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Are you tired of boring, slow-speaking English lessons that don't teach you the way that natives really speak? Do you wanna learn how English is spoken in the real world? In this podcast, Ethan, Andrea, and Justin—your American and British Fluency Coaches will take you beyond the classroom and help you live, learn, and SPEAK English in the real world through fun, natural, conversational lessons that will rapidly teach you: - To understand fast-speaking natives - The vocabulary, phrasal verbs ...
 
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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

Al Slagle: English Teacher, Pronunciation Coach, and Fluency Specialist

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What is the best way to learn English? How can I improve my English more quickly? If you are asking these questions, this Podcast is for you! ALsensei is an English Teaching Professional who has been helping people with how to improve English and Communication skills in Japan for over 18 years! He has worked with people from all backgrounds and levels including consulting at Global Fortune 500 companies and teaching at a prestigious university in Tokyo. However, on the English 2.0 Podcast yo ...
 
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Have you been studying English for a long time but are still frustrated that you can’t speak it naturally and fluently? Then today’s episode is for you. We all know that speaking another language is not something you can do overnight. It requires hard work and dedication, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be something boring or painful. You can mak…
 
On the 13th episode of Current Events, Al covers an important legal issue regarding COVID-19 vaccines at big businesses in the United States. Over the past few months President Biden has been trying to push through a mandate. This mandate would require American businesses with over 100 employees to force their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 …
 
There's no doubt that there are many New Year's traditions followed by different cultures, but were you aware that there are also some interesting superstitions? Well, in today's episode, we're being helped by members of our team and community to share some very interesting New Year's superstitions from their countries. Show notes here. .......... …
 
Mark Hancock is an English Language Teacher, Teacher Trainer, and Materials Writer. He has more than 30 years of experience teaching English and presenting at conferences all around the world. Mark believes that teaching and learning a language can and should be an enjoyable experience. He's a specialist in English pronunciation and has published a…
 
2022 is upon us! Something that we find immensely helpful is to sit down at the end or beginning of the year and review our progress from the last 12 months, and determine where we want to go over the next year. This can be incredibly powerful to achieve things you never thought possible, so we are excited to share this conversation that will help …
 
On the 3rd edition of One Point Lesson, Al discusses how you can clarify your goals for the new year and set up a winning action plan! Today's topic: How to Get Your Best Results in 2022! Getting great results in 2022 really comes down to one key word: FOCUS! If you can clearly define what you want to accomplish this year for English, it'll greatly…
 
Gabriele Oettingen is a Professor of Psychology and author originally from Germany. She has been teaching at New York University and the University of Hamburg for more than 20 years. Her research focuses on the Science of Motivation and explains why positive thinking alone is not enough to achieve our goals. Upon more than 25 years of research, she…
 
Did you know that words in English can be different depending on the country you’re visiting? Ethan and I have often spoken about these differences on the podcast, but today’s episode is extra special. Not only will you learn about vocabulary differences between American and British English, but you’ll also learn about different words in South Afri…
 
Ruri Ohama is a Turkish-Japanese Youtuber, med student, and polyglot. She has a Youtube channel completely in English, which was able to grow from 1,000 to more than 250k subscribers in only 9 months. On her channel, she shares what it's like to grow up multicultural, interesting cultural tidbits about Japan and Turkey, and also tips on learning En…
 
On today’s Special Christmas episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I have compiled the best tips, lessons, and advice from some of the best English teachers around the world and online. Be sure to listen to their full interviews for even more tips and advice!Teacher Interview 10: Luke Thompson from Luke’s English PodcastTeacher Interview 11: […] The …
 
It’s Christmas week and we couldn't let this season pass without sharing some of our all-time favorite Christmas movies that you can watch this holiday season! You’ll find such good classics in this list and we’ll also be sharing why they’re so great for learning English. Show notes here. .......... We’re super excited to announce that we have publ…
 
On the 42nd episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we cover this very critical topic: Is this the end of the English 2.0 Podcast? There’s an expression in English that goes, “All good things must come to an end.” So is the English 2.0 Podcast ending? Well, yes and no. In this episode, I explain […] The post Episode 42 | Is This The End…? first appeare…
 
You asked for it, and you got it! You want to continue making progress with your English, and you understand that you need to dedicate some studying time for it. However, it can be easy to fall into a repetitive routine, and to that we say… DO NOT let a boring study routine KILL your MOTIVATION! In this podcast episode, we’ll be sharing 7 different…
 
Charlie Baxter, is a creator, English teacher and podcast host from the UK. He has always been passionate about the neuroscience of learning and graduated from university with a BSc in Psychology. After studying neuro-linguistic programming in England, he started his teaching journey out in Chile more than 7 years ago. As a world traveler, he has l…
 
On the 25th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: What’s the best way to translate Japanese song lyrics into English? I found this question posted on a Facebook Group for English language exchange and thought it was a good one! In my opinion, music is a little more complex than other […] The post Your Question 25 | How Can …
 
We’re often asked which series are the best for learners to watch. This year’s list is especially tough because there were so many incredible shows on TV during 2021. In today’s podcast episodes we’ll go through our list of the must-watch shows that you can use to learn English in 2022. Show notes here. .......... We’re super excited to announce th…
 
Feeling the need to improve ourselves is a positive thing! You don’t want to just spend your life lazing about on the couch. Whether intentional or not, we, as humans, are always learning. If you have ever been in a competitive environment, you probably also noticed that it gave you a drive that helped you reach objectives that you thought were imp…
 
