Story Corps: Use Authentic English as Listening Activites

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 website by searching for “StoryCorps”.

These stories provide a great opportunity for students to listen to real English content and style. Use these stories as a springboard for discussions related to culture and experience. For fun, work with your student to produce your own Story Corps segment.