9 Podcasts to Improve Your English
- Posted by: E-planet Educational Services
- Category: Learning Resources
Podcasts have been around for a while now and many people listen to podcasts on their way to work, when travelling or at home. Podcasts are usually part of a series and there are so many different podcasts in many different niches that almost anyone will find a podcast suited to them and their interests. There are also many podcasts available specifically for English language learners and they’re a great way to improve your English listening skills in your spare time. Below are some of our favourite podcasts for improving your English.
The Business Podcasts – These podcasts from Macmillan are for pre-intermediate level and above. They focus on working life in the UK and come with a worksheet and a tapescript to help learners improve their business English skills.
Luke’s English Podcast – This is an award-winning podcast with over 400 episodes to learn British English.
Learning English – A daily 30-minute program with news events reported using slower speech aimed at English learners.
BBC World Service: The English We Speak – A weekly 3-minute podcast introducing a common phrase or expression used in British English.
Story Time – This is a great podcast for kids to listen to at bedtime but can also be used by adults who are just beginning to learn English.
BBC 6-Minute Grammar – A weekly 6-minute podcast focused on learning some new grammar.
Professionals Podcasts – This is another example of a great podcast that can be used to learn English relating to careers and work, covering a large number of work and business themes.
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day Podcast – Learn a word a day with Merriam Webster’s dictionary. Each podcast covers one word and goes through multiple definitions so that you have a clear idea of what the word means.
Splendid Speaking – This is a podcast suitable for advanced English learners who want to take their communication skills to the next level. Each podcast features a recording of non-native speakers of English carrying out short tasks individually or in pairs. Each recording contains feedback on the speaker’s performance.