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English Listening Links

 

All Things Considered
National Public Radio's All Things Considered. One of the best news sites on the Internet. Listen to stories individually or to the entire broadcast. Updated daily.

Audio Net
The starting page for an entire range of listening activities. Possibilities include news stories, books read online, interviews with stars and businessmen.

ABC Audio
A wide variety of listening possibilities using RealAudio from the ABC in England.

Broadcast.com
Fantastic listening resources for anything from live radio to sport broadcast, talk shows to audio books on line. An immense amount of listening resources to be found at this site.

Book radio
RealAudio interviews with authors discussing their latest fiction or non-fiction works.

English Listening Lounge
This site employs RealAudio with a large collection of ordinary English speakers, talking naturally on a wide variety of interesting topics, to provide English learning possibilities. It includes a number of free listening possibilities. For further listening possibilities, there is a monthly fee of $20.

eVIEWS
This outstanding listening resource features a number of interviews (eVIEWS) on a variety of topics and a variety of accents especially designed for ESL/EFL students. Exercises include downloadable text along with a glossary of expressions and a comprehension exercise.

History Channel
Improve your listening skills. Great speeches that have changed the course of history.

Internet Radio
About.com's Guide Mike Powers provides expert resources and information, as well as a guide to Internet resources concerning Internet Radio.

Interactive Listening Comprehension
Listening exercises from the International Language and the Intensive English Institute at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign which allow you to first listen, and then answer comprehension questions.

Language Box
Language Box is a collection of links to news sites that broadcast on the Internet in English. Choose which country, and therefore which accent, you would like to hear and go.

LanguageTapes.com
The courses provided include English for: Chinese (Cantonese, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. The Pimsleur Method allows you to learn a language without any reading materials. The courses are seperated into 30 minute lessons, the length Dr. Paul Pimsluer found was most effective for learning.

Minimal Pairs
Pages provide listening and pronunciation quizzes based on the use of Minimal Pairs.

New York Times
This page of the New York Times provides interviews with some of today's leading authors using RealAudio technology.

NEWS ENGLISH - Words, Words, Words
This is a wonderful listening resource that includes a text with difficult news vocabulary explained. Return often as stories are updated regularly.

Online Videos for English Learning
As the Internet grows, more and more videos are becoming available online for fast internet connections. These videos and video index pages have been chosen because of their focus on English learning and / or appropriate materials for use in improving English listening skills.

Pirate/Free Radio
About.com's Guide John Anderson provides expert resources and information, as well as a guide to Internet resources concerning Pirate/Free Radio.

Poetry Archives
About.com's Guides Bob Holman & Margery Snyder directory of audio archives which would be useful to ESL students & teachers wanting to use the voices of English-speaking poets to train their ears.

Radio
About.com's Guide Tina Gasperson provides expert resources and information, as well as a guide to Internet resources concerning Radio.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
An excellent and extensive listening resource for English learners. New listening exercises every week with follow up java quizzes. Listening for all levels by Randall Davis. Well worth the visit!

RealAudio
The RealPlayer is an absolute must for listening to English on the Internet. Download the RealPlayer in order to listen to all the web has to offer!

Timecast.Com
The comprehensive list of over 4,000 (!) sites using RealAudio/RealVideo technology broken up into categories.

Info about studying in English countries:

  • Guide to Study in the USA: Find universities and colleges in the United States. If offers also pratical information for students that are planning to study in the United States.
  • Guide to Study in the United Kingdom: Find universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. If offers also pratical information for students that are planning to study in the United Kingdom.
  • Guide to Study in Ireland: Find universities and colleges in Ireland. If offers also pratical information for students that are planning to study in Ireland.