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Express Yourself Smoothly. Have Confidence. Speak English Naturally!

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Express Yourself Smoothly. Have Confidence. Speak English Naturally!

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Very helpful tips for english learners. Plus very attractive voice.

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It is goof for all level student studying English.

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By Echch - Feb 05 2017
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Very helpful tips for english learners. Plus very attractive voice.

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It is goof for all level student studying English.
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Rank #1: AB12 | 3 Keys to Maintain a Conversation

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Maintaining a conversation can be easy and fun if you remember the 3 keys!

On the 12th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: How to Maintain a Coversation

Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 3 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I maintain a conversation once I’ve started it? I will teach you 3 keys to success you can use in your next conversation with someone.

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May 11 2016

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Rank #2: YQ17 | Which is better to improve SPEAKING? LISTENING or READING?

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Listening or Reading? Which is better to improve Speaking?

On the 17th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: Which is better to improve speaking? Listening or reading?

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

Of course both are important for developing knowledge and fluency in a foreign language. Both reading and listening have advantages and disadvantages. Since listening is related to speaking in terms of their aural qualities, listening can help you with pronunciation, intonation, and pacing. On the other hand, reading can help you build vocabulary and phrases that you can use. If I have to choose only one, which one would I choose? Watch this episode and find out!

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Pronunciation Point 27 – Click here

ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei
English 2.0 Community on Facebook – Click Here
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ALsensei on Periscope – Download Here
Free Pronunciation Course – Click Here
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Feb 21 2016

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Rank #3: Speaking Skills 2 | Making Requests

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On the 2nd episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Making Requests

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May 21 2014

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Rank #4: E2P32 | Are You Wasting Time and Money?

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On the 32nd episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic:

Return on Investment (ROI)

Are you using your time and money the most efficient way possible? Are you studying difficult grammar points for hours and hours to take a test and then never use them again? If you’re not asking yourself these questions, you should start thinking about it right now! Time and money are limited resources and we want to be maximizing them in our English learning. When you study English, you are investing time and money so how much are you getting back in return? Let’s discuss this deeper in this episode!

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  3 Teachers you can follow on Periscope for great English lessons every day!
1. @coachshane
2. @phillipbnorris
3. @ajhoge

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Sep 11 2015

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Rank #5: AB8 | The Secret to Speaking Natural English

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On the 8th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Transform Your Textbook Knowledge into Natural English

Would you like to know the secret to speaking English more naturally? In this edition of the AudioBLOG, I reveal how you can do that by taking your textbook knowledge and transforming it into Natural English. The main idea is to change your mindset from ANALYZING grammar and CONSTRUCTING sentences word by word to OBSERVING Natural English and PRODUCING it in 2-5 word blocks. Adapt this mindset and start speaking more Natural English right away!

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Website: ESL Podcast

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May 06 2015

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Rank #6: YQ14 | How Can I Build Vocabulary and Learn Idioms with a Bad Memory?

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On the 14th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: I want to build my vocabulary and learn idioms but my memory is not good. How can I do it?

Here are my suggestions:

1. Learn by using mnemonics
2. Practice again and again and try to use in a meaningful way
3. Avoid trying to memorize lists of words with no context
4. Avoid learning rare idioms that aren’t used anymore

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Apr 20 2015

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Rank #7: E2P27 | How to Use Movies to Study English

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On the 27th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

How to use movies to study English

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Get free movie scripts here – Internet Movie Script Database

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Jul 03 2014

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Rank #8: Movie Study 3 | MAN OF STEEL

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“Man of Steel” is a movie about Superman from 2013. Let’s take a look at one of the scenes and learn English from it!

On the 3rd episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie:

Man Of Steel

Today, let’s take a look at this very good action movie from 2013 starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps:

1. Choose the Movie
2. Choose a Scene
3. Write Down the Script
4. Look Up any New Vocabulary
5. Find Common Sentence Patterns

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Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: MAN OF STEEL

Podcast Episode 27: How to use Movies to Study English

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Nov 13 2015

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Rank #9: AB11 | Conversation Confidence in 3 Easy Steps

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Follow these 3 steps and start a conversation with confidence!

On the 11th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: How to Start a Conversation with Confidence

Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 2 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I start a conversation with confidence? If you learn these three simple steps, I promise that you will become a great conversation starter!

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Feb 05 2016

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Rank #10: YQ15 | Is it Important to Remember Grammar Rules when Speaking?

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On the 15th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: Is it important to remember grammar rules when it comes to speaking?

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

First, we need to have a basic level of grammar in order to be understood.
However, if we think too much about grammar while speaking, it can affect our spoken fluency.
There’s a balance between GRAMMAR and FLUENCY for most students.

