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What is Audio-Lingua ? A collaborative bank of authentic audio resources, recorded by native speakers, for a freely pedagogical or personal use, according to the rights of use which are detailed in the legal notice.
Audio documents ? The mp3 files are classified according to the reference levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You can listen to the audio files online, download them one after another or also register to the podcast. For more details, read this article How does it work ?.
Collaborative ? It means that any person who feels interested may contribute by sending personal audio documents. Fill in the form.
Authentic ? For they are only made by native speakers (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Chinese) ! All accents can be useful.
Aim ? To train oral comprehension for anyone who would like to improve this language skill. To provide language teachers with authentic resources.
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English listening skills for ESL EFL learners and teachers. Comprehension quizzes for listening skill improvement for beginner, intermediate and advanced ESL EFL English levels.
Acquiring listening skills is frustrating. This is because successful listening skills are acquired over time and with lots of practice. It’s frustrating for students because there are no rules as in grammar teaching. Here is a discussion of the problem and some suggestions to improving listening skills.
This feature takes a look at how intonation and stress influence the way English is spoken. By your About.com ESL guide.
English Learning Podcasts
Overview of podcasting for English teachers and learners including an introduction to podcasting and recommended sites with English learning podcasts.
Busuu.com is an online community of people who love learning languages. The busuu website contains materials for people learning English, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Italian and Russian. There are interactive language courses and lessons, and opportunities to practice your language skills with other members of the busuu community. You can join busuu.com free.
And, best of all, there is a special Listen to English group on busuu where you can discuss and write about the topics in Listen to English podcasts and other language material.
There is a new feature on Listen to English which allows you to download podcasts direct to your iPhone or other Smart Phone.
Below each podcast there is a link Download to your SmartPhone. Click the link to display a QR barcode. If your phone has a camera, an internet connection and a barcode reader, the phone will be able to read the barcode and download the podcast mp3.
This feature is still experimental. Please let Peter Carter know if you find it useful, and if you find any problems with it.
Here, the image above right is an example of this podcast
You can now catch the ENGLiSH CiRCLE on our Facebok page at www.facebook.com/english.circle !
You'll find there a range of web links that might just help you to improve your English.
Come and join the community!
Listen to English, the podcast website for people learning English.
The podcasts on this site will help you to improve your English vocabulary and pronunciation and your listening skills. There are two short (3 to 5 minutes) podcasts every week, in clearly spoken English. Many of them are linked to grammar and vocabulary notes, or to exercises or quizes.
You can download the podcasts to your computer, or subscribe using a programme such as iTunes or Yahoo, or simply listen to them by clicking the Flash player on the web page beneath each episode.
You can put the podcasts onto your iPod or MP3 player, and listen to them on your way to school or work.
The full text of each podcast is on this site (and will also appear on your iPod screen), so you can look up the meanings of words that you do not understand in a dictionary.
Then close your eyes and listen! Have fun!
“English as a Second Language” Podcast is for everyone who wants to improve their English speaking and listening skills.Who is ESLPod.com?ESLPod.com is run by a team of experienced English as a Second Language professors with over 30 years of high school, adult, and university ESL teaching experience. Dr. Lucy Tse writes scripts and story ideas for the podcasts, and records many of the dialogs and stories. The host for the podcast is Dr. Jeff McQuillan, who helps read the scripts and provides explanations for them.
Both Dr. Tse and Dr. McQuillan received a Ph.D. in applied linguistics and education at the University of Southern California. Dr. Tse was a professor of applied linguistics and education at Loyola Marymount University, Arizona State University, and California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. McQuillan was a professor of applied linguistics at California State University, Fullerton, and Arizona State University. Both are currently Senior Researchers at the Center for Educational Development, the sponsor of ESLPod.com.
Why are you doing this podcast?
“For many people around the world, learning English is very important. Unfortunately, there are very few useful, effective sources for learning English. Most people take English classes, which help them up to a certain point. ESL Podcast is designed to help you continue to improve your English”.
Whats so different about ESL Podcast?
“Well, first, all of our podcasts are free to anyone who wants them. Second, ESL Podcast uses a very different approach than other courses or websites”.
“We believe the fastest way to improve your English is to listen to conversations and discussions you can understand. Many people try to improve their English bylistening or reading things that are too difficult. They understand only 40-50%, which means they are wasting half of their time!”
“At ESL Podcast, we provide English at a slower speed and use everyday phrases and expressions. We explain what these expressions mean and how to use them. Thats all! Its simple, its obvious, and its very powerful”.Click here for a direct access to ESL Podcast website!
What is ESL Podcast?
What is a podcast?A podcast is an audio file that you download from the Internet. After you download it, you can listen to it on your computer or on an MP3/portable music player (for example, an iPod or iRiver). You can subscribe to a podcast so that it is delivered to you automatically each day, just like a newspaper.What is the Learning Guide?The Learning Guide is an 8 10 page guide for every future podcast. The Learning Guide includes all of the following:
- Complete transcripts (ESL Podcast and English Café)
- Sample sentences
- Comprehension questions
- Additional explanations
- Cultural notes
- Tips on improving your English
How do I download a podcast to my computer or MP3 player?The easiest way to is to subscribe to the podcast with free software such as iTunes.
You can also download the individual files from our website:
- RIGHT-click on the Download button. (for Mac: CTRL-click).
- For Internet Explorer: Select Save Target As (for Firefox: Save Link As).
- When you see the Save box, note where you are saving it and click Save.
- Find the downloaded file and double-click it or import it into your computers audio player.
Each episode is downloadable as a mp3, contains some vocabulary information and a quiz. You can consult the Archive and get to know the crew. It’s a fun and quick way to to keep your english up and flowing. Try it out!