sábado, 26 de abril de 2014

Connect with English

Connect With English is an educational dramatized television series that was recorded in 1997 by the Annenberg/CPB Project (now Annenberg Media) and WGBH Boston for students of people learning English. The 48-episode program teaches English through use of a narrative fiction storyline and discussion segments featuring actual adult learners.

Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey across America, Connect with English touches on life's important issues: leaving home, parenting, education, work, love, success, and loss. All of the characters use meaningful, natural language that English students can put to work immediately in their own lives.

The series is divided into four seasons, with twelve episodes each:
1 Big Dreams
2 A New Life
3 Family Bonds
4 Friendship and Love

All the episodes last around 15 minutes and have optional CC subtitles. In addition, practice activities which include grammar, dictation, vocabulary, a quiz on the episode and a diary are offered.

The videos show their age, as they are almost twenty years old, but the quantity and quality of the material make up for everything.

Intermediate students will find in Connect with English a trove of activities to improve and practise their English.

H/T to Larry Ferlazzo.