What Can Podcasts Teach Us?

The podcast hype: 50% of Brits listen to them, and they are also useful for learning languages. Read Babbel's tips on podcasts and their benefits.

In the UK and around the world, podcasts are on the rise: In 2021, there were approximately 14.6 million podcast listeners (+ 19.7% from 2020) who continue to listen and appreciate the exciting combination of education and entertainment every day.

Language learning podcasts

Babbel's podcasts can also help you learn foreign languages: This infographic gives you all the facts about podcasts, as well as some tips and the benefits of listening with intent and curiosity.

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Gianluca Pedrotti, Senior Editor and podcasting expert at Babbel, explains how this format can be a valuable tool for language learning.

Developing listening comprehension is fundamental when learning a new language and podcasts are an excellent and fun tool to practise that skill. By listening to a conversation repeatedly you'll quickly achieve a better understanding of what is being said. It might seem incomprehensible at first, but the more you listen, the more you'll pick up and understand.