RichardUsing the video clips in your classroom


Your students will love watching the stories on my website.

Especially for beginners, one of the greatest benefits is simply showing them that they not only understand but also thoroughly enjoy a tale told in English.
More advanced students, as indeed native-speakers, will relish the rich language, the wit, the profundity of these stories as a unique experience.

How to show the videos in class

With internet connection in the classroom

Easy. Just display the video from this page using a projector (Beamer).

No internet in the classroom

Also easy. Use Firefox browser and install the free plug-in Video DownloadHelper. Open the page with the videos in Firefox.

The DownloadHelper is shown in the toolbar as the three moving balls on the right.
Next to them is a small drill-down arrow - shown here:

Click on that arrow and a list of the videos available on the webpage will be shown.
Download your selection to your computer, e.g. to your Desktop. This may take a few minutes.
Once saved, simply play the videos, using a media player such as the free VLC, which you can download here.
Play in class from your computer, using a projector or connected to a television.
Alternatively burn the video to blank DVD in a suitable format and show on a DVD player.

No classroom projection

Simply give your students this link and let them watch at home.


The videos are © Richard Martin.
Permission is granted for use in non-commercial educational contexts.

Something even better

Of course, although your students will enjoy these tales, they will certainly enjoy a live performance even more.
Send me a to discuss possibilities.


Go here to receive an e-mail notification when new tales are added

Go here for tales to watch

Go here for a list of all tales included on this site

Go here for a list of all tales included on this site

You are a teacher? Read this: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling

Want to record your own performances? Here are some suggestions

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