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Home and Family

Real Chinese: Home and Family

Young people in Beijing and their views on marriage, meeting people and introductions.

Drinking and Socialising

Real Chinese: Drinking and Socialising

Beijing's burgeoning tea-house, bar and café scene, and ordering drinks Chinese style.

Food and Restaurants

Real Chinese: Food and Restaurants

A taste of the huge range of food on offer in Beijing and tips on how to order.

Education and Jobs

Real Chinese: Education and Jobs

A look at life on the university campus and in Beijing's booming business world.

Leisure and Sport

Real Chinese: Leisure and Sport

Favourite leisure pursuits in China, from martial arts to walking the Great Wall.

Being Chinese, Speaking Chinese

Real Chinese: Being Chinese, Speaking Chinese

A look at how children in China learn their language, plus greeting people in Mandarin.

Buying and Selling

Real Chinese: Buying and Selling

A look at Beijing's addiction to shopping, from designer fashion to herbal medicine.

Exploring History

Real Chinese: Exploring History

This episode explores Beijing - from the city's boulevards to its palaces and temples.

Travel and Transport

Real Chinese: Travel and Transport

Tips on getting around by taxi, coach and train - and how to do it in Chinese.

Episode 5

5. Talk German: Episode 5

This episode looks at ordering a meal and travelling by public transport.

Episode 4

4. Talk German: Episode 4

The course continues with a look at booking accommodation.

Episode 6

6. Talk German: Episode 6

The course concludes by talking about leisure activities, plus a look at Munich nightlife.

Episode 3

3. Talk German: Episode 3

The course continues with a look at asking for directions and going shopping.

Episode 2

2. Talk German: Episode 2

The course continues with a look at ordering drinks and talking about the family.

Episode 2

2. Ma France: Episode 2

Covers children and pets, accrobranches, food, booking holidays and selling a house.

Episode 3

3. Ma France: Episode 3

This episode looks at visiting the pharmacy and holidays.

Episode 4

4. Ma France: Episode 4

This episode looks at dating, sport and DIY.

Episode 1

1. IT in the Workplace: Episode 1

A series of 12 short films looking at how IT is used in a variety of workplaces.

Media Studies - Television Genres

Class Clips: Media Studies - Television Genres

Extracts from the BBC archive which illustrate the range of different television genres.

Dance - Choreography

Class Clips: Dance - Choreography

Clips taken from the BBC archive, showcasing the dances of a variety of choreographers.

Around the World with Dance

Primary Class Clips: Primary Dance, Around the World with Dance

Exploring the vibrant traditional dances from India, Ghana, Australia and Brazil.

Hansel and Gretel

3. Primary Class Clips: Primary Dance, Hansel and Gretel

Re-tells Hansel and Gretel using dance and movement to lead you through the tale.

Episode 3

3. Class Clips: Around the World in 80 Faiths, Episode 3

A look at a Christian procession in Jerusalem and a fertility festival in the Philippines.

Episode 1

1. Class Clips: Around the World in 80 Faiths, Episode 1

A look at Judaism in Lithuania, Hinduism in Calcutta and a Shinto fire festival in Japan.

Episode 2

2. Class Clips: Around the World in 80 Faiths, Episode 2

Clips include a high altitude meeting with Taoist monks in China.


1. Class Clips: Creative and Media, Media

The teams behind Doctor Who and Life on Mars discuss their creative writing techniques.

Art and Design

3. Class Clips: Creative and Media, Art and Design

Examining the corporate branding of the London Underground.

Performing Arts

2. Class Clips: Creative and Media, Performing Arts

A look at how the music for Strictly Come Dancing is put together.

Places to Dance

2. Primary Class Clips: Primary Dance, Places to Dance

A farm, a train station and a library become places to dance.

English Commentary

Mi Vida Loca: English Commentary

Spanish teaching via an intriguing drama. Commentary in English and subtitles in Spanish.

Travels with Music

Class Clips: Travels with Music

A showcase of musical sounds, styles and rhythms of the world.

Apartheid, South Africa

Witness: Apartheid, South Africa

Looking at apartheid in South Africa from 1948 to 1994.

Civil Rights, USA

Witness: Civil Rights, USA

Video clips for the classroom. Exploring the civil rights movement in the USA.


Class Clips: Darwin

A selection of clips taken from BBC programmes about Darwin and evolutionary biology.

Rio De Janeiro

Brazil Inside Out: Rio De Janeiro

From carnival queens to the ghetto, this looks at the varied lifesyles of Rio De Janeiro.

Writer's Block

Writer's Block

A unit featuring well-known authors giving advice on developing styles in writing.