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