How to show these videos in your classroom
Your students will love watching the stories on my website.
Especially for beginners, one of the greatest benefits is simply showing them that they not only understand but also thoroughly enjoy a tale told in English.
More advanced students, as indeed native-speakers, will relish the rich language, the wit, the profundity of these stories as a unique experience.
With internet connection in the classroom
Easy. Just display the video from this page using a projector (Beamer).
No internet in the classroom
The DownloadHelper is shown in the toolbar as the three moving balls on the right.
Next to them is a small drill-down arrow – shown here:
Click on that arrow and a list of the videos available on the webpage will be shown.
Download your selection to your computer, e.g. to your Desktop. This may take a few minutes.
Once saved, simply play the videos, using a media player such as the free VLC, which you can download here.
Play in class from your computer, using a projector or connected to a television.
Alternatively burn the video to blank DVD in a suitable format and show on a DVD player.
No classroom projection
Simply give your students this link and let them watch at home.
Something even better
The videos are © Richard Martin.
Permission is granted for use in non-commercial educational contexts.
Go here for tales to watch
Go here for a list of all tales included on this site
Go here to receive an e-mail notification when new tales are added
Permission to tell outlines my views on copyright
For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling