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Top 100 podcasts

Top 100 podcasts | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Page 2 | Don’t drown in the vast, virtual sea of free podcasts. Check out our roundup of some of the best podcasts available at your fingertips.
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Categories like news, stories, science, music, philosophy ...
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Welcome to Lit2Go ETC

Welcome to Lit2Go ETC | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

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Audio and text, out of copyright titles (Huckleberry Finn and the Wizard of Oz ...)

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The best podcasts for stories, fiction and poetry

The best podcasts for stories, fiction and poetry | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
The best story and poetry podcasts including short stories, readings of fiction and real-life dramas, selected and updated by Pete Naughton
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Pete Naughton of the Telegraph has these podcast recommendations. Suitable for higher level adult learners, on a variety of literary topics

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Roselink's curator insight, March 12, 5:37 AM

Pete Naughton of the Telegraph has these podcast recommendations. Suitable for higher level adult learners, on a variety of literary topics

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Dramatized Science Fiction Stories: Mind Webs

Dramatized Science Fiction Stories: Mind Webs | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
We here at Open Culture believe that, as far as science-fiction delivery systems go, you can't do much better than radio drama.
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88 hours of audio, free to download

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Free, High-Quality AudioBooks of Classic Literature on Spotify

Free, High-Quality AudioBooks of Classic Literature on Spotify | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Where music goes, technologically speaking, audio books soon follow. We've had audio books on vinyl LP, on cassette tape, on CD, and on MP3, just like we've had music.
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Listening resources for learning and teachers

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Roselink's curator insight, March 12, 5:37 AM

Listening resources for learning and teachers

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How to Listen

How to Listen | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
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A comparison between the invention of radio and that of the Internet need not be a strained or superfical exercise. Parallels abound.
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Food for thought in an era of multi-tasking and intuitive tools ...

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The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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Free Audio: 46 Minute Reading from Dave Eggers’ New Novel, The Circle

Free Audio: 46 Minute Reading from Dave Eggers’ New Novel, The Circle | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, has a new book coming out in early October, The Circle, a novel about 'a young woman who goes to work at an omnipotent technology company and gets sucked into a corporate culture...
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For my students of literature ...

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525 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

525 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Download 525 free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
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Lots of English audiobooks in mp3 format

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Anne Macdonell's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:30 PM

nice and free

Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 1:04 AM

Great way to have fun and enhance listening skills.

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Vobok - Audio broadcast app

Vobok - Audio broadcast app | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Share what you have to say to your followers. Give news, updates, advice, tips, tricks, previews, and more. Share with Facebook and Twitter, and support your broadcasts with trending Topics and imagery.


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Susan's comment, May 23, 2013 3:02 AM
Great for oral and listening practice
RitaZ's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:48 AM

Good for listening and speaking practice!

kathy dressel's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:30 AM

add to list of free apps

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Free Online Karaoke

Free Online Karaoke | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

This is a great tool which matches up YouTube music videos to lyrics. Just enter the name of a singer you like then select a song. You'll see the lyrics appear beside the song. Great way to improve your language skills.


Via Nik Peachey, Chris Jaeglin
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Practice listening, speaking and reading all in the space of one track ...

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malek's comment, May 3, 2013 10:39 AM
Out of service for now
Ana Sclerandi's comment, May 3, 2013 11:16 AM
I've just searched for a couple of songs and artists and worked out for me.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:29 PM

Lol! just for fun!

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BBC - Radio 4 The Listening Project - Home

BBC - Radio 4 The Listening Project - Home | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
The Listening Project is a BBC Radio initiative, in partnership with the British Library, to capture the nation in conversation. Listen to conversations from across the country, record and share your conversation.
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More listening opportunities.

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nicolaperry's curator insight, March 31, 2013 5:31 AM

Fantastic resource!

Marie Dossogne's comment, April 2, 2013 8:58 AM
surely for advanced esl students but great source for listenings!!!
Marie Dossogne's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:59 AM

great source for listenings for advanced students

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WeSpeke

WeSpeke | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
WeSpeke is a free and open global language platform and marketplace cultural exchange where users teach, learn and practice languages.
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Anyone tried this out?

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Asma Ben Aîcha's comment, March 23, 2013 9:58 PM
Done (y)
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Do tell! What did you do? How did it work out?
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Extensive Watching: David Deubelbeiss blog post

Extensive Watching: David Deubelbeiss blog post | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

“Extensive Watching“. I’d like to outline this important concept for language learning here and get your own feedback, opinion, thoughts. (and this compliments what I’ve also termed, “Narrow Watching“.

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Why watching your favourite series can help you learn English.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 28, 2013 1:03 PM

My colleague Geoff Sockett at the University of Strasbourg has been looking at this as part of informal learning http://prismelangues.u-strasbg.fr/uploads/media/Eurocall_handout_01.pdf  Interesting and important topic - what are learners getting out of this type of exposure to English, and is there a role for teaching to help them get more?

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16 great websites for free audiobooks

16 great websites for free audiobooks | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Our picks for the best free audiobook websites so you can listen whenever (and wherever) free of charge.
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Places to listen to English books free
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47 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

This year we’ve been featuring short animated videos from BBC Radio 4, all covering the big questions: How did everything begin? What makes us human? What is love? How can I know anything at all?
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 17, 2015 2:35 AM

Ultra-short, beautifully put together. Excellent teaching resource

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Podcast: Serial

Podcast: Serial | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
A new podcast from the creators of This American Life. One story. Told week by week. Hosted by Sarah Koenig.
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Totally gripping 12-episode true-life podcast.  Suitable for higher level learners.

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poetryarchive.org

poetryarchive.org | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
City lilacs In crack-haunted alleys, overhangs, plots of sour earth that pass for gardens, in the space between wall and wheelie bin, where men with mobiles make urgent conversation, where bare-legged girls shiver in April winds, where a new mother stands on her doorstep and blinks at the brightness of morning, so suddenly born - in all these places the city lilacs are pushing their cones of blossom into the spring to be taken by the warm wind.
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Resources for listening to poetry

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 9, 2015 9:51 AM

Listen to poety and read along.  Use it for shadow-reading, to practice intonation, or to pick up vocabulary of a literary nature

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Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses via Open Culture

Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses via Open Culture | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest.
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LInks to portals for free e-books, audio recordings of classic literature, open courseware and so on.

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TED talks: beyond coursebook accents

TED talks: beyond coursebook accents | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Do you ever use TED talks in your classes? This nonprofit organisation, with the tagline ‘Ideas worth spreading’, is a great place to find interesting authentic audio.
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, June 16, 2014 9:15 AM

Nice selection of different accents for awareness raising or teacher education

Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:59 AM

Wonderful and inspiring talks.

Ramon Gomes's curator insight, November 22, 2014 7:29 PM

This is the best programme for talks ever!!!

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Clilstore videos : Teaching units for content and language integrated learning

Clilstore videos : Teaching units for content and language integrated learning | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
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A search for English videos brings up 288 video and audio files, graded by CER proficiency level, which you can browse by title.

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Stella Maris Berdaxagar's curator insight, January 21, 8:33 AM

This is a powerful tool for  Foreign Language Classes. It can be used for CLIL  related and Flipped classes. 

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Free English TV - Watch Online TV Channels - Free Internet TV

Free English TV - Watch Online TV Channels - Free Internet TV | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Beeline TV: Watch free internet TV channels. Live English Television Online.
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39 English-language TV channels - US, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Russia, Iran, New Zealand ...

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VOA Special English: read along on YouTube

VOA Special English: read along on YouTube | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
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VOA Special English - karaoke-style videos where each word is highlighted in turn as the speaker reads.  This one is an agricultural report.

 

While these videos certainly support autonomous language practice, some imagination is required to make them effective for learning.  I suppose minimally a teacher would need to make sure the text was comprehensible, but I'm not sure what a good task or learning activity would look like either.

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8 Famous British painters listening quiz.

8 Famous British painters listening quiz. | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

An easy listening game about British painters, using learning apps, Quia and Rhinospike.


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Listen to audio descriptions of paintings and painters, then choose from a list of answers.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:08 AM

Nice use of online tools to create listening exercises.  Learners could do this too for speaking practice with the goal of creating quizzes for other learners.

sarspri's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:49 AM

Be sure to click to open the audio portion of the activity.

 

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Podcasts: Independent English

Podcasts: Independent English | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
(You can listen to this blog post while you are reading. Just click below.) Part 1: Part 2: podcast (noun) a recording of a radio broadcast or a video that can be taken from the Internet To listen ...
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ELT blogger Sandy Millin has these tips to help students use podcasts to learn English.

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Roselink's curator insight, March 13, 3:08 AM

ELT blogger Sandy Millin has these tips to help students use podcasts to learn English.

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Audio Video resources

Audio Video resources | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Audio and video resources for the classroom - all ages

Young Learner to adult
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 6, 2013 5:06 PM

Des liens vers des ressources audio/vidéo pour les apprenants d'anglais