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English Language Learning: Speaking and Listening

Films for ESL learning

ESLnotes: The English Learner Movie Guide  A guide to recommended films for English language learners, including cultural background, glossaries of vocabulary and references, and questions for discussion.

--Look for these films in the Duke Library Catalog.

VOA Special English Podcasts

Voice of America news broadcasts intended for non-native speakers of English.  Click on a link to listen to the broadcast and read a transcript.

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Websites for Listening Practice

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab Free language learning resource with many listening activities.

ELLLO:  English Listening Lesson Library Online Collection of listening samples of English speakers from around the world, with transcripts and interactive quizzes.

English Listening Lounge Another large collection of spoken English passages, with quizzes and transcripts.


Merriam Webster Online Online dictionary with definitions and audio pronunciations of over 100,000 English words. English Pronunciation website offering recordings of native speakers pronouncing over 70,000 English words.

Pronunciation exercises from Merriam-Webster.

Your Librarian

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Linda Daniel
Duke University Libraries
233 Perkins Library
Phone: 919-660-5927