Voice of America broadcasts in “special English” for language learners.
Story Corps is a non-profit radio program that aims to record people – such as family or friends – interviewing each other about personal experiences and events. Listen to their stories by clocking on the “Listen to Stories” link on the sidebar. Each story features 3-5 minute audio files. Transcripts of individual pieces are on the NPR […]
List to the President’s weekly address on the White House website and download a transcript. The address lasts about 5 minutes and covers timely, political issues to discuss with students. Use this procedure to turn the monologue into a full lesson: Summarize what the student is about to hear. Have the student listen to the piece […]
Don’t be boring – change up your lessons! Song Lyrics is an index of song lyrics that can be easily used to illustrate specific grammar themes.
The Learning Resources site uses video or audio clips of CNN news broadcasts along with the written story in its original or abridged form to teach reading and listening comprehension. Each news story includes vocabulary and comprehension exercises. There is also a discussion board to send in thoughts/opinions on stories. This is recommended for advanced […]
It’s hard for students to stay up-to-date with the news when it’s so hard to read. Simple English News presents a range of news and feature stories each in a short paragraph. The stories are likely suitable for students in at least level 3 or 4.
Reading and writing are easy – being understood is the goal! Visit Sounds of English for English pronunciation tips.
Summary Here’s a simple set of solutions and rationale for immigration reform. I am representing Lee Shainis, not Intercambio, with my opinions here. Not everyone will like my ideas here, especially the extremists on both sides of the immigration debate, but extreme solutions aren’t working and the longer we delay the worse the problem gets […]