September 24, 2012
Podcasts are a useful tool to learn and practise your English comfortably from home, when driving or even when you are exercising. When looking for a podcast, I tend to visit both the BBC Learn English or the British Council websites, as they usually include supplementary materials together with their podcasts, being their quality is very high.
Today I would like to draw your attention to The English We Speak, a series of podcasts published by the BBC which are described as follows:
Make the English you speak sound more natural with The English We Speak from bbclearningenglish.com. Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme.
As said before, every episode offers an expression explained in context and with examples. Would you like to know what “no-win situation” or “keep me posted” mean? Well this is your podcast. This series does not include transcripts as the English spoken is them is very easy to follow, both for intermediate and advanced students.
As most of you know, you can listen to these podcasts from a computer, smartphone or tablet.
Who hasn’t got 3 minutes to practise some English?
November 30, 2011
Dear students, this is the link to the site that you’ll be using to create your podcasts. I’m also adding a link under the menu resources in this blog.
March 20, 2010
I can promise you that writing a blog demands a lot of work, but if you add the creation and maintenance of wikis, sites, etc. All the time in the world is not enough.
Carlos Martín works as an English teacher at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Los Cristianos and is a pioneer in the use of web 2.0 in his teaching practice. Let’s take a look at the things he is using with his students right now:
Carlos’s English Corner: This is Carlos’ blog. It’s similar to our blog and he uses it to publish links, references to sites, etc.
My English Site: This is a site that Carlos Martín has created to share materials and interesting links with his students. I especially recommend you the section where he includes places you can find native speakers for a language exchange, it’s at the home page.
Shared items in Google Reader: In this site Carlos adds links to podcasts and activities he finds interesting for his students.
Twitter: You can follow Carlos on Twitter. This is his username: Carlos38205.
Now it’s the moment to visit Carlos Martín’s sites and leave the comment here with your opinion. See you!
March 9, 2009
In our new section Resources, you can follow CNN Podcasts. Here you will be able to listen to news in English whenever you want to.