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The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 — So Far

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'Tree Pals students watching video about natrual resources in La Sabanita' photo (c) 2010, Trees ForTheFuture - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

I’ve posted quite a few of them during the year, and I thought it would be useful to readers — and to me — if I brought them together in one post.

I’ve also published quite a few during the previous six years of this blog. You can find those in these lists:

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (Part Two)

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (Part One)

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2011

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2010

Part Two Of The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2008

The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development

The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual Or Multilingual — Part One

The Best Pink Panther Fight Scenes For English Language Learners

The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner

The Best Sports Videos To Use With English Language Learners

The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters

Okay, now here are my choices for The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 — So Far:

This short video tells a story in a very unusual way, and would be great to show English Language Learners and have them retell what they saw:

As I’m sure many readers know, it’s common for drivers in Russia to have dashboard cameras because of the danger of insurance fraud through false accusations. The Web is awash with unflattering clips from them.

Here, though, is a different version — a compilation of acts of kindness. It would be a great one to show to English Language Learners and have them describe what they see:

I saw this clip tweeted out by The Kids Should See This, and thought it would be a great one to show English Language Learners — especially in the context of learning about weather vocabulary. Many would think it was silly, but they’d have fun describing it using newly-learned weather vocabulary:

English Language Learner students, especially boys, will love watching and describing (in writing and verbally) what they’re seeing:

Here’s a fun way to review fruit vocabulary:

There will never be a better video about winter to show ELLs than this one:

Feel free to offer reactions and other suggestions in the comments sections.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

2 Comments

  1. This is sooo helpful that you do this. All of your stuff is so practical.

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