On the 12th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Coach Shane from the Let’s Master English Podcast and Daily Easy English Expression Podcast! Coach Shane is one of the “old school” online English instructors. He has been online coaching students in English for several years with several successful YouTube channels and podcasts. In […] The p…
 
What are some of the most common mistakes in English, and do you make them? In this episode we go through a list of common mistakes that include many areas, like vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Most importantly, we give you tips on how to avoid making these mistakes and in so doing improve your confidence. Show notes here. .......... We’re s…
 
Learning English is about sharing ideas, connecting with others, and improving your life! This is what so many schools get so wrong. In this podcast episode, you'll discover a new way of learning a foreign language that will make you feel empowered and in control of your learning experience. You can finally actually be successful in gaining natural…
 
Moving to a new country can be an exciting and equally nerve-wracking experience, but there are lots of ways that you can prepare for this! That's why in today's podcast episode, we're talking all about how to adapt to living in an English-speaking country. The tips in this episode will also be useful if you’re planning to stay in another country f…
 
On the 15th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Asking for Opinions We’ve already talked about GIVING opinions. But what if you’d like to ask someone for their opinion? How can we do that simply and naturally? Also, is it any different if you’re speaking to someone one on one […] The post Speaking Skills 15 | Asking for O…
 
You've probably been through a situation where you either needed to say a word, but you couldn't remember it, or that you had to speak in English but simply didn't know how to say something even though you know it perfectly in your own language. I totally know how you feel. When I was learning Hebrew, I found it so complicated because virtually eve…
 
Today we're talking all about abbreviations in English. In case you're not familiar with this term, an abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. For example, we might say FYI instead of "for your information" or ASAP instead of "As soon as possible." You'll come across abbreviations in your work, studies, and general daily life. They're…
 
On the 12th episode of Current Events, Al covers an important political and cultural issue regarding COVID-19. Over the last few years, the American political landscape has been changing quite rapidly. But, it’s not just about politics. Cultural issues play an important part in how the direction of a country goes. In this case, we […] The post Curr…
 
"My weakness? Well, I'd say I'm a bit of a perfectionist." How many times have you heard someone saying that or have even said that yourself? It's quite common to repeat this over and over as an excuse to not take the next step towards a goal or a dream that you have. Now, you may be thinking "But Ethan, I am proud of myself for being a perfectioni…
 
There's no doubt that English is the most widely spoken language in the world. So, by learning it, it will unlock a huge range of opportunities, no matter what your goals are, and some of them may be quite surprising. In today's podcast, we'll discuss four amazing ways that English will change your life. If you're looking for some motivation for co…
 
Josh MacPherson is an English language instructor and curriculum developer currently based in Japan. With over 15 years of experience teaching English, Josh has specialized in teaching English learners how to better prepare for and increase their chances of achieving a higher score on the TOEFL exam and the new Duolingo English Test. At TST Prep, h…
 
On the 9th episode of Real Chat, Al has a chat with his new friend Doe from the U.K.! She is perhaps the world’s number one Queen fan as well as a huge fan of the Beatles and many other bands. As you listen, keep these 3 points in mind: 1. Try to understand (comprehend) […] The post Real Chat 9 | Let’s Talk About Music with a Huge QUEEN and BEATLES…
 
Have you ever wondered what type of English learner you are? The idea is that we learn best according to the archetype of language learners we are. Knowing which type of learner you are can be useful to work out which tips work best for you. Are you an Academic learner? A Jedi Master? Find out in today's episode! Show notes here. .......... We’re s…
 
Gabriel Wyner is an American polyglot, book author, and founder of Fluent Forever. He fell in love with language learning while training to be an opera singer at school. After feeling pressured by a deadline to achieve proficiency in French, he worked his way to fluency studying on his own. Noticing that there was valuable advice online that was no…
 
On the 35th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: WHERE vs. WERE vs. WE’RE Today we take a look at three different but very similar sounds. Al explains the differences and gives a few example sentences in Pronunciation Point 35! Download Video (98MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Get ALsensei’s 25 […] The post Pronuncia…
 
Today we'll be talking about the topic you’ve voted for: how to give compliments in English. If you compliment a person, you praise them or say good things about them. It's not just the words that you say that are important, but also the tone. We'll also explore a variety of sentence structures that you can use to give compliments. Show notes here.…
 
Natasha Broodie is an American communication specialist and founder of Life with the big E. She's a diplomat who previously worked with the United Nations. She is also a travel and language enthusiast and has lived in Russia and France where she taught Business English and noticed how non-native speakers interacted in multicultural business context…
 
On the 24th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: Will it help if I practice speaking English in front of a mirror? As I was going through various English related Facebook Groups, I came across a similar question posted on the main page. I hadn’t heard that before and so I […] The post Your Question 24 | Will it help to pra…
 
In today's podcast episode, you'll get some more practice with your English idiomatic vocabulary by learning some animal idioms. Idioms are a type of figurative language which can be very confusing for English language learners. Now, there are tons of expressions that use animals and we use them all the time. If you stick around until the end, you …
 
On the 41st episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we cover this very critical topic: The 3 Most Destructive Things You’re Telling Yourself Out of my 18 years of teaching English and all of the e-mails and messages I’ve received over the years, I’ve heard so many of your challenges and frustrations. Although you may […] The post Episode 41 | The 3 Mos…
 
Luke Thompson is an ESL Teacher, Podcaster, and Stand-up Comedian. He's originally from England and currently lives in Paris. Luke has been helping learners practice their listening skills for over 10 years through his podcast. His webpage and podcast were voted #1 in the Best Blog category for the Macmillan Dictionaries Awards four times in a row.…
 
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