This video concentrates on seven specific strategies for reaching all of the students in your class. It's difficult to get past a language barrier, especially if you have a class full of students. But these methods can really help bridge that gap.
This video series is designed for ESL beginners, and concentrates on vocabulary as it relates to different specific subjects. This video in particular is about occupations. These short videos are easy to arrange lessons around, and the images that accompany each word are fairly straightforward.
This video is accompanied by a short quiz (10 questions long) that will test student's comprehension of the material. Videos like this that teach a cultural component are really helpful for international students. This video is good for intermediate learners, since some of the vocabulary is a little more complex.
TED Talks offer videos paired with a lesson and short quiz. The videos are on various topics, but are usually concerned with international issues that introduce new vocabulary (medical, economical, and political). These videos are amazing, and are very simple to build entire lessons around.
Phil Rice's short series on vocabulary is extremely helpful for building specific lessons. He concentrates on one thing (ex. mountains, the kitchen, insects) and uses a strong voice along with clear images to create a masterful five-minute long lesson. I love pairing these with my topic of the day!
Idioms are usually impossible to figure out, they have to be memorized and the best way to help your students do this is to get them to think that idioms are fun and exciting. This video does just that! s
Rachel teaches her viewers how to physically pronounce a word. She does this by showing you proper tongue placement, mouth shape, and tone. This mechanical approach to linguistics is incredibly helpful for students of English.
This video series was made for instructor training purposes, and concentrates on the physiological aspects of language. It's especially helpful if you have students who are having difficulty being understood when they are speaking English.