Suggestions:
1. Don’t worry about grammar when speaking.
2. Learn to think in “function.”
3. Review the “Speaking Skills” series to help you.

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ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei
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Jul 17 2015

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Rank #11: Speaking Skills 3 | Making Suggestions

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On the 3rd episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Making Suggestions

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Jul 15 2014

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Rank #12: YQ12 | How can we remember new words?

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On the 12th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: When we learn new words in English, what should we do not to forget them?

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Oct 05 2014

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Rank #13: Speaking Skills 4 |Introducing Yourself and Others

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On the 4th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Introducing Yourself and Others

Additional Practice – How to Meet for the First Time

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Sep 25 2014

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Rank #14: AB10 | Learn These 2 Points to Make a Great First Impression

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Is she making a good first impression? I think so. How about you?
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On the 10th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: Making a Good First Impression

Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 1 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I make a good first impression? If you learn these two simple points, I guarantee that you will make a fantastic first impression!

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Dec 18 2015

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Rank #15: YQ10 | How do you use Air Quotes?

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On the 10th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: What are Air Quotes and how are they used?

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Jun 01 2014

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Rank #16: E2P29 | How to Respond More Quickly

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On the 29th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

How to Respond More Quickly: In the past few years, many students have been asking me how to respond more quickly in English conversation. If not asking me directly, other students seem to struggle with this aspect of English conversation. In this episode, I look at 3 aspects to think about and also 3 Action Steps to help you achieve faster response times.

3 Aspects to Consider:
1. Understanding the speaker’s comment or question
2. Learning common phrases and strategies for responding
3. Practicing this skill

Action Steps:
1. Do Dictation Exercises
2. Study conversations from TV shows and movies
3. Practice by speaking out loud or finding a group to speak with

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  This is a very useful and FREE app to help you organize your notes – Evernote

Mentioned in this episode:

Studying English with Movies: Man of Steel – Click here

Studying English with Movies: Elektra – Coming Soon!

Speaking Skills 1: Showing Interest – Click here

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Dec 04 2014

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Rank #17: PP30 | Eyes vs. Ice

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On the 30th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at two words that are often confused:

Eyes vs. Ice

We know that these words have different meanings but how are they pronounced differently?
Al answers this and much more in Pronunciation Point 30!

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Nov 24 2015

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Rank #18: Speaking Skills 5 | Ending A Conversation

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On the 5th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Ending a Conversation Politely

It’s easy to end a conversation politely in English! Just follow my 3 basic steps:

1. Say you have to go
2. Give a positive comment
3. Say goodbye

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Dec 23 2014

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Rank #19: PP31 | Word Stress: Countries and Nationalities

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Can you pronounce countries and nationalities properly? Let’s look at some examples in this episode!

On the 31st episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic:

Word Stress in Countries and Nationalities

In some cases, when we pronounce the name of a country, the word stress is not the same when we pronounce that country’s nationality.

Al goes over a few examples of this in Pronunciation Point 31!

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Mar 09 2016

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Rank #20: Speaking Skills 6 | Making Offers

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On the 6th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Making Offers

Basically, there are two types of offers.

1. Offering a thing
Would you like…?
Do you want…?

2. Offering with an action
Would you like me to…?
Do you want me to…?

Mentioned on this episode:

Speaking Skills 2: Making Requests – Link

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Mar 25 2015

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YQ19 | Is a Firm Handshake OK for a Job Interview?

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This handshake looks pretty firm. Is it ok for a job interview?

On the 19th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: Is a FIRM handshake recommended for a job interview? It seems a bit intimidating.

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

In short, the answer is YES! It is very important to always give a firm handshake when you meet someone for the first time. This gives a very good first impression. To understand more why this is true, please watch the episode! I also reveal one more CRITICAL point when shaking hands. Don’t miss it!

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ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei
English 2.0 Community on Facebook – Click Here
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Free Pronunciation Course – Click Here
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Aug 23 2017

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SS10 | Clarifying

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On the 10th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Clarifying

Sometimes in a conversation, it’s hard to understand the other person. Perhaps, they use a word you don’t know or their explanation is unclear. In this lesson, we learn how to ask the other person to clarify what they mean. Also, we learn how to clarify our own explanations.

Here are some basic expressions to CLARIFY someone else:

What do you mean by that?
Could you explain that in another way?

Here are some basic expressions to CLARIFY yourself:

What I mean by that is…
In other words,…

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Jul 20 2017

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E2P35 | “Is This Correct?”

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Many students want to know the answer. But is it really a good question?

On the 35th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following question from students:

Is this correct English?

One of the most common question I am asked by students is, “Al, is this correct?” Of course, this is a very good question to ask but I have found it difficult to answer for the following reason: Students have different goals. In this episode I talk about new approaches to this question and how to ask this more effectively to your teacher.

