The ESOL Podcast is space for ESOL students’ voices to be heard – sharing stories, discussing issues of the day, raising the concerns of the ESOL Community. ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other languages. UK Migrants participate in ESOL classes all over the country. We invite all ESOL students to listen and contribute to The ESOL Podcast.

We are currently looking for ESOL students and teachers to make podcast episodes for series 4 of The ESOL Podcast. If you would like to make an episode please complete this form. The ESOL Podcast – Series 4

The ESOL Podcast began as a collaboration between English For Action and Amy Jowett. We started producing episodes in May 2020, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, when ESOL classes moved online and the ESOL community embraced digital resources in a new way. Series 3 ended in June 2023 and we hope to start series 4 in academic year 2023-2024. Over the past 3 years we have had episodes from all over the UK.

If you would like to get involved with The ESOL Podcast please contact us at [email protected]

You can like and follow The ESOL Podcast on most popular podcast platforms – including Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Pocket Casts and Radio Public.

All episodes are available from our podcast stream tab. You can search episodes by keyword. Teaching resources are attached to episodes, where they are available. Search “resources” to bring up those episodes.

There is also a worksheet that can be used with any episode available here.

If your students are new to podcasts, series 1, episode 24 – “What is The ESOL Podcast?” also has materials for comparing podcast and radio, as well as lesson plans to introduce classes to podcasts and get them thinking about making an episode.

Listen to our latest podcast now:

TEP s3 e11 – Landmarks in London The ESOL Podcast

The final episode of series 3 of the ESOL Podcast was made by an ESOL students at Idea Store Learning in Tower Hamlets. ESOL students have been researching landmarks in London in preparation for a class trip at the end of the school year. Moksura talks about Big Ben, Maksim tells us about London Bridge, Tanni speaks about the Millenium Bridge, Lidiia tells us about the narrowest house in London and Johura speaks about the Tower of London. Series 4 of the ESOL Podcast will start in the new school year 2023-2024. If you are an ESOL teacher or ESOL student in the UK and would like to make an episode, please complete this form –