Commercials in the EFL Classroom

commercialI use commmericals a lot in my classes. For many reasons;

1. A clear, concise message. Great as context for language learning.

2. They are short!

3. They are hip. Cultural translatable and current.

4. Easy to spin off into other areas of learning. Great for engagement.

5. Wonderful for teaching media literacy, critical thinking!

There are sooooo many commercials in our A/V player on EFL Classroom 2.0 . Take a view and all hand picked. Here is an additional list of youtube videos.

But this one has to be my ALL TIME FAVORITE!

Here is a great list of Commercials! click and play!

Wisk – Ring around the collar 70’s –

Best commercial ever. Tantrum Boy –

Spontex Scrubber –

Pepsi – Soccer Commercial –

Modern Bathroom –

You got the right one baby! Diet Pepsi –

Jennifer Anniston – Heineken –

Dentistry Commercial –

Low Fat Tuna –

Berlitz German coastguard –

Berlitz Wheelchair –

Learn English! – Cat / Fish –

Adidas Muhammad Ali –

Pepsi Becham Sumo –

Cyon Commercial –

Fed ex kinkos meeting –

Castaway Fed ex –

Toy Soldiers –


Teacher trainer, technology specialist, educational thinker...creator of EFL Classroom 2.0, a social networking site for thousands of EFL / ESL teachers and students around the world.

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3 Responses

  1. James Webber says:

    this should be both worthwhile to view and providing inspiration for commercial branding


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