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The Story of ELLLO

Learn the story behind ELLLO - English Listening Lesson Library Online

Key Points in the Interview

ELLLO is created by Todd Beuckens, an ESL teacher in Japan.

ELLLO is different from most English language lessons.

ELLLO has over 3,000 free lessons.

ELLLO teaches figurative language (idioms and phrases) unlike textbooks.

ELLLO started as a college graduate school project.

ELLLO uses theories about how children learn.

ELLLO loves International speakers.

ELLLO has speakers from over 100 countries.

ELLLO first started in 2004.

ELLLO has changed many times over the years.

ELLLO focuses on lessons with unscripted English.

The best lesson is easy for students but interesting for native speakers.

Listening is very different from reading.