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How English Listening Works
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With a paid subscription you log in anytime, anywhere to listen to the audio you choose. We have over 550 recordings at many levels with many different speakers and speeds. We have recordings with American, British and International accents. All recordings have transcripts and scored tests. You can use filters to find the recording that you will enjoy at the level that is right for you.

Please watch this video to see how all the features work. How English Listening Works?


Because we’re like an Internet radio station without commercials: you buy a subscription and then tune in anytime and anywhere to enjoy the recordings you like, without advertisements.


Subscribers pay each month for unlimited access to all the recordings. There are 4 subscription levels: Premium at $8.00 per month, Regular at $5 per month, Schools pay $5 for each student seat and Students can use their Class Code to subscribe.


To subscribe with PayPal or Credit Card click here.


There are 3 reasons you may be having trouble.




  1. Please check that you have a subscription by finding your receipt. If you do not have a receipt or your subscription has expired you can subscribe here: Subscribe Now

  2. You may be using the wrong email address. Please check the welcome email to confirm that you are using the correct address to log in.

  3. You may be using the wrong password. We do not store your password. If the password you are using is not working please reset it. Password Reset



If you are still having trouble please contact us: Contact Us


If you forget your password you can create a new one by using the email address you used when you subscribed. Please follow this link to reset your password: Password Reset


Please follow this link to reset your password: Password Reset


You can listen to our web material anytime and anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection. All the audio is copyright protected. We’re like an Internet radio station without commercials: you buy a subscription and then tune in anytime to enjoy the music you like, but downloading or copying is not possible.


We are like an Internet radio station without commercials: you buy a subscription and then tune in anytime to enjoy the music you like, without advertisements. Since the audio is copyright protected, it can not be downloaded or copied.


No, we do not allow any type of advertising on our website. We understand how important it is to study without distractions. We want our subscribers to be able to easily navigate our site. This site is for learning, not advertising.


All of our speakers are speaking English. We have 3 varieties of accents you can listen to: American, British and International. You can also use filters to find all the recordings with one of these accents. To find out how to use the filters please enjoy our video: How English Listening Works?


Follow These Steps:




  1. Log in to your account

  2. Using the menu in the upper right hand corner, under your name, click My Account

  3. In the Membership Details section, click Unsubscribe

  4. A pop-up will ask you if you are sure? Click OK



You can subscribe again at any time.


If you are a teacher and would like to know more about how you can use English Listening to help your students, please watch our YouTube playlist: English Listening's Teachers Guide.


If you can’t see the player you need to make sure the Flash Player plugin is installed on your browser. Here is link to the Flash plugin: Free Flash Download


If you can’t hear the audio please make sure you are listening to the free passages or that you have a subscription. You need a subscription to hear all of the recordings. You may subscribe here: Subscribe Now



If you are still having trouble:




  1. Make sure volume is turned up

  2. Make sure your speakers are connected

  3. Make sure you have the Flash plugin: Free Flash Download

  4. Make sure your browser is not blocking the Flash player.



If you are still having trouble please contact us: Contact Us


Select a passage. Then click the play button in the player just below the photo of the speaker. If you do not have a subscription you can listen for free to 12 selected recordings on the Listen page or the Understand page. You can also listen to all the recordings using our 10 day FREE TRIAL when you subscribe.


In the US, we accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  We do not accept checks or money orders but you can pay from your bank account using PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account you can get started using PayPal here: Sign up for PayPal


Internationally, we accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express.


Get step-by-step instructions for getting started with PayPal here: Step-by-Step Instructions


We do not accept checks or money orders. If you are a school please contact us for other payment solutions. Please try PayPal, it is a fast and easy way to pay internationally. If you do not have a PayPal account you can get started using PayPal here: Sign up for PayPal


English Listening has some school partners and is always interested in finding more. If you would like to partner with English Listening please contact us: Contact Us


Schools pay a little less for their students. Schools pay $5 a month for each student. To subscribe as a school, use this link for credit card payments: School Subscription


Students subscribe for free with the group code that their teacher sends them. If you have your group code you can subscribe here: Students Subscription



Please watch this video playlist for more help: English Listening for Students


We have selected free passages on the Understand and Listen page. You can also use your 10 day FREE trial when you subscribe.


Please contact us and tell us your issue or problem and we will work with you. You can contact us here: Contact Us



Your success is our goal; we provide a 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.


Listen a lot. There is no quick and easy way to learn any language. It takes a lot of time and a lot of hard work. But one of the best ways is to learn through listening. This is a natural way to learn a language. If you listen regularly, you will get better and better. After you can listen well, the speaking and reading will be much easier. 


Our method is listening first. If you want to learn to speak, you have to practice speaking. But before you can do that, you have to learn the basics of the language. The best way to prepare for speaking is to learn to listen and understand. Once you can listen, then you can start practicing speaking.


Listen a lot. Listen to lots of realistic passages with different speakers, different accents and different topics, and understand what the speaker means. Relax, enjoy it, and your English will get better and better.


Listening is the natural way to learn a language. That’s how children learn. A large amount of listening helps learners to understand the rules of the language, naturally. This then forms a strong basis for learning the other skills: reading, speaking and writing. For more about natural listening watch this video: Why is this method so beneficial?


Click the Take A Test  button above the recording your are listening to. After you have finished your test can view your score. With a Premium account or a Student account you can see all your past test scores and average CEFR level test scores by using the View My History link. Regular subscribers can take the test, but scores are not saved and average scores are not available. Premium subscribers can take the test, their scores are  saved and average scores for each level are available in the View My History link. This video reviews all the features of the site including how to take a test: How English Listening Works?


You may view a transcript by clicking the View Transcript button. This video reviews all the features of the site including how to view transcripts: How English Listening Works?


If your credit card expires, we will notify you.  If you would like to use a different card, please send us a message using the Contact Us page and we will contact you regarding the necessary update to your information before the next month‘s recurring charge.  DO NOT send your credit card information via the Contact Us


Use the My Account tab in the drop-down under your name in the upper right hand corner. You can change your password on that screen. You can not change your email address because that is your unique identifier.



If you must use a new email follow these steps for replacing your old account with a new account:




  1. Log-in to your current account

  2. Use the "hello" drop-down

  3. Select MY ACCOUNT

  4. Select the Unsubscribe button

  5. Select a Premium or Regular subscription Here

  6. Complete account information

  7. Log-In with your new email


Individual Premium subscribers and Schools & Students can create playlists.  While on the Explore page showing passages, simply click the green + (plus) button associated with the passage.  You will be given the choice to add the passage to an existing playlist, or create a new one.  You can also access your playlists and/or create new ones from the “Saved Playlists” page, which can be accessed from the drop-down menu under your name.