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May 30 2017

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AB13 | Active Listening

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Learn 4 ways you can listen actively and improve your conversations!

On the 13th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: Active Listening

Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 4 of the “Power Conversation” series where we discuss Active Listening: Why it’s important and how to do it. I will teach you 4 ways that you can actively listen in your next conversation with someone.

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Apr 14 2017

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PP32 | Fast vs. First

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Can you pronounce these two words clearly? Practice with this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast!

On the 32nd episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic:

FAST vs. FIRST

These two words are sometimes hard to distinguish when pronouncing them. This is especially true for Japanese students.

Al explains the differences and gives a few examples in Pronunciation Point 32!

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Mar 21 2017

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YQ18 | How Can I Prepare For My Study Abroad?

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What should you do to prepare before you study abroad?

On the 18th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: How can I prepare for my study abroad?

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

Instead of focusing on English, focus more on culture and daily life experiences. Learn about customs and the school or program you will be attending. Learn about your local area and try to talk to people from that area before you go. Once you are there, your English will improve very quickly! Don’t worry! Your English is good enough!

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ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei
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Mar 03 2017

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Best of Periscope 2 | How to Pronounce “Congratulations”, Grammar Question – “Still”, Star Wars Ep. 7 Chat

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On the 2nd episode of the Best of Periscope, we look at 3 different Periscope lessons and videos over the last few months:

1. Pronunciation: “Congratulations”
2. Grammar Question: “Still”
3. Star Wars Episode 7 Discussion

Periscope is an app for your smartphone or tablet which allows you to broadcast or watch live video! I’ve been using Periscope for many months now to do a daily English lesson. Please follow me on Periscope and you won’t miss the next lesson!

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Feb 13 2017

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AB12 | 3 Keys to Maintain a Conversation

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Maintaining a conversation can be easy and fun if you remember the 3 keys!

On the 12th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: How to Maintain a Coversation

Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 3 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I maintain a conversation once I’ve started it? I will teach you 3 keys to success you can use in your next conversation with someone.

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May 11 2016

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E2P34 | How to Network with Success

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On the 34th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic:

How to Network with Success

One of the most important topics I cover with my business students is how to network and socialize in order to build great relationships. This is not only limited to the business world. Networking and building relationships can be extremely beneficial to everyone. In this episode I teach you very important tips to network with success online and offline.

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Network with me on LinkedIn

Al on LinkedIn

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Apr 18 2016

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PP31 | Word Stress: Countries and Nationalities

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Can you pronounce countries and nationalities properly? Let’s look at some examples in this episode!

On the 31st episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic:

Word Stress in Countries and Nationalities

In some cases, when we pronounce the name of a country, the word stress is not the same when we pronounce that country’s nationality.

Al goes over a few examples of this in Pronunciation Point 31!

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Mar 09 2016

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TI8 | Erik Peterson – ESL Lecturer from the University of Wisconsin-Stout

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For our 8th Teacher Interview, we talk to ESL Lecturer Erik Peterson. 

On the 8th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Erik Peterson from the University of Wisconsin-Stout!

Erik is a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the ESLI (English as a Second Language Institute) Department. He has a Masters Degree and several years of teaching experience in Japan as well as at the university. His insights will help you improve your English so please listen and enjoy!

In this interview, Erik shares his best tips and answers the following questions:

  • What kind of classes and students do you teach?
  • How do cultural differences affect how people learn English?
  • How can I improve my English?
  • What is your number one sightseeing tip for Menomonie, Wisconsin?
  • and more!

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Feb 28 2016

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YQ17 | Which is better to improve SPEAKING? LISTENING or READING?

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Listening or Reading? Which is better to improve Speaking?

On the 17th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: Which is better to improve speaking? Listening or reading?

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

Of course both are important for developing knowledge and fluency in a foreign language. Both reading and listening have advantages and disadvantages. Since listening is related to speaking in terms of their aural qualities, listening can help you with pronunciation, intonation, and pacing. On the other hand, reading can help you build vocabulary and phrases that you can use. If I have to choose only one, which one would I choose? Watch this episode and find out!

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Pronunciation Point 27 – Click here

ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei
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Feb 21 2016

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Best of Periscope 1 | “Th”-sound, Brain Freeze, Mt. Fuji

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On the 1st episode of the Best of Periscope, we look at 3 different Periscope lessons and videos over the last few months:

1. Pronunciation: “Th”-sound
2. Brain Freeze: How to speak when your brain gets stuck
3. Sunset over Mt. Fuji

Periscope is an app for your smartphone or tablet which allows you to broadcast or watch live video! I’ve been using Periscope for many months now to do a daily English lesson. Please follow me on Periscope and you won’t miss the next lesson!

