What is Listening? What exactly is the first language skill and why is it important?

How to Hear English Everywhere audio How can you hear English when you're not in an English-speaking country? Fortunately, there are many ways of hearing English in almost all countries of the world.

A wise old owl
Sat in an oak.
The more he saw,
The less he spoke.
The less he spoke,
The more he heard.
Why can't we be like
That wise old bird?

Do you want to improve your English listening skills? What about your spelling, writing, and typing skills? Dictations can help in many ways. They even help you learn new vocabulary in context.

Listen to News audio
Listen to a weekly news story in English. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking.

Listen to English by radio Listen to English by TV/Radio audio Listen to news in English with programmes from stations like the BBC, RT or Voice of America.

Listen to Poetry in English audio
Some classic pieces of poetry and other texts for you to listen to and read.

Podcasts audio
You can listen online or download these readings, many of which come with transcript and wordchecker to explain vocabulary.

EnglishClub STAR Members
Improve your listening with MyEC
MyEnglishClub features thousands of videos and songs for English learners. Many videos include subtitles. You can also join the Audio Speaking Group and listen to recordings by other members

This Week in History audio
Listen to a new story every Monday. Includes transcript, wordchecker and quiz.

The Learning English Video Projectaudio
Lots of listening practice. Watch short videos with and without subtitles. Transcripts and vocabulary available too

ESL Videos audio
More listening practice by watching videos

God gave us two ears and one mouth so that we can hear twice as much as we say.