Video Sources for Language Classes
Here is a time saver! Sourcing and then “qualifiying” videos for our classes takes far too much time. For Levels 1 and 2, full-throttle authentic videos can be used carefully, but the native pace target language can be overwhelming to novices.
BBC and LAITS Videos
Have you used the BBC language videos for your novices? The BBC has French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese video programs for free. They have some interactive activities and my high-schoolers loved them. For Spanish teachers the LAITS videos from Texas are excellent. The program offers four different sets of videos based on language proficiency. The videos are monologues of native speakers describing a high-frequency topic. And, subtitles in both English and Spanish are available. The text or scripts of the videos are available too.