Video 01 – Primary: Very Young Learners
The “Shaping the Way We Teach English: From Observation to Action” materials use existing “Shaping” video footage to feature 13 classes in full-length format (20-90 minutes each). Widespread interest from educators worldwide and the rich material found in the longer versions led to the creation of this additional resource, incorporating the full-class lessons. The target audience is EFL educators in countries outside the USA in low-resource environments.
The original “Shaping the Way We Teach English, Best Practices Around the World” video-based English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher training materials, produced by the US Department of State and University of Oregon in 2007, incorporates short 2-10 minute excerpts from classes around the world, plus an accompanying training manual.
The 14 modules are centered on topics such Contextualizing Language, Integrating Skills, Group Work, Learner Feedback and Assessment, Creative and Critical Thinking Skills and more. They are freely available online: