Update 2017-02-16: Added ESL Podcasts #360, 508, 660, 668, 688 & 752, with vocab links.
2017-01-05: Updated ESLPod links to Lizhi.fm. Added ESL Podcast 282, 320, 392, 412, 524. Added more vocab links. 2016-07-03: Added ESLPod 25, 328, 716, 820. Updated a few vocab links. 2013-09-24: Added "ESL Podcast 139 - Job Layoffs". Added more descriptions for other podcasts. Fixed link For "English at Work" Introduction.
We have a couple of classes on Workplace Problems, mostly about people problems and difficult people at work: bad bosses, bullies, gossip, demanding bosses, harassment, losing your job in a bad economy etc.
Here are some useful ESL podcasts you can listen to about these kinds of problems in office life: conversations, stories and advice.
BBC "English at Work"
"English at Work" is an audio story series (a bit like a soap opera) that deals with many of these problems and explains British office culture and many work-related idioms. (You can see more about "English at Work" in my article here.) It's designed for ESL students, so you get transcripts, explanations etc.
Business English Pod (BEP)
Business English Pod has many podcasts for learning business English, some for advanced learners, some for intermediate learners.
The audio is free. For some podcasts, you have to pay for other resources, but others might have free resources like "Quiz & Vocab". The 2 links on "Dealing with Problem People" have useful advice on handling difficult people as well as free exercises.
As always, I hope you find these links useful. If you have any comments or suggestions, please comment below.
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