Best Language Learning podcasts (Updated July 2018; image)
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The Allusionist
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Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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6 Minute English
Monthly
 
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.
 
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! All Ears English is an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced learners around the world. Teachers Lindsay McMahon and Michelle Kaplan will show you how to use everyday vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in Americ ...
 
A podcast for those wanting to learn or improve their English - great for any ESL or EFL learner. Visit us at http://www.eslpod.com.
 
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
 
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.
 
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Coffee Break Spanish
Monthly
 
Learn Spanish in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Spanish speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress.
 
Learn French in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native French speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress.
 
Learn English with Free Podcasts! Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at EnglishClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
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Lexicon Valley
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Lexicon Valley is a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
Learn European Portuguese from Portugal
 
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. http://teacherluke.co.uk
 
A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Email your language questions to words@waywordradio.org or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (87 ...
 
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6 Minute Grammar
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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.
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, ...
 
Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
 
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.
 
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Spanish Podcast
Weekly
 
Learn real Spanish with us! In our course we emphasize all aspects of language learning from listening comprehension, rapid vocabulary expansion, exposure to grammar and common idiomatic expressions, to pronunciation practice and interactive grammar exercises.
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
The Effortless English Show with AJ Hoge teaches you to speak English powerfully. AJ is the author of "Effortless English: Learn To Speak English Like A Native" and is known as "The World's #1 English Teacher". Learn English. Learn English vocabulary. Learn about American culture.
 
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French Podcast
Weekly
 
Learn French online with us! In our course we emphasize all aspects of language learning from listening comprehension, rapid vocabulary expansion, exposure to French grammar and common idiomatic expressions, to pronunciation practice and interactive grammar exercises. In our program we discuss the Weekly News, French grammar, and French expressions, and much more in simplified French at a slow pace so that you can understand almost every word and sentence.
 
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Word of Mouth
Monthly
 
Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
 
Business English Pod provides MP3 Business English podcast lessons and online learning tools for intermediate and advanced Business English learners. The lessons cover a comprehensive range of business language skills for meetings, presentations, telephoning, negotiating, socializing, travel, etc.
 
Through Accelerated Spanish, Master of Memory presents the fastest way to learn Spanish using timeless accelerated learning principles. Building from a solid foundation, this show will teach you not just to memorize vocabulary at unbelievable rates, but also to speak Spanish idiomatically. If you're looking for the best way to learn Spanish online for free, you've come to the right place.
 
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Slow German
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In this podcast, German podcaster Annik Rubens talks slowly about topics of everyday German life, from beergardens to recycling. More information and Premium Podcast with learning materials on Slow German at www.slowgerman.com. You can read the complete transcript of each episode on this internet-site or in the ID3-Tags.
 
Every day I will introduce a common expression or word that YOU NEED TO KNOW!! This podcast is for English learners around the world.
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? IELTS English exam preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you IELTS strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the IELTS Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what ...
 
Learn Japanese with Daily Podcasts from Tokyo Whether you are Japan-bound or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at Japanesepod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever! Yoroshiku O-negai Shimasu!
 
Learn Spanish with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at SpanishPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Learn German in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native German speakers.
 
Free daily dose of word power from Merriam-Webster's experts
 
Learn English for Free Online and with iOS & Android Apps
 
True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.
 
Learn Hindi with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at HindiPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Learn French by Podcast is an exciting series of French lessons for everybody. Work with high-quality audio podcasts in your own time and at your own pace. Want to clarify some details? Something you couldn't quite understand? Then download comprehensive with transcripts, details grammatical explanations, cultural points of interest, and more.
 
Learn Mandarin Chinese with Situational, Practical and Easy Mandarin Chinese Audio Lessons
 
Go Natural English helps you improve your English listening skills and fluency. The podcast will benefit intermediate to advanced learners most. Your English will benefit from language learning strategies that work, vocabulary and idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk and real conversation in American English. Learn special tips on American culture, how to listen to and speak with Americans. Join Gabby and the Go Natural English community to learn to speak America ...
 
