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No. 56 Sites with Video (2010年03月10日)

カテゴリー: The Treasure Hunt Club
Marcel Van Amelsvoort
(Kanagawa Prefectural College of Foreign Studies)
This month I think many teachers are busy getting ready for the new
term, or starting to think about it anyway. So I thought I would list
a few sites that feature good video content. Most of the sites I’ll
list are best suited for self-access or self-study but could be used
classrooms with computers.

First is Randall’s Cyber Listening Lounge. I think many people are
familiar with this site for listening practice, but recently Randall
Davis, who manages the site and the content, has added some videos for
culture learning. As with the other activities on the site, the
content is well organized and there are activities to promote
learning. Much of the video content itself is not really exciting, but
it often is connected to other listening content on the site, making
it very useful for lower-level learners.

English for All is another well-organized site with high quality
videos (maybe too high in quality, and the large file sizes sometimes
cause streaming problems). But there are twenty lessons on different
life skills with a variety of activities. You can register as a
teacher and create a “classroom” for your learners and monitor their
progress. The site is probably more appropriate for college learners
or adults. http://www.myefa.org/login.cfm

Real English has a large number of videos especially appropriate for
lower level learners and younger learners. You’ll find videos
connected to many of the topics in language learning textbooks here. I
think the site might be a good place to send learners for a little
controlled real world listening practice.

And I’ve probably introduced it before, but my favorite video site at
the moment is English Central. Great for listening and pronunciation
practice. New features are being added regularly.

That’s it for this month. See you.