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RESOURCES FOR LISTENING

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English with Jennifer I just love this site. It has videos with subtitles, exercises, study tips, and a whole lot more --  all for FREE. A terrific resource. (TM) 3/7/2017
English with Jennifer YouTube Here is Jennifer's YouTube channel with LOTS of videos with subtitles. TM 3/7/2017
Learning to Listen Here is a short article on ways to listen as part of learning English. Worth reading, as it gives techniques to help you learn to listen better. (From Sarah Sahr at tesol.org) TM 3/7/2017
ESL Cyber Listening Lab ESL teacher Randall Davis put together a very impressive site, filled with listening quizzes. One of the things you’ll notice about the ESL Cyber Listening Lab at first glance is that the quizzes are divided into Easy, Medium and Difficult. Each quiz comes with a pre-listening activity, a multiple-choice quiz based on the listening and post-listening activities that include vocabulary exercises. These are wonderful ready-to-use listening activities for any level. (From BusyTeacher.org) 3/7/2017
Newsy Newsy features short news segments across a variety of topics from business to entertainment, international to US news. One of the best things about Newsy is that each video is posted with a transcript of the news report, giving ESL students the choice of just listening, or listening and reading. It’s a great site for students who need something a bit more challenging. The added bonus? The site offers an app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry – perfect for students on the go!  (From BusyTeacher.org) 3/7/2017
Voice of America Voice of America is a multimedia platform that delivers news to English learners across the globe. The site features MP3 audio and video that are public domain, which means you may not only use the files in the classroom but also download them through VOA Direct. Each video is less than three minutes long and comes with subtitles. They may be downloaded in video format or as MP3 files students can listen to anywhere. VOA also has a handy little app for iPhone and Android, a Mobile Wordbook that teaches students how to say and use a word in a sentence.  (From BusyTeacher.org) 3/7/2017
Talk English ESL Fast
offers 365 short stories with audio and text for intermediate students. The best thing about this site is the sheer number of stories available. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a vocabulary list for each listening, plus a variety of exercises, including dictations. The site also offers easy conversations for beginner ESL students who have the unique opportunity to listen to short conversations on a variety of topics and speak to Mike, a “robot” that replies to questions and statements students type in a dialogue box, thus creating an actual, virtual “dialogue”.  (From BusyTeacher.org) 3/7/2017
Easy Listening for Kids This
website has short and easy listening audio tracks that are tailored to young learners. Each audio track comes with the text for reading, a vocabulary list, and exercises your young learners won’t have any trouble completing. There’s a second website with additional listening exercises for children.  (From BusyTeacher.org) 3/7/2017
Ello.org Elllo
 provides a wealth of listening exercises in video or audio format. You can sort search results by level, topic, country or media; the last option allows you choose from games, audio or video. All of the exercises come with vocabulary lists, additional exercises or quizzes, as well as download links. Unlike the other websites, this one includes audio with English speakers of different nationalities, thus effectively exposing students to a variety of English accents like Australian, Scottish, South African, and others. From BusyTeacher.org) 3/7/2017
ESLGOLD.com A long list of links to everything from practice techniques to podcasts. TM 3/7/2017
5MinuteEnglish.com Direct links to various listening lessons. Includes questions to test comprehension. TM 3/7/2017
Nursery Rhymes 88 Traditional Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes -- It's how most English speakers learn to speak and listen. TM 3/7/2017
Fluentin3Months.com This is a pay site, but it has a number of links to practice your English, from videos and YouTube channels, to sites where you can talk live to English speakers who are there just to talk to you. Great resource. TM 3/7/2017