Join the podcast revolution
Whether you’re jogging or commuting, podcasts are a great way to get to grips with your language. All you need is a good internet connection and you can link in with any podcast that takes your fancy! They offer the perfect way to complement your language classes when you’re out and about. We have rounded up the best podcasts for English learners of all levels.
For Elementary to Pre Intermediate learners
If you want to improve your English while listening to current and interesting topics, Voice of America is the podcast for you. They offer “slowed down” versions of their programmes and the programmes are designed to cater to difference interest. It is great to improve your skills while enhancing your general knowledge too! A great way to impress your friends!
With clear, simple instructions, Espresso English takes you on a fun, yet practical way to pick up a little bit of English daily! Lessons are only 10 minutes long and cover all areas of the academic language. Highly recommended!
For Intermediate learners
This very popular, BBC production which has managed to create a fun way to learn English. The topics are based on everyday situations and feature a discussion between two people, Nick and Alice. They are so entertaining, you will forget that you’re learning English!
Podcasts in English is fantastic for its variety of subject matter. The episodes are all under 5 minutes so it’s perfect for students to dip in and out of everyday! Topics are entertaining with the added bonus of lots of support material.
For Upper-Intermediate to Advanced learners
It is a BBC production focusing on idioms and expressions – one of the final steps to the mastery of any language. This podcast features light conversation between two teachers who discuss and flesh out a popular idiom every week. Everything you hear will be in context which is the best way to pick up new vocabulary and refine your English!
This podcast is designed to support language learners with at least a B2 level of English. Each lesson features interviews and discussions with non-native English language speakers, who each have a task to complete. The programmes then include expert feedback on their performance. It’s a very informative and helpful way to listen to the very common mistakes everyone makes when grappling with the language.
Saving the best until last...
Saving the best until last. Luke is a qualified English teacher with over 18 years experience but the icing on the cake is that he is a stand-up comedian. This multi-award winning podcast offers an insightful learning resource which will make you roar with laughter along the way.
If you haven’t tried out podcasts to improve your language skills, do it today, you will be as addicted as we are!