Learn French - Les Jeunes (Games)
In this video the instructor recites various words of game activities in French. For beginning learners. The words appear at the bottom of the screen as they are recited.
Essential French - Sports
This video offers a native French speaker saying sports-related words or phrases. Each screen has the English word or phrase at the top and the French word at the bottom. However, the video would be better served if word or phrase were said twice and if it were said slower. (02:32) This video offers vocabulary only--not complete sentences.
500 NATIONS (PART 11)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
Treaty of Versailles
Know About The Treaty Of Versailles - The treaty was designed to free the small ethnic groups from Germany's reign and make sure the power hungry Germany could not ravage France again. It also helps explain how this resulted in future problems. A good, brief review, but students need a map to be able showing Germany before and after the treaty was signed.
Infinitives vs. Gerunds
This video is a lecture using typed slides that explains the difference between infinitives and gerunds. The lesson begins with the definition of each part of speech. The instructor uses examples of both parts of speech to help the viewer remember the difference between the two and how to use the parts of speech correctly.
Gerunds And Infinitives Slide Show
This brief lesson is a slide show with no audio. It discusses the difference between gerunds and infinitives and provides examples. There were several words misspelled in the presentation, but it did an adequate job of introducing the concepts of gerunds and infinitives.
Simple Definition and Description of Infinitives With Examples
This video is an introduction to infinitives. While this is intended for English as a Second Language learners, it is useful for anyone studying infinitives. A teacher presents a short lecture on infinitives using a white board to give examples.
Infinitives Used in Passive Voice
This short lecture shows a teacher discussing and giving examples of infinitives used with the passive voice.
Gerunds and Infinitives
This video is a great for helping students understand gerunds and infinitives. It is longer than usual, over 15 minutes. It is good for clearing up misconceptions and misuse.
8. English Grammar Lesson. Past Participles and Present Participles
Teacher explains what a participle is. He explains what regular verb and irregular verbs are with examples shown on a white board. The narrator makes a list on the board of past participles and present participles.
This lesson will review and give examples of common past participles and show how they are used in American English. This helps to give a better understanding of them when they are spoken in fast English. Intended for high-intermediate to advanced level.
Some adjectives in English end in -ing and -ed. When you use this kind of adjective please note that:
Those ending in -ed describe how we feel. e.g. I am tired. She is interested in our plan. They were surprised to hear the news.
Those ending in -ing describe the things that cause us to have these feelings. e.g. This work is tiring. She thinks our plan is interesting.
Instructor does not use a whiteboard. Her instruction is accompanied by captions at the b
Participial Adjectives -ing/-ed Part 1
Participial Adjectives (a.k.a. verbal adjectives, participles as noun modifiers, -ing/-ed adjectives). This teacher made video uses DVDs and her personal reviews to make up sentences with participal adjectives. (9:51)
Periods and Commas
This powerpoint teaches full stops (periods) and commas. The narrator reads the slides quickly. It is interactive asking where commas and periods belong and then showing the correct answers on the screen. The slides contain a great deal of text. (2:13)
How and When to use Periods
This lesson is an ecerpt of a basic punctuation course. The narrator in this video discusses the four different ways to use a period within a sentence in a lake setting. To view the full video go to mindbites.com/lesson/2953.
Reconstruction and the "New South"
Video discusses what happened after the Civil War, the South followed the lead of the North to discover new economic opportunites during Reconstruction.
The Reconstructed South
This video is accompanied by text. "The postwar South, where most of the fighting had occurred, faced many challenges. In the war’s aftermath, Southerners experienced collapsed property values, damaged railroads, and agricultural hardships. The elite planters were faced with overwhelming economic adversity perpetuated by a lack of laborers for their fields. However, it was the newly freed slaves in the former Confederate states that faced the greatest challenge: what to do with their newfo
Egypt's Golden Empire : The Warrior Pharaohs 7/8
A quote from the movie: "For over 3,000 years a story has lain hidden beneath the sands of Egypt. A story we are only now beginning to reclaim. It is a story of a time we call The New Kingdom. It left us the greatest treasures of the ancient world: an extraordinary legacy in papyrus, stone and gold. But behind these treasures lies an epic tale of real people: people like Ramesses, Tutankhamen the Boy King, and one of the most beautiful and powerful women of the ancient world, Queen Nefertiti." S
This is an overview of the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for an English class. The novel is summarized with text on the screen with music in the background.
The Adventures of Huck Finn Summary
This is a video summary of the Adventures of Huck Finn set to song by Flocabulary. It is a cartoon portrayal of the key events in the story. Please be aware that this song does use some euphemisms so it might not be suitable for younger learners. (5:03)