Learn English the way it’s really used by native speakers in everyday conversations. That’s why our episodes are always focused on real, current English. If you want to learn English for everyday use, you’ve come to the right place.
 
Cultural Podcast for Chinese Learners
 
Express Yourself Smoothly. Have Confidence. Speak English Naturally!
 
Japan's only public broadcaster NHK provides this reliable Japanese language course with free podcast. You can easily start learning basic grammar and vocabulary by listening to the story of Anna, who studies Japanese at a university in Tokyo. nhk.jp/lesson
 
The Let's Master English podcast is for ESL (English as a Second Language) learners! This podcast has many features--news, Q&A, English learning advice and other fun sections. You can join the Let's Master English community on Google+ and see the full transcripts. Transcripts are made by you, the listeners! I hope you enjoy my podcasts and please visit my website--www.letsmasterenglish.com!
 
Learn French with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at FrenchPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Improve your English in just a few minutes a day! Learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases, idioms, and more.
 
Learn to speak Spanish with our free lessons, podcasts, videos, tips and tricks. Improve your Spanish listening skills. Learn how to speak Spanish fluently, automatically and effortless.
 
The key to learning Korean is staying motivated enough to learn the language. At TalkToMeInKorean.com, we provide you free lessons, fun video shows, and a store section that will keep you motivated and meet your Korean learning needs.
 
Learn German with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at GermanPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
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A Cup Of English
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Friendly, everyday English to help the anxious language learner. Texts, grammar notes, and photos on the blog page. Another great podcast by LibSyn.com
 
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Italian Podcast
Weekly
 
Learn Italian online with us! In our course we emphasize all aspects of language learning from listening comprehension, rapid vocabulary expansion, exposure to Italian grammar and common idiomatic expressions, to pronunciation practice and interactive grammar exercises. In our program we discuss the Weekly News, Italian grammar, and Italian expressions, and much more in simplified Italian at a slow pace so that you can understand almost every word and sentence.
 
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Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.
 
You need to login to view this content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join UsBy illc@ilovelearningchinese.com (Ashley).
 
TGIF! Do you have plans this weekend? If you are in DDM VIP--I will have TWO LIVE classes with you--join them both! Have a great weekend! The E-cubed PODCAST is UP and READY for YOU!! Today’s English expression and dialog: fickle I broke up with Mary. Why? She seems so nice. But she’s SO fickle. She’s like the weather in Chicago—one minute sunn ...…
 
Anna is very busy dealing with Mr Lime's big order for Imperial Lemons.
 
la gauche caviar - mot du jour at FrenchHour.com limousine liberal or champagne socialist – French expression What does ” la gauche caviar ” mean? How do you say ‘limousine liberal or champagne socialist’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com. la gauche cav ...…
 
un bouchon – Mot du jour a traffic jam – French expression What does ” un bouchon ” mean? How do you say ‘ a traffic jam ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com. un bouchon – a cork – In everyday French, un bouchon means ‘ a traffic jam ‘ .In everyday Frenc ...…
 
Um jemanden zu bauchpinseln, braucht man keine Farbe, Extrawürste kann man nicht essen und Rabenmütter sind keine Vögel. Warum das so ist, erfahrt ihr hier. Jede Woche stellen wir euch ein ein kurioses deutsches Wort vor – in unserem „Wort der Woche“.Klickt hier für mehr kuriose Wörter: dw.com/wortderwoche…
 
Testet euer Wissen mit interaktiven Übungen: http://bit.ly/Top-Thema_Haustier-Biene-neuer-Trend-in-der-StadtMit dem Top-Thema könnt ihr euch gleichzeitig über Neues aus aller Welt informieren und euren Wortschatz erweitern. Wir bieten euch zwei leicht verständliche Berichte mit Vokabelangaben und Fragen zum Text pro Woche. Hier geht's zur Übers ...…
 
Learn Portuguese with PortuguesePod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in Middle East too, so why not give your Portuguese an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Paloma’s help, you’ll be sounding like [...]…
 
Learn Portuguese with PortuguesePod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in Middle East too, so why not give your Portuguese an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Paloma’s help, you’ll be sounding like [...]…
 
