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Real English ESL

Real English® is an online video library of spontaneous dialogues of people interviewed on the streets of English-speaking countries, organized according to grammatical, lexical, and functional criteria used in the interactive exercises.

In other words, Real English is based on a very simple idea, the organization and exploitation of spontaneous speech. This notion of spontaneity in language learning 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 identify with ordinary people, i.e., the famous interviewees, especially when we put them on the spot with our questions. Listening comprehension comes naturally to learners, given the magnetic quality of the people chosen to appear and speak in our clips.

You might have already read about what the experts think about Real English®, but what about the students and their teachers?

Here are a few of the comments made so far in 2015, when students and teachers signed up for our newsletter. We have not edited any of these comments:

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    Comments: This program very very useful to me. Thanks you very much everybody in Real English Program Team. Have a great future all of you......
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The Following Instructions for using Real English have been translated into 41 languages on our blog, by volunteers, both teachers and translators, who recommend this site.

  1. Go here and choose a lesson.

  2. Watch the video at the top, without subtitles.

  3. Click on "Exercise 1". Follow the instructions.
    Do all the exercises.

  4. Now watch the video with subtitles.

    Complete instructions here.

Our interactive lessons cover short, easily digestible extracts of the main videos using step-by-step exercises. There is a great deal of natural repetition: even the more difficult passages are learned in a natural way. Ideal for all teaching and self-study situations, & perfect for blended learning!

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