Types of ELT Podcasts


For learners of English




English Idioms & Slang

Author: Robert Diem
URL: http://englishcaster.com/idioms/
Length:1m30s
Frequency: 2xmonth
Pedagogy: explanation of concept, examples, review
Format: American English, scripted, short, one voice, intro music
Support: transcript on blog, review questions
Notes: Popular, the first podcast for ESL learners. Previous episodes available to buy on CD. Author based in Japan

The Bob and Rob Show

Author: Robert Diem and
URL: http://englishcaster.com/bobrob/
Length: 4-5m
Frequency: weekly
Pedagogy: conversational, Japanese learner focused, grammar & vocabulary explanations,
Format: American & UK English, two hosts (sometimes they have guests), unscripted (notes), weekly-theme, magazine format (sections: intro/ UK vs US vocabulary/ etc. ), music, sound effects, humorous
Support: 10-14 page study guide (pdf) including show transcripts, glossary, cultural notes, extra study materials
Notes: Authors based in Japan. Study Guide available to members only


ELT Podcast - Basic Conversations

Author: Robert Chartrand, Bill Pellowe,
URL: [[http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bchttp://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bc[[http://www.eltpodcast.com
Length:3-5m
Frequency: monthly (seemed to have stopped June 2006)
Pedagogy: theme-based conversation & language practice. Listen with transcript i) normal speed ii) slower speed, then speak, filling in the missing parts of the dialogue.
Format: american English, dialogues (2 or more speakers), intro music, background music
Support: transcript on website
Notes:

ELT Podcast - Intermediate ConversationsAuthor: Robert Chartrand, Bill PelloweURL: [[http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/ichttp://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/ic[[http://www.eltpodcast.com
Length: 3-5m
Frequency: monthly
Pedagogy: theme-based conversation & language practice. Listen with transcript i) normal speed, then speak, filling in the missing parts of the dialogue.
Format: American English, dialogues (2 or more speakers), intro music, background music
Support: transcript on website
Notes:


ELT Podcast - Phrase of the Week

Author: Kevin Ryan
URL: http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/isl
Length: 15s
Frequency: (only 2 produced)
Pedagogy: phrase, example
Format: American English,
Support:Notes:


ELT Podcast - Intermediate Conversations

Author: Robert Chartrand, Bill Pellowe,
URL: http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/ic[[http://www.eltpodcast.com/
Length: 3-5m
Frequency: monthly
Pedagogy: theme-based conversation & language practice. Listen with transcript i) normal speed, then speak, filling in the missing parts of the dialogue.
Format: American English, dialogues (2 or more speakers), intro music, background music
Support: transcript on website
Notes:

For teachers of English


ELT Podcast - The Teachers Lounge

Author: Robert Chartrand, Bill Pellowe, Kevin Ryan
URL: http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/lounge/holidays.html
Length: 15-30m
Frequency: 2xmonth
Pedagogy: conversations about pedagogy, etc.
Format: intro music, background music
Support:
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