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’re standing outside the Edo Tokyo Museum in Japan, looking at the different trains. After you visit the museum, you need to hop on a train to Ryogoku for the next leg of your trip, but you aren’t sure which one to take. You know if you get on the wrong [...]…
 
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’re standing outside the Edo Tokyo Museum in Japan, looking at the different trains. After you visit the museum, you need to hop on a train to Ryogoku for the next leg of your trip, but you aren’t sure which one to take. You know if you get on the wrong [...]…
 
Klickt hier, um zum Manuskript zu gelangen: http://bit.ly/Deutschlernen_Langsam-gesprochene-Nachrichten_20072018Täglich von Montag bis Samstag findet ihr hier aktuelle Tagesnachrichten der DW – langsam und verständlich gesprochen. Neben der Audio-Datei gibt es auch den vollständigen Text zum Mitlesen.Hier geht's zur Übersichtsseite: dw.com/lang ...…
 
“Come one, come all, to the greatest show on earth!” This was the famous call from P.T. Barnum’s circus during the 19th century. Barnum loved showing the world amazing and grotesque discoveries. He had a big circus show, but he also had a huge sideshow business. In his sideshows, he had many exhibits, and the most famous was probably his Fiji M ...…
 
Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've listened to a few sample lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian. Well with the first 100 lessons completed, I wanted to release the first few lessons for free as a little teaser so that you can see just how easy it is to learn to speak Itali ...…
 
Di che colore e' _____? = What color is _____? Di che colore sono _____? = What color are _____? Di che colore e' il limone? = What color is the lemon? Il limone e' giallo. = The lemon is yellow. Di che colore sono le fragole? = What color are the strawberries? Le fragole sono rosse. = The strawberries are red. Di che colore e' l'arancia? = Wha ...…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 20, 2018 is: paste • \PAIST\ • verb 1 : to strike hard at 2 : to beat or defeat soundly Examples: "But, Moody came up next and pasted a liner into right for a single, which fueled a five-run inning for the Roughers." — Mike Tupa, The Bartlesville (Oklahoma) Examiner-Enterprise, 7 June 2018 "A year ago, ...…
 
Selon des chercheurs en Israel, la façon dont les enfants reniflent différents arômes pourrait ...
 
L’agence d’espionnage française, la DGSE, a intercepté des communications téléphoniques...
 
Uber a beaucoup de problèmes en France, mais pas celui d’être téléchargé. Uber...
 
Real Life French : collection inattendueBy contact@dailyfrenchpod.com (Louis and Gérard from Dailyfrenchpod.com).
 
Dans la première partie de notre programme, nous discuterons d’événements de l’actualité. Nous commencerons par une discussion sur le sommet de l'OTAN qui a eu lieu la semaine dernière et a été suivi d'une visite de Trump au Royaume-Uni, et d’une rencontre entre Trump et Poutine. Ensuite, nous parlerons du plus grand accord commercial bilatéral ...…
 
Nella prima parte del nostro programma parleremo di attualità. Inizieremo con il vertice della NATO della scorsa settimana, seguito dalla visita di Trump nel Regno Unito e del suo incontro con Putin. Quindi parleremo dell’ambizioso accordo commerciale bilateraletra UE e Giappone siglato martedì scorso. Discuteremo poi dei risultati di uno studi ...…
 
Regardez devant vers le milieu du siècle et beaucoup d’animaux que nous adorons ...
 
En el episodio de hoy vamos a entrevistar a uno de nuestros mejores estudiantes, Clay Bolt, quien se ha convertido en un muy buen amigo también. Él es americano y ha estado aprendiendo español por un buen tiempo, así que nos va a contar su historia.**Get the transcript free here: https://www.espanolistos.com/gringoLe vamos a preguntar sobre su ...…
 
Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.
 
