MEC Marketing Assistant, Julian Chant, writes:

Yolango is a new ELT resource with a selection of transcribed and captioned videos. Captions are clickable, enabling users to receive definitions, usage examples and translations in 13 different languages for words they don’t know or would like to study further. The videos also come with a bunch of fun activities through with which they can improve their language skills.

One criticism of the site is that the selection criteria for videos is not strict enough. In response to a recent article posted on the very useful Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day blog, the CEO of Yolango had this to say:

I appreciate your comment about the existence of some ‘edgy’ content on our site. While we are confident that there is nothing that could be called obscene at Yolango, we acknowledge that some videos cover topics better suited for older kids or adult learners and occasionally contain, ahem, authentic use of adult language… stimulating us to think about a ‘school-friendly’ version [for future release]…

Take a look for yourself – check out this demo video!


  • Julian,

    Thanks for the kind words about my blog.


    Posted by Larry Ferlazzo on June 19th 2008

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