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August 18, 2006 12:21 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend websites that would be useful for Chinese people wanting to learn English?

I'm currently volunteering in a rural part of China, and I've been asked by the people I'm working with if I could find them some websites that would be useful in helping them to improve their English. In particular, sites that could help them with spoken and conversational English, pronunciation and so on. Has anyone come across any good resources? The people wanting to learn are currently basic to intermediate level English speakers, and are much better with written rather than oral English.

(Apologies for the brevity and if I've missed a previous question in search - IntraWeb connection is pretty terrible in these parts, and the usual search tools are heavily censored).
posted by boosh to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The guys who do ChinesePod.com also have a (much) smaller counterpart called (oddly enough) EnglishPod.com. It has no basic levels and is done in English. Other than that, you'll find a host of general ESL sites/podcasts. There is an interesting offering on iTunes called ChitChat Online. This is dones in Chinese. Scout around the webpage for other info and resources. Also: there is always BabelPod, where they can hook up with a native English speaker (maybe with Skype) for mutual language assistance.
posted by RavinDave at 12:59 AM on August 18, 2006


The BBC has a "Learning English" section.
posted by leapingsheep at 1:38 AM on August 18, 2006


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