Improve your listening with our ESL Podcasts

June 19th, 2008

Do you want to know how to improve your English quickly and easily?

Practice listening with our Free Online English learning podcasts.

How it works:

I find that many students can read English quite well but their speaking and listening ability is really poor.  Their vocabulary is big enough and they know the English grammar rules on tests but they still can’t speak well and they don’t listen well either.  Is this your problem?  If you are learning English and you can read this article right now then your English vocabulary is good enough to really start listening, even if it seems hard at first.  Make sure you look at our free study guides with each English learning podcast.  If you are listening to something and you don’t understand anything at all then it is a waste of time. 

However, if you are listening to something and you can understand the main idea of what is being talked about, and can understand some explanations then that is perfect.  If you keep listening to a level that challenges you but isn’t too hard then you will improve your listening and even your speaking.  If you understand enough, even if there is a lot you don’t understand at first, your brain will slowly start to hear the way real native speakers talk and you will begin to speak the words in a natural way.  It will just come out of your mouth naturally and you won’t have to think about the grammar rules.  Just like when you speak your own language.  You don’t need to think.  It just comes out.  Think about listening to music.  If you hear your favorite singer singing a song, after a while, you can sing the words too, even if you don’t sound good when you sing.  You have probably noticed that sometimes you can’t get the song out of your head.  You can hear the song in your mind.  It’s much easier to remember then if you just read the words to a song but didn’t hear it.  This is the same thing that will happen to you if you listen to enough material when you are learning English.  Its good to listen many times to the same thing.  This will help the words come out of your mouth naturally. 

We’ve built this Free online English learning podcast for you to not only learn some new words and how to use them, but also just to listen to the way we speak as native speakers.  Keep listening.  We hope you enjoy it.  Put our free English learning podcasts on your mp3 player and listen to them on your way to work, when walking, or whenever.  Your English will improve quickly.  People will start to tell you how smart you are.


Please give us your comments about what you would like to hear and we will do our best to talk about it on the show.  Tell us about yourself.  We’d love to get to know you better.  Help us tell as many people as you can about our free online English learning website and we will keep making Free English learning podcasts for you to listen to.   We’re so glad that you came here. 


If you have any question about learning English, then just ask.  We’d love to help you. 


Andrew and Addison

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7 Responses to “Improve your listening with our ESL Podcasts”

  1. The Says:

    July 4th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    You are working hard to help people who is studying English over the world. That’s excellent effort!

    I’m bad at listening English and I’ve been keeping listening English a little a day but it seems not to be improved very much. I don’t understand why?

    I would like to listen about every topic in life, such as food, travel, business, culture of a country, beach, traffic and so on in order to improve generally. Don’t limit in specific topic only on the show, please.

    Thank you again.

  2. Daniel Says:

    October 24th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Hi Andrew and Addison. thank you so much for your effort. I really like to speak like native speakers but unfortunately i was in the wrong way, now i know what i do. Thank you for anything.
    best regard.

  3. Thuy Says:

    November 23rd, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Thank so much for all these lessons. They are really useful and interesting

  4. Sergio Pinheiro Rodrigues Says:

    December 29th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    What is the best way to improve listening skills - listening whitout reading, listening and reading simultaneously or reading first and listening afterward.

  5. azadeh nikfarjam Says:

    January 29th, 2009 at 7:04 am

    i’m azadeh nikfarjam.i’m learning english these days but i have problem in lisening and also speaking.i have a serious problem in learning vocabulary , so i always forget them soon.i’d like to know about your advice for me and i’d love to have plenty of tapescripts in mp3 format and in various subject if you don’t mind.
    thank you so much

  6. Besed Says:

    February 20th, 2009 at 6:55 am

    You do very good job. It’s really perfect site for English studing. Thank you very much!!! But…

    There is one significant restriction of your podcasts: it does not have a script with full the podcast text. If I did not understood some sentence or words during listening ther is no chance to know it. Please look on BBC’s 6 Minutes English podcast to understand what I mean. I am sorry in advance for the critic post. Thank you again fot your beautiful work!

  7. naeem Says:

    September 27th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I can read and understand this statment but I have a listening problem I wounder if you gide me that how can I improve my listening skills.

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