TOP 5 English Podcasts

1*The English We Speak BBC

This English language learning podcast series focuses on everyday phrases and slang.  What you will hear is the kind of English spoken by real people all the time and will help you to speak more like a native speaker.

The podcasts are published weekly

2* Podcasts in English

This is a comprehensive English language learning podcast series with programs for beginners, intermediates and upper intermediates. There are also podcasts for those who need to use business English. The short lessons are conducted entirely in English and feature conversations between two English language speakers.

3* Elementary Podcasts by the British Council

This is a very helpful series of English language podcasts for the beginner and intermediate learner.  Unusually for language learning podcasts these lessons are quite long, at about 25 minutes.  You can, of course, listen in one sitting.  But one of the joys of podcasts is you can pause when you want and pick up where you left off when there’s more time.

4* All Ears English

All Ears English takes a quirky spin on mastering the language, using real-world conversation starters as a point of departure.

5* Learning English Broadcast - Voice of America

Learning English programs use a limited vocabulary and short sentences. They are read at a slower pace than other English broadcasts.