Date of Graduation

Summer 5-16-2019

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education


Teaching English as a Second Language

First Advisor

Luz Navarrette Garcia


Schools in East Asia have shown a preference for hiring young, native English-speakers from majority white countries as EFL teachers. In addition, the high demand for English language instruction has made it difficult to fill all positions with qualified teachers. As a result, there is an issue with undertrained and underqualified native English-speaking teachers in East Asian classrooms. The purpose of this project is to provide these novice teachers with training in the use of video clips as a way to help them overcome their lack of a pedagogical knowledge. The use of video clips allows teachers to personalize content, easily bring authentic materials into the classroom, and improve student motivation. The project identifies four uses for video clips and the handbook provides teachers examples for integrating them into their curriculum. The result of the integration of video clips into the EFL classroom is more student engagement and more interesting learning materials. The materials were developed based on Communicative Language Teaching and the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning.