Real English® is an extensive online video library of spontaneous dialogues of people interviewed in English-speaking countries, organized according to traditional functional, lexical and grammatical criteria despite the obvious spontaneity of the interviews.
In other words, Real English is based on a very simple idea, the organization and pedagogical exploitation of spontaneous speech.
"Spontaneous" goes way beyond the current catchword of "authentic" video, which most often refers to Hollywood films as content for ESL/EFL teachers & students. 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.
In addition to the video, we make extraordinary interactive lessons for the short (easily digestible) portions of the videos for the exercises. Our most recent lesson (81) includes 100 exercises for 8 short interviews. There is so much natural repetition that even the difficult passages are appropriated by learners in a natural way, watching real people being themselves. Ideal for blended learning!
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: Penni Gould
message: 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!!!
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 Giuliano
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: 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!
message: Very good for speaking english
...Believe me, your videos are a great help and a very important way to practice for non native students/speakers! Your videos not only help students to learn grammar, comprehend a real conversation and improve pronunciation but also realize the importance of interaction, how people interact in the different situations you present in your videos. I do believe you do a great job with your videos. I like that you take the time to edit with and without CC (closed captions) on separate videos because in that way you understand everything you did not understand in the video without CC. Thanks a lot Real English!!!!
New! Real English Mobile
The clip below is a Screencast of the brand new Real English® Mobile site. Also, see our blog.