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Learning English with CBC
Welcome to Learning English with CBC. These free English lessons use stories and interviews to help you learn about your city, community and workplace. They might also give you a sense of the province’s culture and economy.
Meet the team
Learning English with CBC is brought to you by CBC Edmonton reporters Don Bell and Adrienne Lamb.
Each week new lessons will be added and each newscast is a round-up of stories that made news last week.
Each month a new lesson will be added and each monthly story is focused on living and working in Alberta. These lessons are longer and are suitable for students who have reached Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 6+. These monthly stories use audios from CBC programming.
Accessing the files
The audio files and documents can all be downloaded and kept on your computer absolutely free! You can also browse though older features and newscasts. The audio files are in MP3 format and will play on most computer audio players. The documents are in PDF format and can be read using Adobe Reader, which you can download for free. More details on what you will need are available.
If there is a topic you would like to see covered, or a suggestion for how we can make this site better, please contact us. For more Alberta news and information, listen to CBC Radio One 93.9 FM and 740 AM in Edmonton and 99.1 FM and 1010 AM in Calgary, watch CBC News on your local CBC TV Station or log on to cbcnews.ca »
Development information for teachers
These lessons are intended to complement your curriculum with made-in-Edmonton content. Find out more.
Learning English with CBC is a joint project with CBC Edmonton and the Government of Alberta. These pages are designed for English language learners and teachers based on CBC Edmonton radio news and feature stories heard on CBC Radio One 93.9 FM and 740 AM. Email us your comments or questions.
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