English language podcasts with lots of variety - all featuring real conversations with native speakers. The topics range from the serious to the silly and light-hearted and are conducted at normal speed.
The Culips ESL Podcast focuses on everyday English and idioms, expressions and slang. This is a great podcast for ESL learners of every level who want to learn informal English used by people in their daily lives. Episodes can be accessed from the Culips website or through iTunes.
Created by the British Council, Learn English Podcasts offers audio lessons for ESL students at all levels, from beginners to advance. There are also exercises on the site that go along with the podcasts. Note, the English spoken on this podcast is British.
ESL Aloud is another podcast that offers audio lessons for ESL learners of all levels; but the focus of this podcast is listening and repetition. Lessons cover everyday situations as well as grammar instruction. This podcast has been going since 2006 so there are many episodes to listen to. Scripts for most lessons are also available at the website.
Providing information relevant to ESL instructors is the focus of this blog. Some of the topics covered here are ESL teaching tips, workplace issues, budgeting, jobs, using technology to teach ESL and many more.
This podcast series has a very large library of episodes. Each one is conducted by two speakers at about half the normal speaking speed, so it is easy to follow. Learning guides for every episode aid in comprehension.
A comprehensive English language learning podcast series with programs for beginners and intermediate levels. There are also podcasts for business English. The podcasts are short and conversations are done with English speakers.