Learn English 

Listening is one of the best ways to learn language, exposing the learner to large amounts of fluent input while encouraging them to use what they hear in creative output. The Audio Center features 50 Units of English focusing on practical conversations and academic language as commonly found in American universities. Good luck learning English!

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-- Please note that these dialogues are written in native American English, while the speakers used are not native American English but international speakers. You can therefore learn more from the English words than the pronunciation. --

These units provide models of key dialogues for surviving and building relationships in today's English-speaking societies.

Conversation Starters
Unit 1: Introductions 1 - Informal
Unit 2: Introductions 2 - Name Pronunciation
Unit 3: Introductions 3 - Formal
Unit 4: Friends in Common
Unit 5: Country of Origin
Unit 6: Where Do You Come From?
Unit 7: Your Family
Unit 8: What Languages Do You Speak?
Unit 9: Favorite Things
Unit 10: What do you do?

Getting Around
Unit 11: Telling the Time
Unit 12: Timetables and Schedules
Unit 13: Using a Map
Unit 14: Taking a Taxi
Unit 15: Taking a Train
Unit 16: Taking a Bus
Unit 17: Making Arrangements
Unit 18: Buildings and Landmarks
Unit 19: Buying Train Tickets
Unit 20: Buying Bus Tickets

Telephone Conversations
Unit 21: Calling a Friend - Arrangement
Unit 22: Travel Agent
Unit 23: Movie Ticket Reservation
Unit 24: Hotel Reservation
Unit 25: Emergency
Unit 26: Ordering Pizza
Unit 27: Doctor's Appointment
Unit 28: International Phone Calls
Unit 29: Restaurant Reservation
Unit 30: Leaving a Message / Voice Mail

 

These units give examples of language and situations commonly found in Western university campuses.

Assignments
Unit 31: Researching a Paper
Unit 32: Submitting a Paper
Unit 33: Doing Homework
Unit 34: Choosing a Topic
Unit 35: Study Partners
Unit 36: Attending Class
Unit 53: Homework Information
Unit 54: Writing a Paper
Unit 55: Choosing a Partner
Unit 56: Class Introduction

Short Talks
Unit 37: Short Talk 1 - Planetology
Unit 38: Short Talk 2 - Sigmund Freud
Unit 39: Short Talk 3 - Earth Formation
Unit 40: Short Talk 4 - English Etymology
Unit 57: Short Talk 5 - WWII
Unit 58: Short Talk 6 - Women's Voting Rights
Unit 59: Short Talk 7 - Ford Cars in America
Unit 60: Short Talk 8 - President Obama
Unit 61: Short Talk 9 - Classical Music
Unit 62: Short Talk 10 - Evolution of Facebook

Verb Tenses
Unit 41: Verb Tenses - Future
Unit 42: Verb Tenses - Present Progressive
Unit 43: Verb Tenses - Past Progressive
Unit 44: Verb Tenses - Future Progressive
Unit 45: Verb Tenses - Present Perfect
Unit 46: Verb Tenses - Past Perfect
Unit 47: Verb Tenses - Future Perfect
Unit 48: Verb Tenses - Present Perfect Progressive
Unit 49: Verb Tenses - Past Perfect Progressive
Unit 50: Verb Tenses - Future Perfect Progressive
Unit 51: Verb Tenses - Present
Unit 52: Verb Tenses - Past