Our students are attracted to videos so let’s capitalise on their interest by incorporating video texts in our learning programs.
Which videos should you look for?
Any video that includes the language and, hopefully, cultural information. Modern content generally has more interest and for school-aged children, videos of up to 4 minutes hold students’ interest and are easier for you and them to work with. How many of these have you tried?
- music videos (pop, rock, hip-hop, reggae, rap and kindy)
- sports telecasts and sports discussion shows
- short films and scenes from films
- weather reports
- cooking shows
- news reports
- vet shows
- nature shows
Click the links below to read and/or download guidance on using videos to bring your language alive.
Viewing-Organiser-Strategy – Teach your students how to notice and think about the things they are viewing.
BDA reading framework – Plan a range of activities to support and improve student engagement with the video content.
TV5 translation Tasks that relate to news and weather reports, cooking, film, fiction and music videos. This useful resource was originally published by TV5 in France, especially for language teachers. It was translated for WA teachers by Silvana Tobiolo and is re-produced in her memory.