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How does an English teacher use a video which doesn't have any English in it?
(Well given that plenty of people in my little PLN are expert teachers of young learners, and I'm still a total newbie at it, there are probably loads of ways. But this afternoon I stumbled on one at least. So here goes...)
I found a suitable MB video on YouTube (in this case The Library). There are plenty of them there.
As I watched I made a list of some of the key actions, which I transferred to little slips of paper. Thus...
(Well, as you see, they weren't all actions)
And that's pretty much all the preparation I had to do.
Then I presented and drilled the cards, and practised a bit, spreading the cards out on the table.
Then I told them they had to watch the same video and grab the relevant card when the action happened, or the object appeared.
Which to my surprise worked a treat.
But it worked fine. So I tried it again with my 8-year-olds the lesson after. Which also worked fine, though with them I reduced the number of cards from about a dozen to nine, if memory serves me right.
And of course if you keep the cards, you can repeat weeks or months later. By the way, here is a very comprehensive post on vocabulary revision and recording by Chia Suan Chong
And that surely is progress.