Academic listening online
The University of Reading has made available a
number of lectures for online listening. There are
transcripts of the lessons so that you can read and listen at
the same time if you feel it will help you. They also have
some general tasks to do while you are listening.
- There are many free lectures online from
university courses around the world. Not all of them offer
transcripts, though. Try these websites:
- The Reith
Lectures These are given every year by some of
the most influential people in the UK. In recent years the
topics have included Freedom, Science, Politics and China.
Free podcasts are available on the site.
College has a range of academic talks available.
Go to the menu section and choose a lecture.
Who on earth are we? This is a collection of 12
programmes for English learners that look at and explain the theory
behind cultural differences. The programmes look at areas
such as culture shock, cultural misunderstandings and the
differences between individualist and collectivist
BBC Science Explorer is a collection of
fascinating radio programmes about science, featuring
documentaries, discussions and interviews with important
scientists. Click the link and, if you don't see many
programmes, click the tab for "View as a list", near the bottom of
the page, on the left-hand side.
Written by Charlie Martineau