Podcasts for English as a Second Language Learners
English as a Second Language (ESL) Podcasts
These are the 30 newest podcasts for ESL learners.
ESL : Listening : Podcasts
Links to many podcasts for ESL students.
Breaking News English
This is British and designed for ESL. This is an excellent site with topical items
Learn a Song Podcast
This has a selection of traditional songs such as Auld Lang Syne and children’s nursery rhymes. You can listen and sing along. The words of the songs are included.
Other Listening Web Sites
The Daily English Show (YouTube Videos)
By Sarah Lilburn from Aotearoa, New Zealand
The Voice of America’s Special English
Listen in slow, clear English that uses a limited vocabulary of about 1,500 words.
English Language Learning Lab
This site offers a range of speakers, and therefore accents, from many different countries.
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This has easy and difficult versions as well as a medium level.
Interesting Things for ESL Student’s Listening Activities
As you listen, you can read.
BBC’s Learning English
One of the few samples of British English on the internet.
Activities for ESL Students
Many, many quizzes to help you study English.
Interesting Things for ESL Students
Games, puzzles, quizzes, listening, pronunciation, proverbs, slang, …
Academic Word of the Day
From the Student Learning Centre of Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Radio New Zealand
The radio New Zealand web site has podcasts.
- Podcasts on a variety of topics e.g. tech, entertainment, business
Other ESL/EFL Websites
Podcasts for Advanced Students and Native English Speakers