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Welcome to Real English®, a completely free open source site ideal for blended learning: original videos, interactive lessons, an English teacher always present to help you, and a community of teachers & students learning together.

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

Here are some of my favourite comments made during the last 6 months, up to October 2016, when students and teachers signed up for our newsletter. Other comments are from our Facebook page and YouTube channel. We have not edited any of them:

  • Antonio Da Silva writes:

    This page is as addictive as facebook. I think its amazing.

    Silvia writes:

    Very useful lessons and exercises. There's no way not learning!!! Congrats.
  • John Callahan writes

    To have natural speech displayed in audio and text form, so well, is so wonderful .This is "cutting edge" stuff for learning resource development.

    Machu kalsang writes:

    thanks for have this free. I like the grammatic and the people
  • Faten writes:

    This site is awsome! thanks :) I've been teaching English for the last 27 years. When I came across your site it was like i tripped on a diamond treasure. You are of great help to me. Thank you sooooo much! I'll never be grateful enough.
  • Mohammed writes:

    Hi .The lesson was great .Thanks for your nice and useful site.perfect.

    Michael Wu writes:

    it's really a cool site which I have just found, I totally love it
  • Yusniyana Jaafar writes: n brilliant... Superb n awesome sir..

    Monica Pacheco writes:

    Your site is great! Thanks so much for your inspiration ! Thanks for sharing and caring! Best Wishes, monica
  • Giuliano Batista Scariot writes:

    well, I've 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 students. As well as people who decide to study on their own. Congratulations
  • laudenir santos writes:

    very good to learn english, and is free ,it gives a chance for anyone to learn.

    Hien Bui writes:

    I really really love Real English. It's fun. It's easy for me to remember ,too. Thank you so much indeed!
  • balqees writes:

    its amazing the way I am being taught by real English

    RAQUELALVES06 writes:

    So m uch fun in learning. I love it, great job!!! From Brazil ;)
  • Jackson Camargo writes:

    I just want to say thanks for provide so many information for free. You helped me a lot this site is really very useful! God bless you. __________________________

    Marilin writes:

    Great idea!
  • David writes:

    Your site is amazing and useful for me. Thank You very much, sir.

    Isabel writes:

    Wonderful system of learning english, thanks
  • alexbonki writes:

    I've been a subscriber for a long time and have never posted a comment. Well, I just want to say to you, Mr Marzio...that you're great! I'm an EFL Consultant from Brazil and I need to say that all my students love the videos and they really would like to be interviewed by you and your Real English crew! And so would I. Thanks a lot for your work and keep it up! Cheers!
  • Johan David Rojas Martinez

    i learned much with tis lesson.

    shunsuke shimizu writes:

    thanks for your exercises it is beautifull I'm so happy.
  • lola writes:

    it's sooooo good!

    maruf writes:

    very necessary lessons for the common people
  • minefield writes:

    hi guys.I'm amir from iran. i write you from the bottom of my heart. East or West, real english is best.

    Vafa writes:

    thanks a million for your useful lessons and videos
  • cantidio writes:

    just wonderful. everything is very good

    Duber writes:

    These videos are awesome!
  • Dragan writes:

    This is amazing.

    Rodrigo writes:

    GREAT It actually helps us in learning
  • Adrian writes:

    This is the best way to learn listening how people say in normal life...Thank you, teacher, and thank you to Real English...

    KATIA writes:

    very very thanks for Real English. You help me so much
  • Alexandra Trajkovska writes:

    the best choice ever

    Juan Pablo Jimenez writes:

    very good page, so cool
  • Andrea Santos writes:

    I'm glad I have found you ,,,this is amazing for my students and me! I will never be able to thank you enough. So, thank you a million times!!!!!
  • Maria da Luz barretto writes:

    This is the best course to learn English, thank you for great idea

    Leonardo Molina writes:

    great work!!
  • Asim Yalniz writes:

    The language is hyper authentic and the topics have been chosen well. Thank you. A very good reference for my students to do revision through.
  • Raquel Segovia writes:

    It is so good tool to lsten and speak.

    Tatiana Kim writes:

    Real fun!
  • Patrizia Ceilidh Ubaldi writes:

    Thank you, you're my daily inspiration

    Jorge writes:

    i like this lesson are simple but they really helps you
  • bunko morimoto writes:

    Unique pedagogic videos and lessons for my students at low and high levels. Sincere thanking creators and designers for good work.

