I got this site idea from Noah Geisel at NTPRS ’10. It is a collection of commercials from around the world. There are ways to use them in class even if they are not in the target language of your classroom.

For example, on Friday we used a commercial for a Thai insurance company. It was subtitled in Spanish. We circled questions like “who loves you more than anything?”, “who do you respect?”, “who do you want to change?” and then followed it by watching the commercial. In it, a girl is embarrassed of her deaf and mute father. When they had seen it twice and had read the subtitles with me, we discussed how we felt about the girl’s behavior toward her dad.

Using commercials can be a quick warm up or a really good, deep character education lesson. There are a lot to choose from, try it out!!

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