English Learning Videos For ESL Students


Watching movies and videos in English is a great way to improve your ability to understand spoken English and pick up the pronunciation. Since it might be difficult for you to understand most movies and TV series, you can start with watching videos made specifically for the ESL students. You can find them everywhere: on YouTube, on Facebook, and on the websites designated to learning English. To save you some much needed time, we did a search for you. (You are welcome!) Watch these videos and learn.

Real English has a lot of free videos, featuring real people and most common topics you’ll definitely encounter in your daily communication, from social introductions to talking about your family and friends. All videos are available with and without subtitles, but as the site owners suggest – and we second that opinion – try watching them first without captions, even a few times if needed. It will really help you in the long-run. Do not miss the video from Lesson 58 – not only it features a very handsome guy, but also you can gain a lot from his insights on learning the language, since he’s done it himself, and amazingly well at that! These videos come with exercises aimed at listening comprehension and better understanding of English grammar rules and nuances.

Elllo.org, English Listening Lesson Library Online, is another great source of free videos in English. The topics covered range from politics and economics (video#572) to sports (video#1028) and business practices in different countries (video#1037). The videos feature native and non-native speakers of English from around the world and listening to them will help you get used to the variety of accents and dialects which you will inevitably encounter in New York, the city of immigrants. If you have problems with understanding the dialogue in the videos, refer to the transcripts provided for each topic. The videos could be viewed as audio slides with captions which you can turn off whenever you want. For your reference, the detailed explanation of the phrasal verbs, idioms and industry-specific terms is also provided in the audio notes section. This site is a great collection of English videos and a must-visit for any ESL student.

Do you know of other online video resources? Share with us in comments!

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