lesson 1 - Hi! Level: BeginnerNormal, Formal, and Informal Greetings, What's your name?, and possessive adjectives. Lesson 2 - Where are you from? 1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns Free Comedy & Dramas 125 Korean Feature Films – Free – The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 Korean feature films, including Im Kwon-taek’s Sopyonje and Hong Sangsoo’s The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well. A bonanza for fans of Korean film.A Farewell to Arms – Free – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in a film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)A Matter of Life and Death – Free – Romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the Second World War. It stars David Niven, Roger Livesey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring and Raymond Massey. (1946)A Song of Love – Free – The only film by playwright Jean Genet.

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?). 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.

Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups: Body Language There is always space for discussions on body language. These two scenes are perfect to warm the topic up. Besides, they are fun scenes. A. Read the definition for body language Body language copied from Wikipedia: It is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions and movements.

Game: Articulate Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio Image credit: www.drumondpark.com This is a great end of year game to play with all ages and levels. It’s based around the popular board game “Articulate” which is a staple in my household at Christmas. You will need a die and the handouts listed below printed and cut up. articulate objects The Seven Best Film and Video Resource Sites As part of the launch of the website I’m organising a prize draw for my new book Film in Action. Everybody who subscribes to the website in February and March will be entered into the draw. This is the first in a series of posts in which I will look at what I think are some of the best websites, resources, books, short films, and videos for English language teachers and their students. All of the posts will be titled ‘The Seven Best …‘ There is now a wealth of online video and film resources for both language teachers and their students.

Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and there are a number of nominated films that can be great teaching tools for educators this year. With the abundance of media messages in our society, it's important to ensure students are media literate. The Oscars provide a great opportunity to use the year's best films to teach students about media and film literacy. Not to mention, films can also be an engaging teaching tool for piquing interest in a variety of subjects and issues. In this compilation, you'll find classroom resources from around the web that cover many of this year's nominated films, as well as general resources for using film as a teaching tool. First, we'll start with an Edutopia classic, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese discussing the importance of visual literacy and the power of film as a teaching tool.

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.

ESL Activities, Using English Songs, Music Activities for TEFL Teachers Fun Games For ESL - ESL Printable, Interactive Fun Games Pronunciation & Intonation: Teach English pronunciation using printable worksheets, IPA Charts, and more>> Speaking Activities: Using these worksheets, you can get a number of communicative activities going Comparatives Superlatives Classroom Survey ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes This delightful ESL activity enables you to teach comparatives and superlatives in a personalized manner. Students answer six questions and write the answers in a table.

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