Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Learn English Online for Okayama University Students
To improve your listening skills, try the following steps:
1. Find an interesting video at a good level (= a little bit challenging).
2. Look at the title & images. Think about the topic before listening.
3. Listen once without stopping & without checking the script. Focus on the main points (don't worry if you can't catch everything).
    - If there is a quiz, do it to check your comprehension.
    - If there is no quiz, note the main points.
4. Listen again & again (especially to challenging or important parts) to learn new language.
   - If there is a script or vocabulary help, check it.
5. Review the lesson many times to improve your fluency & vocabulary.

THE TOP SITES FOR LISTENING:         JUMP TO: NEWS SITES
レベル
英語
クイズ
スクリプト
単語アシスト
US
O
O
O

ELLLO
  Conversations of people from around the world with quizzes.
Choose a topic, a level, etc. on the top. Then choose a lesson. Quizzes are on the right.
レベル
英語
クイズ
スクリプト
単語アシスト
初~中  
World
O
O
X

レベル
英語
クイズ
スクリプト
単語アシスト
US
O
O
O


A game where you listen to songs and fill in the missing lyrics
レベル
英語
クイズ
スクリプト
単語アシスト
US
X
O
X

レベル
英語
クイズ
スクリプト
単語アシスト
 
UK
O (単語)
O
O

Geo Beats
 Watch videos about travel destinations.
Choose a destination at the top right.
レベル
英語
クイズ
スクリプト
単語アシスト
中~高   
World
X
O
X

National Geographic
 Interesting. Good speed & length.
( More topics, but no quiz or vocab support > Culture - Science - Animals )
レベル
英語
クイズ
スクリプト
単語アシスト
中~高
US
O
X
O

TED / TED Ed
(Click for > 翻訳されたビデオ)  Lectures on many interesting topics.
1. Choose a topic on the top. 2. Watch w/ no script. 3. Check the English script, then the Japanese one 
レベル
英語
クイズ
スクリプト
単語アシスト
中~高   
World
(TED Ed)
O
日本語のスクリプト


OTHER SITES TO TRY: 

StoryCorps
Animated stories given by real people throughout the world. (Click tool mark to edit the speed and for subtitles)

Breaking News English
Short listening activities (no video). Many speeds and includes dictation and quizzes.

VOA News Videos
Slow, with subtitles. Only for Basic-level learners (<400 TOEIC)

NHK World News
Listen to news about Japan.

BBC Learning English: 6 Minute English
British people discuss various academic topic. There is no video, but there are questions, vocabulary support, and a transcript.

English Bites
Australian videos with transcripts.

CNN Learning Resources
CNN video news stories, with activities for English students.
(Choose an interesting article, click "Story", and then click "Real Video Player" to watch.)

Yahoo.com Audio & Video - CNN: Video News - BBC: Video News
Current news about many topics. (No support, but you can read a brief summary of the story before your hear it.)
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