Academic listening online
There are many free lectures online from
university courses around the world. Not all of them offer
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.
- The Vega Science Trust
offers an excellent series of science lectures.
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 cultures.
- The 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.
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