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Using American Sitcoms



Whiteboard Warrior
Japan

Using American Sitcoms
 


I want to use some scenes from American shows eg Seinfeld to teach authentic listening. What īs the best way to do that these days? In the old days it was possible to simply record from TV on videocassette. Now we have YouTube but apparently it isn īt allowed to download their content. Can I just play some videos from my laptop offline to my private students? Anyone done this before?
 

16 Jul 2017      



leaponover
United States

Not quite sure how technologically savvy you are and how you feel about streaming content that you really shouldn īt be, but there are several possibilities.
 
I īm not sure of the availability of Netflix in the country you teach in, but here in Korea it īs available.  There isn īt access to the whole library, but the stuff they do have also has Korean subtitles which are great for using in the classroom.  It īs $10 a month, and although I don īt use it that much, it īs nice to have available for those lesson plans/celebrations when I need it. 

16 Jul 2017     



FrauSue
France

If you use Firefox, it īs possible to download an extension that allows you to download Youtube videos to use offline.

18 Jul 2017     



yarid
Peru

If you wanna dowload  any video from youtube just  go to the add the word “magic” between ‘you’ and ‘tube in the url. Then follow the steps of the page you are gonna be redirected to and you are good to go. You can download any video from youtube and even download it in mp3  format.

18 Jul 2017