Movie Talks are one of my absolute favorite activities to give my students comprehensible input! A Movie Talk is definitely fun and engaging, but the students get a TON of practice! These School Themed Shorts for Movie Talks are great to include in your school unit for a clip chat!
What is a Movie Talk?
Movie Talk is a language learning technique developed by Dr. Ashley Hastings. Basically, you play a short, muted video clip while you describe it in comprehensible language for your students.
One of the best parts about a Movie Talk is that you can talk about pretty much anything in the clip. This makes it easy to fit a lot of objectives! If you’re not familiar with a Movie Talk, check out my post here for more info on how to get started!
School Themed Shorts for Movie Talks
As with anything, make sure you preview the video! You know your school situation and your students best. What is appropriate for one setting and one age group might not work so well for another. Hopefully at least one of these will work for your setting!
MOVISTAR “el mejor de la clase”
Little Jesus – La Magia (Official Music Video)
Kara Jacobs has shared a bunch of resources for this video on her site. Check them out here!
Android Rock, Paper, Scissors
What a classroom looks like in 27 countries around the world
Robarte un Beso
This is another music video option. There are scenes in it telling a little love story that takes place in a school so you could pull those out and then listen to the song later!
School Lunches from Around the World Make American Students Want to Study Abroad
I probably wouldn’t play this video straight through, but it could be good to skip to the clips with the snippets of food to look and discuss. This could also be great for your food unit!
Looking for more resources for your school unit?
This blog post has authentic school schedules so you can do some comparison activities with your students!
Check out this blog post with 14 comprehensible readings to look at school subjects and classes with your novice learners!
Want more Movie Talk Resources?
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