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Link to the resourceWhat is it?Why do you like it?Your tips how to use itauthentic materials or created for English learners?Level rangesuitable for A1-A2?are subtitles available?recommended byThanks
https://www.youtube.com/user/AtGoogleTalks/videos?sort=p&view=0&flow=gridTalks at Google: Hundreds of (mostly) subtitled 60 min long interviews and talks organized by Google. A great variety of guests - from Lady Gaga to David Beckham to Barack Obama to Nobel laureates. Easy to use in class (an answer to one question is normally short) and then encourage the learners to watch the rest at home; accurate subsThere's too much material - use the channel filter to sort by 'Most popular'; click on 'more' under the video to load the interactive transcript.authenticstrong B1 and highernoyesOlya Sergeeva
various activities included listeninga wide range of available topics and videos from well-qualified teachersuse filter and find what you wantauthenticdifferent levelsAnna Kalizhanova
www.listenaminute.comlots of topics aranged alphabeticallya wide range of topics for any studentseverything clear right after entering websitecreatedmostly B1 and highersome of themthere are scriptsAnna KalizhanovaThanks
a sample task based on listenaminute by Pomilla Agarwal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YyPfypCHVToBFovGhjHtjsCxdGu8kVnj8Ei3heVlsJ8/edit
http://www.audio-lingua.eu/?lang=frpeople talking about several topics (e.g. holidays, hometown, etc). Quite similar to Ellosource of authentic material, usually short enough for a class. You can use it as warm-up, listening exercises, homework, etc.you can search on top of the page for the topic you're looking for or just click on the British flag to see all English audios. It also allows searching for level, gender, age and length.authenticA1 - B2yesnoHellen Haga
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/multiple exercises about different topics, audios available in AmE and BrEIf you're in a hurry, you can just get the whole "lesson plan" or adapt it to our studentssearch for the level you want by clicking on the top of the page or just scan the most recent postscreatedA1 - B2yesyesHellen HagaThanks
https://www.ted.com/A collection of presentation 10-20 minutes long on a wide range of topics appropriate for B1-C2 students.For choice, variety and authenticity.1. Provide your students with possible mindmap outlines.2. Watch a TED talk together with your students and discuss its structure: main ideas, supporting details, examples. Students can compare their results in pairs before the whole-class discussion. If necessary, go through again part by part, filling in the mindmap together. 3. Set another talk as homework.AuthenticB1-C2NoYes
http://lingorank.com / http://yohasebe.com/tcseI've put these togeher next to TED, each can help you find TED talks based on keywords or levelThere's so much on TED of varying difficulty, it's good to have a way to find relevant contentUse the latter to show TED talks with big subtitles that you can easily 'mask'AuthenticB1-C2NoYesChris Russell
elllo.orgVideo listening dialogues and monologues which have been created by people for educational purposes. Includes vocabulary section, transcripts and exercises.Enjoy getting my students to autonomously use elllo.org to prepare for their own listening activity by going over vocabulary used and then diving into the video in their own time.Show them how to choose a listening activity, get them to go over the vocabulary which will be mentioned and then let them watch and listen to the clip themselves. I advise them to do the gap fill quiz so as to get them to make sure they understood the listening.yesA2+ and higherI believe soNo, but transcript is availableLizzie and written again by Mike Kenteris
Luke's English Podcast: http://teacherluke.co.uk/An Englishman teaching EFL, who discusses world issues as much as superficial topics such as films or relationships.Luke has a very nice accent, explains difficult words for foreigners and at the same time provides an interesting insight into British culture100 % authentic100 % authentic!Intermediate and higherNot the complete podcasts as they are quite long No, listeners (or LEPers, as they are called) are welcome to provide transcripts and most podcasts do have them available, but there are no subtitles.Daniela Martino
Luke's English Podcast also won Macmillan Love English award for 4 years in a row http://www.macmillandictionary.com/love-english-awards/
https://www.englishclub.com/listening/A site full of resources and links to radio/TV shows, podcasts, stories/ dictation and moreILike it because it has a great variety of resourcesSelect a listening resource that suits your learners' interests and level and design listening activities for them.Or invite your Ss to listen to specific resources of the site in a flipped mode of learning. Discuss main points/ideas in class.I think bothAll levelsYesTo some of the listening resources.Anthippi Harou
https://www.englishclub.com/efl/category/listening-news/Each Wednesday, EnglishClub publishes a short audio news report in easy English. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking.
