What’s Trending? – Using popular internet videos | ETp

In this article from the English Teaching professional blog by Chia Suan Chong we can find various ideas for exploiting viral videos from YouTube in the language classroom. She begins by giving examples of videos which have gone viral recently, then explains the phenomenon in more detail before giving some excellent ideas for things to do with these videos in class. A great way of engaging particularly teenage students.

Español: Logo Vectorial de YouTube


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How to teach foreign languages creatively

Copyright, Vimeo

Copyright, Vimeo

Here’s a very useful article from The Guardian which offers ideas and resources for teachers of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL). Although most of the resources are designed for teaching foreign languages to British children, many can be adapted or copied for EFL teaching.



For further resources, click on the following links:

Speaking Activities

Writing Activities

Video Activities

Upcoming event: 14th CETA Conference

CETA Conference Poster 2013

The 14th CETA Conference will be held at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad de Córdoba on 20th April. (Conference programme)

I will be giving two 45 minute sessions of my workshop ‘Getting Them Speaking‘, from 15:30 to 17:00. I look forward to seeing you there.

Getting them speaking 1 (TESOL Greece)

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