English Listening


100 free short English stories for ESL learners: listening, grammar, comprehension, and dictation exercises

American English Pronunciation Practice: This site is designed for older students, but pronunciation and listening activities could be used for students in 4th grade and up.

Arlyn Freed’s ESL/EFL Listening Resources

Audible.com: Our students must be exposed to language. One way to ‘bathe’ them is through audiobooks. Students may listen on an ipod or mp3 player.

Audio Books for FREE: believe it or not, there are almost too many sites to name. Go to this link for many free audiobook sites for direct links to. One is in fact called audiobooksforfree.com, and another great one, http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video. Also, www.freeaudio.org

Audio books gratis

Audio Concentration Game: Listen to the sounds and find the match.

Authentic American English Pronunciation Lessons are available on quite a few topics.  Each lesson provides the pattern, gives examples, provided practice (a lot of practice), and ends with a quiz.  Each word in the quiz can be pronounced for the student by clicking on the speaker icon. This site would be good for language arts or ESL classes.

Between The Lions: This ia a great site for movie and audio clips such as “when two vowels go walking,” and “vowel boot camp.”

CK’s Listen and Repeat: Practice intonation, rhythm, pronunciation, and other things.  (podcast)  (irregular verbs)

Crazy Sentence Singer: Make sentences by clicking on the word and listen to them being sung.

Easy ESL Podcasting: Creating Instant and Effective Listening Tasks by Diana Wallis

Easy Online RSS Reader for ESL Podcasts From this page, you can easily and quickly

ELLLO is a free online listening resource of over 1,000 listening activities designed especially for ESL and EFL students and teachers.

English as a Second Language Podcast

English Banana.com podcasts gratis

English Listening Resources Muy complete

English Listening Room: Listen to the songs and fill in the blanks.  (real audio files)

English Nursery Songs: This website contains animated clips of well-known English children’s songs and links to games, riddles, and rhymes.  Students can follow the lyrics as the music plays.

ESL Classics – songs for learning English

ESL Podcast Blog


ESL Podcasts

ESL Teacher Talk A Podcast for ESL & EFL Teachers

ESL Through Music

Everyday English offers audio-enabled lessonettes

Fonetiks: Phonics Practice: This English pronunciation guide is useful for young English speakers, as well as English language learners of all ages.  Site provides clear audio of all sounds, pointing out exceptions and suggesting learning exercises. This a wonderful resource for independent work.

Introduction to English Learning Podcasts

Karin’s ESL PartyLand Teaching with Music

LibriVox audiolibros gratis

Listen and Read Along: Listen to the story and realong.  (middle and high school)


Listening – Ideas on how your students can improve their listening comprehension

Listening Activities Primaria

Minimal Pairs


Podcasting and English Learning

PodOmatic podcast portal: Create, Find, Share Podcasts! Get your free podcast hosting, free podcast creation, podcasting tips, free podcast tools,

Saving the Earth Ejemplo de actividad sobre Medio Ambiente.


Song Lyrics for Teaching English as a Second Language


Sounds of English Sites with general ESL listening activities

Stories in a Nutshell: A collection of concise folktale plots for student retelling by Heather Forest

Storycorps Listen to any of hundreds of stories

Survival English Videos, Quizzes & Listening exercises

Teach English with Song- ESL through Music

The largest English-learning website in the world

The Teacher’s Corner Music Activities and Lesson Plans

Using Music in the Adult ESL Classroom. ERIC Digest.

Using Storytelling to Assess Listening and Speaking: rubrics on listening skills and storytelling skills.  This is a great site for ELL students.

ZOOM Playhouse: Act Up: You will find a collection of short plays and skits created by students or based on student-submitted ideas. Each skit is 5-10 minutes and includes a ‘script’ you can print out and suggested props.



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