The BBC, the world-famous British public broadcaster, offers a wonderful service to visitors of its website that are interested in improving their English language skills. The BBC has a website containing all kinds of online language learning resources. Among these resources is a regularly updated collection of educational materials such as texts, videos and audio files that can be downloaded to one’s own computer.
By going to the BBC website and downloading English language educational materials from their BBC Learning English subsite, you will be getting high quality language learning resources that you can download, keep, and use in any way you like. These materials include texts, video and audio files that are all completely free. They are easy to use and you can download them for yourself with just one click.
About the BBC
Established in 1927 and based in London, the BBC is the public broadcasting service for the United Kingdom. Currently, the BBC is the biggest broadcaster in the world. BBC divides its operations into the home service, which provides radio, television and internet broadcasting within the UK, and the BBC World Service which broadcasts to the rest of the world.
How can you download materials from the BBC to help you learn English?
- A computer with internet access.
- Your internet browser must support the BBC webpage.
- To use the materials, you must have software that will allow you to view pdf files and play mp3 files.
- Step-By-Step Guide
- Go to the BBC website at related link 1 below.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link marked, “Learning English,” in the section marked, “Explore the BBC.”
- Review the educational resources available on the BBC Learning English website and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link at the lower right hand side of the page that is marked, “Downloads.”
- Review the list of files that you can download until you find a text, video, or audio file that you want to download. Once you have chosen a file, right click on the link and select the menu option, “Save target as…” in order to save the file to your computer.
- If you have any questions about BBC Learning English or the services that is offers, please review the BBC Learning English Help & Frequently Asked Questions webpage at related link 2 below.
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