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Online Course Management System - FREE. Would you use it?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Mitchell Lee Feb 12. 7 Replies

I'd like to know how many teachers would use a completely free course management system , if offered here? Meaning, you can create a course there,…Continue

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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



I have dedicated a large part of my professional career to the use of video in language teaching.   Training teachers, writing books on the subject, running the world's premium video language learning platform.  I love video and it is a powerful material for teachers to use and pipe in to the classroom great language learning content and input. 

Here is my ultimate list of my top 100 videos for use in the classroom. Plus lesson resources for teaching with each video. View a sample of the book and list attached below. 

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Get links to printable lesson materials for every video recommended.  Also download the videos or play without ads.  Perfect for the classroom! 

Please comment below if you have any suggestions for top videos for language teachers. 

This book also contains my

1. Using Video In The Classroom Teacher Handbook. 

2. 50 Ways to use video in the classroom list.

3. Teacher's guide: Using commercials in the classroom. 

Find all the videos also on the Top 100 Youtube videos playlist.

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Don't forget a Dark, Dark Tale!

I had to add it at the end but it DEFINITELY is included. I'd make it top 15 for sure though! Thanks for jogging my memory!
You can now get this list AND the top commercials for use in English teaching on one handy, sharable PDF. Send and share with others, lots of "gems" you and your students will enjoy.

Top 100 Youtube Videos and Commercials.

Here is the old list .... can't tell you if the links continue to work! 

** See the updated interactive version of this list HERE **

This is an extension of my blog post a while back. Seems the player works on and off - so here is the whole list that you can just click and play..... Enjoy! (if the video is here on EFL Classroom - I've linked here!). [ Also try our ad free / searchable, high quality youtube player for educators ]


This guide is also handy. Full of ways to use video in class. 



Here too are some of my fav. video tags:  Best / Funny / Grammar / Children /   Geography / Professional Development / Lectures  /  Music  /  Karaoke /  Technology  /  Young Learners  / Stories  /  Reading /  Inspiration   

Top 100 Youtube Videos for Teaching English

Top 10

The Elephant Song Where the Hell is Matt Lemon Tree ABC Song 5 Little Monkeys Lily and the Map C is for Cookie Can Do Kid Slippery Fish We are sinking!


11 - 20

Hey Jude Kid  Who Stole the Cookies?  The Message Mr. Morton is the Subject of the Sentence  We are the World What a Wonderful World "I have a dream!" Stop and Go - Lisa Loeb    Mr. W 6     Billion Others


21 - 30

The Appointment Free Hugs Always on my Mind Don't let the pigeon drive the bus Alma What happens next? Brown Bear, Brown Bear Urban action Doing a Bradbury I'm Yours - Jason Mraz


31 - 40

Chocolate Man Ages/Numbers Michael Jackson Medley A short love story Aha - Take on Me Moments Man with no arms/legs Validation George and Rosemary The Big Snit


41 - 50

I gotta feeling (Lip Dub) World on Fire Pen Story Asics Origami Honda commercial Xbox commercial Cat/Fish - Learn English! Deadline Story of Stuff F is for Fail


51 - 60

Banana Pancakes Coldplay-Yellow Don't Worry, Be Happy   Flying Penguins Gold's Gym Grammar Bruce Lee Table Tennis Astley - Never going to give you up Hoyt Family Zoo Animals    Ten in the Bed


61 - 70

Adora Svetak - Writing     The Girl Effect    We didn't start the fire    E eats Everything    The Hummingbird story   Lemon Tree in the Class    Chocolate Rain    A Korean Love Story  African Rain storm    A picture every day 


71 - 80

One year in 90 seconds   The Word is NO!    I am a Pizza   Google Logos    Without You - Bulgarian   Bob's House commercial    Pepsi vs Coke   Shiffty Five   Happy Dance   A Close Shave - Wallace and Gromit    


81 - 90

Taiwan - I will always love you     Dr. Seuss' ABCs         The Prediction   Kung Fu Fighting       I got a feeling - photo song           If I had a MILLION dollars            Mr. Xs Amazing Yesterday   Gabriel and the Vagabond           Top 50 tourism countries                     Sesame St. - Song of the Count


91 - 100

Be Remarkable      Chicka Chicka Boom Boom   Eminem - I'm not Afraid    Lift the Label    New Dork     Harder Better Faster Stronger    I.T. Monks    The Little Mole   Best Photos of All Time     A Dark, Dark, Tale


Here are a couple of lessons about YouTube. 

1. Students guess about YouTube statistics. Then read and find out the real answers!

2. Discussion questions about YouTube.


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