Our Simple English Videos website is the joint winner of the 2014 David Riley award for Innovation in Business English and ESP. YAY! We’re thrilled to bits!
If you haven’t visited our site recently, go check it out because it’s had a make over and we’ve been adding LOTS of new videos. Of course we have our YouTube channel as well, but at Simple English Videos there’s extra support like a clickable transcript and a dictionary tool. And go here to see one of the coolest uses of the videos that I’ve heard of.
We were very proud to share the stage with the other winner of the award – Newsmart – a terrific resource for students.
The idea behind Newsmart came from the insight that News Corp had unique access to the best business content in the world through the Wall Street Journal, as well as the best ELT content through Collins Learning. Using authentic texts and video from the Wall Street Journal, users can work through comprehension, grammar and vocabulary tasks to score points and earn placement on a leaderboard. Go check it out, if you haven’t already!