20 Best Language Skills Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about language skills ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best language skills podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. Of course, learning through listening is a skill in its own right. While effective you may want to consider looking at ways to improve your listening skills. That said, we tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Language Skills Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Duolingo French Podcast

  • Publisher: Duolingo
  • Total Episodes: 50

Deepen your language skills and knowledge of the French-speaking world through fascinating true stories in easy-to-follow French, with added English for context. From Duolingo, the world’s #1 way to learn a language. Hosted by Ngofeen Mputubwele.

Portuguese Lab Podcast | Learn European Portuguese

  • Publisher: Susana Morais
  • Total Episodes: 180

The Portuguese Lab is your one-stop podcast to learn European Portuguese (from Portugal). Improve the different skills of the language and learn how to be an independent and successful learner.

Learn English with EnglishTVLive

  • Publisher: Lloyd Meikle
  • Total Episodes: 73

The EnglishTVLive Podcast is for English language learners who want to improve their English listening skills by listening to native English speakers.

Hacking Your Leadership Podcast

  • Publisher: Chris Stark and Lorenzo Flores
  • Total Episodes: 485

No role plays; just real. Chris & Lorenzo share four decades of combined experience to help you become a more effective leader. Keeping employees engaged and doing their best work today requires a leadership language focused on soft skills like empathy, emotional intelligence, and a desire to make personal connections. Many leaders want to succeed in this brave new world but employees continue to report poor engagement and they continue to leave companies about every three years. Listen and become a leader who people never want to leave.

English Across The Pond

  • Publisher: Dan & Jennifer – English teachers & podcasters
  • Total Episodes: 272

Hello from the USA & the UK! English Across The Pond is a podcast for English learners who want to take their language skills to the next level. Hosted by Dan from England and Jennifer from America, join us every week for a mix of chat, fun and language improvement. Become a member, get a transcript and join us every week for live lessons.

Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English

  • Publisher: Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan & Samantha Vega | Business English Instructors
  • Total Episodes: 122

A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellent way to improve listening comprehension skills, keep up with business trends, and advance your career.

Culips Everyday English Podcast

  • Publisher: Culips English Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 417

Learning English is tough stuff, but we’re here to help every step of the way. This podcast is for English language learners who want to improve their lives by becoming fluent in English. Our high-quality lessons are free, fun and taught by our expert hosts. Listening to Culips is like sitting in on an interesting chat between good friends. Your fluency, listening skills, vocabulary, and pronunciation will improve naturally as you get to know our hosts and learn about interesting topics and trends in Canada and around the world. Get awesome at English, with Culips!

Slow Russian

  • Publisher: Daria Molchanova
  • Total Episodes: 100

Russian teacher Daria will help you to improve your Russian listening skills. In this podcast the Russian language is finally SLOW enough, so you don’t have any problems understanding it. And if you do, the vocabulary section is just for you! You will also get some tips on Russian culture, traditions and daily life. Listen to slow Russian – learn faster! Podcast website – http://realrussianclub.com/slowrussianpodcast/ YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/realrussianclubchannel Twitter – https://twitter.com/realrussianteam Donate with PayPal – https://www.paypal.me/realrussianclub © 2016 Daria Molchanova

The Arabic We Speak

  • Publisher: Dalal & Amani
  • Total Episodes: 51

We share with you content in Levantine Arabic about our lives, language and culture. We have written and recorded texts and exercises in the form of worksheets for you to improve your Arabic language skills and speak the Arabic we speak! We will be uploading a new episode every Tuesday.

Doorway To Mexico | Learn Spanish with Intermediate and Advanced Conversations

  • Publisher: Doorway To Mexico | Learn Spanish from Mexico
  • Total Episodes: 67

Learn Spanish with Doorway to Mexico, a fun language learning podcast for intermediate and advanced Spanish students. In our first 22 episodes, we listened to native Mexican Spanish teacher Paulina and her real-life students as they traveled through Mexico exploring the country’s rich language and diverse cultural history. Now they’re back together again, interacting in Spanish with friends, work colleagues and other native Spanish speakers in their own neighborhoods. Not just for tourists, Season 2 explores the living Spanish language through a wide range of topics. After each dialogue, Paulina presents an in-depth review of the episode’s challenging vocabulary and colloquial expressions to help you develop essential conversational skills to communicate confidently in Spanish, whether you’re exploring Mexico, Latin America… or your own neighborhood. Visit us a www.DoorwayToMexico.com

Russian Pronunciation Podcast – Speak Russian

  • Publisher: Daria Molchanova
  • Total Episodes: 10

Russian Pronunciation Podcast by Real Russian Club will help you improve your speaking and listening skills. Learn how to pronounce Russian sounds, words and phrases with a professional Russian language teacher Daria Molchanova.

