So this podcast directory has been set up to help you to find them easily. Nothing really beats having a private English tutor but podcasts come close. Especially as a lot of podcasters rely on the input from their listeners to shape their programmes.
All the podcasts here are free at the time of publishing.
ESL video podcasts
Speaking Practice Tests
This is a series of direct-to-camera Youtube videos by James at Adult English School featuring practice questions for IELTS speaking tests. Play him speaking the question then pause to practice answering. There are over 50 IELTS speaking practice tests to choose from.
Download practice tests developed by teachers at Adult English School. This is the page featuring their currently available listening tests for a small fee.
Daily English Show
"Hi I'm Sarah. I'm from Aotearoa/New Zealand. I'm an English teacher in Tokyo, Japan. I'm making an internet video show for people who are studying English. It's called "The Daily English Show"
Let us help you learn English with our ESL podcast, lessons and reviews!
An easy-to-understand English learning podcast. We feature: grammar, idioms, pronunciation, topics and more. We always speak slowly and clearly. Listen and practice!
Esl audio podcasts
You'll learn new idioms and expressions and learn to use them the way native speakers do. No more "textbook English"!
Regular weekly podcasts on English language topics.
Theme-based dialog podcasts include language practice for intermediate-level students of English, such as EFL, ESL and ESOL. These conversations have two or more speakers. Read transcripts and listen to mp3 files. ELT stands for English Language Teaching.
Latest topical news podcast to accompany online ESL exercises.
These are MP3 files chosen for students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL). You can read the text as you listen. Even if you don't understand every word, you can learn some interesting things while you enjoy listening to English. Listen as often as you can to improve your English.
English Language College
Some audio podcasts covering various English language subjects.
Some interesting English language conversations
EFL listening practice.
Radio from Splendid Learning
Produced by Flo-Joe, the online service for teachers and students preparing for Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
A podcast about the pronunciation of the English language.
Various English language learning subjects discussed
Some interesting ESL podcasts from Sweden
There are many more. You can find a lot of podcasts by searching via Google for 'ESL podcast', or you can use the Apple Itunes program and search for 'English' or 'ESL'. Recommended reading - Article on video ipods