If you plan to show this video to your students, please use this link and encourage them to leave their comments on the thread. (=
In the beginning of the semester, I think it is a good idea to discuss second language learning with adult and advanced students.
As teachers, we have a lot to offer on the matter. However, as this semester begins, I decided to give the students a chance to contribute on a group wide discussion, and had them come up with ideas to maximise specifically grammar and vocabulary acquisition.
After this discussion students had 10 minutes to place their ideas into a text, which was then read and recorded.
Here is the result.
Now, there are a few ways to do this, the easiest is using a digital camera to record the clip. You can later compile and edit the segments using Windows Live Movie Maker.
On the technological side, WLMM can capture both video and audio from notebook standard hardware, but the audio might not be very good.
This video will be later uploaded to voicethread in and attempt to continue the student-created pool of tips and tricks to English learning.