Real English® is an online video library of spontaneous dialogues of people interviewed on the streets of English-speaking countries, organized according to traditional grammatical, lexical, and functional criteria, used in exercises for learning English as a 2nd language.
In other words, Real English is based on a very simple idea, the organization and pedagogical exploitation of spontaneous speech.
As millions of learners & teachers have already noted (see below), spontaneous goes way beyond today's tired catchword of "authentic" video, which most often is limited to Hollywood films or news broadcasts. There are no actors in Real English®. Students tend to identify with ordinary people, i.e., the famous interviewees, especially when we put them on the spot with our questions.
Our extraordinary interactive lessons cover very short, easily digestible extracts of the main videos for the step-by-step exercises. There is so much natural repetition that even the difficult passages are appropriated by learners in a natural way, as they enjoy real people being themselves. Ideal for all teaching and self-study situations, & perfect for blended learning!
Here are some comments made in the second half of 2014, when users signed up for our newsletter. We have not edited any of these comments:
message: Very useful lessons and exercises. There's no way not learning!!! Congrats.
message: This site is very useful! I'm learning a lot. Thank you so much! It's a wonderful idea! I hope you'll continue adding more exercises! big hug
name: laudenir santos
message: very good to learn english, and is free ,it gives a chance for anyone to learn.
name: Asim Yalniz
message: The language is authentic and the topics have been chosen well. Thank you. A very good reference for my students to do revision through.
message: i like this lesson are simple but they really helps you
message: Very cool and useful for new learners. I'm very happy to have found Real English as a teaching tool for my students. The lessons are authentic and into what Real English is all about! Loved it!!
message: This is amazing.
name: David Caicedo Gordon
message: I think this is a great website. I hope to contribute with any lessons plans for the videos I will be using. Congrats!
message: GREAT It actually helps us in learning
name: Maria Rodriguez
message: I love to learn with these exercises. I think they are well designed.
name: Pay Facio
message : Dear all, Just a brief email to say "thank you". I've been using your videos with my students and they really work! So useful to have real English videos! Thanks a lot!
message: These videos are awesome!
name: beatriz arbaizar
message: Real English is one of the most interesting places of study English that I've nener found. I would like -if it is possible- to dispose some more lessons of intermediate -avanced level. congratulation. bea
name: Carlos S
message: Thanks very much!! I love Real English!
name: Oksana (Ukraine)
message: I just dropped in to thank you for your wonderful videos that are so natural and fun. It was a really brilliant idea to launch your project and a great opportunity to learn English outside the language environment. Thanks again,
name: Giuliano Batista Scariot
message: well, I'v been using your videos in my classes since 2008 and the result which I have in each class is amazing...these videos really help my studends. As well as people who decide to study by their own, congratulations
name: Nelma Carvalho Lage
message: I like this site very much because its is easy to understand and the student can learn english step by step. THANKS A LOT.
message: Thank you for uploading such useful videos! I want to let you know that I'm a teacher of English and I ALWAYS include your videos in my lessons! Thanks so much for working so hard for all of us! Keep on like this! Best, Belen
message: hi guys.I'm amir from iran. i write you from the bottom of my heart. East or West, real english is best.
message: So funny, I like it, great job!!! From Brazil ;)
message: Very good for speaking english
message: Wonderful system of learning english, thanks
name: Michael Wu
message: it's really a cool site which I have just found, I totally love it
name: sarbjeet kaur
message: i want to say thanks to you from the deep of my heart .. thank you for providing that site. it really helps me to improve english in easy way.
message: I liked this video so much especially the part of Alejandra speaks. She is so lovely and i liked what she speaks about learning Eng."nothing is impossible in life if you really try hard."I hope one day in the future I will be able to speak english like her:) I want to thank to you for all your videoes..it's so helpful and useful.I really appreciate what you are doing.I am grateful to you.i've been improving my english with your way.Greetings from Turkey!
name: Malaquias H. de Oliveira
message: I'm astonished by your dedications in this accurat and efficient material that comes at appropriate time. Thank you all.
New! Real English Mobile
The clip below is a Screencast of the brand new Real English® Mobile site. Also, see our blog.
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