If you're learning English, podcasts are a wonderful way to improve your listening skills. (By the way, you can find a long list of English Lanaguage Learning podcasts over on The English Blog.) Like many people, I use iTunes to find and subscribe to podcasts, which I then transfer to my MP3 player or iPad. However, iTunes is not the most user-friendly piece of software, so I was pleased to discover that there's an app called Instacast HD which allows you to find, download, and listen to or view podcasts directly on your iPad. It costs $4.99, but it's money well spent. Watch the video below to see how it works.
1. Check out the Vemedio website where you will find a lot more information and an English Top 30 podcast chart.
2. After installing Instacast HD, just do a search using the keyword "English" and you'll find dozens of podcasts for English learners. I discovered several I hadn't come across before, including the excellent video podcast The Business of English from Australia Network.