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(NOTE: Instead of creating a new post for each Super Bowl, I’m just updating and revising original post every year)

Friday is one of the days my Intermediate English class spends a period in the computer lab, and I thought it would be a good opportunity for them to spend a few minutes learning about the Super Bowl (which is being played on Sunday).

Here are my picks for The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl:

The great site ELLO (which is on The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners list) has a number of Super Bowl-related online activities on their page called Super Bowl Sunday.

Brainpop has an excellent introduction to American Football. However, you have to have a subscription or sign-up for a free trial in order to view it.

CNBC has a slideshow on the economic effects of the Super Bowl.

Here’s a website full of lesson plans — Using Super Bowl Ads In The Classroom.

5 Ways to Teach the Super Bowl are some excellent lesson ideas from The New York Times.

Sean Banville has a listening exercise for ELL’s on the game.

CBS News has a simple, though not quite up-to-date, interactive on previous Super Bowls.

Super Bowl’s Most Memorable Ads is a Wall Street Journal video.

Here’s a video about Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl.

Behind the Scenes at Puppy Bowl VIII is a New York Times slideshow.

Best Super Bowl Commercials is from The L.A. Times.

Seven Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom is from Edutopia.

A History Of Super Bowl Halftime Shows is a slideshow from TIME.

Super Bowl Ads: Readers React is from The New York Times.

If the links on my “The Best..” list aren’t enough for you, Cybrary Man’s Football Page will certainly satisfy your appetite.

Teach the Super Bowl: Ideas for Subjects Across the Curriculum is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Here Are All the Super Bowl Ads You Can See Before Sunday’s Big Game is from The Atlantic.

How would US media cover the Super Bowl in another country? is from Slate.

Was Ist das Super Bowl? What Other Countries Say About the Big Game is from The Atlantic.

A beginner’s guide to the Super Bowl

From Visually.

Teach Media Literacy with Super Bowl Ads is from Middleweb.

How the Super Bowl halftime show went from college marching bands to superstars is a Washington Post interactive.

Here are some collections of 2015’s Super Bowl commercials:

Watch All The 2015 Super Bowl Ads Here is from Business Insider.

Super Bowl 2015: The 10 Best All-Time Commercials is from ABC News.

Teach Media Literacy with Super Bowl Ads is by Frank Baker at Middleweb.

Get a sneak peek at this year’s Super Bowl ads is from USA Today.

ESL Football Lesson is from EL Civics.

Super Bowl Sunday is a dialogue from ELLLO with accompanying student hand-outs.

The Super Bowl’s greatest plays from every yard line is from The Washington Post.

9 questions about the Super Bowl you were too embarrassed to ask is from Vox.

Super Bowl commercials 2016: watch all of the year’s best and worst ads is from Vox.

The 50 Best Super Bowl Commercials of All Time is from Esquire.

An Illustrated History of the Super Bowl Halftime Show is from The Washington Post.

Carol Jago shared this great video from Poynter from Poynter “close reading” this popular 2014 Super Bowl commercial.

It’s pretty sophisticated, but does provide a nice example of the sort of thing educators can have students do with video:

Dissecting Super Bowl Ads is from The New York Times

The Super Bowl Excitement Index is from The Washington Post.

Teach Media Literacy with Super Bowl Ads is from Middleweb.

2018 Super Bowl Commercials

Thinking with the Super Bowl is by Joyce Valenza, and shares lots of Frank Baker’s great resources.

Super Bowl Resources for the ESL/EFL Classroom is from Voxy.




Are these the best Super Bowl ads of all time? is from The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Here are some places to see 2020’s Super Bowl commercials:

TV Guide

Here are 2021’s commercials:

2021 Super Bowl Commercials: See All the High-Profile TV Spots Made for the Big Game is from ET.

Super Bowl 2021 AD CENTER is from ISpot.

Here are 2022’s commercials:

Check Out the Star-Studded 2022 Super Bowl Ads That Have Debuted So Far is from Parade.

YouTube has a playlist.

Infographic: Super Bowl Pales in Comparison to the Biggest Game in Soccer | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Here are links to 2023’s Super Bowl ads:

Every Super Bowl 2023 Commercial and Ad, So Far is from People.

Super Bowl 2023 Ads So Far: See Spots Starring Bryan Cranston, Meghan Trainor, Kevin Bacon is from CNET.

2023 Super Bowl commercials: Watch all the Big Game ads (so far) is from Boston.com.

Super Bowl commercials, from Adam Driver(s) to M&M candies; the hits and the misses is from NPR.

From Oikos to Oreo, Super Bowl ads you can watch now 2024 is from Axios.

The Best 2024 Super Bowl Commercials is from Esquire.

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