Practice Your Listening

How To : Practice active listening

How to listen effectively by Jeffrey Berman, professor of communications at Salem State College. Professor Berman explores all elements of listening to enhance interpersonal skills for managers. Don't confuse hearing with listening.

How To : Practice your listening skills in English

Check out this instructional English language video that demonstrates how to improve your English vocabulary skills, your listening skills, and your grammar skills. This is a lesson for the advanced English language learner. The theme is the 2008 Olympic Games that focus on VO ...more

How To : Practice listening in Japanese

Improve your Japanese listening skills by watching this video. This short video is intended for entry level Japanese speakers, watch and test your listening ability.

How To : Play the rock guitar

Yet another great video from the generous folks at workshoplive.com. This time learn how to play the rock guitar with Paul Howard, who knew after listening to The Beatles he was going to be a musician. Follow along as he glides you through some fundamental practices for perfec ...more

How To : Backside 50-50 on your skateboard with Colin McKay

In this trick tip tutorial video, professional skateboarder Colin McKay will show you how to perform a backside 50-50 on your board. The trick to it is all in the weight transfer from your toes to your heels. When you come up the wall, just like you practiced on your neighbor ...more

How To : Put a condom over your head

The demonstrator claims putting a condom over the head is the right way to practice safe sex, but please, don't listen to him. It is however, a pretty good practical joke to get a laugh. Learn how to pull a condom over your head, inflate it, and even pop it, by watching this p ...more

How To : Practice Sahej Sukh Dhyaan (meditation)

Sahej Sukh Dhyan is a wonderful and powerful meditation (Pranayama). Bliss, happiness and comfort! What could be better? We practiced it together at Sikh Student Camp last summer and a group of Singhs and Kaurs came together each morning to do it before morning Japji Sahib. If ...more

How To : Pronounce hospital clinic related words in Russian

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 10, Lesson 3 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn words related to your health, being ...more

How To : Say informal phrases in Russian with friends

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 11, Lesson 1 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn words related to meeting your friend ...more

How To : Pronounce words in Russian when you're sick

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 10, Lesson 2 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn words related to being sick and conv ...more

How To : Ask "Where are you going" phrases in Russian

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 8, Lesson 1 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn how to have a conversation with someo ...more

How To : Say words in Russian when going out

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 7, Lesson 3 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn words related to inviting your friend ...more

How To : Say travel related words in Russian

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 8, Lesson 2 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn travel related words in Russian. It ...more

How To : Say words in Russian pertaining to health

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 10, Lesson 4 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn words related to your health with a ...more

How To : Say words in Russian when traveling by train

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 8, Lesson 3 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn words related to visiting another cit ...more

How To : Learn Russian phrases when checking into a hotel

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 9, Lesson 2 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn Russian phrases when checking into a ...more

How To : Pronounce hotel related words in Russian

Check out this instructional Russian language video to learn Russian as Russians speak it. This is Theme 9 in the series. Practice your Russian listening skills by listening to the dialogue presented in this language video. Learn words related to hotels. It aims at improving ...more

How To : Strengthen your piano playing with exercises

Doing piano exercises improves your strength and dexterity in your hands and wrists. It helps you to become more comfortable with the geometry of the keyboard. You should do exercises everyday for at least 5 minutes a day. Practicing everyday sets a routine and a habit of play ...more

How To : Play Fur Elise on the piano, step by step

Fur Elise by Beethoven is one of piano's most recognizable tunes. In this two part series, listen and learn how to play this beloved classical piece on your own. With a little practice, you should be impressing your listeners in no time. Part 1 of 3 - How to Play Fur Elise on ...more

How To : Pop Delicious Popcorn on the Stove

Remember the oh so delicious buttery popcorn you could only get at the movie theater? You can actually make popcorn that tastes this good right in your own home. All you need are the right ingredients and a little practice. Once you try this delectable snack, you will never ea ...more

How To : Perform the "wrist mount" yo-yo trick

Everybody had a yo-yo at one point in their life; some when they were just little children, some when they were bored teenagers, some when they found the kid inside of them they never knew of, and even some when they felt retirement was just not very fun. It just goes to show ...more

