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Engaging youtube clips or arcticles for an ESL class based on video games?
I’m writing to get your suggestions for interesting materials to use in an English as a Second Language class that is based on the content area of “video games.” I know, it’s not exactly traditional, but apparently the students love it. It’s my first time teaching this kind of course, and I didn’t get to choose the theme.
I need to bring in authentic materials from a variety of sources, and I’m struggling a bit because I’m not too familiar with video games. Here’s what I’m looking for: online articles or websites with lively discussions of video game-related controversies, short youtube clips of people discussing issues related to gaming (gender stereotypes, violence, parental control, etc.), ideas for guest speakers I could bring into the classroom to talk about some aspect of gaming (I have ZERO ideas, here!), and field trips or outings I could take students on that might illuminate/reinforce the theme of the class (no idea here, either).
The only thing I’m trying to avoid is material that might be inappropriate for the classroom.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!