http://www.loyalbooks.com/Popular FREE audio booksLove this endless source of books: various genres & languages + transcripts in any formatsOut-of-class activities, Home-reading, discussionsauthenticAll levelsYesno, only the textAnastasiia Gubarenko
http://www.scoop.it/t/english-for-international-students/?tag=listeningA collated range of material to focus on listening skillsrange and varietyClick on a title to go to the original webpage and implement /share with learners as appropriatea mixall/specific levelssomedon't think so
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMLixQns9Qk&list=PLO8l21zp-l78IUNi2xIaa5j9BoL6kIiXSSpeakout Video PodcastVideo podcasts prove to be more engaging for learners, they practise listening while watching different people talk on everyday issuesWorksheets for the podcasts are part of Speakout Longman learning packcreated material featuring samples of authentic conversationsfrom elementary to upper-intermediateyesyesAnastasia Didur
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/elementary-podcasts/series-01-episode-01Elementary podcast from the British Council The type of material that makes elementary students more confident.Transcript and exercises are includedOut-of-class activitycreatedA2yestranscript
http://www.esl-lab.com/index.htmAn ever-growing collection of EFL listening materials made by a US based teacherThe collection is easy to browse according to the level and topics, which are ordered alphabetically. There are pre-listening, listening, vocabulary, and post-listening exercises, as well as suggestions for online research on the topic.Suitable for adults who need conversational general EnglishcreatedStrong A2 and higherStrong A2+transcriptOksana Kirsanova
http://dialectsarchive.com/The International Dialects of English Archive. (roughly 1,300 samples from 120 countries and territories, and more than 170 hours of recordings)Excellent collection of authentic records of English accents from all over the world with the script available. Can be used for short term course on improving your accent understanding skills.Suitable for adults who wish to impove their accent comprehension skills.authenticB1 and highernotranscriptLidiya Batyuk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/lingohackGet up-to-date with the latest news and understand it too with Lingohack. Listen to and watch authentic BBC World news bulletins and learn key words and phrases that help you make sense of the news.B1 and highernotranscript
https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishatState/A facebook page where they post high quality materials for language learners at a variety of levels. They post video on grammar, VOA Learning English lessons and pronunciation practice videos. Materials are high quality and it's a good way to give those learners who spend time on Facebook more exposure to Englishfor learnersyesyesOlya Sergeeva
http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/Good game - platform for Young Learners. Free on computers. All background voices are English.Really great for organising a group and be in touch with their success.It's really understandable. authentic A1yesnoOlga Baranova
Listening tasks for different levels on different topicsSuitable for teens/wide range of topics/ can be used as exam preparation taskscreatedA1-B2yestranscriptArtemenkova Julia
https://vimeo.comLot's of videos (not only in English)Can find a video for any topic and create your own tasks based on itauthentic differentyesnoAnna Ten
https://www.ted.com/In their own words: "TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world."It is great for levels B1+. The talks are motivating and interesting, there are various topics and everyone can find something they like. The speakers speak clearly, and there can be subtitles if needed.One good way is for each learner to choose a talk of their own choice, listen to it at home, then share with the rest of the class. This encourages learner authonomy and everyone can find something they are interested in, be it robotics, psychology, or something completely different.B1 - C2NoYesNatasa Bozic Grojic
https://www.youtube.com/show/10questionsIn their own words: "Each week, 10 Questions provides unique access to world and business leaders, major entertainers, and other influential figures from around the world. A selection of reader-submitted questions on TIME.com serves as the basis for a candid interview with each newsmaker."The interviewees are interesting people and the questions add to the interest. The questions are posted by the readers each week and sometimes they can be more interesting than the answers. One way to prepare for the listening is to have the students provide their own question before they listen to the interview. Or they can be given the questions and try to guess the answers. To encourage learner autonomy, they can vote for the next interview to listen to.B1 -C2NoYesNatasa Bozic Grojic
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsroundEverybody knows that BBC is a great site that can be used for teaching purposes.This section can be used with teens!!! The articles/videos are short and doable.authenticA2 and aboveA2No, and that is a disadvantage :)Artemenkova Julia
www.tubequizard.comA wide range of videos / different ready-made tasks in vocabulary/grammar/pronunciation/ possible to create your own tasksIn a nutshell: Choose a video from Quiz Collection/Choose a video, create your own task and then either do as a h/w or do in the classroomauthenticA2 and aboveYes (but it is difficult to find)YesArtemenkova Julia
lyricstraining.comFrom the website itself: "LyricsTraining is an easy and fun way to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and the lyrics of your favorite songs."A wide range of videos that can be adjusted for level; the website is also updated regularly.It can be used for listening practice by students outside of class, or in class either competitively or cooperatively.authenticallyesyesRyan Pain
learningenglish.voanews.com/p/5371.htmlVoa English is a website where you can find transcripts for your students A1 to C2 and the most important the audios are available.I like it because the topics are updatedIt can be used for listening practices, vocabulary and reading comprehension.authenticallYestranscriptAmet Torrero
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/englishatwork/index.shtmlThis is a series of programmes focused on a particular work-related topic. I like it because each story is based on a common situation where key expressions are emphathised. Important thing is that both scripts and listening comprehension questions are available.I give the Ss a couple of episodes to listen as a home assignment. At the beginning of the next class first we review the key expressions from the episodes, then role-play a similar situation.created for English learnersA1+/B2yesyesLucy Guslistaya
http://www.multimedia-english.comA great resource with videos on grammar topics, vocabulary, pronunciation etc.you can watch shots from movies in a learning mode: watch, watch with subtitles, learn the meaning of the words, watch againauthenticallyesyesOlga Akimkina
CNN 10 (formerly CNN Student News) - http://edition.cnn.com/studentnewsInternational news in 10 minutes (made for Am students, but very good for learners of English as well)
Current topics and events from around the world. Has transcript for lower levels.
Watch in class and discuss. Give students the oportunity to follow international news in simplified version each weekday. Becuase the topics are current they can compare with news in L1. authentic (adults) A2 and abovefor adults (used with transcript) yesyesTanja Debevc
the learners' playlistsOne of the tasks to suggest in the listening menu is to write down the lyrics of a song that the learners like. authenticwith some songsWanius Carvalho
6 minute English (www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english)A BBC Learning English service that offers 6 minute podcasts. A list of vocabulary and the transcript are also offered. Sometimes, discussion or comprehension questions are also provided.Different topics, vocabulary and definitions are a good support and can save time.Try to prepare some comprehension questions for it to have a clear aim out of listening. Also, check if the topic will be of interest to your students or no.not authentic Almost all levels, starting A2Starting A2TranscriptAyat Tawel
News in levels ( http://www.newsinlevels.com/ ) Real news offered in three different levels, as videos or podcasts.Authentic news, you can find the same piece of news in 3 different graded levels. some vocabulary are provided.Check the vocabulary before using them. Some videos are really short. You still need to create questions for comprehension or discussion. You can use the text provided as a reading text; before, after or while listening.authenticA1- B1YesA text that acts as a transcriptAyat Tawelthanks
Nature is speaking
Nature is warning, screaming and threatening us! Save me! Love me! Respect me!Authentic, various actors/speakers=various accents, gorgeous picturesque videosListen (1-2-3 min videos), discuss, improviseauthenticanyyesit's possible to find both subtitles & transcriptAnastasiia Gubarenko
