Listening is the key to success in language learning.
Many English language learners study hard, but do not get desired results. One of the problems could be lack of exposure to authentic English. That’s why I keep telling them to listen to good quality English on a regular basis, and for an extended period of time. To my mind, listening plays a crucial role in one’s language learning and development.
It is possible to acquire a good command of spoken English by listening to lots of English and taking part in meaningful interaction in real-life situations. The first is possible in the comfort of your own home, with absolutely no help from anyone. Well, you might ask: where can I get material from? Here’s the answer.
Do you know “podcasts”? A podcast is a recording of a radio broadcast or a video that can be taken from the Internet; and usually it is free. You can choose a topic from practically thousands. You can download podcasts and listen to them on your cell phones too. The following are just a few of the links you might like to try.
- If you are interested in podcasts especially created for language learners, then you can try these: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/podcast/0.html (for American English) and http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish (for British English).
So, friends, do start listening to podcasts and share your experiences with me.
Happy learning, happy sharing!
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