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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. Extra activities on FB!       Also... Real English DVDs!

The video below provides one example of the new 2014 Real English® "South Beach" series of clips. When finished, there will be ten new HD clips from Miami Beach, all with their lessons. The video below includes subtitles, but as you will see in the exercises, we insist that learners watch short sections of each main video, one section at a time, without subtitles. It is extremely important for students to train their ears before reading. The varied exercises exploit the videos in many interesting ways, also paving the way for intensive listening without frustration!

Watch the video and click on Exercise 1.

Learning English on the Street,
a short message for ESL teachers:

Real English ESL

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!

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

Here are some comments made in 2014, when users signed up for our newsletter. Other comments were made on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. We have not edited any of these comments:

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The Following Instructions for using Real English have been translated into 38 languages by students & teacher volunteers who use 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.
Instructions in Korean and Armenian have just been added.

You can record yourself and compare your pronunciation to the teacher's pronunciation in the Real English Exercises, thanks to Java.

The latest updates of Java have made this a bit difficult, so I made this tutorial to show you how to allow java to work with the voice recorder.

You can also save your recording and send it to me as an email attachment if you want more help with your pronunciation. Another free service from Real English!

Java is probably already installed on your computer. Update it if necessary, and then follow the instructions in this tutorial:

Alex Rosas (Universidad Autуnoma del Carmen) posted on our Facebook page:

...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!!!!

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