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The Notes In Spanish Podcasts

Posted by coolpodcasts on July 29, 2007

Trying to learn Spanish language? Check out the Notes in Spanish, this is a podcast that will teach you authentic Spanish language by bringing real conversations in Spanish. Unlike traditional Spanish language tutorials, Notes in Spanish podcasts talk about real-life topics that can surely entice your attention.

You will not be bored as you are also learning the Spanish culture or norm of life at the same time. Aside from this, this podcasts are divided into three categories: Inspired Beginners; Intermediate; and Advanced allowing you to engage in a conversation that fits your speaking level.

The show is hosted by Marina, a native from Madrid and Ben, an Englishman who came and learned Spanish from scratch. Ben and Marina will definitely help you learn Spanish in a fun and informative way. Notes in Spanish podcasts are basically free but for those who want to get more; they have downloadable worksheets for sale  that accompany their podcast episodes.

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Splendid Speaking Podcast

Posted by coolpodcasts on May 7, 2007

Splendid Speaking  is a show that features tips and interviews on how to improve our speaking skills. This is also a podcast that supplements the learning of their students taking up their online English language courses. The show features different English speakers across different countries that makes learning English more diverse and exciting.

Each episode of Splendid Speaking podcast allows listeners to obtain a valuable approach that they can use to enhance their communication skills whether for public speaking, presentation or job interviews. Splendid Speaking also provide free transcripts of all their episodes to their subscribers making this show a great podcast and English resource for people who want to develop their global speaking skills.

Check out the latest episode of Splendid Speaking where they featured Ioana from Romania and discussed how to structure a short talk when reviewing a film.

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ESL Podcast

Posted by coolpodcasts on February 9, 2007

ESL or English as a Second Language Podcast is probably one of the most modern and most convenient ways of learning practical English for free. Each podcast episode of ESL features daily conversations that help listeners to grasp the ideas and techniques of speaking English. ESL podcast is run by a group of experienced English professors that have more than 3 decades of teaching English in high school students and adults.

With ESL Podcast, you can surely learn and improve your English speaking capabilities because they offer English lessons at a slower speed and makes use of daily phrases and usual expressions that one may encounter during their dialogue or conversation. ESL also explains what these expressions mean and how to use them appropriately to ensure that listeners fully understand the concept of English language. Listen to the latest episode of ESL podcast that covers a typical conversation that happen in a bakery or a bakeshop.

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The Bob and Rob Show

Posted by coolpodcasts on January 10, 2007

The Bob and Rob Show is an entertaining podcast about learning English language. The podcast is aimed to both intermediate and advanced learners of English.  One unique thing about this show is that is hosted by a Yankee and a Brit English teachers who are now both living and teaching English in Japan.

The Bob and Rob Show utilizes humour and fun in teaching English and delivering their show. Together, the duo will teach you idioms, grammar and slang in both American and English twist and some few titbits about the world they live in. The latest episode is titled Winter where Bob and Rob talked about the winter season and the terms associated with it.

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Daily French Podcast

Posted by coolpodcasts on December 6, 2006

If you want to learn French but you are too busy to attend language class, I would recommend DailyFrenchPod as an easy way to learn French wherever and whenever you are. This is a free podcast that publish new lessons everyday covering wide range of topics and techniques with duration of around 10 minutes.

You will surely be inspired to listen in this podcast because the French lesson is delivered by French teachers straight from Paris. You can download each lesson or listen directly to their website. Try and be engage to the DailyFrenchPod’s episode 63 which is about using demonstrative adjectives in French grammar.

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Learn Spanish Survival Guide Podcast

Posted by coolpodcasts on November 29, 2006

Learning Spanish is sometimes inevitable when you need to travel in Spanish speaking countries or have a Spanish client or business partner. And one of the easiest and most convenient ways to learn Spanish is through audio podcasts like Learn Spanish – Survival Guide which is hosted by David Spencer.

One great feature of Learn Spanish – Survival Guide podcast is that it has pauses within each episode allowing listeners to repeat the Spanish words and makes it easier to pronounce and retain the words you have learned. The tutorial approach is very practical and carries common conversation that you may encounter when you travel around Spanish countries.

Want to try this free podcast? Listen to their latest episode about Shopping at the Deli. This episode will teach you the common terms or words you need to understand while shopping in the Spanish Deli store. I tried this episode and all I can say is that it’s really good!

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Grammar Girl Podcast

Posted by coolpodcasts on November 27, 2006

The Grammar Girl podcast is a weekly grammar show that aims to help listeners to improve their English sentence structure. The show is hosted by Mignon Fogarty, who is an English major and have a solid background in writing and journalism. Grammar Girl is an excellent podcast for students, blogger, writer and people who would like to improve their English writing skills.

Grammar Girl features various grammar tips, the right way of using various pronoun, adjective, capitalization, punctuations and many other aspect of English language. This is the easy and fun way of learning English grammar from the expert. The latest episode of Grammar Girl is about the proper use of colons. Listen to her as she explains where and when colon should be use.

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Learn To Speak Mandarin with ChinesePod

Posted by coolpodcasts on October 15, 2006

Learning to speak Mandarin with ChinesePod is such a blast because here, you can learn the language at no cost. Aside from that the approach is practical, convenient and direct making learning mandarin easier and fun.

ChinesePod podcasts are presented and properly categorize according to the level of the students. The podcast offers tutorial from newbie to advance Chinese speakers. The dialogues and mode of teaching are clearly and delivered. You will definitely learn each episode even it is your first time to hear the Chinese terms. The instructor is really good and will help you learn to enunciate Chinese words easily.

So if you plan to visit China, or have several Chinese friends or dealing with Chinese businessmen, ChinesePod podcasts is your best move to impress them.

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JapanesePod101 Podcast

Posted by coolpodcasts on October 12, 2006

JapanesePod101 is one of the top podcasts about language. This is a podcast to learn Japanese language in easy and fun way of learning. The podcast also aims to impart Japanese culture to speed up the process of learning this language.

JapanesePod101 strategically teach the language to their listeners by creating a program designed to get their audience to start speaking Japanese as soon as possible. The program is also created this podcast for busy people, that is why the lessons can be started at anytime convenient with the student.

Episodes are always targeted and precise to ensure learning after each series.  JapanesePod101 is a fun Japanese language class that you can actually enjoy.

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The Word Nerds Podcast

Posted by coolpodcasts on October 4, 2006

If you love trivia, music, language and anything not stressful, you will surely love Word Nerds. Word Nerds is a weekly podcast that discusses words, expressions, speech and trivia.  Vocabulary, music and entertainment are jump packed in this show.

This podcast is presented and hosted by three language experts Dave Shepherd, Howard Shepherd, and Howard Chang. They are all native American English who also teach Latin and German language in High School. This is a wholesome podcast that everyone can appreciate. The show proves to be educational but never boring and best of all, this one is free!

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