Simple English Videos is a site is hosted by husband and wife team Vicki Hollett and Jay Silber. Vicki is an English teacher who has written award winning course books and videos. British by birth, she now lives in Philadelphia. Jay’s a multimedia expert, and his training films have also won awards. You can find well over a hundred videos on their site, or on their YouTube channel, covering topics such as grammar, vocabulary, songs, and business English. Here's their latest video, which looks at sports and the verbs 'play', 'go', and 'do'.
Vicki was responsible for some classic early nineties business English coursebooks such as Business Objectives and Business Opportunities, and the video course Meeting Objectives, which older teachers (like myself!) may remember. In fact, I've still got copies of those in my office ... Her expertise is evident in Simple English Videos. The videos are well scripted, professionally produced, and have some delightful touches of humour. Just watch this one about ordering a meal, where the main character is their dog Carter. The sheer range of grammatical points and vocabulary topics covered is impressive, and each video comes with a full transcript. What's more, they've all been optimised for mobile devices too (see list). In short, this is an excellent resource for learners at all but beginner levels. The one thing that I would say was missing is some indication as to what level each video is suitable for, or a 'search by level' feature.