Are you an ESL teacher or classroom tutor who would like to develop your teaching skills? Observing experienced teachers is an excellent way to acquire classroom management techniques and acquire fun new activities, but in today's busy world it can be very difficult to schedule in-person classroom observations. With this in mind, Literacy Minnesota has developed the Classroom Activities for Adult ESL Learners video series, which features professional teachers leading adult ESL classes through common classroom activities. The videos include both volunteer-led and teacher-led classrooms. Teachers and tutors can watch these videos in order to develop their teaching practices and become more comfortable introducing new activities to their learners.
Each featured activity has a PDF description of the activity directions and two videos: a full version, which shows the entire activity from beginning to end, and a short version, which gives an overview of the activity and highlights the instructions and teacher-led transitions. The activities featured in these videos were selected from the Pre-Beginning and Beginning Level ESL Curriculum Units.
Get more out of your video viewing
Complete a Classroom Video Observation Form to analyze and reflect on what you see in each video. This can be done independently or as a group development and discussion opportunity for volunteers and teachers at a school. Also, licensed teachers in Minnesota ABE programs can complete a video observation form and receive one CEU. Email Meghan Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org your completed observation forms to receive your CEUs.
Classroom Video Observation Form (PDF)