Popular Movies – Teach English Online Using Scenes From YouTube

By | May 31, 2016

Sites like YouTube have given us the ability of quickly and quickly embedding videos into our own sites, blog sites and through links. A fantastic method to make teaching English online more innovative, is to utilize this resource with students of any level as an online teaching tool. There are great deals of various methods to provide an online lesson utilizing video consisting of the one I will discuss below.

Step 1 Utilizing YouTube

1. Select an English speaking movie and search for a short scene of roughly 2 – 8 minutes (elementary level learners can typically manage around 2 minutes of dialogue and advanced students can manage 8 minutes or more).
2. See the movie and either transcribe the scene by listening and composing down the dialogue or simply google the motion picture to see if you can locate the script and discover the appropriate scene that you are wanting to use
3. Copy the URL or embedding code from the scene and paste into your blog, lesson strategy or website

Action 2 Preparing the Lesson

1. On the transcript, underline keywords and phrases as you will utilize these for the vocabulary part of the lesson

2. Make notes on the essence, helpful and essential phrases and establish who, what, where, why, when, how questions.
3. Develop a question that needs the student to provide their opinion about the movie. They should have the ability to spoken I liked the motion picture due to the fact that … or I disliked the motion picture since… My favourite part was when …, My least preferred part was when … Action 3 Providing the lesson

Introduction – let the student know that you are going to watch a short scene from a popular film to learn natural spoken English, and to enhance listening and understanding. Ask the student if they understand anything about the motion picture by providing them the title and the category. Introduce the key words and expressions you have actually picked and ask the student to spoken them. Go over the significances.

1. Ask the student to go to the video you have actually chosen by clicking on the link you have supplied
2. Ask the student to turn the sound down and see the movie scene in silence
3. Ask the student exactly what they believe the main point remains in the scene. Inquire your 5 W and H questions.
4. Now ask the student to show up the noise, however just pay attention to the discussion and reduce the screen so they can not see the images (this will be the tough part for most students as the speed is typically much faster than they are used to and the language might be quite colloquial and conversational.
5. Now inquire to re-watch the scene with images and discussion.
6. Inquire the 5 W and H questions once again.
7. Get them to practice saying the useful expressions.
8. Ask them the opinion question.
9. Get them to discuss their preferred movie with you.

Encourage the student to enjoy the entire movie (subtitled in their own language for lower level students) or the scene you utilized in their own time as homework. They can do this each day up until you have another lesson with them.

Rowan Pita (MA Applied Linguistics) is CEO of http://www.samespeak.com Samespeak is an ingenious and easy online platform that offers English conversation lessons and genuine live native speakers to practice with. The mission is to make language education available to all people no matter race, creed, country or culture. She has remained in language education for 25 years and taught English extensively in Japan and New Zealand. She has actually worked for the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Credentials Authority and as an education expert to New Zealand High Schools and Universities particularly around language, literacy, instructor training, curriculum, assessment, credentials and quality management systems. I believe that effective interaction will break down barriers in between individuals and bring our world better together – learning natural spoken English is one way to accomplish that.

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