Learning English Video Project
Tips on using the Learning English Video Project in your school or English program.
Whether you are an online facilitator, an EFL tutor, or a teacher in a foreign country, there are plenty of ways to use EnglishClub.com’s FREE film series both in class and online.
Reasons to use the Learning English Video Project in your school:
- learners enjoy being part of a collective international voice
- the films motivate learners to achieve goals as other real people have done
- the series provides authentic listening practice
- students can learn (and review) new vocabulary in context
- the exercises encourage cooperative learning
- the worksheets encourage discussion and maximize STT
- you can change the pace and climate in your class
- the lessons require minimal prep time
- you can keep digital learners interested
- there are instant lessons for EFL substitutes
- you can assign the online self-study pages for homework
- the best things in life are FREE
4 Ways to Use the Series
1. Print the Classroom (PDF) materials: Each film has a worksheet that has activities for students to do before, during, and after they watch each film. There is also a printable comprehension quiz.
2. Assign the online self-study exercises and quiz: There are self study exercises for each film, including vocabulary review, gap fills, True/False, and an online comprehension quiz. These can be assigned as a language lab project, or for homework or additional study.
4. Create your own Learning English project: Use the key questions from each film to build your own Learning English Video Project. Have students take turns behind a digital camera shooting short videos. Upload your videos to MyEC or YouTube. Here are some of the questions from the film:
- How do people in your country learn English?
- What different experiences have learners in the class had?
- What problems do learners of English face?
- Why is learning English important?
- What tips and advice can you offer English learners?
Did you Know…?
- You can download the films to your computer.
- All of the films come with and without subtitles.
- All of the films come with teacher’s notes (with answers).
- Daniel Emmerson also produced Talking TEFL, the world’s first documentary on the TEFL industry.
- The crew kept a video diary while they were on location.
- There is a link under each film for you and your students to add comments.
June 2009 | Filed under Using EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials for the ELT industry.