American English Vocabulary Builder
63 short video lessons
English subtitles for each lesson
Perfect for beginners!
On this page you will find links to the online resources where you can watch TV in English for free. There are also links to video materials for advanced learners. Some of the sites listed below allow you not only to watch, but also to download video to your computer. Some programmes are accompanied by a text script in English. Some channels allow to watch video with English subtitles.
The difficulty level is indicated by color circles:
- for beginner/elementary level – ,
- for intermediate level – ,
- for advanced learners – .
English dialects are indicated by a corresponding little flag:
- – for American English,
- – for British English,
- – for Australian English,
- – for Canadian English.
If you want to suggest an online resource for learning English, see the instructions here.
- www.youtube.com – VOA Special English videos. All videos have English subtitles.
- www.cnn.com – CNN Student News - TV news in English with subtitles and transcript
- www.cbc.ca – CBC videos. http://www.cbc.ca/ Many different videos, from documentary to TV series with subtitles. Free acces.
- newsroom.blogs.cnn.com – CNN Newsroom - TV news in English with subtitles and transcript. English transcript is available on CNN transcripts page.
- www.euronews.com – Euronews in English - free online TV news in English with transcripts. Pros: Most of the time English transcript matches quite well the audio. Cons: the general style of news is voice-over - you can't always see a native English speaker.
- www.engvid.com – Free English Video Lessons. English video lessons with english subtitles: vocabulary, grammar etc. Very useful for IELTS or TOEFL preparation.
- www.nlm.nih.gov – Medline Plus - Videos & Cool Tools. A collection of video clips on medicine, anatomy and surgery topics with accompanying transcript or closed captions.
- www.coursera.org – online courses - video lectures in English with subtitles
- www.ted.com – online video - lectures with English subtitles. Some lecturers are not native English speakers.