Welcome to 1-language.com's ESL Listening Center. Our aim is simple, to build the most comprehensive set of listening materials on the Internet, and let you use them for free. Take a look at what we've done so far, and please bear in mind this is just a start, we will be making a lot more realistic, conversational scripts and probably redoing current ones as well. Thanks for stopping by, we really appreciate it, and good luck with your English!
This lively hour-long public radio show, broadcast across North American and hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette, takes calls from listeners who have questions about all aspects of language: grammar, punctuation, usage, word origins, dialects, foreign languages, regional expressions, and more. Plus, each show features a word puzzle and a language quiz. You can listen via radio, MP3, podcast, or directly on the web site.
Site dedicated to Public Communication of all kinds and includes a Speech Bank, Movie Speeches, Audio Figures of Speech, The Top 100 American Political Speeches of the 20th Century, The Rhetoric of 9-11 and links to Communication Associations and Journals
California Language Labs offers ESL (English as a Second Language) audio and video tapes in more than two dozen languages, U.S. Citizenship preparation videos and video phrasebooks for travelers. Secure online ordering!
eViews is for intermediate to advanced English students looking for listening practice. Typically for someone at the level of the Cambridge first certificate and looking for English listening practice.
eViews has been designed for students of English as a Second Language to hear authentic English speakers in 'normal' conversations. Our interviews are recorded at a natural speed, are not scripted and are spoken by 'real' people, not actors.
Learn English by Radio is a series of iPhone apps that improves listening comprehension in ESL and EFL students. Features include variable speed audio; synched, reversible transcripts; embedded links for immediate pronunciation, idiom, vocabulary and grammar clarifications. These apps weave ESL education into classic American radio shows such as Gunsmoke, Dragnet, Our Miss Brooks (comedy) and X Minus 1 (sci-fi).
This website features authentic interviews with native and near-native English speakers. Each interview comes with an 8-page lesson plan including comprehension and discussion questions, vocabulary extension, a complete transcript and teacher's notes.
Lesson plans are free and there is no need to register.