Learn English with Teacher Monica

  • Publisher: English Teacher Monica
  • Total Episodes: 163

Hello everyone! My name is Monica and my mission is to help you become fluent and improve your English language skills! I have a Master’s Degree in TESOL and have been teaching English for several years both online and at the college level. Subscribe or follow my podcast so you don’t miss out on new episodes.

In Plain Language

  • Publisher: Malty the Blue Tiger Books
  • Total Episodes: 22

Welcome to In Plain Language, the speech and language podcast presented by Malty the Blue Tiger bilingual children’s books. Here, you’ll get invaluable tips from top experts to help advance your child’s language skills — whether it’s their native language or a new language. To support the podcast, visit anchor.fm/in-plain-language and click “Support.” Your contribution helps to provide families with free language and learning resources! For bilingual books and audiobooks, visit www.MaltyTheBlueTiger.com.

Go Natural English Podcast | Listening & Speaking Lessons

  • Publisher: @GoNaturalEng
  • Total Episodes: 152

Go Natural English helps you improve your English listening skills and fluency. The podcast will benefit intermediate to advanced learners most. Your English will benefit from language learning strategies that work, vocabulary and idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk and real conversation in American English. Learn special tips on American culture, how to listen to and speak with Americans. Join Gabby and the Go Natural English community to learn to speak American English like a fluent native!

Tutti Matti per l’Italiano!

  • Publisher: Melissa Muldoon – Studentessa Matta
  • Total Episodes: 58

Tutti Matti per l’Italiano! – Italian Podcast – Improve Italian language  skills with this podcast that is presented in Italian and features stories, clips & conversations with native Italian speakers. It explores all aspects of Italian culture, music and current events as well as language learning tips. Parliamo e ascoltiamo la lingua poetica with Melissa la studentessa matta.

Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined

  • Publisher: Kristin Espinar
  • Total Episodes: 154

About the Show Learn how to get a 7+ Band Score on your IELTS writing and speaking skills! About Your Host I help students get a 7+ band score in IELTS writing and speaking skills. I’ve been an exam preparation instructor for 14+ years, I have a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, and worked as an official exam scorer for 7 years. I’ve also gone through the experience of learning a second language myself, so I’m uniquely positioned to help you through this IELTS obstacle.

FUN Japanese Listening

  • Publisher: Dr. Asuka Tsuchiya
  • Total Episodes: 24

こんにちは!Are you looking for a fun way to learn authentic Japanese and improve your Japanese skills? Then come and join Asuka sensei’s Fun Japanese Listening podcast! You can enjoy listening activities, everyday Japanese vocabulary, fundamental Japanese grammar, unique Japanese culture, and more! This podcast is for both Japanese language learners and teachers. Subscribe to this podcast and level up your Japanese!

All Ears English Podcast

  • Publisher: Lindsay McMahon and Michelle Kaplan
  • Total Episodes: 1777

Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! We are an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners around the world. We will show you how to use everyday English vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will also give you special tips on American culture, customs, etiquette, and how to speak with Americans as well as conversation and commentary on study tips, business English, life in America and Boston and New York, how to apply to university in the US, dating, travel, food and more. You’ll get TOEFL, IELTS, and TOEIC help also from The Examiner of Excellence, Jessica Beck. This podcast is for adult students who are professionals and university students as well as ESL teachers. Join the community to learn to speak American English like a native! Connection NOT Perfection!

Mental Health Spot

  • Publisher: Olivia Lima
  • Total Episodes: 92

This Podcast explores a variety of topics related to mental health including but not limited to active listening, communication skills, social skills, depression, anxiety & more – all from the perspective of a mental health therapist. If you are under the age of 18, please consult your parent or guardian before listening to the episodes. Mature language is often utilized.

Intermediate English

  • Publisher: Intermediate English Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 22

Do you speak a bit of English already, and want to improve? Intermediate English is for people who have a basic grounding in the language, but want to develop and hone their skills. Episodes are based on all sorts of different topics, often relating to the language and different cultures of English speakers.

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