Best Language Learning podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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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, ...
 
This collection is part of an initiative to create a language learning resource. The Language Learning Collections contain readings from various language learning books, grammars, primers, phrasebooks, dictionaries, readers and even other works which contain information on various languages, recount experiences of language learning and encountering new languages or provide guides for correct pronunciation, writing or discourse in a language. These works could describe English or any other la ...
 
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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.
 
A podcast to share my love of learning languages with the world. Hosted by Azren the Language Nerd (@PolyglotAzren) Enjoy the show! :)
 
German Lessons in London with a Private Tutor
 
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Language Stories
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Discovering languages around the world and meeting the people who speak them. As Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages and husband Ashley travel the globe, they share stories and interviews of the multicultural places they visit, with a focus on the multilingual, bilingual and monolingual people they meet along the way. Perfect for polyglots and armchair travellers alike, this documentary series is essential listening for anyone who loves language learning, travel, or learning about oth ...
 
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, L ...
 
This language podcast is dedicated to supporting language learners, teachers, and speakers. It was produced by Sealaska Heritage Institute—a regional, Native nonprofit serving the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian—in partnership with SERRC—Alaska’s Educational Resource Center. Compiled by SHI Language Coordinator Katrina Hotch, a language learner, and funded by the Department of Education Alaska Native Education Program. Content of this podcast does not necessarily represent the policy of DOE, an ...
 
Podcast by Burt, Lembke, Nance, Welker
 
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The World in Words
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The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language
 
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The Fluent Show
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Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!I'm Kerstin from Fluent Language, and together with my co-host Lindsay from Lindsay does Languages, I'm on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we have learnt over 15 different languages between us.In this show, we share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually. Subscribe to the show today to get your regular dose of Fluent love.
 
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The World in Words
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The World in Words podcast is about languages and the people who speak them. Hosted by The World's Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki.
 
www.rootedinlanguage.comRooted in Language is an educational company with a focus in Language Arts. We bring our 30+ years of experience in private Speech-Language Therapy, individual tutoring, homeschool, and traditional school to the products, classes, and videos we provide. We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to become a better reader and writer.
 
This podcast is designed to inspire language teaching and learning. Tune in for book reviews, interviews with inspiring teachers, best practice ideas, linguistic facts, musings on current events and crazy language learning stories. For more information, visit www.languagefuel.com
 
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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.
 
A podcast for language-learning geeks who are looking for the most effective ways to grow in their language learning! No hype - No false promises! Just real language-learning strategies from years of personal experience to help you achieve your language learning dreams. Cover art photo provided by Al x on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@alx_andru
 
Learn Real Polish Language - Your Polish Learning Online Resource, here you can find lots of great stuff for Polish learners, free online podcast - all with Polish audio and text
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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How to Write Good
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Exploring language, story-telling, writing, and anything possibly related through a lighthearted and philosophical lens.
 
Learn A Language Through Stories
 
Language is power. Emojis, slang, the subjunctive mood . . . all colour our words with meaning. Interested? Then you’re in the right place. Welcome to the Have You Eaten Grandma? podcast. Join Gyles Brandreth, Natalie Haynes and a group of fellow word nerds as they journey through the intricacies and everyday pitfalls of the English language Discover more about the book behind the podcast at http://bit.ly/HYEGwts
 
Join Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn foreign languages languages the best way.In the process he is joined by some of best language learners and experts in the world, who chip in with their personal opinion on what it takes to evolve as a language learner today.
 
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Foreigncy
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A podcast about Arabic and Hebrew language learning, linguistics, and Near Eastern archaeology and history.
 
Speaking of Translation is an occasional podcast about the language industry, hosted by freelance translators (and enthusiastic talkers!) Eve Bodeux and Corinne McKay
 
Carol Salva and her guests explore ways to empower language learners and the teachers who teach them. We're not just closing gaps, we're growing leaders.
 
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Motherfocloir
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Dispatches from a not so dead language. Hosted by Darach O'Séaghdha and The Irish For... @theirishfor (https://twitter.com/Motherfocloir)
 
If you are a university or high school student of German, please contact us to receive a free copy of our "Mastering German Conversation" Set 1 & 2 courses. This podcast provides audio recordings of vocabulary typical for students of the German language. This is the slow speed version. The transcript for this audio can be downloaded from www.drbrianslanguages.com.
 
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Speeding the Word
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Take a new adventure every 60 seconds. Speeding the Word is a daily, 60-second radio program featuring stories of how JAARS and its partners are making Bible translation possible in some of the most remote and difficult places on earth. In just one minute, you can hear inspiring testimonies, compelling stories from overseas, and intriguing ways that new technologies are accelerating Bible translation—as well as exciting opportunities for getting involved in the work of JAARS.
 
Discussion show in English for Irish language learners around the world.
 
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Strength In Words
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Join host Ayelet Marinovich for a “family enrichment” program, as she discusses various topics on development in infants and toddlers. For weekly sessions of music, play and developmental information for both you and your baby, subscribe on iTunes and visit www.strengthinwords.com! Stay connected by joining our newsletter: bit.ly/siw-news
 
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Hesh and Rosso
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Each week we review the upcoming classes at EF DZM, and demonstrate how to use the language in the real world.
 
