It may not be everybody's cup of tea, but we know it's a talking point among our students at this time of year - Valentine's Day!
Here's a quick reminder of a couple of resources that have been popular previously which utilise video clips.
The first takes some ‘talking heads’ clips from the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, and asks students to pick out information from them - mostly numbers. The couples talking to each other are great!
The second selection ctivities are designed to explo..
The sentiments in this short video piece are nothing new to language educators.
But in explaining her learning journey, this journalist uses a beautiful phrase to describe what she was experiencing:
"One day, something clicked, and I heard my husband’s voice for the first time."
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Here's something amusing to spend a couple of minutes with over coffee break!
You can find activities in French and Spanish using Disney songs below
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How much would you expect an English teacher to earn? Well, these suggested activities accompany a BBC News video of a young South Korean woman who earns $500,000 each year teaching English.
They may prompt some interesting discussions!
Bloggers Sylvie and Steph take the Bean Boozled Jelly Belly challenge, and here we use their blog post for some language learning opportunities.
"There are 10 colours of jelly beans in this pack, but 20 flavours! Each tasty Jelly Belly flavour has a foul tasting counterpart - do you dare take one?"
We love this clip of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo encouraging a young language learner.
This Japanese young man has clearly been working hard to be able to ask his hero a question in the footballer's native language. Not only is he now face to face with his hero, but there is a big crowd, he is on stage, has a microphone and is speaking a language which is not his own. It would make most of us a little nervous!
Watch how Ronaldo intervenes when the audience is less than supportive ...
In case you missed our recent Featured Resource, here's a link to it, including prompts for activities using a video clip from BBC.
Let us know if you or your students release messages in bottles, and whether they get a reply!
The very naughty Guy Fawkes is supposed to have plotted to attack the home of British government in 1605.
Now, over 400 years later, families and communities in the United Kingdom gather together to light bonfires and watch firework displays on the evening of 5th November each year.
Take a look at the animations on this page which help to describe what happened!
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