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5SgCLuf3s5nMGB7ch1vqSQPractise your listening skills with these mini-lectures on a range of topics to help you prepare for university in the UK and other English speaking countries. The mini lectures will also help you practise your listening skills for international exams like IELTS, FCE, CAE and CPE. You might also just listen for fun! For each video, listen and take notes, then use your notes to answer the questions. Listen again if necessary. Leave a comment if you'd like any of the answers. Interesting topics, suitable length and quite authentic.Follow the instructions in each video. Assign one or two lectures a week on Edmodo and appoint two students who are responsible for creating and uploading the answer key. This usually generates a great discussion on Edmodo when other students find some differences between their answers and the answer key. When students have questions, let the 'experts' answer (the two students who uploaded the answer key). created for English learnersB2+noyesLiudmyla Beraud
Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source
Interesting topics, suitable length and quite authentic.Online texts, MP3s and podcastsCreated for English learnersVividAll levelsYesShahana KhanThanks
Dictation websites
Breaking News English dictations
English Cubl dictations
Rong Chang dictations
Learn English - a german website
o http://www.learnenglish.de/dictationpage.html
Write on your own piece of paper
Listen & Write.comhttp://www.listen-and-write.com/ pretty darn fast
Dictations at ESLfasthttp://www.eslfast.com/begin4/dict/ for beginners
Victoria University at Wellington (New Zealand)
wait for recording to start
English Online France http://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/?page_id=262
Dictations for all levels, interesting topics, variety of materialself-studybothA1-C1yes there are dictations for beginners and those at elementary levelN/aCara Leopold
http://www.dictationsonline.com/Online dictations I like the way the instructions tell you to listen first (and the recording is played straight through at normal speed). Then you listen again at a very slow speed, 2 times, and it's at this stage that you actually write (not on the screen, you need to write on a bit of paper), and then you listen one final time at normal speed to check - and finally you can check your answers against the tapescript (which isn't revealed until the after the final listening). I think the way to use it is the way it's been set up to be used. It works well as a self-study activity.The higher level texts come from (mainly) English novelsall levelsyes
Edulanghttp://edulang.com have pairs/teams of learners explore the lessons and then agree on one to do the same week, listening together (exercise 3 of each lesson includes a listening cloze exercise of a recording learners have previously listenend to). Complete listening diary entry notes (if in a f2f classroom, have these be 'anonymous' entries on a large wall poster... including observations and tips).
from Breaking English News stories (authentic)
multi... beginner to advanced listeners have found these very helpful
listeners can click for tips and answer key Holly
https://www.thenakedscientists.com/, https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcasts, http://www.economist.com/multimediapodcasts about science and technologythese are authentic, uptodate, and present a very wide range of topicsyou can choose the episodes you woould like your learners to listen to, or give them freedom in choosing the topic they like and then report in the class.authenticintermediate, upper intermediate and advancedprobably only some of the episodesnot all of themTetiana Maslova
http://www.engvid.comcollection of video lessons on different aspects of the English languagevaried interesting topics, different levels, quizzes to check the comprehension of the lessonchoose the episodes that relate to the gammar/vocabulary/cultural knowlege of your lesson, and give them as home assignmentscreatedall levelsyesyesTetiana Maslova
http://esl-bits.net/Audio books, stories and songs; also has practice activities for using articles (a, an, the) and idiomsThe resources have a written version of the audio; students love the songsThis is a good site for students to use on their own; different listening speeds are available; the songs are organized by category so they are good to use at the beginning of learning unit or at the end of class for a closing activityauthentic and createdintermediate, upper intermediate and advancedyesRebecca Palmer
http://www.npr.org/Audio news
Up-to-date newsGood source for students to use if they have to do an out-of-class listening log; in a memory unit, I have students listen to an interview about multi-tasking: http://www.npr.org/2013/05/10/182861382/the-myth-of-multitaskingauthenticintermediate, upper intermediate and advancedyesRebecca Palmer
http://www.manythings.org/Interesting things for beginners to listen toHas a wide variety of activitiesGood resource for students to use on their ownauthentic and createdBeginners
