This webinar is hosted in English
PRESENTER: Paul Maglione
PRE-CLASS TASK INCLUDED BELOW the class description.
Please respond in a comment on this page and comment on your colleagues' responses.
Paul will illustrate how entertainment video, such as clips from current movies or music videos, can be used as the basis of a complete lesson plan for all levels of learners of English, both within and outside of the classroom.
PRE-CLASS TASK: Please post your answers HERE on this class page in the comments section below.
(1) Many learners of English are convinced that if they do not understand 100% of an English-language communication or dialogue, they are not "understanding" it. But we know that learning a language means "negotiating meaning." Authentic English-language coversation is faster, uses more slang, acronyms and idioms, and can be less clearly pronounced than graded material made for teaching. Do you think it's better to use authentic materials (which?); graded materials; or both? And why?
(2) Many "learn with video" sites use subtitles (in English or sometimes the learner's L1) to aid comprehension. Do you think this is a good idea, or not? And why?
NEW YORK, United States
Jason R Levine (Fluency MC) has eighteen years of experience as an English teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. He has led student workshops and teacher training programs in sixteen countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.
After earning a master’s in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jason taught at several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development at Embassy English. In 2002, he co-founded a business English and test preparation school in New York City.
Jason conducts workshops for English students and teachers worldwide through Oremis Plaisir d’apprendre, Gallery Languages, and the U.S. Department of State.
He is the creator of the English Workout Method, an approach to English language learning based on the songs he writes and performs as Fluency MC. He also writes for Oxford University Press and works as a trainer and consultant at Linguaid. In 2013, he created and launched ELT Techniques, the first live MOOC for English language teachers.
Jason maintains the Fluency MC YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Twitter and Instagram accounts. He is an active administrator of many Facebook groups for English language teachers and learners, including Innovative Teachers of English, Teachers Teaching Online, Fluency MC Workshops in France and Belgium, and Gallery Languages Rhyme On Time Workshops.
Please contact Jason through his website: www.fluencymc.com