Many teachers and students have asked for longer listening activities that can stretch their listening endurance to new levels. Well, I have created these video activities which were created based on live broadcasts about a wide range of topics. Each video activity includes learning activities and a quiz to improve your English. I suggest watching this video to learn how to make the most of video on this site, including how to slow down the audio and reposition the video window for better viewing.
Open one of the tabs below to find the episodes and the related language activities.
Overview: Randall discusses Memorial Day and the lost of his son, Joshua, and how these experiences have shaped his own life, Web site, and interaction with others.
Overview: Randall relates insights on how learning a language can help you see the world and other people differently and more expansively.
Overview: Randall Davis shares insights on how learning a language can help you see the world and other people differently and more expansively.
Overview: Randall explains the danger of stereotyping and what we can do it avoid it. He shares experiences in which his own biases and stereotypes limited his understanding of others.
Overview: Randall answers the most commonly-asked questions that he has received over the past 20 years about his work (teaching and Web site development) and life, and he invites listeners to join in the conversation by sharing their own questions and comments. Feel free to post your questions here beforehand so Randall can prepare.
Overview: Although Randall has been a teacher and father for more than 30 years, some of the greatest learning experiences affecting his work, teaching, and personal life has taken place during the past few years. In this live broadcast, Randall opens up and discusses his life in an unvarnished and candid way—-mistakes and all—-and shares the top books that have helped him focus on better teaching, connection with students, and his family.
Overview: The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the teaching and learning landscape from traditional classrooms to online educational environments. In many cases, teachers have lost their jobs or have found it difficult to adapt to the new world online teaching with their current school. As a result, many teachers wonder if there is a future for them in the language-teaching profession. In response to this dilemma, Randall interviews Elaine Oliveira, a private teacher in Brazil, on how to get started teaching privately online and finding ways to thrive at it.
Episode 10: How to Make the Most of Online Video for Language Learning
Overview: Randall talks about tips on how to use some Google Chrome extensions on your desktop or laptop browser to control the video playback on my site and other video content on the Internet. Wanna learn how to slow down video better, even within Nextflix? Watch this video to learn how.