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Strange stories about language learning

twilight zone

Over the years, I’ve kept my eyes and ears open for great “thought experiments” for language. Real examples and events that are so extreme, they really force you to think differently about ones preconceived notions about language learning (and by default teaching it). Here are the top 5 examples off the top of my head […]

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Recommended Videos for ELT

I am a big believer in using video in our classrooms – bringing rich context and “the real” into the artificial laboratory that is our classroom. We have thousands of teacher recommended, curated videos on EFL Classroom 2.0. All specific to teaching English. A marvelous resource for our profession. But I always get asked – […]

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Youtube 4 Teachers

Video Rulz! However for teachers, youtube can be problematic in the classroom. Too many distractions, too many ads. The students are busy looking at all the other stuff and not focusing on the main video. I’ve made a player that helps immensely. Drawing on youtube’s API, you even get higher quality and more reliably streamed […]

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Closed Captioning on Youtube

Youtube has had captioning for awhile but recently they have started an experimental beta to automate the process. Here’s my introduction to this service. Very much encourage teachers to check it out and also let their students know about it. Can be helpful and as I note – I’m confident google will get it right […]

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For the video minded….Teach | Learn

Sorry to keep harping, but made this rather quickly and amateurishly but alas, it IS from the heart. A 4 min. review of the textbook I wrote. Here are the samples / links to view at your leisure.

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Interactive Youtube videos

There are some great Youtube videos out there which are “interactive”. Meaning, students can watch the storyline and then are asked to make decisions and continue with the story. They really keep the students’ attention. A very strong prediction viewing type activity. By far , the best IMHO is The Treasure Hunt – with Chad, […]

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Want something taught? Ask a busy teacher!

{just an update – Bill Gates recently caught onto Khan and gave him his endorsement. Also, like myself, calls for more “online” learning and taking the learning out of the 4 walls and into the great wide open. The following post appeared Dec. 09} I often get asked the same questions over and over again. […]

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Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL!

Youtube recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. Wow! See the video karaoke I made with Breakingnewsenglish content. However, today, in honor of youtube and what it does for our classrooms – I’ll leave you with a great gift. My 100 top youtube videos for students! Yes, I took HOURS to collect these together and find only […]

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Kid’s songs with hand movements – Cullen’s ABCs

I really love Cullen’s ABCs! If you teach Young Learners, you have to watch her Youtube videos where she instructs teachers how to do the motions/hand movements for many songs for young learners.(along with SuperSimpleSongs, she’s the next best! I came to know about her after using a video of hers for a Project Peace […]

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Mix Tube – An easy way to “gather” your Youtube videos

MIX TUBE Mixtube is a really simple way for teachers to make a list of their favorite Youtube videos You simply put in the url/address of the video and it will be added to your list. You can “borrow” a list of others and use it as the foundation to build your own. (just go […]

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