Wednesday, September 07, 2011

ESL TED Talks

Have you ever heard of the TED talks?

They are something like an 'Open University' concept of 10 - 20 minute videos for you to learn about something from an expert in the field. They are known for their excellent quality.

Some bright spark has set up a site called ESL TED Talks (http://esltedtalks.blogspot.com/). This site features TED videos and an accompanying ESL worksheet.

The site mentions that the videos are for 'intermediate to advanced' learners. Personally, I would say UPPER-intermediate to advanced. But if you have any students at this level, they could really benefit from this site.

Microlesson: Smart and Stupid People

Here is a set of eight words used to describe smart and stupid people. The eight words are: intellectual, moron, genius, numbskull, bright ...