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Watch free documentary films online | Chockadoc.com

Watch free documentary films online | Chockadoc.com | Business English Video | Scoop.it

This site has a huge collection of free to view documentaries on a really wide range of topics. Great to reinforce or extend your knowledge. Also great listening parctice.


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Helena's comment, October 11, 2012 7:44 PM
Love, love, love this.
Sue Valdeck's curator insight, February 16, 2013 1:26 AM

Another way to add variety to your ESL lessons!

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Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner: Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn - Entrepreneurs Take Intelligent Risks

Entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman articulates why individuals and companies who do not take intelligent risks will eventually marginalize themselves over time. Hoffman also describes the importance of holding and testing contrarian views.
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10 Must-See Videos on Business, Creativity and Success

10 Must-See Videos on Business, Creativity and Success | Business English Video | Scoop.it
Nearly every entrepreneur can benefit in one way or another from watching these videos culled from Stanford's YouTube channel.
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A good selection to dip into, especially for business students.

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Everything You Love About Conference Calls

Lots of things make conference calls an awesome experience. Here are the best things we love about conference calls. Find out more at: https://www.uberconfer...
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This promotional video for the Google Chrome based Uberconference  conference call tool has some good content for a language class.

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A New Management Style for a New Workforce

Don't miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Jane Hyun explains the importance of changing management style to fit an ev...
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The speaker talks perceiving and negotiating the "power gap" in different ways in order to engage an increasingly diverse workforce. The concept reminds me of Hofstede's power distance cultural dimension. The video could be used as a the basis for discussion  on management and leadership styles though more concrete examples would have been helpful.

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How to Write a Good CV

Tips on how to write a good CV to help you secure an interview for the job you want. Choosing the right information for each job application you make is cruc...
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Good introductory video with some good, challenging vocabulary. A little marred by a typo though - can you spot it?

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The Elevator Speech - YouTube

Always be prepared for your elevator speech. At any time you could run into someone influential, so you need to be ready to introduce yourself in a positive ...
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7 billion: Are you typical? (Integrating video with all four skills)

7 billion: Are you typical? (Integrating video with all four skills) | Business English Video | Scoop.it
In my talk about using video in the classroom I mention the importance of combining images with language (see dual coding theory) and also integrating video with language teaching. In the actual pr...
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The step by step lesson plan that goes with this video provides a useful template for using video in the classroom.

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Start-up stories from BBC News

Start-up stories from BBC News | Business English Video | Scoop.it
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Articles and short videos on a wide range of start-ups.

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Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's ...
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Lots of great trend language and plenty to discuss concerning presentation styles.

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Always one step ahead of the others...

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World's Toughest Job

Unlimited hours. No breaks. The most important job is also the world's toughest job. Add to the conversation, click to Tweet: http://bit.ly/1m8mgVf To add to...
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Great job interview video suggested by participant on current Cert IBET course (http://buff.ly/1kBjVO5

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Video for daily routines and notes and messages

Video for daily routines and notes and messages | Business English Video | Scoop.it
Someone recommended this on Twitter to me. It's a short film called 'Signs'. Other than being intrinsically entertaining, it's one of those videos that just cries out to be used in ELT. The opening...
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Good video for working on the language of routines. 

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Johnny Grammar's Grammar Movies

Johnny Grammar's Grammar Movies | Business English Video | Scoop.it
Johnny Grammar from LearnEnglish presents his Grammar movies
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These short British Council video animations are aimed at general English learners, but could certainly be used with lower level business English learners in need of quick grammar reviews. 

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TED Talks as authentic listening materials that are within reach of low-intermediate students

TED Talks as authentic listening materials  that are within reach of low-intermediate students | Business English Video | Scoop.it
Alexandra Lowe writes about using TED Talks with adult ELLs to improve listening skills and spur intense, meaningful discussion.
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Australia Network - The Business of English

Australia Network - The Business of English | Business English Video | Scoop.it
Australia Network - The Business of English
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This series of video-based lessons is getting just a little long in the tooth now, but still worthwhile using with the right learners. A big thank you to Jennifer Verschoor for reminding us of them.

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Project Planning with Sticky Notes

In this video, you will learn what a Work Breakdown Structure is and how to create it using sticky notes.

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Has some very useful vocabulary for Project Management English. 

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60 Second Solutions - Entrepreneur Magazine

60 Second Solutions - Entrepreneur Magazine | Business English Video | Scoop.it
These days, you need to do just about everything better, faster, smarter. Sharpen your competitive edge with these tips from experts and seasoned business ow...
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80 one-minute videos to choose from on a wide range of business topics

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Who's Helped Shape Your Career? Thank You Messages

At Monster, we know a great career is shaped by people who inspire you to do great things. We're offering you a way to publicly thank anyone who has helped y...
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Useful to start a classroom speaking / writing activity with prompts like: Who would you thank? Why?

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10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch | Business English Video | Scoop.it
Whether it’s a heartwarming adventure, irreverent comedy or thought-provoking documentary, these films can inspire and motivate a weary business owner.
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Well selected clips from some of these films could make good classroom resources, though some may look a little dated.

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Eva Maier's curator insight, July 16, 6:39 AM

i would add What Women Want for marketing

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Videos

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Hand picked video resources for the business English classroom

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Video Lessons

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I recently attended a wonderful presentation by Jamie Keddie outlining his idea of Video Telling .  It was very interesting to hear his description (and demon…
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An interesting introduction on the Jamie Keddie's 'Video telling' technique followed by lots of video based lesson ideas. Mostly for general English but some that are of interest for the business English classroom - either bricks & mortar or virtual.

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List of well-known sources of video for business English learners

List of well-known sources of video for business English learners | Business English Video | Scoop.it
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Nothing particularly new here but a useful list nonetheless.

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Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner:Popular Videos

Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner:Popular Videos | Business English Video | Scoop.it
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Great source of video clips short and long with well-known (predominantly US) entrepreneurs.

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Tim Harrell's curator insight, May 7, 7:47 AM

I've used these myself various times. They're generally quite short which makes them easier to use in class and they're particularly useful for something like English for HR as they cover a lot of relevant themes.

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10 ways to use video in the classroom

10 ways to use video in the classroom | Business English Video | Scoop.it

Ten ways to instantly make use of video in the classroom

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Simple, effective ways of exploiting video for teaching purposes.

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Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Business English Video | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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An excellent categorised collection of video tools!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 9:20 PM

What an excellent list of video tools and resources from Robin Good. highly recommended 9.5/10.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, August 19, 10:49 AM

Thanks to the collector, Robin Good, of this great list.  I'm sure many people will be interested to learn about all these sites

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Excelente recopilación

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Economics Report - YouTube

Economics Report - YouTube | Business English Video | Scoop.it
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News on economic issues with subtitles and a slower paced delivery. 

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Culture - Doing business with ...

Culture - Doing business with ... | Business English Video | Scoop.it
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Five 2-minute videos on doing business in Brazil, China, France, India and Japan. Useful do's and don'ts to introduce the topic of culture

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