Five interesting videos about learning languages
Interesting videos about English, learning languages and using languages. Learn something new and practise English!

They are all TED talks, which if you aren’t already familiar with, you can read about here.  Please tell us what you think about the videos. We would love to hear your opinions on the topics of the videos. For example, what was the most interesting thing that you learnt?  What surprised you the most? Do you agree or disagree with the opinions or ideas?

Enjoy!

We have found you some really interesting videos about English, learning languages and using languages.  We’re sure you’ll learn something interesting at the same time as listening in English.  They are all TED talks, which if you aren’t already familiar with, you can read about here.  Please tell us what you think about the videos. We would love to hear your opinions on the topics of the videos. For example, what was the most interesting thing that you learnt?  What surprised you the most? Do you agree or disagree with the opinions or ideas?

Enjoy!

The world's English mania 
  • This is a short video about the globalisation of English and how important it has become for so many people around the world.
  • It only 4 minutes long and the speaker has very clear and slow speech. We really recommend that you watch this video.
The linguistic genius of babies
  • This TED talk discusses interesting findings on how babies learn one language and not another.
  • This video is 10 minutes long and the speech and accent are clear. There is, however, some technical or topic-specific vocabulary, which might be a little challenging.
Could your language affect your ability to save money?
  • This interesting TED talk discusses the relationship between economy and language. Specifically, how a language’s concept of the future, past and present is related to how people save money.
  • This video is about 12 minutes long. The speech is clear, but is a little faster than other TED talks.  We would recommend this video for those of you who have an intermediate level or higher.
10 ways to have a better conversation
  • This TED talk discusses the important changes to how we communicate nowadays, the importance of listening and the effects of modern technology on our communication. The speaker gives 10 useful rules for having better conversations.
  • This video is about 12 minutes long. The speaker has a clear accent and speaks at a good speed. There is a lot of great practical and day-to-day vocabulary.
Don't insist on English  
  • The speaker in this video is an English teacher, who has taught for over 30 years in Arabic speaking countries. She talks about the importance of sharing ideas in our native languages and not just in English.  She also discusses the barrier that English exams that have to this sharing of knowledge.
  • This video is about 10 minutes long. The speaker has a very clear accent and speaks at a good speed.
The world's English mania 
  • This is a short video about the globalisation of English and how important it has become for so many people around the world.
  • It only 4 minutes long and the speaker has very clear and slow speech. We really recommend that you watch this video.
The linguistic genius of babies
  • This TED talk discusses interesting findings on how babies learn one language and not another.
  • This video is 10 minutes long and the speech and accent are clear. There is, however, some technical or topic-specific vocabulary, which might be a little challenging.
Could your language affect your ability to save money?
  • This interesting TED talk discusses the relationship between economy and language. Specifically, how a language’s concept of the future, past and present is related to how people save money.
  • This video is about 12 minutes long. The speech is clear, but is a little faster than other TED talks.  We would recommend this video for those of you who have an intermediate level or higher.
10 ways to have a better conversation
  • This TED talk discusses the important changes to how we communicate nowadays, the importance of listening and the effects of modern technology on our communication. The speaker gives 10 useful rules for having better conversations.
  • This video is about 12 minutes long. The speaker has a clear accent and speaks at a good speed. There is a lot of great practical and day-to-day vocabulary.
Don't insist on English  
  • The speaker in this video is an English teacher, who has taught for over 30 years in Arabic speaking countries. She talks about the importance of sharing ideas in our native languages and not just in English.  She also discusses the barrier that English exams that have to this sharing of knowledge.
  • This video is about 10 minutes long. The speaker has a very clear accent and speaks at a good speed.