to our first English as a Second Language Podcast!
In this podcast, we are going to introduce you to the
format of the podcast, as well as the people who record it.
ESLPodcast is designed especially for people who are
intermediate or advanced speakers of English, but want to improve their
listening and speaking skills. We plan on providing a new podcast every day,
Monday through Friday. The daily podcasts are always free.
There will be many different topics for our podcasts. We
try to talk about topics that you will find interesting. All of our podcasts
use “real English”—the normal, everyday English you will find among native
speakers in the United
States. ESLPodcast is not a textbook or a
course. It is a way to listen to real native speakers talking as they do
everyday in English. ESL Podcast tries to provide you with English you can
understand. We speak at a slightly slower rate, but always use normal, native
speaker English to help you improve.
There are two parts to evey podcast: After a brief
introduction, there is a discussion or dialog of the topic of the day. This
usually lasts 3-6 minutes. In part 2, there is an explanation of the vocabulary
and expressions used during part 1. We explain how certain words and phrases
are used by native speakers, including b oth formal and informal expressions.
ESLPod cast is currently produced by a team of volunteers.
It is a production of the Center for Educational Development, in Los Angeles, California.
My name is Dr. Jeff McQuillan, and I’m the host of ESL Podcast. I have been
teaching English as a Second Language for many years both here in the United States
and in other countries. I received my Ph.D., my doctorate, in applied
linguistics from the University
of Southern California. I
taught as a university professor for several years here in California
and in Arizona.
I have written many articles and books on the teaching English.
All of the voices you will hear on ESL Podcast will be
native speakers. We suggest that you listen to the entire podcast at least
once, and then re-listen to Part 1 until you feel you understand most of it.
You will find that your listening comprehension will increase after each
The text or script of Part 1 of each podcast can be found
on our website,www.e-s-l-p-o-d.com. That’swww.eslpod.com. Click on the
“Scripts” link in the upper, right hand corner. We would love to hear from you.
Please email us to tell us where you live and what topics you would like to
hear on future ESL Podcasts. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for listening. We hope you enjoy these
podcasts and that they help you in your goal to improve your English.