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Posted in ESL, Videos

5 Awesome YouTube Channels for ESL Learners

You won’t be bored with these fun ESL channels on YouTube.

Learn English With TV Series

Why stare at a boring textbook when you could learn how English speakers *really* talk from Friends, Harry Potter, The Simpsons, and more? Beginners might find some videos difficult, but for everyone else, this is a good resource for boosting slang, comprehension, and more.

Learn English with Jessica

Perfect for beginners! Learn useful language including yes/no questions, everyday dialogues, and common vocabulary topics, such as pets and food.

Interactive English

Warning: Some language might be offensive! But these videos are perfect for students who want to learn authentic American English.

Cake English

What a sweet channel 🙂 There are plenty of morsels to enjoy, with many interactive videos to keep learners from being bored.

Simple English Videos

No gimmicks here, just solid videos full of useful information, including idioms and colloquial English, as well as information about the differences between British and American English.

Posted in ESL, Listening

Listen Up! 5 Sites for Practicing Listening

Listening practice for learners of all levels.

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Lessons for all levels, with quizzes, idioms, and more.

Agendaweb Listening Exercises

Lessons for all levels; includes short stories, dictations, comprehension exercises, and more.

BBC Learning English

Best for Intermediate to advanced students; plenty of varied topics (archived, but still useful).

Ello English Listening Lesson Library Online

For low beginners to advanced, transcripts included.

British Council Listening

Lessons broken up into A1-C2, with useful functional language and more.