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Terrific New Videos: Using English “Sister Classes” From Throughout The World In Our ELL Geography Class

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'Globes to withdraw' photo (c) 2010, Jeffrey Beall - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Earlier this month, I posted videos my Beginning/Intermediate ELL Geography class made asking questions to English classes in Brazil and invited other classes from throughout the world to participate, too (see Do You Teach An English Class Outside The U.S. & Want To Have Your Students Answer Our Questions About Your Country?).

Terrific things have happened since that time, including the fact that our Brazilian sister classes have posted videos in response.

You can read about how it went with Ana Maria Menezes’ class here, and see many written and video responses from the classes in Carla Arena’s school here.

Here’s just one example of their video response:

My students love them!

The other great news is that teachers from around the globe responded to my earlier post, and my students will be preparing video questions for many as we student different regions and countries throughout the school year. Of course, we can always use more! Some of these classes are also preparing to asking my students about life in the United States.

Speaking and listening practice, plus learning about geography and cultures — Not a bad combination!

Thanks to Ana Maria Menezes and Carla Arena for their support…

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

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