Using Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker tool, an existing video clip is repurposed for language learning by overlaying speech bubbles with text.
Mozilla no longer support this tool but Wikimedia is going to support it going forward.
Created by beginner students of Mandarin in Higher Education, this role play scenario is performed in a location that is appropriate to the content, helping increase the authenticity of the task.
A video produced by young children of different ages during a recreational activity in Italian and English. The task was simply to listen and sing along with songs but actually this practice can be used in various ways within the language classroom.
Creative collages is about bringing words (written and spoken) together in a modern style video production. Students can type words, cut out printed words, create their own words, put them together on top of each other, combine them with other materials. At the same time words / sentences can be recorded and combined with the images. These ideas work well in conjunction with the art lesson.
Everybody is familiar with the concept of television commercials. Relying on the 30 second common framework students develop a short script. Depending on their language skills this include up to sophisticated scripts. In this example the focus is on learning adjectives. Check out the German example: https://youtu.be/YyXq0xupd_I
In this example the teacher is using a simple tool called Present.Me to act out a part of an exam. In this example we can see a teacher working with a student but this could easily be two students working together. The questions have been written into PowerPoint and uploaded into the system and then the voice and webcam has been added to a the PowerPoint. The tool is very easy to use.
A short cartoon to support children´s engagement in learning languages. It motivates children to learn, use and keep languages. It was produced by the project team of the Multilingual Families.
There are many online tools for creating simple animations such as this one. Enhancing speaking, writing and creative literacy skills is an important support to many aspects of learning. Animated videos offer a way to experiment and utilise these skills in a way that removes constraints caused by psychological barriers to production in L2 learners and minimize stress connected to productive skills as this instrument allows them to express contents confidently through cartoon characters.
A modern dictionary for a modern audience through video for all. Learners create a video about a word or expression of their choice using signs, written examples in context, providing a definition of the word, acting to illustrate the word in context or describing what a word means to them, illustrating it with personal experiences.