Gabe and Chris López

This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a transgender child talks to his mother, and the theme of transgender children. Students practise vocabulary starting with the prefix “trans”, discuss questions related to … Continue reading

All That We Share

This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video titled “All That We Share” by Danish TV channel TV2Danmark. In the lesson students talk about the communities they belong to, find out what they share with their classmates, read … Continue reading

Julio Diaz

This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a young man explains what he did when he was mugged at knifepoint. In the lesson students talk about an imaginary situation, listen to a story, watch … Continue reading

Ali’s Story

This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short animated film for the BBC and the theme of refugees. Students practise vocabulary related to refugees, speak about refugees, watch a short film, empathise with refugee children and write an account … Continue reading

The Superhumans

This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video commissioned by Channel 4 to advertise the Paralympic Games in Rio. In the lesson students listen to a song, write down song lyrics, visualise the content of a video, watch … Continue reading

The alphabet of illiteracy

This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by Project Literacy and the theme of literacy. Students discuss problems related to illiteracy, practise vocabulary related to illiteracy, watch a short film, read a transcript,and  watch and discuss … Continue reading

The Reader

This EFL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film commissioned by Bells and directed by Greg Gray. In the lesson students write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss literacy strategies.   I would ask all teachers who use … Continue reading

The Notebook

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Greg Gray and the theme of household chores. Students learn and practise vocabulary related to household chores, talk about household chores and watch a short film.   I would … Continue reading