I‘ve posted about my interest in using TED Talks in my International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge class next year, and my interest in adapting some of those lessons for use in my Intermediate English class.
Using them with English Language Learners just got easier with the announcement they’re adding subtitles to the videos. You can read about it at Free Technology for Teachers. You can also read more at the National Public Radio All Tech Considered blog.
Thanks for the plug. You were one of the first people I thought of when I read about TED’s subtitling program.
We use selected TED talks with our 9-10 year old students (66% ESOL) for a number of reasons and they are very successful. One example of this is on our school website here
The subtitles would be great, but when you have a multilingual class of various Pasifika languages I think it will be a while before it impacts us!