Teaching Adult Webinars

10 ways to make your video lessons HOT



Video is a natural way to engage the 21st century ‘screenage’ language learners. However, there’s often the danger that we only use LOT (lower order thinking) exercises which check basic comprehension and that we don’t exploit the full potential of video. In this webinar, we’ll consider how to develop HOT (higher order thinking) activities with video. Using a variety of video extracts taken from the National Geographic Learning ‘Life’ series, I’ll suggest ways to integrate critical and creative thinking into your lessons. The session aims to be very practical with ten ready-to-use ideas.

About the Speaker

John Hughes is a teacher, teacher trainer and course book author. He has worked in ELT since 1992 and managed departments of Business English and Teacher Training. He currently combines a variety roles including part-time teaching, running online training courses, and lecturing on ELT methodology at Oxford University in the summer. He has written many books with National Geographic Learning including Spotlight on First, Practical Grammar, Total Business 2, Success with BEC Vantage, Aspire, and the six-level general English course series called Life. He lives near Oxford and is a contributor to the National Geographic Learning In Focus Blog. His website is