Video is such a motivating medium for English learners, but its benefits for autonomous learning have been limited. What are you going to do if you can’t understand a word or phrase? It can be cumbersome to play a line in a video over. And how can you find out what things mean if you don’t know where one word stops and another starts?
But that was yesterday. Today we can have:
- clickable transcripts
- online learners dictionaries
- translation tools
My students’ eyes light up when they see videos that have clickable transcripts. They give them instant and precise control over how the video plays. And there’s no more frustration if they don’t understand because they can check words and phrases in a dictionary, and even translate a whole script if they need too.
And that’s what my new website is all about.
We’re starting off with 24 videos and there will be new ones every week. Oh, and did I say it was free? Yep, totally free.
I’ve set up a different Twitter account that’ll announce new content as it goes up. So follow me on Simple English videos to catch the latest movies.