The episodes, usually between 8 and 12 minutes, bring dialogues, explanations and an in-depth analysis of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and cultural content on various topics. Podcasts are excellent options for studying the English language as it has a large number of episodes that cater to listeners of different levels of English.
With the support of the United States Embassy and Consulates and the Regional Office of English Language Teaching (RELO), Language of the People: Slice of Life is produced by the University of Texas at Austin, with the support of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Faculty of Humanities (COLA) and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL).
This week’s first podcast is about the American culture of eating cereal with iced milk for breakfast and the second is about Girl Scouts – American Girl Scouts who sell cookies to raise funds for local Boy Scout units – an annual tradition held since 1917. The series will feature 50 episodes over the next.
To access the series, visit: https://linguadagente.coerll.utexas.edu/inicio/
People’s Language: Slice of Life was developed for autonomous learning or to be incorporated into regular courses. The materials are not linked to any specific textbook and are for independent students, as well as students enrolled in language courses. Podcasts are completely independent and can be heard as many times as you need.