What YouTube clips are going to "work" with your learners? Here's one, which I've not used with a class of learners (yet!) but which seems to have a lot going for it…
With just about any YouTube video you use with learners you want:
- A short clip, under 3 minutes definitely, under 2 better, under 1 terrific!
- Clear sound
- Something that it will lead on to, perhaps discussion, definitely use of the language and interaction between the learners
This one I spotted today on The Guardian under the headline Brad Pitt's Chanel No 5 ad: the smell of disaster, which gives me (4) a related article or other text to read and get further language and discussion from; the latter might take place after class, outside class, via an Edmodo group. Note also the other ads linked to in the article.
All I need now is (5) a simple, meaningful listening task of some kind; I'm thinking along the lines of seeing if, in pairs, the learners can jot down what Mr Pitt says verbatim…
But perhaps someone can suggest a better listening task… or a sixth (or seventh thing!) to look for in clips?