https://storycorps.org/listen/True life storiesThe stories are very motivational.Choose a story that fits your unit. In a space unit, I use an animated video about astronaut Ronald McNair: https://storycorps.org/animation/eyes-on-the-stars/createdall levelsyes
http://www.123listening.com/listening basic wordsGood for kids, elementary level studentsYou can use the worksheets, games and markers for fun in classcreatedelementary and beginner levelsyes
http://www.hospitalenglish.com/The vocabulary and grammar used by medical studentsStudents studying in the medical stream can benefitLots of flashcards, exercises and online gamescreatedEnglish for medical studentsyes
http://www.eslfast.com/begin4/dict Dictations for beginner studentsSimple to use; sentence by sentence; immediate feedback on accuracyGood for autonomous learningcreatedBeginners
http://www.rong-chang.com/eslread/eslread/dict/contents.htmDictations for intermediate studentsSimple to use; sentence by sentence; immediate feedback on accuracyGood for autonomous learningcreatedIntermediate
graded listening exercises with transcript available & comprehension questions; American accentsIt is easy to use, has materials at all levels, and the transcript is not shown unless you click on it. (Downside, not sorted into topics)Thinking it could be good for shadowingcreatedbasic, intermediate, advanced
Effortless English and Real English by A. Hogea course to develop listening and speaking skillsEasy to use, fast result, only for independent learningIt is great for shadowing, repeatition, drilling, and building cultural awareness as well. created based on authentic materialsA2 till C2I tried with A1+ - difficult but possible. A2 is a good level for this approach.no, but there are transcriptsI accidently come across the course on the internet.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/MrHK9VQvVkc6Jc8m2CzL7k/find-a-conversationhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cqx3b"The Listening Porject" - A collaboration between the National Library and BBC to archive conversations. Short recordings of conversations on many topics, generally quite personal. Inspired by StoryCorps in America.Examples of 'real English' - very colloquial, a range of different accents, can be search by region in the UK. Some have also been set to animation.I'd only use this with high level learners, for noticing regional variations in accent, and following conversations, speaking strategies.AuthenticB2+NoNo unfortunately.Lsitening to the Radio.
http://moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com/Links to movie extracts by topic, grammar points and level suitable for- Plus complete lessons, exercises etc.Easy way to find short movie extracts for different purposes including grammar. He has another blog for warm ups that is linked to it.good for finding short fun listening extracts especially for students to predict whats happening or will happen.movie extracts authentic Exercises prepared for different levels of learnersA2 till C2Yes but it depends how you use itno I don't think so.Heather
https://elt-resourceful.com/downloadable-lesson-materials/A resource for teachers: a collection of video-based lessons created by Rachael Roberts, a coursebook writer and a Delta tutor. The lessons that I tried were excellent: great worksheets with a variety of tasks for the learners, and very engaging. authentic materials for classroomA2+ and higheronly a couple of lessonsOlya Sergeeva
A comunity of English teachers,
from around the world, who share
home-made worksheets, projectables on
this free-to-use platforms. It contains also
video lessons and tips for teachers.
The worksheets and projectables
I tried to use are excellent. They are exciting also and motivate students
for further studying English.
Authentic materials
for classroom and
also created for using
in the classroom
All levelsYes but it depends how you use itYes, in some worksVladislav Bykov
https://vizia.co/Online software that helps you integrate quizzes, polls, and CTAs into videos from Youtube and other sitesYou can create while-watching tasks and turn passive viewers into active participants. You can choose any video on Youtube, stop it whenever you want and implement a quizz or poll to make sure students watch it actively at home, that is they learn from the videoYou can use any video from YoutubeAll levelsyesYuliya Varakushina
http://film-english.com/Lesson plans around short films Interesting topics and time saver for pressed teachersJust follow the lesson plans. They are great!Based on authentic storiesAll levelsYesM.Vasilopoulou
Resources for the 'Autonomous listening menu'
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