Featured Videos from Around the World
University of Oregon’s video on “Contextualizing Language” or putting English in context This is the idea that you need to teach English inside a context or a REASON for using the English. The video’s notes are below the video.
See the full 15-part series from the University of Oregon on TEFL Boot Camp: TEFL Training Videos
If you have difficulty loading the videos in your browser, try a different browser. FireFox sometimes has difficulty with video, but Chrome, IE and Safari tend to do well.
Contextualization is the meaningful use of language for real communicative purposes. It helps students understand how language users construct language in a given context. Teachers can contextualize language instruction by organizing the content of the language curriculum according to themes or topics. These themes or topics work best when they are threaded throughout the course of study.
An innovative offering from the Office of English Language Programs, Shaping the Way We Teach English, is a 14-module teacher training video series developed and produced in cooperation with the University of Oregon. See the full 15-part series from the University of Oregon on TEFL Boot Camp: TEFL Training Videos
eHow’s video on How to Teach Basic Conversational English – see the eHow Video Here
Teach basic conversational English to people by keeping things simple, practicing introductions that provide personal information and discussing topics relative to their homes and family. Teach English sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary with help from a teacher in this free video on education.