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Dear ESL All subscribers
from all around the world,
Our August newsletter
deals with the many ways through which you can
better your English while taking advantage of the
extraordinary film and video resources available
for free on the Internet. Some of these resources
have been especially designed with the needs of
language learners in mind, while others are for
anyone who is interested in film and video material
and understands English well enough to navigate
the English side of the Internet.
This month's issue features
both types of resources. It is true that the sites
that target English as a Second Language learners
will provide greater online language support. However,
we encourage any learner, who is advanced enough
in English, to also visit and make use of the exceptional
resources that can be found in sites designed for
There are numerous other
online resources catering to the needs of film
lovers and our task in narrowing down our choice
to only ten sites has not been an easy one. We
hope that our selection will guide you toward many
more new visual resources that will not only deepen
your love and appreciation of films and videos,
but also help you sharpen both your listening and
reading comprehension skills.
Do not hesitate to send
us your comments or questions if you have any.
ESL All Team
LingualNet: A wonderful site where
you can learn English through movies. Watch
narratives, documentaries, short animation
films, cine-poetry, travel, homemade videos,
and a lot more.
2-BBC Video Nation
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): Meet
people from across the UK and hear on
video clips what they have to say about
their lives and the world around them.
British English. No transcripts.
3- English Bites
Broadcasting Corporation (ABC): English
Bites (ABC: Australia Broadcasting Corporation).
An informative and entertaining way to improve
your English. Free videos with transcripts
and vocabulary exercises. Australian English.
YouTube: A free website that is loaded
with hundreds of thousands of videos for
people to watch and share worldwide through
a Web experience. First-hand accounts of
current events, hobbies and interests, as
well as the quirky and unusual. No transcripts.
9.Yahoo.com: The 9 is a daily broadcast
on Yahoo! TV of the 9 best, weirdest, and
funniest videos, photos, sites, and stories
on the Web.
Hosted by Maria Sansone. Features online voting
and user submission. No transcripts.
6- Atom Films
Atom Films: Watch films,
videos, shorts, and online movies ranging
from 1 to 30 minutes in length. Also provides
on-demand viewing of over 1,500 world-class
film and animation titles. Free registration.
EnglishTrailers.com: A non-profit,
free educational site made by teachers for
students studying English as a second/foreign
language. This site uses movie commercials
(movie clips) to help you better your English.
Includes summaries, cloze tests, transcripts,
talking activities, quizes and a forum. Lots
a fan forum,
and new to
DVD and video.
you can find
at this site.
Apple.com: Watch the latest theatrical
film trailers of new and upcoming movies,
from Apple.com. Organized by production studio.
Requires the QuickTime software that you
can download for free at this site. No transcripts.
hundreds of movies for free online. Also
cartoons, documentaries, old newsreels, classic
commercials, and short films. No downloading
or registration required. Download time is
sometimes a little slow, but this site contains
unique material. No transcripts.