The resources on this list were not designed with education in mind, but which can easily be used for learning purposes — particularly, though not exclusively, for English language development. I only hope that creators of “educational” content can learn from the qualities that make these sites so engaging.
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These would be fun clips to to use in any of the video activities I describe in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.
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This would be a fun and engaging video to show to English Language Learner students and then write a chronological sequence about what happened…
These videos may be good for a geography lesson, and they are also just plain fun:
Fred Astaire supposedly called this performance “the greatest dance number ever filmed.”
Here’s a video of a very sneaky penguin. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Penguins.
Show this to a class of English Language Learners so they can recount in sequence what they saw:
If you haven’t already seen this great short video, be sure to watch it til the end. It would be a fun one to show to ELL students and then have them describe what they saw orally and in writing:
ONLINE VIDEO GAMES:
I’ve previously written about how I use online video games as a language-development activity for my ELL students. Here are three new games, along with links to their walkthroughs (instructions on how to complete the game), that look good. Be sure to click “English” on both of them:
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