Best Language Learning podcasts (Updated January 2019; 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.
 
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.
 
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 show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
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.
 
Learn European Portuguese from Portugal
 
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.
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
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Spanish Podcast
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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 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.
 
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.
 
Business English Pod publishes audio and video Business English podcast lessons and online learning materials for intermediate and advanced Business English learners. The lessons cover a comprehensive range of business English skills for meetings, presentations, telephoning, negotiating, job interviews, travel, and more.
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? Your 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 strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when your mind goes ...
 
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French Podcast
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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.
 
Every day I will introduce a common expression or word that YOU NEED TO KNOW!! This podcast is for English learners around the world.
 
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Word of Mouth
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Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 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!
 
Free daily dose of word power from Merriam-Webster's experts
 
Learn English for Free Online and with iOS & Android Apps
 
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 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 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.
 
Go Natural English is an English learning platform focused on your listening and speaking skills for fluency and confidence. Learn Go Natural English learning strategies, expand your vocabulary, master grammar with our clear and quick explanations on the podcast. Learn how to sound more like a fluent native when you speak English, and finally gain confidence to communicate with native English speakers, understand movies, the news, music and more. Join the Go Natural English community to lear ...
 
Learn Mandarin Chinese with Situational, Practical and Easy Mandarin Chinese Audio Lessons
 
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
 
Cultural Podcast for Chinese Learners
 
Express Yourself Smoothly. Have Confidence. Speak English Naturally!
 
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!
 
Improve your English in just a few minutes a day! Learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases, idioms, and more.
 
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!
 
Learn English with the Happy English Podcast. Fun, practical, and useful English lessons for students of all levels and ages. Learn American English idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, confusing vocabulary, grammar and more! Get Happy, Get English. Happy English! Visit myhappyenglish.com to hear all of the episodes.
 
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!
 
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.
 
With Coffee Break Italian you can learn Italian where and when it suits you. In Season 1, you'll join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in our 15-minute lessons, and build your confidence in the language, learning Italian from scratch. Take your learning further with Season 2 in which Mark and Francesca are joined by learner Isla.
 
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.
 
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Learn how to use pronouns with 'some', 'no', 'any' and 'every'.
 
Today we learn all about Gin as we learn to speak English fluently. 2018 was a big year for the popularity of Gin in the UK.The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/01/21/learn-to-speak-English-fluentlySummary: Learn to speak English fluentlyIt seems a long lost alcoholic drink of the past came rushing back. So if you w ...…
 
Klickt hier, um zum Manuskript zu gelangen: http://bit.ly/Deutschlernen_Langsam-gesprochene-Nachrichten_21012019 Täglich 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/lan ...…
 
Connectives for showing contrast between two persons, things, places etc. (but, unlike, contrary to, in contrast, whereas, meanwhile, while, on the other hand, conversely. as opposed to).
 
Piyush: So now that the business is running on autopilot, can we have a look at new business to expand? Vishaal: Oh absolutely, I have been researching the online teaching business and from what I can see they’re doing quite well and seem to be making good profits. Piyush: I agree, we must grow our online business quickly. Vishaal: You know, I ...…
 
This week on "A Way with Words": Grant and Martha discuss the L-word--or two L-words, actually: liberal and libertarian. They reflect different political philosophies, so why do they look so similar? Also, is the term expat racist? A journalist argues that the word expat carries a value judgment, suggesting that Westerners who move to another c ...…
 
che cosa = what. Che cosa mangiate? = What are you eating? Mangiamo la pizza. = We are eating pizza. quale = which. Quale libro legge? = Which book are you reading? Leggo un libro italiano. = I am reading an Italian book. chi = who. Chi studia l'italiano? = Who studies Italian? Noi studiamo l'italiano. = We study Italian. perche' = why. Perche' ...…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 21, 2019 is: substantive • \SUB-stun-tiv\ • adjective 1 : having substance : involving matters of major or practical importance to all concerned 2 : considerable in amount or numbers : substantial 3 a : real rather than apparent : firm; also : permanent, enduring b : belonging to the substance of a ...…
 
Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.
 
"Convenient" in Chinese has many different uses. Be the first to stay on top of these uses as ShaoLan shares with Transition singer Jesse her first-hand experiences. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/021-convenient/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chinese ph ...…
 
Chinese New Year is coming up and New Zealand cities are making plans to celebrate. While for most small towns in New Zealand, Chinese New Year will go unnoticed, there will be events to celebrate it in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton and Dunedin. The Whau Chinese New Year Festival will be held in Auckland on Sunday the 10th of Feb ...…
 
572. Worst Stand-up Gig Experiences (with Amber & Paul) Amber, Paul and Luke tell some stories of their worst ever stand-up comedy gigs. Expect some anecdotes about embarrassing and humiliating experiences on stage, and "dying on your arse". Intro & outtro transcripts available + bonus audio in the LEP app. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Vz ...…
 
- Здорово, Рома! Айда в субботу на лыжах! Встанем ни свет ни заря, пока нет никого. Лыжню обновим. - Не, Миша, давай я пропущу на этот раз. - Какой этот раз? Мы с тобой уже со времён царя Гороха никуда не выбирались. - Да что-то влом мне всё. Я бы лучше поспал на выходных, честно говоря. Пивка попить – это всегда пожалуйста. А на лыжах с утра и ...…
 
"Terrible!" -  ShaoLan finds out the real reason why tech entrepreneur and chess master Josh Weinstein loves this phrase and why it is so frequently used in Mandarin Chinese. Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/020-terrible/Explore various topics, special guests, and expansive list of useful Chi ...…
 
Voici 7 astuces qui te permettront de parler comme un vrai Français ou d’avoir l’air un peu plus français 👌 Avec comme toujours : une vidéo, la transcription, une fiche récapitulative, un exercice et le podcast à télécharger à la … L’article 7 Astuces pour Parler comme un Français est apparu en premier sur Français avec Pierre.…
 
Voici 7 astuces qui te permettront de parler comme un vrai Français ou d’avoir l’air un peu plus français 👌 Avec comme toujours : une vidéo, la transcription, une fiche récapitulative, un exercice et le podcast à télécharger à la … L’article 7 Astuces pour Parler comme un Français est apparu en premier sur Français avec Pierre.…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 20, 2019 is: wherewithal • \WAIR-wih-thawl\ • noun : means or resources for purchasing or doing something; specifically : financial resources : money Examples: If I had the wherewithal, I'd buy that empty lot next door and put in a garden. "Typically, when a person makes more money and has more savi ...…
 
This is a love story Relationships make the world go round. Most people still like to use some sort of cultural signal to let others know they are ‘in a relationship.’ It is both helpful and fun. Another of my daughters is now “taken.” Before I tell you about it, here is some vocabulary that will be used: 名花有主 ㄇㄧㄥˊ ㄏㄨㄚ ㄧㄡˇ ㄓㄨˇ (míng huā yǒu zhǔ ...…
 
Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. I hope 2019 is getting off to a good start with all of you I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be a really great year. Alright let’s jump right into today’s English lesson. Today we’re going to look at the word while. By the way if you have a ... Read More…
 
Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.
 
Klickt hier, um zum Manuskript zu gelangen: http://bit.ly/Deutschlernen_Langsam-gesprochene-Nachrichten_19012019Täglich 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 ...…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 19, 2019 is: gargantuan • \gahr-GAN-chuh-wuhn\ • adjective : tremendous in size, volume, or degree : gigantic, colossal Examples: "In 1920, the town council of Chamonix … decided to change the municipality's name to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, thus forging an official link to the mountain … with a summit t ...…
 
我们常把漫无目的的闲谈称为“聊天”,可是,说话和天空又有什么关系呢?为什么是“聊天”而不是“聊地”呢?古时候,人们特别关注天象的变化,认为种种自然现象的发生,都是和人间的事物对应的。在古人看来,恶劣的天气现象,比如干旱、洪水或者暴雨,是上天对人们做错事的惩罚;如果是星星、月亮发生不同寻常的移动与变化,那多半是有什么大事要发生了。由于担心自己做得不好,引发上天的不满,古代的君王和达官贵族们在遇到重大事件、做出重要决定之前,都会请专门负责观察天象的官员来占卜。这些人往往会坐在一起,谈论天气、星象的变化,以及占卜的结果。不过,现在我们知道,很多自然现象,尤其是天象变化,其实和人类的活动是没有关系的,所以这些官员聊的和天象有关的事情,大多数是迷信,没有什么实际的用途。久而久之,人们就把这种闲 ...…
 
Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.
 
What is the easiest way to remember all these new Chinese words you’re learning? Cue the four-time USA memory champion Nelson Dellis, who tells ShaoLan the secrets to remembering. Also, learn how to say "I forgot" as well as "I remember." Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/019-remember-forgot/E ...…
 
Join Mark and the Coffee Break Spanish team "en marcha" in the south of Spain. In this season preview, Mark introduces the new show and you'll hear excerpts from some of the many interviews we've carried out in the area surrounding the city of Málaga in the region of Andalucía. We'll be talking to people who live or work in the area, and to peo ...…
 
Giedrius Rekleitis is a Master user of psychedelics and a master of creating an extraoridnary environment to allow others to experience their healing powers. "The poison is in the medicine, and the medicine is in the dosage." He is now a Tribe Design Facilitator so he may bring his practice to the world. Connect with G! Facebook: https://www.fa ...…
 
Fruits and vegetables are essential to maintaining a healthy diet. And there are so many to choose from! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss their favourites. Fun facts The durian is a fruit native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. Many people call it the “king of fruits” due to its size. It is also famous for its odo ...…
 
Fruits and vegetables are essential to maintaining a healthy diet. And there are so many to choose from! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss their favourites. Fun facts The durian is a fruit native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. Many people call it the “king of fruits” due to its size. It is also famous for its odo ...…
 
Testet euer Wissen mit interaktiven Übungen: http://bit.ly/Top-Thema_Hochhaeuser-die-Zukunft-des-WohnensMit 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 Übersicht ...…
 
Klickt hier, um zum Manuskript zu gelangen: http://bit.ly/Deutschlernen_Langsam-gesprochene-Nachrichten_18012019Täglich 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 ...…
 
Join Gulliver as he meets the incredible inhabitants of the last island on his journey.
 
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