Podcasts are changing the face of radio. In short, a podcast provides us with what we want to hear, when we want to hear it and where we want to hear it.
What is a podcast?
Basically, a podcast is a digital sound file (usually an MP3) that can be downloaded from the internet into our computers and then into our MP3 players.
How do I listen to podcasts?
Podcasts are available through software and applications therefore there is a wide range of tools to listen to your favorite podcasts such as:
- Pocket Casts
- Stitcher Radio
- Player FM
Best Podcasts for Learning English
1.Voice of America Learning English: Learning English programs use a limited vocabulary and short sentences. They are read at a slower pace than VOA’s other English broadcasts. Our broadcasts were formerly known as Special English.
2.Better at English: Want to learn English conversation? Better at English “Real English Conversations” podcast (est. 2006) gives you fun, authentic English conversations for listening practice. You’ll learn informal vocabulary, slang, idioms, and more. Read along as you listen.
3.English as a Second Language Podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their English speaking and listening skills.
4. 6 Minute English: Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.
5. The American English Pronunciation podcasts teaches non-native English speakers and ESL/ELL students correct English pronunciation in short lessons. Learn, listen, repeat!
6.English Pod lessons cover a wide range of common topics, situations, and skills, including: presentations, telephoning, negotiating, socializing, travel, meetings, interviews, conversation, and more.
7. The English We Speak: Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service.
8. All Ears English is an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners around the world. Teachers Lindsay McMahon and Michelle Kaplan will show you how to use everyday English vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English.
9.Luke’s English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken.
10. Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.
11.Culips English Podcast: Learn conversational English for everyday use! They teach you English the way native speakers really use it in everyday conversation, they show you how to use natural English idioms, expressions.
12. Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar. Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.
13.Learn English With Rachael: Study English conversation skills with one of YouTube’s most popular English as a Second (or third!) Language teachers, Rachel of Rachel’s English. Most beneficial for intermediate to advanced students, Rachel’s specialty is the nuance and musicality of spoken English. Learn about English stress, sounds, and melodies, in addition to American slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, vocabulary, common phrases, culture, and more! Each episode is a CONVERSATION, so join the conversation now and learn how to communicate naturally in English.
English language learners and teachers who are proficient can start seeing language as a mean of communication and choose a podcast according to their likes. You can check for the most famous podcasts by visiting podcastawards.com and check podcasts under the categories of science, sports, religion inspiration, movies, health, entertainment, comedy and so much more.