Hanselminutes is Fresh Air for Developers. A weekly commute-time podcast that promotes fresh technology and fresh voices.
 
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TEFL Waffle
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Steve and Troy waffle about the exciting and wonderful world of Teaching English in a foreign country.
 
Kerstin from Fluent Language and Lindsay from Lindsay does Languages are obsessed with language learning - join them in this podcast!
 
Discussion show in English all about the Irish language and Irish culture.
 
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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.
 
Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China and in 1897 was appointed Cambridge University’s second professor of Chinese. His published works cover Chinese language and literature, history and philosophy. This series of lectures, published as “China and the Chinese”, was given at Columbia University in 1902, to mark the establishment of a Chinese professorship there. The lectures were not intended for the specialist, more to urge a wider and more systematic stu ...
 
A podcast for busy people who want to improve their business English. For further information, see www.englishwithkirsty.com/podcast
 
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Tea With BVP
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*The* call-in talk show with a touch of comedy for those interested in second language acquisition and language teaching. Hosted by Bill VanPatten.
 
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Pimsleur Stories
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Pimsleur users talk about how learning a language with Pimsleur improved their lives in many ways including bringing them closer to family and friends, helping them achieve career goals, giving them self-confidence, improving their academic standing in school, making travel easier and more enjoyable, and opening the door to new experiences. Learn a language in just 30 minutes a day with the scientifically-proven Pimsleur Method, a completely portable language learning program trusted by mill ...
 
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
 
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Classroom Q and A
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An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: In this show Larry pursues practical answers To Classroom challenges.
 
A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellen ...
 
Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.
 
Folens Modern Foreign Language (MFL) for Junior Certificate (Irish State Exam) Students. Bienvenue en France Book 1 - French Language Audio to accompany the textbook
 
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
 
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
 
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When Andrea Kirchmar was a girl, she spent an afternoon at her friend’s dad’s house. This was during the dictatorship in Argentina, and that afternoon, without knowing it, Andrea witnessed a scene that would change her life and make her key to the country’s historic return to democracy. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are avail ...…
 
The problem A black remote control on a black couch. The solution Cover it in Earth Insulating Tape. Links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_tapeBy ken.nospam@nospam.fallon.ie (Ken Fallon).
 
A few weeks ago we had a Podcast listener question where a member of the Irish learning community wanted to know more about the Bitesize Irish team. Coincidence or not, we recently had our first live team meeting in Limerick, Ireland a few weeks ago. Over the next weeks you’ll get a chance to meet the people working at Bitesize Irish with the h ...…
 
A few weeks ago we had a Podcast listener question where a member of the Irish learning community wanted to know more about the Bitesize Irish team. Coincidence or not, we recently had our first live team meeting in Limerick, Ireland a few weeks ago. Over the next weeks you’ll get a chance to meet the people working at Bitesize Irish with the h ...…
 
One of my biggest pet peeves in writing is when a writer tells me I shouldn't do something or use a specific word, whether this writer is Stepen King telling me I shouldn't be using adverbs or Vonnegut telling me that I shouldn't be using semicolons. I love semicolons; they make me happy. In this episode of How to Write Good, I talk about the d ...…
 
Imagine everyday challenges without everyday conveniences. This describes the life of most Bible translators working in very remote and difficult places in our world.
 
Using Python, PHP, JQuery and Linux to visualize the heartrate and blood oxygen saturation level of my stepdaughter. Jeroen Baten talks about how he used his knowledge of a couple of open source tools to visualize the heartrate and oxygen saturation in the blood of one of his children and how this aided a pediatrician at the Wilhelmina children ...…
 
This episode is brought to you by Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. LinkedIn Talent Solutions, for $50 off your first job post, go to linkedin.com/LEXICON. How far back can we trace, with any accuracy, the spoken word? Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up fo ...…
 
Pilot Roy Harris shares how JAARS aviation is critical support to Bible translators in the rugged mountains and islands of Papua New Guinea.
 
The first part of what began a serious attempt to sit down and discuss Blender, a free and open-source piece of awesome, that slowly (rapidly) devolved into a meandering discussion. Mostly about video games. http://openmw.org/en/ https://www.blender.org/ https://www.blender.org/support/tutorials/ https://danielpocock.com/quick-start-blender-vid ...…
 
Sending someone a care package shows you care, of course. But the first care packages were boxes of food and personal items for survivors of World War II. They were from the Committee for American Remittances to Europe, the acronym for which is CARE. Also: Montgomery, Alabama is home to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This prof ...…
 
Can you imagine how fun it would be to speak to a fellow language lover who's encouraging you to share ALL your language questions, from comma conundrums to relative clause regrets? And how great would it be to have all this language joy just outside your front door? With excitement about any language? Let me tell you, this utopia exists in New ...…
 
Celebrating 85 years since God opened the door for Wycliffe/JAARS founder Cameron Townsend and L. L. Leyters to enter Mexico to bring Bible translation to Bibleless people groups.
 
