Clipchat / Movietalk summaries with TeachVid

Clipchat, or Movietalk (as it is often called, apparently incorrectly), is a technique used by teachers who embrace a comprehensible input approach to language acquisition, whereby they provide students with tons of comprehensible input by asking questions and talking about stills or short sections from a short video.

The short videos used often have no dialogue, which means that they can be used to teach any language, and that the level of the “chat” can be adapted to suit the level of the students in your class.

Good sources of Clipchat videos include Birdbox Studio, and the wonderful Simon’s Cat.

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Introducing LIVE SESSIONS on TeachVid

We’ve added a whole new side to *Private Classrooms on TeachVid: Live Sessions !!

(*Private classrooms are classrooms set up just for your students, to whom you provide an access code so that they can join. The difference between Private and Public classrooms is that teachers can see students / student data for Private classrooms, AND they can set Live Sessions.)

CREATE A LIVE SESSION

Live Sessions are accessed via the “Live” tab in your private classroom. If you have a Teacher subscription and you have created a private classroom, this is what that looks like:

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Worksheet improvements :)

We’ve added some new functionality to the TeachVid printables!

Select your own words before printing

Previously, if you clicked on the “Gap fill” button, it automatically printed a random gap fill (with roughly 1 in 7 words gapped, up to a maximum of 30 gaps).

If you click on “Gap fill” now (as of 1st August 2019), you’ll see that the random option is still there, but there is also a new option to select your own gaps. (See image below).

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