Using video in the classroom is a great way to engage learners in the material, either from a topic perspective or with a particular language point. Young learners in particular seem to love the moving image and it can be a great way of providing a change of focus or as a visually supported alternative to a standard listening activity.
These sites all do a great job of making film the focus. Here they are in no particular order:
Kieran Donaghy’s award winning site takes short, authentic films and develops lesson plans around them. Full lesson plans and any additional materials are provided. Searchable by theme or by level, you can usually find something to work into your lesson. The videos tend to be quirky and thought provoking and are usually good for discussion in a wider context. My favourite: The Adventures of a Cardboard box –…
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