Uses of videos in EFL/ESL
Types of Activities
• Examples of Home Made Videos
• Dimensions and Issues to consider while designing
• Sites to download materials and tools
To demonstrate how ESL/EFL teachers can use videos in
To share practical ideas for creating them.
To provide participants with sites where they can
download materials and tools to make their own videos.
Videos have traditionally been used in many schools
as a reward or to entertain students.
However, they can also be used as a very powerful
educational aid to enhance language instruction,
without taking the fun out of them, as some authors
argue, such as Williams & Lutes (2007); Maggs
(2005); Köksal (2004); and Stempleski (2000).
Uses of Videos in ESL/EFL
As a teaching tool
To motivate students
As a learning Aid
Types of activities
During the projection
Examples of Home Made Videos
Dimensions and Issues to
Consider While Designing
These can be:
Related to the learning theory
& Second Language/ Foreign
• Production issues
• Equipment issues
What NOT to do:
Eight Lessons to design a Video
While shooting be sure that:
The camera has memory, tape, battery, etc.
The camera is actually recording.
The camera works
While editing the video, be sure that:
The editing program’s format matches the video
You know hoe to use the editing program.
You keep all the videos you need in a file.
The edited video and all its components are in the same
FREE Tools for Video
A secondary source full of
Sites to download free material for English language
teaching (with didactic guides)
Full videos or samples of videos and
Translations of movies or TV shows:
people are against
element is becoming
more important in
It is believed that rejection to these new
elements has happened because some
teachers think of technologies only as a kind
of entertainment. What they don’t realize is
that we can use the interest students have
towards it in our favor, control it and adapt
it to language teaching.
Besides, using technologies does
not have to be that complicated:
Recent advances have made its use
easier for users. All you need is the
will to innovate and satisfy