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English For You Beginner Level Lesson 21 Homework

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. 

11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English 
1) British Council LearnEnglish This is the official YouTube channel of the British Council. Videos are professional looking and include skits of real-life scenarios. They also boast several animated grammar lessons.  
2) Anglo-Link Run by Minoo Short of the UK, this channel provides lessons that are several minutes long and focus on subjects such as phrasal verbs, vocabulary, and listening skills. 
3) JenniferESL When you learn English with Jennifer, you feel like you’re learning from a caring mentor. Geared more toward beginning students, Jennifer’s videos cover a wide variety of topics and include colorful slides and graphics to assist with learning. 
4) Rachel’s English Rachel knows American pronunciation. She has a background in classical singing, and she brings her expertise of voice and pronunciation to all of her videos. If you’re looking to “reduce” your accent or refine your pronunciation, Rachel’s English is a great place to start.
5) EnglishLessons4U One of EngVid’s 8 teachers, Ronnie brings a quirky sensibility to learning English. Her lessons are informative, practical, and a lot of fun. 
6) Let’s Talk This India-based channel focuses on accent training, correct grammar usage, idioms, phrases and vocabulary. With practical tips and clear instruction, these videos are a great resource for learners from any country.
7) ESL and Popular Culture This UK-based channel provides simple lessons to improve listening and reading comprehension. While most other channels on this list involve a person teaching on-screen, ESL and Popular Culture focuses on images and text to accompany audio lessons.
8) KidsTV123 These delightful videos are filled with colorful graphics and upbeat children’s songs, focused on teaching phonics. You’ll find yourself humming these songs long after your lesson is over.
9) Learn English A great resource for beginners, Learn English’s videos stage skits and basic lessons, complete with graphics, visuals, and subtitles.
10) Speak English with Steve Ford This channel is rich in content. Whether you’re prepping for the TOEFL, studying business English, or improving your conversation skills, Steve Ford’s engaging videos will help you reach your goals.
11) ESL Basics With mini-lessons on vocabulary, idioms, and phrasal verbs, this channel is perfect for learning vocabulary quickly.

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!