Colleagues of mine recently launched a series of workshops that combine learning English with socialising in a fun bar-like atmosphere. As I’m helping out with the accompanying online component, where participants can find follow-up activities and keep in touch between events, they asked me to briefly introduce myself. And as I can’t attend in person, I had a little fun putting the introduction below together by combining elements of the ‘What people think I do‘ meme with gifs taken from popular TV shows and movies.
Sad to say, my delivery in this video version is a little wooden – I’m no entertainer! – but the basic idea is fun I think and the voiceover (in class it would be your commentary) models the language needed for the speaking activity at the end.
Putting something like this together is relatively easy, and although it’s quite time-consuming (finding the right resources), it’s fun to do and the final product can be recycled (when appropriate) with different groups of learners. All it takes, apart from time, is you favourite presentation tool (I used PowerPoint), some images found online labelled for reuse and gifs from sites like Gihpy.