A really cool idea that is very well done and ideal for intermediate to advanced learners of the English language.
The podcasts are interesting (especially to football/soccer fans) and they come with worksheets, transcripts, vocabulary lists and more. There is truly a lot of useful quality content in these podcasts and associated learning materials.
The idea behind Languagecaster is elegant in its simplicity. By listening, reading and writing about something you enjoy - football - you can improve your English language skills. Follow the Premier League in England, and the big news stories from football around the world and learn English.
Both of us love football, although only one of us knows what they are talking about, which was proved after we started a World Cup podcast for Germany 2006.
Who are we?
I was born in London but grew up in Ireland and I am a Tottenham and Ireland fan. I have been playing, watching and talking about football since I was 5 years old so it kind of makes sense to do something like this. When I am not thinking about football I am teaching English at Obirin University in Tokyo, Japan and attempting to finish a doctorate in education.
I was born and brought up near Chester in the north west of England. I have always loved playing and talking about sport, especially football and rugby. Growing up in the north west in the late 70s and 80s I always wanted to be Liverpool’s Kevin Keegan when we played football in the park.
I moved to Japan in 1993 and still live here with my wife and daughter teaching English.