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Using you tube in the esl classroom

  1. 1. Using YouTube in the ESL classroom <ul><li>Adapting to authentic listening </li></ul><ul><li>English through movie making </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching regional accents and culture </li></ul><ul><li>-------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading YouTube videos to your computer </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube video -> MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson highlight: ESL drama club & YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Uses for YouTube </li></ul>
  2. 2. Adapting to Authentic Listening <ul><li>YouTube as comprehensible input </li></ul><ul><li>Madden - “listening from the middle” </li></ul><ul><li>Goal of listening instruction is to prepare students to understand actual speech </li></ul><ul><li>Predicting what came before, what’s next, relationship amongst speakers, the nature of the text </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Madden, J. P. (2008). Helping ESL Students Adapt to Authentic Listening Situations. The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. XIV, No. 1. Retrieved from </li></ul>
  3. 3. Motivating Students Through Movie-Making <ul><li>Dana Hazzard (Pusan University) found movie making a motivating activity for students </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher guided students through brainstorming and script-writing process </li></ul><ul><li>Students poured effort and creativity into the movies not normally seen in class </li></ul><ul><li>Students could choose topics, found a place to express their voice, and publish their work on YouTube </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Hazzard, D. (2006). Motivating ESL/EFL Students to Use English Through Movie Making. The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. XII, No. 12. Retrieved from </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using YouTube to teach regional accents and culture <ul><li>Many students study accents through phonic transcripts in textbooks, which can be frustrating </li></ul><ul><li>Jya-Lin Hwang did a study of student satisfaction after exposing them to accent study on YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for “British accent” “Australian accent” etc and having students write down what they heard as differences </li></ul><ul><li>Especially useful when these native speakers are not on hand </li></ul><ul><li>Showing students YouTube strategies (using pause, timeline bar to rewind) and giving students skills to explore on their own </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Zhang, L. J., Rubdy, R., & Alsagoff, L. (Eds.). (2009). Englishes and Literatures-in-English in a Globalised World : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on English in Southeast Asia (pp. 137-153). Singapore: National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Downloading YouTube Videos <ul><li>It’s easy and fast! </li></ul><ul><li>Sites to know: , </li></ul><ul><li>FLV player: </li></ul><ul><li>Carry a thumb drive in your bag for emergency technology situations </li></ul>
  6. 6. YouTube Video -> MP3 <ul><li>Download and install Audacity (PC & Mac) </li></ul><ul><li>For a great tutorial check out: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>For mp3 export, you will need to search Google for “lame_enc.dll” (just have it on your desktop and be ready to identify it when Audacity asks for it) </li></ul><ul><li>Your mp3 is now ready to be burned to a CD, copied to a thumb drive etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ESL Lesson: Hannah Montana <ul><li>Brainstorm emotions </li></ul><ul><li>First viewing: silent, students write down emotions they see </li></ul><ul><li>Read main idea questions </li></ul><ul><li>Second viewing: Main idea questions </li></ul><ul><li>Read detail questions, focus on pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Third viewing: Detail questions </li></ul><ul><li>Post-viewing: Use emotions they wrote down to inform their roleplay </li></ul><ul><li> (4:36) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sample Main Idea Questions <ul><li>True or False: </li></ul><ul><li>Hannah thinks the Jonas brothers are ugly. </li></ul><ul><li>Hannah’s father is famous. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jonas brothers want to write a song with Hannah. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sample Detail Questions <ul><li>Indicate which character is being mentioned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This character is in a hurry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This character was discovered at a barber shop. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This character have written but not sung many hit songs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nick Jonas / Hannah’s Father / Hannah </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Creative Uses for YouTube <ul><li>Students can have fun watching and creating videos </li></ul><ul><li>Even teachers can have fun: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. youtube .com/watch?v=XKviYiZhtZY </li></ul>