Improve English

English learners from all over the world
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Podcast?

Go down 
AuthorMessage
nonPLUSultra



Number of posts : 7
Location : Novy Jicin, CZE
Registration date : 2006-03-05

PostSubject: Podcast?   Sun 5 Mar 22:24

Have anybody thought about creating an "Improve English" podcast? Something like Bob and Rob show or The Word Nerds...

looking forward to your ideas!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://havlikpetr.com
Olga



Number of posts : 8
Location : Moscow, Russia
Registration date : 2006-03-03

PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   Mon 6 Mar 11:01

I suppose it would be difficult for a non-native speakers. Otherwise we wouldn't need to improve our English!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
nonPLUSultra



Number of posts : 7
Location : Novy Jicin, CZE
Registration date : 2006-03-05

PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   Mon 6 Mar 21:31

Olga wrote:
I suppose it would be difficult for a non-native speakers. Otherwise we wouldn't need to improve our English!

yeah, I agree. however, have you heard about FOWL radio, or better to say FOWL podcast? It is produced by guys from Switzerland. In my humble opinion, listening to podcasts is one of the most helpful (and enjoyable) activity, by which you could immensely improve your english.

I've just put this idea on this forum, I don't have enough IT "know-how" how to do record Skype conversations, how to mix your voice with music and etc. but, others maybe do...

and bear in mind that even native speakers sometimes need to improve their english Cool
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://havlikpetr.com
Olga



Number of posts : 8
Location : Moscow, Russia
Registration date : 2006-03-03

PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   Tue 7 Mar 10:55

I love podcasts greatly! They help me “to kill two hares at one shot” – I mean - to have a lot of fun and to learn smth. And I've written in the old forum what my favourites are. NonPLUSultra is quite right that one can and should improve his own language as well:) I just wanted to say that you have to be comparatively free in usage of the foreign language to start making your podcast on it in order to think about the theme and not bother with the searching for the necessary words and expressions to deliver your ideas. And of course you should be rather enthusiastic and keen on the chosen topic. And the technical side (Skype and so on) is not a problem, not the biggest one in any case:)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
sebastien
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 46
Age : 47
Location : France - Corse
Registration date : 2006-03-01

PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   Tue 7 Mar 18:04

In order Olga do not write what she had said in the older forum , you will find below two replies of her :

I'd like to introduce a podcasting topic. I've found out that there is such a wonderful thing as podcasts about 3 months ago. And I am really fascinated with them!
You probably know what a podcast is. For those who don't: it is a kind of radio shows made by the enthusiasts on a variaty of topics. These shows are available (through i-net) to download as MP3 files. They are mostly in English and it makes it possible for one both to have a lot of fun and to improve the knowledge on the language There are also some educational podcasts. And you may subscribe to the good ones and listen whenever you want. And this is for free
Here are some links to the sites where you can find information about multitude of podcasts and choose among them:
http://www.podcastalley.com/index.php
http://www.podcast.net/
For those of you who have already discovered this great thing - I'd like to ask: what are your favourites? And why do you like them?
I like" The Bob and Rob show" and "English as a Second Language" too! They are lovely. And I'll try BBC4. But there are some more interesting podcasts I enjoy listening to:
wgbh.org/morningstories
Morning stories: this is rather difficult one but really worth trying to comprehend. Each Friday a new life story (sometimes funny, sometimes afully sad) and a small talk afterward which is not worse than the story itself.

http://sgshow.blogspot.com/
Sam and Steve Show - this one is different from other podcasts because of it's hosts. Eight-year-old Sam and his dad, Steve, talk about books, fun things for families to do together, and, well, life... really.

http://thewordnerds.org/
The Word Nerd is lovely . Each show is devoted to one topic (wheather, colors, eponyms and so on) which is discussed from the linguistic point of view. But it is not boring at all It is " a weekly podcast about words, language and why we say the things we do"

http://www.englishteacherjohn.com/index.htm
English Teacher John show is an educational one. It might be easy but usefull. You can find grammer, idioms, explanations and so on.

http://www.sqpn.com/scripts/dailybreakfast.php
Daily Breakfast and other podcasts (analysis of Harry Potter books, Star wars, Narnia...). It is made by a catholic priest who is a very interesting and clever person. I like to listen to him - he touches different topics (not just religion) and his language is plain though English is not his native language.

Oh, I have some other favourite podcasts to talk about but I'm a little bit tired Hope you will find something interesting in this list too


Last edited by on Tue 7 Mar 18:10; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://chassibout.info
sebastien
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 46
Age : 47
Location : France - Corse
Registration date : 2006-03-01

PostSubject: Podcast = we have an experiment members   Tue 7 Mar 18:10

You will find below the reply that SIMRAN posts us in the older forum regarding the podcast he creates "FOWL RADIO". You can subscribe to his podcast. There are nearly ten shows now

Hey guys,
I've been a member of your group for a while now, but just haven't had the time to post on the forum.

