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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal


Grapevine was my first love! Yes, I was a young, green as green can be teacher, teaching British English of which I knew nothing about, in a Cinderella city, Karlovy Vary, the Czech Rep. circa 1991.  A young buck that has to teach the then "hot" book - Grapevine.  

Man, I hated it, this book! But I fell in love with the videos that went with the book, some of the first of their kind in ELT. (I've posted them below for your viewing/use).  So funny, such great language, genius, pure genius! I made tons of my own exercises/activities to go with them and had hours of teaching time with these videos. I don't know how I ever lifted the 200 lb. TV down the stairs each evening and then back up! No flat screens then. But I can see how my now passion for video based language teaching was sparked. 

You can read some of the history of the video series on the creator's blog - Peter Viney.

I found some of the series on Youtube and present them here for you. Don't laugh too hard! But I'm sure your students will love each one. Sorry, no activities with them, didn't even have a typewriter or computer back then for storing - lesson plans all lost on my voyages across Europe. 

Let us know your fav. video and what you think! 



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I loved the quiz video! I especially liked all of the old, obsolete technology-- stuff, of course, that at the time would have been high-tech (the giant camcorder, the old computer...). Thanks for sharing!

treasurr hunting-treasure finding! thanks for uploading them David!

I too loved these videos back then! And I still find them good and fun. But I could never get a DVD version of my antique VHS Grapevine. VHS, my teen-students don't even know what that box is for : - )


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