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Walid Chaafi: Podcasts- The Forgotten Tool

by Walid Chaafi Expert Educator Columnist, Tunisia Technology has advanced and brought new technologies into the fields of education. Teaching languages is not an exception. There are many ways to use technology to teach any language, one of them is Podcasts. Podcasts are the forgotten tool that educators as well as students can reply on to enhance teaching and learning of any language and mainly speaking and listening skills. As a teacher of English, I use this tool with my students and it is a success. In this article, I will explain how to use podcasts for better results. A Podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically. How do podcasts work? A podcast is a digital audio file located on a web server (1 + 2). Teachers and students can subscribe to the podcast via a program such as iTunes or Netvibes (3). This program is then …