It’s no secret that YouTube is an English language learner’s best friend.
Because ESL/ELL teachers have been willing to turn the cameras on themselves, you can find thousands of lessons to help improve your English. However, sometimes it’s difficult to know where the true gold is among all the videos that show up in searches. Hopefully this list of 11 YouTube channels can help steer you toward some of the best ESL/ELL content YouTube has to offer in 2014.
Dear learners of Russian,
The University of Victoria, BC offers a unique opportunity to have your Russian language skills assessed and to receive internationally recognized Russian Language Proficiency Certificate issued by the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) examinations will take place at UVic on April 27-28. You are welcome to arrive to Victoria 3 days earlier and participate in our 8 hour exam training session on campus (no extra charge, this is included in your exam fee).
TORFL is the only certification recognized by the Russian government that allows people to work in Russian and international companies in Russia.
This certification and its six proficiency levels (from A1 to C2) is common across 47 languages, including most European languages. To learn more about TORFL examinations and find out what level you are, visit our Testing Centre website: http://hcmc.uvic.ca/torfl. Both non-heritage learners and heritage speakers are welcome!