Our free podcasts are designed to help you learn English and improve your listening comprehension. Culips ESL podcasts also have tons of cultural content and we talk a lot about life in Canada and in Montreal in particular.
At Culips, we focus on everyday North American English. Our podcasts are recorded in real, unscripted English, the way we normally speak. Each episode will take you outside of the classroom setting and let you experience common slang, natural expressions, and new vocabulary.
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Latest Episode:

Making small talk—Culips English Podcast

small talkThere are so many different kinds of conversation to have! Small talk is the simple kind of conversation that people often have with others that they don’t know very well. In this episode, we give examples of what you can talk aboutto break the ice, and how people strike up a conversation in different places. And did you know that Harp is secretly shy?
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Previous Episodes

The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy—Culips English PodcastApr 10
To bounce back – Culips English PodcastApr 03
Introducing Tom! – Culips English PodcastMar 27
I am dead tired – Culips English PodcastMar 20
Garden-VarietyMar 13
Another Canadian WinterMar 06
StressFeb 27
It’s never good to steal someone’s thunder.Feb 20
Who doesn’t love a good book?Feb 13
Don’t cry over spilled (spilt) milkFeb 06
It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack!Jan 30
GossipJan 24
Are we on the same page?Jan 16
ShoppingJan 09
Holidays throughout the year in CanadaJan 01
Christmas Questions from our listeners answered!Dec 25
Dibs!Dec 19
Tips for Canadian job interviewsDec 12
A taste of your own medicineDec 06
Baby talkNov 27
It happened out of the blue!Nov 21
Word Blends like fantabulous, ginormous, and frenemyNov 14
Snack time!Nov 07
The art of telling stories in EnglishOct 31
What’s the big deal? Don’t blow it out of proportion.Oct 24
Air TravelOct 18
We hope that you are into Culips podcasts!Oct 10
Working for a LivingOct 3
Would you ever butter someone up?Sept 26
An Interview with KatieSept 19
Dream vacations, vacation memories, and staycationsSept 12
Is this episode over your head?Sept 6
Urban Legends, Old Wives’ Tales, and Superstitions from North AmericaAug 29
Paul’s travel stories of North AmericaAug 23
Moolah!Aug 16
An interview with Ricardo DasilvaAug 8
The World of Dating: Are you seeing anyone?July 25
Do you usually try to look on the bright side?July 18
Talking about the weather with Harp and MauraJuly 12
Harp is a chip off the old block.July 4
Expression: To have a ballJune 26
Expression: Over the hillJune 20
Expression: On the ballJune 13
Cross-Cultural Relationships: An interview with MelanieJune 5
We are going to pump you up!May 30
The early bird special!May 24
Slang: Let’s bounceMay 16
Expression: To bump into someoneMay 9
Do you have the guts to listen to this episode?May 3
Interviewing Adam HoytApr 25

The Culips Membership Program

btn-registerCulips’ award-winning ESL podcasts are FREE to download here at our website or through iTunes. Listen to them at home, on the bus, at the gym, or anywhere you’d like!
If you want to get even more out of our podcasts, sign up today for a Culips membership.
For a small monthly membership fee, you’ll get access to the Lipservice written materials that support each and every episode of our podcast. [Free Lipservice Samples]
The Lipservice materials for each episode include:
  • a transcript of the show
  • detailed explanations for many of the words and phrases used in the episode
  • further information about related topics that were not covered in the show
  • and a quiz to help you test your understanding of the things discussed in the podcast

Culips – ESL Site of the Year 2009

siteOfYearThe Culips site has been chosen as EnglishClub.com’s “ESL Site of the Year” for 2009! Everyone at Culips is honoured by this special award. We thank English Club for its recognition and thank our listeners for their support.