I’ve use this video a lot during my workshops and presentations to practicing or pre-service teachers. It makes a serious point but also has levity that really relaxes everyone and gets us ready for the session.
Today though, I’d like to suggest using soccer commercials to get your students learning English and energized. There are so many great ones. Here are my top 20! All in a handy player. Also, see my absolute favorite – it has a great message for young children!
Which one is your favorite soccer commercial – Why?
The commercials can be used to:
Prompt for vocabulary
For making dialogues
For describing (one of a pair describes to someone with their back turned)
To introduce and discuss issues
To describe actions/verbs.
To talk about media literacy issues, fact or fiction too.
To prepare students to make their own commercial.
Commercials are great for teaching English. Not just for teaching media awareness but for specific language study. They are the perfect “engager” and way to start off and focus a lesson on a central point/topic. Commercials are short and powerful and trendy. The perfect media to use to teach adolescents especially.
Following up onlast year’s post and awards – find below a list of this year’s picks. I’ve also included a short, snappy description on how you might use the commercial in your classroom. Lots of amazing commercials and I’ve spent lots of time making sure these are truly – The Bests. See my list of Golden Lion award winners too.The Golden Lion awards are the Academy Awards for commercials (and yes, Obama won there too!). Also, McKinney, the world’s most creative ad agency, has a lot to inspire you.
I’ve included a nice word document for sharing / keeping that merges all my commercial recommendations. Also, see thisMIXTUBE PLAYLIST for a full rundown and easy click and play. Further, useour A/V player’s commercial folder and find many of these to play full screen and download for classroom viewing.
If you do want to use commercials and more formally look at their “guts” , as part of a media awareness lesson – use this fill in chart.ANALYZINGTV COMMERCIALS Also, see the commercials in our videos and also inour Media Resources
Tell us which is your favorite!