The Office of English Language Programs promotes quality English teaching by providing academic expertise, consultative assistance, and materials resources for English teachers and learners worldwide. Click here to check out the new AE website!
Selected videos are presented here for English language classroom use. Note the “CC” button; it will allow your students to read the script while they listen to the audio. Feel free to download* to your computer if your classroom does not have an internet connection.
Speakers include Farah Pandith, special representative to Muslim communities, U.S. Department of State; Oday Aboushi, football player, University of Virginia; Rashid Ghazi, director, Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football; Baquer Sayed, wide receiver, Fordson High School; and Ephraim Salaam, offensive tackle, National Football League (NFL).
Appearing in this video are Brandon Schmittling, Washington resident; Dan Hoagland, DC Bike Ambassador for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association; Jim Sebastian, bicycle program coordinator, D.C. Department of Transportation; and an unnamed member of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
Speakers include President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, David Munir Nabti of Rootspace, Sheikha Hanadi Nasser Bint Khaled Al Thani of AMWAL, co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo Jerry Yang, Sandiaga Uno of Saratoga Capital, and Waed al Taweel.
Speakers include Kathryn Olson, CEO of the Women Sports Foundation; Julie Foudy, captain of the 1999 U.S. women’s national soccer team
This video was produced by the U.S. State Department in January 2012. It features Aubrey and Kyle Lange, who own their own family helicopter-herding business.
Extra-curricular group in Washington D.C. meets to broadcast hip hop radio station.
This video was processed by the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs in July 2011. »
Learn about electric vehicles and how they can help you go green.
American high school students share their volunteering experiences.
Young Muslim starts own fashion line that makes trendy, yet conservative garments.
BBQ competition brings out diversity in team members.
There are over 300 languages spoken in America and schools across the country are helping immerse children into a diverse world of spoken communication.
*How to download the above videos:
- Install http://www.realplayer-plus.com/ (free) in the setup you can choose a location where the video will be saved
- Go to the video you wish to download
- Click play
- While the video is playing, hover the mouse over the right hand side of the video window
- “Download this video” will pop up on the right corner
- Click download.
- Video is now saved in the selected folder on your computer or by default in the library of realplayer under “download and recording”
VOA VIDEO AND AUDIO RESOURCES
This site is for American and French teachers (and student teachers) to meet one another, exchange ideas and tips, connect their classrooms with each another, and provide information on travel abroad for both students and teachers in America and France. It’s free to join and use. Take a look!
- American and French Grade Level Comparison (PDF, 122 kb)