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March 13, 2006

Recommended Resources - Free On-Line Movie Trailers!

Wow!

What a site…absolutely brilliant. Not only do you have access to viewing current movie trailers, but there are easy-to-understand ESL lessons already set-up for your students - everything from close activities and quizzes, to summaries and discussion questions. Just go to English-trailers.com! And make sure to take a look around.

One of my most successful lessons this past semester used . . .

. . . the Shaolin Soccer trailer. Considering that 80% of the class were teenage guys, they definitely got into the action of the imagery and easily accepted and mimicked the English. This lead to them creating new voice-overs for the Shaolin trailer - an idea that THEY thought of, inspired by using this great site!

Check it out!

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Now playing: The Da Vinci Code!

English-Trailers.com

Question of the Day: Why do you think students have such strong reactions to cinema and how can understanding this help us as teachers?

Best,

Marlen Harrison
March 2006 Guest-Writer for ESLemployment

*For more ESL-related Recommended Resources featured on ESL-Lesson-Plan, please click HERE!

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About the author of this entry:
Marlen hails from South Florida but has lived abroad in both Europe and Asia. His own international education experiences include a year at Kingston University in Surrey, England. In 1995, Marlen earned his B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University.and then was awarded the M.A. in Education and Human Development from George Washington University in 1997. Currently, he is pursuing a doctoral program in TESOL after four years of teaching in a variety of settings in Western Japan. In addition to his liberal arts and educational background, Marlen is also a member of the Japanese Association for Language Teaching, acting as Co-Coordinator for their Learner Development special interest group.

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