These are some materials available in Japan in magazine form that have a lot of listening material (not all EL...)
Hearing marathon www.alc.co.jp/ej and The Voice of EJ (part of English Journal)
CNN English Express.
English Zone www.englishzone.jp
I read that Mary Underwood produced some reading/listening tapes in the 1980s - stories for EFL. Does anyone know about these?
Online listening links
Here is a link to some online listening texts.
http://www.esl-lab.com/ is an amazing site with so much listening stuff. Mostly intensive listening materials though for higher intermediates.
ESLPod has a collection of downloadable files for your iPod, some are video, too.
Appropriate for Extensive Listening
Spotlight Radio: http://www.spotlightradio.net
Voice of America - Special English: http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/index.cfm
Connect with English: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html
BBC World Service - Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
L.E.A.R.N. - Language Education and Research Network: http://learnintl.com
ELLLO – English Language Listening Lab Online http://www.Elllo.org
Appropriate for Extensive Listening (advanced level only)
Takako’s Great Adventure: http://international.ouc.bc.ca/takako/index.html
National Public Radio: http://www.npr.org/
The America Project: http://www.theamericaproject.org/
Other Useful Listening Sites
ESL Cyber Listening Lab: http://www.esl-lab.com/
ESL About: http://esl.about.com/ or http://esl.about.com/cs/listening/index.htm
English Listening Lounge: http://www.englishlistening.com/
Adele's ESL Corner: http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~adelegc/index.html
Tower of English: http://towerofenglish.com/listening.html
Here are some online student resources and Ken Schmitt's listening page has many places to visit
http://www.justvoca bulary.libsyn. com/ (Advanced)
http://www.theboban drobshow. com/
BBC World Service - Learning English
English Listening Lounge
(a member site which has a free area)
Course materials by an ESL instructor (resources at the bottom of the page are more general)
Collection of ESL resources
Pronunciation practice site
This is the BBC homepage for hundreds of recordings of various dialects and accents from around the world.
Also, readers/listeners should check out the growing number of adapted short stories by American authors available at www.voanews.com/specialenglish
Recorded Books have many books that are recorded 40% slower without altering the pitch of the text. This is very useful for the practicing of the listening skill.
America (this biased news source uses 'special English')
Student News (you need to 'sign up' to use this)
Download iTunes and through the go to podcasts, power search and put esl into the description and you'll find lots.
ESLPod has some downloadable files for those with iPods
Thanks to Warren Ediger, Paul Goldberg, David Moran for some of these links.