Language teaching videos

Watch free videos of practical reading activities for teaching English as a foreign language.

In these playlist of short videos, staff from Victoria University of Wellington's English Language Institute demonstrate useful language teaching techniques and activities:

Language Learning Techniques Series 1

Language Learning Techniques Series 2

  • extensive reading
  • intensive reading
  • shared book
  • speed reading
  • substitution tables
  • word-card strategies.

These videos also include information about graded readers and how to find the vocabulary size of your learners. They are freely available to use. No permission is required to use them in lectures and teacher‑training courses. It would be good to acknowledge their source.

Keep looking at the playlist because new videos will be added as they are completed. Written descriptions of the techniques can be found in Nation, P. (2013). What should every EFL Teacher Know? Seoul: Compass Learning. This book is also available in electronic form.