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Feb 12 2016

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AB11 | Conversation Confidence in 3 Easy Steps

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Follow these 3 steps and start a conversation with confidence!

On the 11th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: How to Start a Conversation with Confidence

Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 2 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I start a conversation with confidence? If you learn these three simple steps, I promise that you will become a great conversation starter!

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Feb 05 2016

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SS9 | Agreeing and Disagreeing

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On the 9th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Agreeing and Disagreeing

As we saw in Speaking Skills 8, learning how to give an opinion is a very valuable skill. But, if you hear someone else’s opinion, how should you respond? In this lesson, we learn how to agree and disagree so that you can continue a conversation with someone naturally.

Here are some basic expressions to AGREE with any opinion:

I agree.
I agree with you.
I totally/completely agree with you.

Here are some basic expressions to DISAGREE with any opinion:

I disagree/I don’t agree.
I disagree/I don’t agree with you.
I’m afraid I don’t agree with you.

We also look at some strategies to AGREE and DISAGREE:

AGREE: Use a similar word
DISAGREE: “Yes, but…”

Watch Speaking Skills 9 to see more examples.

Mentioned in this episode:

Podcast Episode – Speaking Skills 8 – Giving Opinions
Blog Post – How to Give Your Opinion in 3 Easy Steps
Blog Post – How to Give Your Opinion 2.0

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Jan 29 2016

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Special Message from ALsensei

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Hello everyone!

In 2010, I posted my first video to help my students here in Japan.

Over the past 5 years, that video has turned into
the English 2.0 Podcast which has been downloaded
over 480,000 times in 190 different countries!

The power of the internet is mighty strong!

But, there are costs.

For the past 5 years, I alone have been paying for server space, software, and various equipment. If you find this information valuable, please, please do what you can to help out.

Help out with $1/month and GET –> Access to Private Facebook Group–I will answer your questions and connect you with other awesome students from around the world!

Help out with $5/month and GET –> Access to a Group Video Lesson every month–I will give a unique lesson only to Patreon donators through Google Hangouts. (Plus Private Facebook Group)

Help out with $25/month and GET –> Access to the English 2.0 Member’s Area–Inside you will find Premium Podcasts, Pronunciation Courses, Global English Courses, and many more bonuses! (Plus Private Facebook Group and Group Video Lesson)

Help me spread the message of English 2.0 to those who need it the most. Together, we can help people across the globe from countries like Myanmar, Venezuela, and Cote D’Ivoire!

“I want to thank you for all your videos. It motivates me to improve speaking English.” -Meryem from Morocco

“Thank U for the awesome lessons! Keep on with your excellent job.” -Irma from El Salvador

“I am thankful that I am getting this kind of opportunity to improve my skill.” -Avijit from India

These are just a few of the messages I get to my inbox on a regular basis. With your help, we can bring the English 2.0 message to many more people around the world!

I can’t do it without you!
Thank you so much for helping out.
I appreciate each and every one of you!

Cheers!

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Jan 26 2016

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E2P33 | The Green Pigeon

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On the 33rd episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic:

Creating English Speaking Opportunities (The Story of the Green Pigeon)

One of my business English students recently told me about one of his hobbies — bird-watching. Because he wanted to share his enthusiasm for this hobby with others around the world, he reached out and connected to them and he achieved wonderful results. In this episode, find out how YOU can do what he did to create your own English speaking opportunities!

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Improve your English pronunciation through this website

Rocket Languages – alsensei.com/free

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Jan 12 2016

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YQ16 | Is it a Good Idea to Learn 2 Languages at the Same Time?

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On the 16th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: What do you think about learning two languages at the same time?

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

Learning two languages at the same time requires not only a lot of time and effort, but also natural talent and ability to learn foreign languages. There are four main things to consider if you are thinking about studying two languages at one time.

1. Your ability as a language learner
2. The two languages
3. Your basic knowledge
4. FOCUS

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ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei
English 2.0 Community on Facebook – Click Here
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ALsensei on Periscope – Download Here
Free Pronunciation Course – Click Here
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Dec 27 2015

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AB10 | Learn These 2 Points to Make a Great First Impression

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Is she making a good first impression? I think so. How about you?
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On the 10th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: Making a Good First Impression

Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 1 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I make a good first impression? If you learn these two simple points, I guarantee that you will make a fantastic first impression!

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Dec 18 2015

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PP30 | Eyes vs. Ice

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On the 30th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at two words that are often confused:

Eyes vs. Ice

We know that these words have different meanings but how are they pronounced differently?
Al answers this and much more in Pronunciation Point 30!

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Nov 24 2015

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By Echch - Feb 05 2017
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Very helpful tips for english learners. Plus very attractive voice.

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By Sato0214 - Feb 14 2015
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It is goof for all level student studying English.