Anatomy of an iceberg: the hidden power of TED talks

This talk discusses ways to exploit TED talks in the classroom to help learners develop communication as well as listening skills.

30 minutes

About the talk

TED Talks provide engaging authentic listening practice in the ELT classroom, but there's much more to them than that. This talk explores the power of TED at deeper levels, showing how learners can use them to become powerful communicators – even at pre-intermediate and below. We look at examples from TED Talks and how to use them in the classroom.


Submitted by Andrey Adylov on Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:23

Yeah, a lot of people nowadays do like to watch such video channels and TED. And quite a number of presentations given can be regarded as interesting and practically useful. But teaching whatever language in a classroom is not to be based on any sort of "one-side" approach. And philologist is always to keep real-life interaction paste with the learners, thus trying to stimulate interaction & self-expression as it is.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:49

Hi, The sound on the video is working fine for me. Can you check that the sound on the player is not muted? Alternatively, you could try using a different web browser and see if that helps. I hope that helps - let us know if not. Thanks, Cath TE Team

Submitted by jillcannonjones on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:04

Can anyone else hear the sound on this video?

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