Podcasts offer great opportunities for listening in English .Teachers and learners can benefit from working online and listening to them. In some cases learners can also download them and listen to them many times so that they can work on the language and on summarizing the content.
Good leaners need to work on their listening skills and today we can really improve our level of English. Teachers can rely on them for learning more about the topics they are interested in and these podcasts can provide really interesting documents which are worth listening to.
This interesting webinar with Pete Sharma explains why we should use them and suggest listening to them : I cannot but agree with him. The Language exposure can develop our students' listening skills and podcasts can provide good quality language input.
Some Useful Links for Elt Learners
Searching online : thanks to a directory you can search online and find many weblinks for English leaners.
http://www.eltpodcast.com/ ( it provides with some old podcasts with different levels of English)
VOE LEARNING ENGLISH : this American website offers interesting recording which students can listen to and which have been developed for Elt leaners (https://learningenglish.voanews.com/z/1689)
The BBC: the webisite offers a lot of material, in some cases you need to download the podcasts.
If you check online you will find a lot of interesting podcasts and all of threm deal with culture and radios. Choose what might be interesting and work on them with your students.
Learners of English can benefit from listening to activities with podcasts : the British Council offers really interesting activities online https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/learnenglish-podcasts
PODCASTS AND ELT TEACHERS
I have discovered a lot of interesting websites where you can find podcasts- https://soundcloud.com/
is one of the most important ones.
You can find interesting interviews in English and learn about many topics.
The Platform AUDIOBOOM offers some more opportunities for listening to interesting audios:
There are many podcasts and we need to select what might be useful for our lessons or for our self-development.
Listen to what I have found online, but I am sure that there must be many more.
Enjoy listening to them!!!