As I am a non-native speaker of English, I enjoyed listening to conversations in this material and found this site excellent. Being in a foreign country it is hard to encounter English speakers to communicate with. According to students in Japan they need to go to a private English school to improve their listening skills because of a lack of listening materials and less opportunities to communicate with English speakers in Japan. Normally the tuition at the English school is really expensive, more than academic at schools. As far as I know, the tuition cost is over $170 for eight hours for group lessons and private lessons cost twice as much and its lessons are usually less than five hours. In addition at academic schools usually there is only a native speaker and the native speaker speak in Japanese to students rather than in English. Therefore students need to find materials for their self-study. This site is suitable for not only self-study but also group study. The students can exchange information about conversations in the group. As long as learners have access to use a computer, this site is free to use and computer skill is not required. This site is appropriate for any learners even though their listening skill is tremendous or considerable. In the end, I strongly recommend this site for international students or learners who need to take TOEFL or TOEIC exam because the conversation in this material is basic for listening skill and questions are similar to the questions on these exams. I encourage learners to visit this site and find interests.
This site includes listening quizzes, text completion quizzes, script of quizzes, and post listening exercises. On the first screen, there are many listening topics that learners can choose. The topics are separated into colloquial and academics listening activities. After they choose a topic for their needs, they are able to know how long the conversation will take place, and the number and gender of speakers. The speech is recorded very clearly. There is no noise and speakers don?t have strong accents so that learners can easily focus on the pronunciation of the speakers. The varieties of levels help learners to choose the best for their skill. When they answer questions they just need to click a circle to select their answer. I would like to encourage many learners to use this site to challenge their English listening skills and prepare themselves to able to communicate with native speakers of English.