    MrEtareascmn writes:

    Thank you. This chanel is awesome and extremely helpful.
  • carfanu writes:

    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! Love it!!
  • Judith Chimowitz writes:

    What a find! I am returning to China, having spent some time there teaching English in the last couple of years. I have been a bit of a textbook teacher, but I can see how great this method is and am delighted to find such rich materials. Thanks also for being free!!! Best wishes, Judith
  • Oksana (Ukraine) writes:

    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,
  • sarbjeet kaur writes:

    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.

    Catalina Lira Mallorca writes:

    Fantastic! Thank you Michael. Regards, Catalina.
  • Alfredo writes:

    Is the first time that I'm using this web side and very helpful and easy to learn. I can recommend to my friends.

    Viet Tran Hoang writes:

    Great chanel, I learn form it very much. love it.
  • Eliane B Sobreira Kuhlmann writes:

    I really think this is a good way to learn. My students like it a lot.

    usif15 writes:

    amazing idea!
  • Wagner writes:

    This website is awe-inspiring, especially for English teachers. Congratulations on your effort to help people learn this beautiful language. Cheers, Wagner English Coach.

    Enrique Javier Ruiz Oliva writes:

    first good english lessons for me from web. i really like it. cool.
  • Khaled Mamed writes:

    Shining like star Love and respect for you dear teacher

    Ma. Guadalupe writes:

    It is very good. I believe with this method I will be able to improve my listening. Because it is my weakness
  • Peace Man writes:

    Blessed are the teachers like YOU, for they shall be giving skills to many people

    Blanca Looney-Chang writes:

    Thank you very much for your support. Teachers are always very grateful when they find your material.
  • sandra writes:

    I'm very happy: Real English it's the best course in the world...also for the italian like me. Thank you. I hope to improve.

    Krittika suttitham writes:

    the lessons are awesome. it helps my students a lot for improving listening and speaking skills....thank you so much..
  • hossain writes:

    It's great. Real English is prepared good method to learn Real English, and i give my best thanks for this.

    David Caicedo Gordon writes:

    I think this is a great website. I hope to contribute with any lessons plans for the videos I will be using. Congrats!

  • Phina Charlot writes:

    this program helps me for improving my english. it's the best program.Congratulations!!!!!

    Lisseth Garay writes:

    I love Real English it is fre and is the most complete program in the web if you want to learn english.
  • Silvia writes:

    Very useful lessons and exercises. There's no way not learning!!! Congrats.

    Roman writes:

    Thank you for a great opportunity to learn English! Its the best resource I ever used!
  • ZUBEYIR YAZICI writes:

    Thanks very much for your efforts. This source is unique, especially, for the students who do not have oppotunity to practice their English. Thanks very much again. Your work is greatly appreciated.
  • Baso Nuredi writes:

    I would like to say Thank you very much for Mike, The teacher, The crew and whoever you are, who have made these wonderful and helpful English Video Teaching. From these, I get so many valuable things, get improving my English, my listening, my vocabulary and my friends as well. May God Bless you Mike..
  • Maria Rodriguez writes:

    I love to learn with these exercises. I think they are well designed.

    Carlos S writes:

    Thanks very much!! I love Real English!
  • Pay Facio writes:

    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!

    Fun English writes

    Just watched more of your videos. You've really created something that targets the difficulties that ESL/EFL learners have when studying English. Am impressed by your insight and execution.
  • Renzo writes:

    It is a great course. Thanks, it is very useful.

    Nelma Carvalho Lage writes:

    I like this site very much because its is easy to understand and the student can learn english step by step. THANKS A LOT.

    Malaquias H. de Oliveira writes:

    I'm astonished by your dedications in this accurat and efficient material. Thank you all.
  • Loren writes:

    I love this site. It is good to improve my English!

    anh xuan writes:

    Sounds and nuances of natural language is real life. thanks!
  • Belen writes:

    Thank you for making 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
  • tekinayse writes:

    I liked this video so much. I want to thank to you for all your'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!
  • Penni Gould writes:

    This is fabulous! Your materials are so innovative and so right on the mark! It's impossible to find natural English listening activities out there. They're all so "canned". Please make more with advanced grammar and some phrasal verbs please!!!
  • THU THU writes

    This program very very useful to me. Thanks you very much everybody in Real English Program Team. Have a great future all of you......

