CAEL Website – Listening Resources
Go to Educators Materials - EAP Practice links
This is an excellent site that includes listening strategies, improving bad listening habits, academic listening skills, and
links to some of the best listening resources such as CBC and Swiss Radio International.
Randall ’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
A great web-site for listening practice at three levels: general listening activities,
listening for academic purposes, and long conversations with real video.
BBC World Service
This site is designed to help English students listen to the news events, jobs, sports, and music and includes transcripts.
The English Listening Lounge
Practice at three different levels, complete question & answer sections, and follow along with listening transcripts.
ESL Wonderland – Activities for ESL Students
A wide rang of listening comprehension activities accompanied by readings and transcripts.
CBC – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
http://www.cbc.ca This site has headline news and live radio. Also check out the large collection of podcasts on science (Quirks and Quarks.)
NPR –NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
This site has a vast collection of commercial-free podcasts from
their radio broadcasts. http://www.npr.org/sections/npr-extra/2015/01/26/379428852/npr-launches-a-new-podcast-directory
A fabulous collection of short videos of short speeches by famous intellectuals and designers. TED
Breaking news transcripts and real audio.
Half- hour radio programs designed for North-American high-school students.
Famous speeches by John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Richard Nixon, Malcom X, etc.
Internet Talk Radio Archives
Archives of early internet radio broadcasts for English speakers.
Audio for ESL/EFL
Phonetics— The Sounds of American English—from the University of Iowa
This is a great site for showing how the mouth forms various sounds in English. A moving diagram demonstrates the position of the mouth, tongue and lips.
This new online dictionary from MacMillan has a choice of American or British pronunciations.
Interesting things for ESL students (pronunciation site)
Learn English is a free, on-line, educational resource helping ESL and EFL students to learn English words. The flash site incorporates over 1,500 English words and phrases you can hear it spoken. http://www.learn-english.co.il/