Free English Lessons
In Chapter 8, we looked at some of the best English exercises available. Now, let's look at English lessons!Books, music, apps, YouTube, podcasts, language schools -- there are so many different ways to go about learning English that it can seem really overwhelming at times. Beyond that, who has time to drive to and from a language school each day? (Or shell out thousands of dollars for one?) Fear not, because we’ve rounded up the best ways to go about taking English lessons online, either on-the-go or from the comfort of your home. The best part? While most of these resources for free, even the paid ones give you an excellent value for your dollar.
Online Podcasts to Learn English
If you have a phone or tablet, you can access podcasts. Great for listening while you drive to work, cook dinner, or brush your teeth before bed! Even fitting in 10 minutes a few times a day can make a huge difference when learning English. Here are some of the best podcasts we’ve found for learning English.Better At EnglishLori loves helping learners better understand English, and it really shows! Her podcast discusses things that happen in real life, and hope to be an authentic and interesting alternative to the sometimes dry lessons we’ve become accustomed to. For learners at all levels.Splendid Speaking Designed for advanced students, there are over 80 podcasts available and they feature non-native English speakers having conversations, making presentations, and a myriad of other activities. Each lesson follows with feedback on the speaker's performance. 6-minute English Published by BBC, these podcasts are delivered weekly and discuss real-life situations, such as animal phobias and women's right to vote. Very interesting! Best for intermediate-advanced users.Podcasts in English With over 400 podcasts available, Podcast’s in English offers lessons for learners of all levels- the coolest part being lessons for people looking to improve their business speaking skills!The English We Speak Another great resource from BBC, these lessons come in 3 minute clips, and who doesn’t have time for that?! Best for advanced learners.
Audio English Lessons (not in podcast form)
Podcast’s are a super popular way to listen to audio lessons in English, but for those who can’t access them, here are a few other resources to listen to your lessons.Zapp English Tons of downloadable English lessons for when you’re ready to get your listen on!TalkEnglish.com Lots of lessons for your listening pleasure can be found here. The best part? They’re free!
Youtube English Lessons
For those that like a combination of visual and audio, then try YouTube.English With JenniferJennifer has over 400 videos available for individuals learning English, and there is something for everybody, whether you are a beginner or advanced learner. A great resource for supplementing traditional lessons. Mister DuncanYou cannot miss these videos! Duncan has been teaching English via YouTube and other online channels for 10 years, and his enthusiasm and lesson quality cannot be matched.ABA EnglishABA has an exclusive learning system that stimulates the speaker's natural predisposition in a real environment. Help with grammar, pronunciation tips, and a section devoted to tons of questions about the English language!Easy LanguagesEasy Languages turns real people into “hosts” by having them conduct interviews in their native language with random people on the street. With hosts all over the world and subtitles (In English and the language being spoken) this is a super cool way to learn more about your respective countries’ language and culture.Travel LinguistIn the Travel Linguists “101 Learn” series, you are taught 101 short survival words or phrases in English. A great way to learn basic English words and phrases!Steve KaufmannSteve Kaufmann, founder of LingQ, has dedicated his YouTube channel to his conversations (in 10 languages) with people throughout the world, and general tips and tricks to help you learn languages faster and easier. Langfocus We love this channel! Short videos with titles such as “What’s The Easiest Language To Learn?” and “How English Sounds to Non-English Speakers” are irresistible and really get you into a language-learning state of mind.Luca LamparielloLuca speaks over 10 languages and his passion is clear from the first video. His channel is a mixture of language learning tips and interviews with some of the top linguists around!
English Video Lessons (not Youtube)
If you want videos that aren’t on YouTube, try these three free Spanish resources.engVid Over 1,000 videos to help you learn English when it’s convenient for you!Let's Talk Free videos for English learners.Learners TV Find hundreds of short videos in subjects that interest you to make learning English more engaging and sustainable.
Online English Courses
The best of the best when you’re ready to kick-start learning English.FluentU English is a video course for those who crave authenticity. The videos are of authentic native speakers with sub-titles.Duolingo has over 100 million users of their app. It’s arguably one of the most well-known language learning platforms in the world. Start learning English with them here.Rype offers one-on-one tutoring for a fraction of the cost you’ll find on other online platforms. Learn with their friendly, professional, native-speaking tutors and you’ll master English in no-time!There are so many ways to learn English, but these are our top picks for English lessons. Most people find success when they find one or two methods that work for them and stay consistent over an extended period of time. For the greatest chance of success, we strongly recommend choosing your favorite app, podcast, or YouTube channel and pairing it with lessons from a service like Rype. While Rype is not a free service, (past the trial period) it is the most cost-effective way to learn English with a professional tutor wherever you are, whenever you have time. Ready to keep going? Join us for Chapter 10, all about learning English for kids![mashshare]
1. Why Learn English? 2. Where to Learn English?3. English Blogs4. English Podcasts5. English Youtube Channels6. Best English Learning Apps7. Most Common English Words8. English Exercises 9. English Lessons10. English For Kids11. English For Business