Whether you're starting with a new class or just changing direction a little the decision of how to structure a course without a coursebook can sometimes be difficult for a new or even experienced teacher.
In this article I am going to explore the use of short video clips in the classroom. By short videos I am referring to short clips such as news items, short documentaries, music videos and trailers for films etc.
Submitted by chrisbaldwin on 15 September, 2010 - 17:01
Keith Kelly is very well known to many people in the world of CLIL for running the www.factworld.info website and firstname.lastname@example.org discussion list, as well as speaking at conferences around the world on the subject. But who is he and what insights into CLIL can he offer the hardworking teacher?
Have you ever noticed children listening to a story so attentively that the classroom is completely quiet? Or have you ever noticed children participating in a story so actively that everyone in the class wants to contribute? If so, then you've witnessed the 'magic of story time'!
I consider the greatest problem facing me as a language teacher is knowing how to motivate my students: how to get them past the hurdle of seeing learning English as just another academic subject, to regarding it as developing a communication tool that will be useful for them throughout their lives.