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). In short, there are many ways to use them that promote speaking, listening, writing and reading (including having students describe – in writing and verbally – a chronological description of what they saw).
I’ve also published quite a few “fun videos” lists during the previous eleven years of this blog. You can find all of theme, including previous annual compilations, here.
I’m adding this post to ALL MY END-OF-YEAR “BEST” LISTS FOR 2018 IN ONE PLACE!
Here are my choices for The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2018 — Part Two:
I shared video illusions and explained specifically how I use them at ILLUSIONS AS A TEACHING TOOL.
Sheep are not for riding. 😡 #karma pic.twitter.com/CwLoMOQJ6Y
— Darwin Award 🔞 (@AwardsDarwin) September 19, 2018
Nike published their Kaepernick ad (see WOW, WHAT A NIKE VIDEO WITH COLIN KAEPERNICK), and I think that one would be good for Intermediate and Advanced ELLs to watch and write about (after they’re given some background knowledge).
I’m using it in my Long Term ELL class, also, as we do a jigsaw on major issues in the U.S. today.
Nike also published this Spanish-language ad celebrating Mexicanas (the version below has English subtitles), and I think it could certainly be used with any English-proficient level student, especially those who are Spanish-speaking, to write and talk about it in English.
good boy doesn’t let a fight break out 😀👌 pic.twitter.com/oSvbjSrzPl
— Nature is Amazing 🌴 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) August 10, 2018
This is the most important video on the internet pic.twitter.com/Z1fYXRsBGt
— J.A.B. (@MsJamilaAisha) July 18, 2018
I’m adding this video to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More:
Tom & Jerry are at it again. 😂 pic.twitter.com/vJ7fObStTI
— Nature is Amazing 🌴 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) July 17, 2018
Bird goes nuts over bouncing the golf ball on the concrete! 😂 pic.twitter.com/NVayXAVk0Y
— Nature is Amazing 🌴 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) July 7, 2018
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More , and students would do the same thing:
Smart duck 😂😂pic.twitter.com/3HHZDHl3Mw
— Nature is Amazing 🌴 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) July 6, 2018
Cats do care 🐱 pic.twitter.com/raEMiVPfeX
— Nature is Amazing 🌴 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) June 26, 2018
Strong defense, but the offensive play was unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/9ylmi5Fu42
— Slayerage🐴 (@sc_Slayerage) May 30, 2018