ESL Podcast – This website has a great collection of podcasts which you can listen to online or download to a portable device.

Voice of America – This is a special section of the U.S. government-run website. You can listen to the news and learn English at the same time.

Elllo – a free online listening resource of over 1,000 listening activities designed especially for ESL and EFL students and teachers.

NPR – National Public Radio. This is one my favorite radio networks to listen to. You will find it’s a good source of honest, unbiased information. Listen to it in your car if you live in the U.S.

Talk English – Fairly easy to use with many different topics. Here you can listen and read a script at the same time.

English Listening – Listen to speakers of English and read transcripts at the same time.

English Online France – There’s a really great collection here of videos and listening and speaking exercises.

Audio English – Dialogue, narration, phrases, and role playing. This is a really interesting site.

Rong-Chang – Listen to and read conversations held my Americans. Includes audio in quicktime, so you’ll have to keep two windows open at the same time. Nice work!

All Ears English – Two young women have conversations in English. Intended for advanced-level students.