Aug 30, 2009

NEW BLOG!

I have just started a new blog. It is called Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups. There you will find movie segments to brainstorm, warm-up or follow-up several topics. There are lesson plans to practice vocabulary, conversation and listening comprehension based on movie segments. New activities are posted regularly. This blog is a test for I will see your reaction to the activities, and depending on the feedback I receive, I will go on with it. Check it out. I hope you like it.

15 comments:

Nadine said...

Dear Claudio, I applaud and thank you so much for this fantastic and detailed segment. I am an ESL teacher at Tafe in South Australia and have been looking for ways to teach grammar through films. You have now made my dream come true and evidenced that it is indeed very possible and easy. I look forward to watching this site grow. Thank you again so much. Nadine

Claudio Azevedo said...

Dear Nadine,
You just made my day with your kind words. Australia seems to be so far and yet so close now. I'm glad you have enjoyed the activities. See you around!

gachi said...

Dear Claudio,
I´ve just come across this new blog and I find it GREAT! I haven´t had the chance to use it with my students yet but I surely will do it soon.. I have worked with "Movie segments to assess grammar" and my students love it and so do I. Thank you very much for your hard work ... Congratulations!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thank you very much. I have just started it. There is a lot coming on a weekly basis. I hope you wil like it too. Thanks for the support.

Lucila said...

Hi, Claudio! I find your work amazing! I would appreciate if you tell me how I can download the film scenes!

I have done a worksheet from the film Spanglish, have you seen the film? I would like to share my material with you and the other visitors.

Thanks!

Lucila(from Argentina)

Claudio Azevedo said...

Hi Lucila,

Thanks for your words.
You can download the videos with real player. Download the free version at www.realplayer.com. After you install it, all you'll have to do is to scroll the mouse over the screen and you'll be automatically offered the choice to download it. That's how I download youtube videos, and you can do it here too.
About the activity, Spanglish is a great movie. It will be a pleasure to publish it here, with all your credit, of course, and links to your page, if you have one, or wish for it. Sharing is just great. I'm very excited to see the activity. You may email it to me at claudioazevedo@thomas.org.br

Just let me know what you'd like me to do, OK? See you.

Ana Doherty Perez said...

These are both great sites. I appreciate the time needed to find decent clips and apply them to what you're teaching. Great resources but I think it would have more sense to have one webpage with 2 sections than to have 2 seperate sites.
Thank you

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Ana, for the suggestion and compliments. The concepts of the sites are different and I really prefer to manage them separately. Besides, I myself don't enjoy surfing on sites that are too crowded with too much information, which makes a blog often unattractive, at least to me. I decided to have different ones, suggestions that I received from other readers as well, but I appreciate your suggestions. See you around.

Fabio said...

Dear Claudio

I must confess that after the Seminar you presented at ACBEU not only me , but also many of my colleagues became big fans of your wonderful and helpful ideas. One of these days I was just wondering about the possibilities of movie segments to deal with topics and issues. To my great surpise I just came across this outstanding new project that you are carrying on . Congratulations . Your job is really awesome. Wish you all the best.

Best regards

Fábio Vieira Santos

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Fabio. I really miss the seminar in Salvador. It was really great. It's wonderful that you like the idea for the new blog. Keep posted. There is a lot coming!! See you.

Anonymous said...

WELL I´m sorry to tell you that we have been trying to use the video segments but it has been impossible thereis always a message THIS VIDEO IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, TRY AGAIN LATER. What´s going on? Please, let me know.Thanks

ibaisa@terra.com.br

Claudio Azevedo said...

Try it now. It is working, Iguess. This is a problem with blogger. It usually starts working back again after a while. Lret me know if you managed, please. Thanks for the feedback.

Lucila said...

Hi! Claudio, you´re doing a great job!!! I wonder if you could upload the worksheet on another website, the one you used requires a fee to download the material! If not, no problem I copy and paste it on Word.

Regards,

Lucila.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Lucila,
I heve been receiving this kind of message. I don't know what's happening. I'll se what I can do. Thanks for the feedback

Claudio Azevedo said...

Very soon I will provide direct download of the worksheets from each post and you won't have to use scribd anymore. Wait a couple of weeks tops!