Video library


German Coast Guard Training (Berlitz)

A light-hearted illustration of why English language skills are critical in a security force context. You may need to check with your students' knowledge of "Mayday" prior to showing the video.

Traffic Stop (Adopt a Pet)

A funny take on a traffic stop as seen through the eyes of a canine companion. Play this one with sound off a few times and make your students create the dialogue. Then surprise them with the real version for a laugh.

Assault (Hot English)

This video was made for English language learners, so it features slowed down speech and a quirky victim account of an assault by an elderly man. Review assault and battery vocabulary before viewing as well as simple past tense.

Reporting Lost Items (Pocket Passport)

This video was made for English language learners, so it features slowed down speech and a quirky victim account of an assault by an elderly man.

Reporting a Stolen Bicycle (English in Vancouver)

This video is old, so the audio and video quality is poor. However, it is made for English Language Learners and contains great examples of questions for the victim of a robbery.

Inappropriate Victim Interview (BBC One - Tracy Ullman's Show)

This video satirizes how victims of rape or sexual assault are often treated by law enforcement. It has great examples of inappropriate language for interviewing a victim.

Inappropriate Victim Interview (Cynthia Kao)

This video also has great examples of inappropriate lines of questioning by law enforcement. It shows what a robbery report would look like if it was treated like a rape report.

Intercultural Communication (HSBC)

This is a series of funny commercials that demonstrate how not understanding the unwritten rules of a different culture can create problems.

Culture Shock (Outsourced)

This video shows several examples of differences in culture and how they cause discomfort for a person experiencing them for the first time.