Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Teaching English with "Friends"

Who would have guessed that the popular television show Friends could be used to teach ESL? A company titled Spoken Skills provides resources for ESL students and teachers and hosts a contest titled "ELVIS" (English Language Videos by International Students) each year, and they use clips of popular television series and films. In 2007, the company used a clip from Friends.

Here is the original scene.

Here is a group of Korean students performing the scene.

This activity could be easily adapted by an ambitious teacher and would be a fun and exciting addition to any ESL course.

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