Honesty be clear and straight

authenticity be yourself

Integrity be your word

love wish them well

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

The Skill of Self Confidence: Dr. Ivan Joseph

As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph’s TEDx Talk, he explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives.


How did English evolve?

What is the difference between “a hearty welcome” and “a cordial reception”? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images.


How we produce Cambridge English exams

This video provides a brief overview to the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations’ (Cambridge ESOL) question paper production process.

Interested in sitting for the Cambridge Examinations? This video explains how it all works.



What makes a good Speaking test candidate?

In this video three examiners give their advice and tips for the Cambridge English: First and Cambridge English: Advanced Speaking tests. We think you’ll find it useful, no matter which exam you teach.


About Spanish Voices

The unprecedented growth of the Spanish speaking populations in the Southeastern United States has led to major language issues about the coexistence of English and Spanish. Spanish Voices tells the story of those who have participated in these change through interviews with recent immigrants, long term residents, musicians, dancers, language teachers and students. Their narratives show how their experiences are unique to the Southeast as well as common to language contact situations worldwide.





What is the CEFR?

This film from Cambridge English provides a quick and clear overview of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It outlines what the CEFR is for, and why it is useful for candidates, teachers and employers alike.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, a guideline to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages.




What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering?

In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.



How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?

The film traces the rise of one of the world’s premier architects, Norman Foster and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? is a handsome portrait of one of the most esteemed architects of the modern age: Norman Foster. It offers up for awe, if not critical inspection, many of the structures with which he has made his name over the last four decades: the Millennium Bridge, the Millau Viaduct in France, 30 St Mary Axe (better known as the ‘Erotic Gherkin’), the renovated Reichstag in Berlin, Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport.