Hello! This week’s ESL resources are two good online listening practice websites for ESL students. In the ELI, we all know about TED.com, which has thousands of short lectures. TED is great, but it isn’t specifically designed for ESL students. Here are two websites that are!
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab is a free website with hundreds of short listening activities, complete with pre-listening activities and comprehension questions.
Voice of America Learning English
Voice of America Learning English is a free news website funded by the US government. Its stories are designed for English language learners and include resources such as vocabulary lists. The website even includes a built-in dictionary (click on a word to see a short definition).
In addition to the news stories, VoA Learning English also has series of content focused on the English language. Check these out, for example: