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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.


  • Sports in America: Before the Aspiring Heart
    Sports in America: Before the Aspiring Heart

    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). 

  • Bike for the Environment
    Bike for the Environment

    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. 

  • Global Entrepreneurship – Evergreen Version
    Global Entrepreneurship – Evergreen Version

    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. 

  • Sports in America: Women’s Sports
    Sports in America: Women’s Sports

    Speakers include Kathryn Olson, CEO of the Women Sports Foundation; Julie Foudy, captain of the 1999 U.S. women’s national soccer team  

  • America Out West: Helicopter Cowboys
    America Out West: Helicopter Cowboys

    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.  

  • Youth Empowerment Through Hip Hop
    Youth Empowerment Through Hip Hop (01:51)

    Extra-curricular group in Washington D.C. meets to broadcast hip hop radio station.  

  • RACE: Are We So Different?
    RACE: Are We So Different?

    This video was processed by the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs in July 2011.   »

  • Green Revolution Series: Electric Vehicles
    Green Revolution Series: Electric Vehicles (6:53)

    Learn about electric vehicles and how they can help you go green.  

  • Education: Youth Volunteers
    Education: Youth Volunteers (2:25)

    American high school students share their volunteering experiences.  

  • Muslim Fashion Designer
    Muslim Fashion Designer (02:50)

    Young Muslim starts own fashion line that makes trendy, yet conservative garments.  

  • Diversity: California BBQ
    Diversity: California BBQ (02:31)

    BBQ competition brings out diversity in team members.  

  • Diversity: Language Immersion
    Diversity: Language Immersion (02:26)

    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 (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”

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