The video shown here is just one in a series of seventy that come from the engVid group and can be viewed at - http://bit.ly/KpbTcR. This particular presenter is very droll and her presentations are straightforward and a little quirky. Other topics covered include - basic grammar, pronunciation, irregular and regular verbs, job interview questions, English slang, American vs English pronunciation and a host of others. Other videos discuss methods for improving speaking. At this point I'd like to draw your attention to the Voice Thread APP that enables learners to record an oral presentation and listen to themselves. Using this APP will give learners the opportunity to transfer information and skills gained from your teaching and these follow-up videos.
All the videos I have reviewed to date, are American or Canadian. For other English speaking countries that want to use these videos for learning or reinforcing activities, the processes that are demonstrated in the videos are the same. From my background of teaching in Australia, it is the mathematical language that varies, and may pose some problems if using them with younger learners. However, if using with adult learners I wouldn't let this aspect stop you from using a FREE resource to supplement your classroom activities. Teachers can also suggest to learners that they watch these videos in their own time. The video on the right is one of forty-one from the "khanacademy". You can find all the videos from the Arithmetic series at http://bit.ly/KfeKAS.
Videos from this section cover a variety of topics. I'm currently looking at ones that will help me improve my French, or lack thereof. The Julian Treasure video shown here, discusses methods we can use to improve our listening skills. Julian points out that people generally only recall 25% of what they have heard, yet listening accounts for 65%+ of our communication. Use these videos for -
> group discussions
> listening comprehensions
> note taking
> developing flowcharts to demonstrate processes
> writing reviews.