    Ronald S M Souza writes:

    I want fo say thank you very much.. I just discovered your site one week ago and I am enjoyng it a lot. I hope I can improved my knowledge on English. Best Regards Ronald
  • Claudio writes:

    This course is very good to practice even when you speak English well. I'm taking your course every day. It's being very well for me to remember how to pronounce some words. It's fantastic. - I could remember colors and the possessive case with "Whose". Thanks.
  • Henie Winny writes:

    We always respect to your services to improve our English skills with fun.

    Luciane writes:

    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! I finished all exercises I can find during 6 - 7 month. big hug
  • lukisanmoses writes:

    You are amazingly helping a lot of people, you really know our need. Great teacher. God bless you! Thanks.

    laura vanesa sanches gonsales writes:

    megusta todo este programa
  • Amouna Jouful writes:

    Hi sir,  you have such a very interesting page on Facebook. What I liked most is that you correct the answers of your followers, it is such an amazing effort from you.  Thank you so much,  I hope I didn't make lot of mistakes.
  • Louis writes:

    Hello, My name is Louis, I'm Brazilian. I'd like to say thank you, and congratulations for your videos and your job, you are brilliant. I've been searching the internet, trying to fink the kind of materials which could put me in touch with the British language and culture. You did it! Thanks - Louis
  • Grace writes:

    It's the best page I ever encounter where we can learn proper English without cost. Thank you so much

    nageeb abdu writes:

    i am very happy to get into this website . it is amazing thing which will help us to learn English language
  • Rafael writes:

    Thank you for your support. I am very happy for my class. They love your lessons.

    Marcos Elias writes:

    I love this website! I'll write about it on my blog. Thank you very much for this amazing work!
  • Roman writes:

    Hello, Real English! Thank you for a great opportunity to learn English! Its the best resource I ever used!.

    Andrea writes:

    Thanks!! My students love it.
  • elise peanuts writes:

    I´d just like to say that real english have been helping me a lot, specially because it illustrates how the language really works (it´s the real deal!) and students love it. Thank you very much for such a wonderful project! I know that you make many english teachers happy!
  • Nelyt San Roman writes:

    It's an excellent app.

    Alexander San Martin writes:

    Hi, I really loved the way you make this.
  • Sunita Lall writes:

    Well, I just went through some videos to introduce Real English, and I am very impressed. I feel the way it has all been created is great. People would find it interesting, convenient and enjoyable too. Real good work. I am going to introduce Real English to my students as a vacation gift!
  • Jorge Martínez writes:

    That\'s a very good website. I like it so much. I think that you have put a lot of interview and conversations to improve our english skills.

    Patrick Alvim writes:

    The best english course!
  • Francisco Hombo writes:

    i like so much this website!

    greyson de morais pereira writes:

    excellent, congratulations real engilsh.
  • Eva Cuche (Evamaud) writes:

    Many many thanks for your videos. I love using them in my teaching. They bring some fresh air and are really useful too. I've designed many question sheets based on them and would gladly share them with other teachers or students.
  • Idenis Souza (Evamaud) writes:

    Hi my friends!! My name is Idenis and I would to thank you for your videos. Your videos are amazing! I'm video editor and I make commercials.
  • Fun English writes:

    Just wanted to send a quick thank you. I find your videos very creative! Keep up the great work.

    Murat Bayrak writes:

    thanks for providing real language for the students who want to learn english.. excellent videos..!
  • Henrique Heron writes:

    I do recommend this channel a LOT! It does teaches people good English in natural way.

    Mucaly Braintofu writes:

    Fun channel studying English on the streets. very interesting and easy very helpful for me.
  • Alexandre Freitas writes:

    This channel is fantastic! Thanks for the excellent job!

    Cristhiane Gonçalves writes:

    God Bless you! Your videos are of great help in my classes. My students just love them!
  • glennaldosf writes

    Thanks for the videos! I love using these with my classes here in Qatar!

    emethepack writes:

    Thank you so much. These videos are a pleasure to watch! Great style and interaction! You are the best to me! :) Eme
  • naquarelle writes:

    Awesome videos! Just what learners really need! Thank you from from Russia

    Silvio Lima writes:

    I never saw a so inteligent production, so helpfull from learners around the world, Thank you very much!

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Real English ESL

What is Real English®?

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.

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More than 30 different languages

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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