Actually, me and Christian, who are both Word Nerds fans, got inspired by them and started our own podcast about language and fun. It's called FOWL Radio (fun of & with language radio).
You can check it out at: fowl.dreyer.ch
It's in English, but we're both (probably) non-native speakers. Christian is from Switzerland and I, Simran, am from India. Give it a listen and tell me what you think!

Some other English podcasts, that I really enjoy are:

The Word Nerds (thewordnerds.org)

In Our Time (BBC) (www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/inourtime.shtml)

History 5: European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present (webcast.berkeley.edu/courses)

Go Digital (BBC) (news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/1478157.stm)

Keep posting and improving your English. If you ever need any major help, message me via my frappr page: frappr.com/simran

Ciao,

Simran
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://chassibout.info
sebastien
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 46
Age : 47
Location : France - Corse
Registration date : 2006-03-01

PostSubject: my favourite podcasts   Thu 9 Mar 1:31

About podcast I got a 28 podcast list. Most are french broadcasts, I m not sure to listen at the time it's broadcasted ( it s about stock exchange, wine, good restaurants, theater)
For the ones in english :
* for business : i like NPR Business story of the day = it s short, interesting and usefull for this kind of vocabulary field
* for news : i like ABC world news now ( video) : the everyday night show
* for english : the best of CBS on WWSJ radio = many speeches of Bush... are fully recorded ( especailly the records of "face the nation show)
* for fun, i enjoy :the new york minute show (video) Crash test kitchen (video) and Bollywood report
* for travelling vocabulary : Los angeles times = travel insider = it s the weekly topic of the newspaper columnist
* for lessons = ESLpodcast

What is a commitment is to subscribe to FOWL RADIO who is a kind of Bob and Rob show but on a different topic each week and with people from switzerland and india. I just listened the fifth show : it was not very pleasant with the french bro but it was funny and easy to listen. I m interested in simrans explanations about indian culture. You will enjoy his jokes about Blondes or indian people . There s one joke about french but i did not understand (- Smile

If you want to keep a good tune of simran show = for the one who doesn t know how to cut a mp3 (freeware) :
http://mpesch3.de1.cc/#mp3dc
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://chassibout.info
Wonsuk Choi



Number of posts : 10
Location : Seoul, South Korea
Registration date : 2006-03-03

PostSubject: Re: my favourite podcasts   Thu 9 Mar 3:24

sebastien wrote:
About podcast I got a 28 podcast list. Most are french broadcasts, I m not sure to listen at the time it's broadcasted ( it s about stock exchange, wine, good restaurants, theater)
For the ones in english :
* for business : i like NPR Business story of the day = it s short, interesting and usefull for this kind of vocabulary field
* for news : i like ABC world news now ( video) : the everyday night show
* for english : the best of CBS on WWSJ radio = many speeches of Bush... are fully recorded ( especailly the records of "face the nation show)
* for fun, i enjoy :the new york minute show (video) Crash test kitchen (video) and Bollywood report
* for travelling vocabulary : Los angeles times = travel insider = it s the weekly topic of the newspaper columnist
* for lessons = ESLpodcast

What is a commitment is to subscribe to FOWL RADIO who is a kind of Bob and Rob show but on a different topic each week and with people from switzerland and india. I just listened the fifth show : it was not very pleasant with the french bro but it was funny and easy to listen. I m interested in simrans explanations about indian culture. You will enjoy his jokes about Blondes or indian people . There s one joke about french but i did not understand (- Smile

If you want to keep a good tune of simran show = for the one who doesn t know how to cut a mp3 (freeware) :
http://mpesch3.de1.cc/#mp3dc

Oh, I have been heard one of your recommendation, the radio channel of NPR news, WNYC public broadcasting. They didn't consider non-nativespeakers, but you can get daily news from USA. At night, they play music for night time, and sometimes, popular singer plays their music in various ganre..


Thank you Seb.
I'll visit them from now.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.cyworld.com/romedios
Wonsuk Choi



Number of posts : 10
Location : Seoul, South Korea
Registration date : 2006-03-03

PostSubject: It is nice expression!   Thu 9 Mar 3:43

Olga wrote:
I love podcasts greatly! They help me to kill two hares at one shot I mean - to have a lot of fun and to learn smth. And I've written in the old forum what my favourites are. NonPLUSultra is quite right that one can and should improve his own language as well:) I just wanted to say that you have to be comparatively free in usage of the foreign language to start making your podcast on it in order to think about the theme and not bother with the searching for the necessary words and expressions to deliver your ideas. And of course you should be rather enthusiastic and keen on the chosen topic. And the technical side (Skype and so on) is not a problem, not the biggest one in any case:)


Nice to meet you, Olga

"To kill two hares at one shot"
It is nice expression for describe Podcast.

In Korea, we have been said,

"Catch two birds with one stone.".

'Stone' means really stone. Long time ago, Korean people use a slingshot to hunt small animals like bird, rabbit, racoon dog, etc.