How To : Read Guitar Tab

Guitar Essentials My friends and I would secretly scribble tab in the darkly lit practice rooms in our university even though we were educated musicians. So, being able to read tablature, or tab, is essential for beginning guitarists. Tab is a curious way to write down music ...more

How To : Play Better in Counter Strike Source

So You're New to Counter Strike Source? So you're new to Counter Strike Source and you want to improve your gameplay? Great. You've come to the right place. The first step to improving your game is to admit that you are a NEWB or NEWBIE. Do not confuse this with NOOB. A "new ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

How To : Practice advanced English grammar

Check out this instructional English language video that demonstrates how to improve your English vocabulary skills, your listening skills, and your grammar skills. This is a lesson for the advanced English language learner. The theme is the 2008 Olympic Games that focus on VO ...more

How To : Learn about Korean drinking culture

Check out this Korean language tutorial that describes the drinking culture in Korea. In this culture video we'll show you how Korean people drink in a company dinner, and also introduce how to eat samgyeopsal - Korean barbecue). Practice your Korean listening skills with this ...more

How To : Learn to play the harmonica

Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn about the philosophies of learning harmonica. The six categories are practice, listen to other people play the harmonica, listen to non-harmonica music, work on specifics, work on playing, and practice. The tips in this helpful inst ...more

How To : Practice conjugating verbs in Spanish

This lesson continues the teaching of Spanish verb conjugation and it also provides practice exercises. Watch, listen, learn, and practice. Watch all eight lessons! Send your reviews, thoughts, comments, and questions to: SpanishWithFidel@gmail.com Visit The Site: www.freew ...more

How To : Improve your singing voice

Do you think you are tone deaf? If you have trouble staying in key, or feel like you just can't get the rhythm, check out this video for advice on how to harness your inner songbird. You Will Need * A voice * Ears * A vocal coach * Water (optional) Step 1: Breathe deep Breath ...more

How To : Build your self confidence

No matter who you are, a little self-confidence can go a long way toward making your dreams come true. You Will Need: * A role model who exudes confidence * A video camera * A pad and pen * A playful attitude * And a few positive thoughts * A full-length mirror * And a tape ...more

How To : Understand piano scales

Nate Bosch with Piano Lessons demonstrates how to understand piano scales. A scale is a succession of notes played after each other. Scales can be major or minor and can have different modes. A scale is important because it helps define a key and helps to build chords in songs ...more

How To : Use "may I" phrases in Polish

In this tutorial, we learn how to say basic phrases in Polish: "may I use...". Listen to the video and read the text as you practice saying each of these phrases. It's important to get the accent down right, or you can be saying a totally different word or phrase than you mean ...more

How To : Pronounce Arabic

In this video, we learn how to pronounce Arabic. There are families of letters to learn, that all have similar pronunciations. You will want to start out slow to learn how to say the different letters. Each letter can be pronounced up to three different ways. You will want to ...more

How To : Scream low through proper breathing

This video will show viewers how to scream through several tips and practice exercises which will train your voice. First, practice by doing lots of exercises which involve inhaling hard while making sounds through your throat. Next, do low screams by flexing your stomach very ...more

How To : Play metal rhythm guitar

This is a lesson on the basics of rhythm guitar playing. Some of the topics covered are drum beats, timing, and what to listen for when playing along with drums. You may try learning easy power metal songs to practice changing chords quickly and sharply to make your playing so ...more

How To : Pronounce kitchen related vocabulary in Korean

Check out this Korean language tutorial video to practice your vocabulary with words pertaining to the kitchen. This instructional video is a part of the picture/vocabulary series to help learners practice their Korean language skills. This video is a great lesson for advanced ...more

How To : Practice Korean vocabulary with pictures

Check out this Korean language tutorial video to practice your vocabulary skills. This instructional video is a part of the picture/vocabulary series to help learners practice their Korean skills. This video is a great lesson for advanced learners who want to listen to native ...more

