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Using Videos for Comprehensible Input

Using Videos for Comprehensible Input AND Production. Videos are excellent comprehensible input, if carefully chosen, (they must be understandable) and the mesmerized students forget they are learning a language as they follow the plot.  There are many to choose from but here are a few that I will share with you.


     SPANISH VIDEOS 

         For Listening  and Grammar Practice

Videos are excellent comprehensible input, if carefully chosen, (they must be understandable) and the mesmerized students forget they are learning a language as they follow the plot.  There are many to choose from but here are a few that I will share with you.

For Spanish One or elementary: Muzzy (Spanish version of Sesame Street): http://yhoo.it/2cWQklj

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I bought the entire series but some of them are on youtube. 

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For AP Spanish: 

El hombrecillo de bizcocho: 

http://bit.ly/2d5COOb



Here is a quiz that can be used with the video: http://bit.ly/2d82cGu

El Toro Ferdinando:  http://bit.ly/2dlqT0c


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Students love this adorable Walt Disney flick even though it is old and a bit blurry.  The narrator speaks slowly and the animation makes it easy to understand.  I pre-teach the vocabulary, show the film, then ask comprehension questions.  Here are those documents: http://bit.ly/2dsGM28

El espantapájaros:  http://bit.ly/2cCte2p


El espantapájaros is a great video for teaching the imperfect and preterite.  I preteach the vocabulary with this list: http://bit.ly/2cD6Zyh

Students watch once, then underline the the verbs in the imperfect and preterite.  Then (without the script), they watch/listen again to the video and fill in the verbs.  (Or fill them in without watching)  Here are those documents: http://bit.ly/2cD6Iv7

AP Students must write out the entire script themselves.  It takes a few days.


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        Thirteen French Videos with subtitles, spoken very slowly but uses the passé simple: http://bit.ly/2dm9UHf

French Videos

           

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Students love movies and their phones.  Put them together and they will be excited to produce for you.  Meredith White’s students used their smart phones to describe themselves and another person.  Some also used Snapchat.  How fun!

https://youtu.be/-SpZyEVWS5c

https://youtu.be/AOucLVw7tA4

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Spanish Videos

What’s better Comprehensible Input than conversation with a native speaker? Videos of native speakers with Spanish subtitles AND overlaid visuals and animation to aid in comprehension, with music and corresponding activities for recycling and repetition of vocabulary and concepts. 

Even better, videos that repeat targeted vocabulary or grammar concepts in context.  World Language Teacher Heaven!

Here are some previews of my Spanish One Videos:


Here are the videos I have been promising you.  Click on the images to see the videos.

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Students need to hear the expression, “ Iba a + infinitivo” many  times in context before it becomes part of their working vocabulary.  If you would like a FREE video that provides comprehensible input for that expression, email me at altespoir@sbcglobal.net and I will send it to you.  You will also receive my monthly blogpost in your email.

If you know of any videos that provide good comprehensible input, make a comment below or on my facebook  page!  And I’d appreciate it if you’d like my Facebook page!


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We will be talking about classroom management strategies.  It is impossible to use the target language 90-100% of the time if students aren’t listening and, as a result, many teachers give up on using it, resorting to English and translation, thereby reducing the effectiveness of their instruction.

Veteran teachers may find this topic basic and your input is welcome.  However, classroom management skills need constant honing and require consistency and mental discipline.

I remember when I started teaching (30 years ago) thinking, “We got all this training but no one told us how to manage the class and that’s what I need the most help with.”

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