Improving English Language Proficiency through Podcasts: A Multifaceted Educational Approach


  • Baek Haneul Department of English Language and Literature, Dongguk University, South Korea



Podcasting, language learning, English language proficiency, AI-driven language learning, educational technology, ESL education, multimedia learning, language skills development


This paper probes into the strength of podcasts in building the English language through varied dimensions of a learning approach. The paper sought to establish the applicability of podcasts in the learning of languages among EFL students, given that podcasts are increasingly becoming an informal learning platform. The study was carried out among learners of different age groups and language proficiency levels, and the collection of statistics regarding the use of podcasts within language learning was affected through both quantitative and qualitative data. Important findings indicate that regular use of podcasts can make the process of vocabulary acquisition, listening comprehension, and general proficiency stronger. Such findings support the use of podcasts in gaining better language competence in that it not only presents rich contextual content in an accessible manner but also puts into play learner skills. In effect, the inclusion of podcasts into the learning curriculum has implications that are far-reaching in that it could offer an effective improvement in the traditional methodologies of language learning by enhancing a dynamic and flexible learning environment that meets the needs of all learners. This research paper points out the imperative nature of podcasts in modern educational strategies and suggests their application in a wider context of language learning frameworks to bring about superior linguistic competence.




How to Cite

Haneul, B. (2024). Improving English Language Proficiency through Podcasts: A Multifaceted Educational Approach. Research Studies in English Language Teaching and Learning, 2(3), 146–160.