The boys discuss their upcoming classes at DZM, including: 1. Talking About Free Time Activities (0:00) 2. Giving Lifestyle Advice (0:30) 3. Deciding on a Pet (1:30)
 
https://www.hackersforcharity.org/By Xokesoru.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Xoke).
 
In this episode, we look at proven strategies for teaching English language learners who are part of mainstream classrooms who are more proficient in English. @larryferlazzo @TonyaWardSinger@ValentinaESL @JennyVo15 @Bamradionetwork Tonya Ward Singer is a literacy and language consultant who helps K-12 educators transform teaching for equity and ...…
 
In this episode Kris sits down to review the season that's just finished, and talks about the future for the podcast and much more.This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
 
In this episode, Olly announces a new programme to help you master grammar in your target language. - In Today's Episode: - - What is [...] The post IWTYAL 288: Announcing… Grammar Hero! appeared first on I Will Teach You A Language.
 
In this episode, Olly announces a new programme to help you master grammar in your target language. - In Today's Episode: - - What is [...] The post IWTYAL 288: Announcing… Grammar Hero! appeared first on I Will Teach You A Language.
 
In this episode, Olly announces a new programme to help you master grammar in your target language. In Today's Episode: What is Grammar Hero? The vital missing ingredient from your textbooks, and how Grammar Hero fills the gap How long it took us to create the programme The unexpected crises that hit towards the end! Join Grammar Hero Today: En ...…
 
This podcast is for Polish learners. There is mp3 and Polish transcription available. This time I’m talking about Dziady, an ancient Slavic feast commemorating the dead ancestors. I really believe that listening and reading will help you acquire Polish in a natural way. Czy ja powinienem mówić, że to jest podcast po polsku? Chyba tak, […] The p ...…
 
The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting Thursday, November 15th. Listen to the trailer now!
 
On this week of the Parasha Toledot, we read the story of Ya’acov and Esau. This story is such a perplexing one when we read the simple bald recital of the events as they took place as described in Bereishit, the book of Genesis. So many questions arise! Ya’acov refuses to give Esau soup until he sells his birthright to him. On the surface, thi ...…
 
How easy is it to get started learning Vietnamese? If you're curious about the language spoken by around 75 million, the first episode of Season 2 of Language Stories is for you. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE ...…
 
Steve is on a mission to define what good board work is. Is a board necessary in a language classroom? Can Troy and Steve come up with 5 principles for good use of the whiteboard? Is Steve just barking up the wrong board? Will Troy ever agree with Steve on anything? Will you agree with Troy? Can you hear, somewhere in the podcast, Steve closing ...…
 
Testimony of God’s miraculous provision to Bible translators in Peru.
 
Every summer, the Irish people sacrifice thousands of teenagers to Lú, the sun god, so that he will offer them good weather. This sacrifice is called "The Leaving". There's more to Irish than the Leaving Cert and the points race; this is what we've been trying to show in the topics we cover on this podcast. However, it would be pig-headed of us ...…
 
Some characters are simple, some are complex, and some are entirely unknowable. What sorts of characters work best for grand, sweeping good vs. evil tales? Which types work best for simple character dramas? And how do characters interact with the setting and story? Lostnbronx offers some off-the-cuff observations.…
 
Eileen Uchitelle is a Senior Systems Engineer at GitHub and a member of the Rails Core Team. They recently upgraded GitHub two major versions to the latest Rails. How do you manage such a large upgrade and the technical debt underneath - with no downtime? How do you also move improvements in GitHub's own branch upstream into Rails so everyone c ...…
 
En la primera parte del programa, vamos a echar un vistazo a lo que está ocurriendo en el mundo esta semana. Comenzaremos con el resultado de las elecciones de mitad de periodo en EE.UU. A continuación, hablaremos del plan europeo de mantener el acuerdo nuclear con Irán y evitar sanciones de EE.UU. Después, comentaremos el proyecto de la UE de ...…
 
Have you ever wondered why we have two ways to spell "blond(e)"? Also, I share some fascinating American frontier history that reveals how "trolloping' became a word.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirlTwitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirlFacebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirlPinterest: http://pinterest.com/realg ...…
 
Have you ever wondered why we have two ways to spell "blond(e)"? Also, I share some fascinating American frontier history that reveals how "trolloping' became a word.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirlTwitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirlFacebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirlPinterest: http://pinterest.com/realg ...…
 
In this episode I talk about a few of the different methods that I'm cycling through this week to enhance my language learning. As a bonus for my listeners, you will be treated to audio in different parts of the podcast of one of my dogs ruining my podcast with her timely snoring.
 
In this episode, Eve and Corinne give a post-conference wrapup of the 59th annual conference of the American Translators Association, held in New Orleans at the end of October. Listen in for our favorite conference sessions, information about how the ATA conference is planned, and tips for how to make the most of the conference if you’d like to ...…
 
As Scripture comes to the Ebileo people of the Philippines for the first time, they rejoice but ask the penetrating question of why their forefathers never were able to get to hear God’s Words.
 
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