How To : Study the English language more effectively

In this video from EnglishTeacherLive we learn some study tips on how to improve your English. 1.Don't be shy. Take every opportunity you can to learn English. 2.Learn phrases, not just single words. It's easier to remember and much more useful, plus you'll learn grammar at ...more

How To : Be more outgoing

Keith Ferrazzi offers suggestions on how to be more outgoing. It can be painful but it’s not as hard as it seems. Talking to people you don’t know can be frightening, but what is even worse is that you miss out on opportunities to meet people. There are ways to learn to sp ...more

How To : Sing scales and arpeggios

Have your pipes gotten a little rusty? For singers, your body is your instrument, so always warm up before practicing or performing—simple scales and arpeggios sung to different vowels and other sounds are good for gradually extending your range as your muscles warm up. If yo ...more

How To : Play advanced octave exercises on the violin

Do you want to improve your violin playing technique? This violin lesson teaches you a great exercise to improve your octave technique. This exercise is based on the Yost system. This exercise is designed to increase your familiarity and comfort in all positions, develop confi ...more

How To : Say "thank you" & "you're welcome" in Vietnamese

In this video, we learn how to say "thank you" & "you're welcome" in Vietnamese. To say "thank you" you will say "C‡m _n". To say "thank you very much" you will say "C‡m _n R_t Nhi_u". To say "you're welcome" you will say "Kh™ng C— Chi". To say "no problem" you would say "Kh™n ...more

How To : Say "yes, no, maybe, & no, thank you" in Vietnamese

In this tutorial, we learn how to say "yes, no, maybe, & no, thank you" in Vietnamese. To say "yes", you will say "D_" in Vietnamese, this sounds like "yah". To say "no", you will say "Kh™ng". To say "maybe" you will say "C— Th_", which sounds like "caw tay". Last, to say "no ...more

How To : Say the days of the week in Italian

In this video, we learn how to say the days of the week in Italian. Italian is one of the most romantic languages out there. Although saying the days of the week isn't romantic, it can help you learn the language! Start off by listening to the video and reading out the phrases ...more

How To : Order coffee in Polish

Have you ever wanted to order coffee in another language? Well if you have, this is the video for you! When watching, make sure your audio is turned up so you can hear exactly how the phrases are said in Polish. Listen to the voice and get the different parts of the word down ...more

How To : Say Merry Christmas in Polish

In this tutorial, we learn how to say Merry Christmas in Polish. First, you will need to listen to the video while you are watching the words go onto the screen. Practice saying each of the words individually out loud and then put them together. If it's hard at first, break th ...more

How To : Ask a Polish girl out in Polish

Do you want to ask a girl out but she speaks Polish? If so, this is the right video for you! Turn your speakers up and listen as the speaker will tell you the right phrase to teach you how to ask a girl out! Repeat after the speaker and make sure you are saying all the phrases ...more

How To : Say "I love you" in Korean

In this video we learn how to say "I love you" in Korean. Korean people generally don't say "I love you" because it's not a verbally expressive culture. You wouldn't often say "I love you" to a Korean woman or man. Learn how to say this by first learning how to say each of the ...more

How To : Understand vowels and vowel sounds in Spanish

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand vowels and vowel sounds in Spanish. To best understand how to say the vowel sounds in Spanish, you will want to listen to a native speaker saying different words. Take some of the words that you might think sound the same, but are c ...more

How To : Use reference words in reported speech in English

In this video, we learn how to speak English: Reported Speech/Reference Words. Reported speech is reporting another person's words or telling what someone else said. Indirect speech doesn't use the use the exact words that we use. Examples of reference words are: her, she, her ...more

How To : Train a labrador puppy in two days

In this video, we learn how to train a Labrador puppy in just two days with Adam Katz. First, the "no bark" technique is taught. You will need to first teach your dog hot to sit properly by giving it treats whenever it listens to you properly. After this, you will teach your d ...more

How To : Hip hop dance like a professional

Make your transition into the Hip-Hop world a tad smoother with help from this free lesson. Hip-hop dance is a form of dance that can be seen on the streets or in the studios, and its incredibly important to listen and move with the beat of a song. Discover the importance of p ...more

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