In my humble opininon, may be your ancestor did, too.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.cyworld.com/romedios
Olga



Number of posts : 8
Location : Moscow, Russia
Registration date : 2006-03-03

PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   Thu 9 Mar 10:24

Glad to meet you too, Wonsuk Choi!
Sure, my far away ancerstors hunted a lot (perhaps with stones) either. That is why we've got another proverb with hares: one who pursues two hares will catch non of them Funny how often you can find sayings with the opposite meanings Laughing But I suppose the last one doesn't work when talking about podcasts Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile
doubleyu



Number of posts : 13
Location : Hangzhou,China
Registration date : 2006-03-03

PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   Sat 11 Mar 11:25

A funny car podcast---VOD cars

VOD Cars is the worlds first car video pod cast. It's a compilation of videos from all over the world featuring cars, shows, competetions, racing... All that good stuff!

http://www.vodcars.com/index.html
Back to top Go down
View user profile
simran



Number of posts : 4
Location : Pune, India
Registration date : 2006-03-13

PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   Mon 13 Mar 22:26

nonPLUSultra wrote:
Olga wrote:
I suppose it would be difficult for a non-native speakers. Otherwise we wouldn't need to improve our English!

yeah, I agree. however, have you heard about FOWL radio, or better to say FOWL podcast? It is produced by guys from Switzerland. In my humble opinion, listening to podcasts is one of the most helpful (and enjoyable) activity, by which you could immensely improve your english.
thanks so much for the kind words. we really try our best. new episode tomorrow btw!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.simran.in/blog
simran



Number of posts : 4
Location : Pune, India
Registration date : 2006-03-13

PostSubject: Re: my favourite podcasts   Mon 13 Mar 22:29

sebastien wrote:
About podcast I got a 28 podcast list. Most are french broadcasts, I m not sure to listen at the time it's broadcasted ( it s about stock exchange, wine, good restaurants, theater)
For the ones in english :
* for business : i like NPR Business story of the day = it s short, interesting and usefull for this kind of vocabulary field
* for news : i like ABC world news now ( video) : the everyday night show
* for english : the best of CBS on WWSJ radio = many speeches of Bush... are fully recorded ( especailly the records of "face the nation show)
* for fun, i enjoy :the new york minute show (video) Crash test kitchen (video) and Bollywood report
* for travelling vocabulary : Los angeles times = travel insider = it s the weekly topic of the newspaper columnist
* for lessons = ESLpodcast

What is a commitment is to subscribe to FOWL RADIO who is a kind of Bob and Rob show but on a different topic each week and with people from switzerland and india. I just listened the fifth show : it was not very pleasant with the french bro but it was funny and easy to listen. I m interested in simrans explanations about indian culture. You will enjoy his jokes about Blondes or indian people . There s one joke about french but i did not understand (- Smile

If you want to keep a good tune of simran show = for the one who doesn t know how to cut a mp3 (freeware) :
http://mpesch3.de1.cc/#mp3dc
thanks so much sebastien, im very glad that youre listening in. i will look into that software u mentioned. right now chris is doing all the editing on his mac.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.simran.in/blog
simran



Number of posts : 4
Location : Pune, India
Registration date : 2006-03-13

PostSubject: Improve English on FOWL Radio   Wed 15 Mar 11:37

Thanks for listening to FOWL Radio, I've thanked you guys on the air! Check out FOWL Radio 7 at http://fowl.dreyer.ch
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.simran.in/blog
Mayumi.K

avatar

Number of posts : 26
Location : Hyogo, Japan
Registration date : 2006-03-10

PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   Thu 16 Mar 8:51

Hello Simran,
I listened to your FOWL Radio Podcast. Dus Isch Mi Tag sounds interesting because the pronunciations are very different from Japanese. We dont have the sound made at the back of the throat and tons of h sound. The name is also interesting. Fowl is a bird, right?
Ive never talked to, say French or Dutch, in face. We are familiar to Korean and Chinese. Ive met some Indians and one of my friends husband love Indians. He sees Indians on business. All Indians Ive met were very friendly and smart.
Its no good to just standardize everyone but its interesting we have national characters.
Nice to meet you. Surprised
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mayumik.seesaa.net/
simran



Number of posts : 4
Location : Pune, India
Registration date : 2006-03-13

PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   Thu 16 Mar 15:37

nice to meet you too. all indians aren't smart and many not too nice. but i try to be nice... and act smart :-)
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.simran.in/blog
sebastien
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 46
Age : 47
Location : France - Corse
Registration date : 2006-03-01

PostSubject: fowl radio   Fri 31 Mar 17:22

Who listen to fowl radio n 7 ? What do you think of it ? it s about dialects
sebastien
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://chassibout.info
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Podcast?   

Back to top Go down
 
Podcast?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Jeudi 17 fvrier - La radio
» Stuart Lachs: Podcasts and articles -- in one place
» Gary Bell ~ A View From Space

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Improve English :: General Talk-
Jump to: