Best Language Learning podcasts (Updated November 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
 
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 ...
 
Learn European Portuguese from Portugal
 
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6 Minute Grammar
Weekly
 
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
Monthly
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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
 
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 ...
 
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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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.
 
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 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 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.
 
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.
 
Learn Mandarin Chinese with Situational, Practical and Easy Mandarin Chinese Audio Lessons
 
Cultural Podcast for Chinese Learners
 
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
 
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 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.
 
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 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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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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English Tenses. Tense number 9 (The Future Simple Tense, structure, using 'will' and 'shall', context and examples).
 
Klickt hier, um zum Manuskript zu gelangen: http://bit.ly/Deutschlernen_Langsam-gesprochene-Nachrichten_17112018Täglich 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 November 17, 2018 is: susurrous • \soo-SUR-us\ • adjective : full of whispering sounds Examples: As the vacationers slept, the only sound was the susurrous breeze blowing through the curtains of the open window. "Silence, more anticipatory than uncomfortable, replaced the susurrous swirl of conversation, th ...…
 
Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.
 
Find out how to make a phone call in Chinese with this episode's guest, Transition drummer Josh Edbrooke. The imagery of the Chinese description will certainly make this phrase easy to remember! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/321-make-phone-call/Explore various topics, special guests, and e ...…
 
Today's episode kicks off a new series on "toponymy," or the study of place names. In this general overview, we take a look at some of the historical and etymological trends that most often impact place names, such as colonialism and the commemoration of important individuals.
 
On to Washington State! In this Simplified Speech episode, Suzanne talks with Andrew about the tail end of her summer trip, Washington State. Fun facts Washington State is the only American state to be named after a former president. Expressions included in the study guide Gateway drug Practice makes perfect To border [something] Crappy Treache ...…
 
On to Washington State! In this Simplified Speech episode, Suzanne talks with Andrew about the tail end of her summer trip, Washington State. Fun facts Washington State is the only American state to be named after a former president. Expressions included in the study guide Gateway drug Practice makes perfect To border [something] Crappy Treache ...…
 
In episode 57, I talked about how listening to podcasts can help you to learn English. But there are loads of podcasts out there - how do you choose the best ones to help you meet your learning goals? Find out in this episode.You can find the show notes here:https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode147…
 
Let’s review the key vocabulary and sentence patterns from the previous lesson and learn about continuous action or state in Mandarin Chinese, we will learn some examples when two different actions are happening at the same time. Please sign up and become a registered member to get ALL 270+ audio lessons with full PDF transcripts, worksheets an ...…
 
本集节目讲解 “protect、shield” 和 “guard” 这三个表示 “保护、防护” 的常用动词的区别。它们分别用来 “保护” 哪些种类的事物不受影响?它们可以相互替换使用吗?节目中详细对比这三个英语单词的用法区别。
 
Klickt hier, um zum Manuskript zu gelangen: http://bit.ly/Deutschlernen_Langsam-gesprochene-Nachrichten_16112018Täglich 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 ...…
 
Testet euer Wissen mit interaktiven Übungen: http://bit.ly/Top-Thema_Zeitschriftenboom-dank-PromisMit 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 Übersichtsseite ...…
 
The Brave New World strategy. Also: Truth, Discipline, and Beauty.
 
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…
 
TTMIK Winter Sale 2018 ★ $45 off the “All TTMIK Books” package (including Level 6) ★10% off all of our paper books ★ 50% off all of our video & audio courses and e-books IYAGI: 20 Intermediate Korean Expressions https://talktomeinkorean.com/products/detail/100 Take this audio course to learn 20 fun idiomatic Korean expressions through more than ...…
 
Domenica = Sunday Lunedi = Monday Martedi = Tuesday Mercoledi = Wednesday Giovedi = Thursday Venerdi = Friday Sabato = Saturday
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 16, 2018 is: exculpate • \EK-skull-payt\ • verb : to clear from alleged fault or guilt Examples: A false lead from an ancestry site is no different than eliminating suspects through regular detective work; except people are more easily exculpated." — Julie O'Connor, The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jer ...…
 
Nella prima parte del nostro programma discuteremo di attualità. Oggi parleremo delle commemorazioni di due eventi che hanno cambiato il mondo, che si sono tenute in Europa e in tutto il resto del mondo per celebrare il centesimo anniversario dell’Armistizio e l’ottantesimo anniversario della Kristallnacht. Oggi parleremo anche del primo telegi ...…
 
Dans la première partie de notre programme, nous discuterons de l'actualité. Nous parlerons aujourd'hui de la commémoration de deux événements qui ont marqué l’Histoire : les cérémonies organisées en Europe et dans le monde pour célébrer le centenaire de l'Armistice et le quatre-vingtième anniversaire de la Nuit de Cristal. Nous aurons une conv ...…
 
Real Life French: ne bois pasBy contact@dailyfrenchpod.com (Louis and Gérard from Dailyfrenchpod.com).
 
A letter stands for a sound. Or at least, it’s supposed to. Most of the time. Unless it’s C or G, which each stand for two different sounds in a whole bunch of languages. C can be soft, as in circus or acacia, or hard, as in the other C in circus or acacia. G can be hard, as in gif, or soft, as in gif. Why can C and G be hard or soft? And why d ...…
 
“Excuse me, may I ask...?” - a Chinese phrase that you will use a hundred times a day! Today's guest is the Bristol indie musician Robin Mitchell. He has toured extensively in China and Taiwan with Transition and used this phrase many times there! Read extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.chineasy.com/talk/lessons/320-excuse-m ...…
 
Im ersten Teil unseres Programms geht es um aktuelle Ereignisse. Heute sprechen wir über Gedenkveranstaltungen für zwei historische Ereignisse, die die Welt veränderten – die Gedenkfeiern in Europa und auf der ganzen Welt anlässlich des 100. Jahrestages des Waffenstillstands und des 80. Jahrestages der Kristallnacht. Anschließend sprechen wir ü ...…
 
En la primera parte del programa, vamos a comentar la actualidad. Hoy hablaremos sobre la conmemoración de dos acontecimientos que cambiaron el mundo: las ceremonias organizadas en Europa y en todo el mundo para celebrar el centenario del Día del Armisticio, y el 80º aniversario de la “noche de los cristales rotos”. Charlaremos sobre el primer ...…
 
In our latest episode of Coffee Break German we're continuing our soap opera and joining Carola, Hanna and Miriam on a shopping trip. The dialogues provide an opportunity to look closely at a number of interesting language points, including the use of adjectives as nouns and the use of nouns as verbs! Andrea is on hand to explain everything to ...…
 
This lesson consists of some useful expressions and vocabulary related to driving and road safety in China. In the first dialogue a car is pulled over by a police because the driver didn’t follow the traffic regulations. The second dialogue describes a typical situation at an intersection in China with people jaywalking and drivers running the ...…
 
What can chickens help us learn about the way we organise ourselves?
 
je dis ça, je dis rien – Mot du jour I’m just saying – French expression What does ” je dis ça, je dis rien ” mean? How do you say ‘I’m just saying’ 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. je dis ça, je dis rien – I say that, I say nothing – In everyday Fren ...…
 
Klickt hier, um zum Manuskript zu gelangen: http://bit.ly/Deutschlernen_Langsam-gesprochene-Nachrichten_15112018 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 ...…
 
Learn English 173 Podcast English Listening Practice Audio Green Cake In GazaA free learn English quickly podcast lesson from Adept English released weekly EVERY Monday and ThursdayThis weeks short Thursday English listening practice audio is about a clever woman who makes green cake in Gaza, it’s not what you are thinking!Listening to English ...…
 
Learn Business Russian with RussianPod101.com! Whether you’ve just started working for a Russian company or started doing business with one, you’ll need some polished and professional Russian words and phrases to make a good impression. And that’s exactly where this new Business Russian series comes in!In this lesson, you will learn how to intr ...…
 
Learn more about Japanese culture with JapanesePod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important Japanese holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson audio series is for you! With this series, you’ll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Japan.In this lesson, you’ll learn all about Respect for the [...]…
 
Learn more about Japanese culture with JapanesePod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important Japanese holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson audio series is for you! With this series, you’ll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Japan.In this lesson, you’ll learn all about Respect for the [...]…
 
Learn English with EnglishClass101.com! Our English vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the English words and phrases from the English vocabulary lists. Join us for English Vocab Builder!Click here to make your own flashcards using the vocab and phrases introduced in this lesso ...…
 
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