The app Calm has already had over 10 million downloads worldwide and in this episode, its creator Michael Acton Smith shares with ShaoLan why it is helping more people than ever. Discover how to say “calm” in Chinese and stay calm in the hectic, fast-paced modern world that we all live in. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https:/ ...…
 
En la primera parte del programa, vamos a comentar la actualidad. Comenzaremos con una discusión de la cumbre de la OTAN de la semana pasada, seguida por la visita de Trump a Reino Unido y por la cumbre Trump-Putin. A continuación, hablaremos del mayor acuerdo bilateral de comercio del mundo, firmado por la UE y Japón el martes. Después, charla ...…
 
When linguists think about complicated words, we don’t think about rare, two-dollar words like “defenestration”. Instead, we think about the kinds of words that you use all the time without even thinking about it, like “the”. You might not already know that defenestration refers to throwing something out of a window, but once you find out, it’s ...…
 
Im ersten Teil unseres Programms geht es um aktuelle Ereignisse. Wir beginnen mit einer Diskussion des NATO-Gipfels der letzten Woche, sowie von Trumps Besuch in Großbritannien und dem Gipfeltreffen von Trump und Putin. Anschließend sprechen wir über das weltweit größte bilaterale Handelsabkommen, das am Dienstag von der EU und Japan unterzeich ...…
 
This is the third video of a new series of episodes which I am calling ’25 years of EFL teaching’. In this episode I talk about what you can do to improve your fluency in English or any other foreign language you might be learning. Please contact me if you have any suggestions or comments. Don’t forget to share and subscribe! Thanks for listening!…
 
Have you ever ordered a suit or a chinese dress in China? After listening to this lesson you will be able to tell the tailor your body measurements and choose the right style. Please sign up and become a registered subscriber to access ALL 270+ audio lessons with full PDF transcripts, worksheets and situational dialogues and more.…
 
la gauche caviar – Mot du jour limousine liberal or champagne socialist – French expression What does ” la gauche caviar ” mean? How do you say ‘limousine liberal or champagne socialist’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com. la gauche caviar – the left cav ...…
 
Catherine and Rob discuss whether we suffer from technochauvinism.
 
This month is excellent for finding the five planets which we can see with the naked eye. Mercury and Venus are in the sky soon after sunset and then start to disappear. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are visible later and if the sky is clear, they are very easy to see. Mars is the red planet. Venus is the brightest. Neptune and Uranus are visible e ...…
 
Learn French with FrenchPod101.com! Our French vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the French words and phrases from the French vocabulary lists. Join us for French Vocab Builder!Click here to make your own flashcards using the vocab and phrases introduced in this lesson! Visit ...…
 
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! Have you ever wanted to combine your love of learning language with your love of using social media? This series allows you to do just that! You’ll learn more German so you can chat to your German friends online about topics like shopping, going out to dinner, and being on vacation. [...]…
 
Learn Italian with ItalianPod101.com’s new Introduction to Italian video series! With this vibrant five-lesson video series, we’ll introduce you to Italian-from why you should learn this great language, to pronunciation, grammar, writing, and more. In this lesson, you’ll learn a little about how to write in Italian. Visit us at ItalianPod101.co ...…
 
Learn Russian with RussianPod101.com! Our Russian vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Russian words and phrases from the Russian vocabulary lists. Join us for Russian Vocab Builder!Click here to make your own flashcards using the vocab and phrases introduced in this lesson! ...…
 
Learn common Hindi verbs with Hindi101.com’s 3-Minute Hindi series! In India, manners are important, and this step-by-step lesson teaches you some of the basics you need to be polite while speaking Hindi. A native Hindi teacher will explain the simple phrases necessary.In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use the verb ‘like’ in Hindi. Visit [...]…
 
Learn Japanese kanji with JapanesePod101.com! The kanji writing system is one of the most difficult aspects of learning Japanese, but we’re here to guide you every step of the way. In this series, we’ll teach you the best methods for learning kanji as well as some of the most useful characters.In this lesson, you will [...]…
 
Learn Korean with KoreanClass101.com! You’re going through your usual morning preparation ritual as you get ready to go to work in Korea, and you glance in the mirror for a second. Something catches your eye, and you take a closer look. Then you shriek in Korean, “I see a gray hair!” Your spouse comes running [...]…
 
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