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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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19 Ratings
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Recommend!

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.
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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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Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast – I want to help!

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Level up your Learning
Level up your Life

Do you have a question or comment?
Please email me at: al AT alsensei DOT com

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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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Mentioned on this episode:

Pronunciation Point 27 – Click here

ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei
English 2.0 Community on Facebook – Click Here
Email ALsensei – Contact Me Here

Other links:

ALsensei on Periscope – Download Here
Free Pronunciation Course – Click Here
Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast – Help Out

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Level up your Learning
Level up your Life

Do you have a question?
Please email me at: al AT alsensei.com

Please subscribe in iTunes

Feb 21 2016

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Rank #3: 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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Mentioned in this episode:

Website: ESL Podcast

Website: VOA News

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Do you have a question or comment?
Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

Please subscribe in iTunes

May 06 2015

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Rank #4: 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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Do you have a question?
Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

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Apr 20 2015

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Rank #5: SS8 | Giving Opinions

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On the 8th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Giving Opinions

Everyone has opinions but I feel that some people are sometimes afraid to share them or don’t know how to in English. In this lesson, I will show you how you can give an opinion and share your ideas with the world!

Basically, there are 2 types of opinions:

1. Your Personal Preferences
2. Opinions that contain and affect Other People

Here are a few phrases you can use to help give your opinion:

I think…
I don’t think…
In my opinion,…

Mentioned in this episode:

Blog Post – How to Give Your Opinion in 3 Easy Steps
Blog Post – How to Give Your Opinion 2.0

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Do you have a question?
Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

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Oct 27 2015

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Rank #6: 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 #7: TI7 | Jason Smith from Tweet Speak English

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English teacher Jason Smith from Tweet Speak English

On the 7th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Jason Smith from Tweet Speak English!

Jason is an English teacher currently living in Kochi, Japan. He is originally from Seattle, Washington in the U.S. and has several years of English teaching experience. Listen and find out his greatest tips for learning English!

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

  • How does Jason study Japanese?
  • Question from Facebook: How many hours do you study per day?
  • What movies, TV shows, or podcasts can help students learn English?
  • How can I improve my English?
  • What is your number one sightseeing tip for Kochi and Seattle?
  • and more!

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Jason’s Website – Tweet Speak English
Tweet Speak English Blog – TSE Blog
Tweet Speak English’s Twitter Page – @TweetSpeakEng

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Do you have a question?
Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

Please subscribe in iTunes

Jun 15 2015

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Rank #8: E2P31 | 3 Ways to Make a BAD Impression!

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On the 31st episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic:

3 Ways to Make a BAD Impression: When we meet someone for the first time, they will immediately form an impression of us in their mind. As you know, this first impression is VERY important! However, when I talk to students, many tend to make a bad impression often without realizing it. This episode is to help you understand the actions you should avoid if you want to make a GOOD first impression.

3 Rules
1. Don’t be boring or talk about boring things
2. Don’t use overly complex words or technical terms
3. Don’t speak negatively of yourself

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Use YouTube to help you find INTERVIEWS with your favorite actors, actresses, musicians, and athletes – YouTube

Other talk shows and hosts you can search for:

Oprah (Winfrey)
David Letterman (Late Night with David Letterman)
Jay Leno (The Tonight Show)
Conan O’Brien
Jimmy Kimmel
Larry King
Piers Morgan
Barbara Walters
The View

Mentioned in this episode:

The Ellen Show – click here
The Tonight Show – click here

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May 27 2015

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Rank #9: 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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Mentioned in this episode:

Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: MAN OF STEEL

Podcast Episode 27: How to use Movies to Study English

Special Offer for Power English Course: Use this link for bonus

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On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

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Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

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Nov 13 2015

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Rank #10: 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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On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Level up your Learning
Level up your Life

Do you have a question or comment?
Please email me at: al AT alsensei DOT com

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Feb 05 2016

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Rank #11: 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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On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Level up your Learning
Level up your Life

Do you have a question or comment?
Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

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Dec 18 2015

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Rank #12: SS7 | Interrupting

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On the 7th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill:

Interrupting

In some cultures, it is considered rude to interrupt someone during a conversation. How about for Western culture? Is it OK to interrupt someone? What are some situations that we might need to interrupt someone? If we want to interrupt someone, how can we do it with politeness and respect?

1. Directly Interrupting
I’m sorry, but I need to say something.
Excuse me, but I have to interrupt you.

2. Indirectly Interrupting
I’m sorry, but could I say something?
Excuse me, but could I ask a question?

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Do you have a question?
Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

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Jun 23 2015

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Rank #13: 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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On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Do you have a question?
Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

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Nov 24 2015

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Rank #14: 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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On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Do you have a question?
Please email me at: al AT alsensei.com

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Mar 09 2016

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Rank #15: PP29 | Carrier vs. Career

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On the 29th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at two words that are often confused:

Carrier vs. Career

We know that these words have different meanings but how are they pronounced differently?
Al answers this and much more in Pronunciation Point 29!

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On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

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Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

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Aug 11 2015

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Rank #16: PP28 | Word Stress: How to Emphasize Parts of Words

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On the 28th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we discuss a very important topic in American English pronunciation:

Word Stress

How can we emphasize certain parts of words to sound more natural?
Al answers this and much more in Pronunciation Point 28!

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On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

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May 14 2015

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Rank #17: 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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Watch all of ALsensei’s Periscope Videos – Click Here

Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast – I want to help!

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Level up your Learning
Level up your Life

Do you have a question or comment?
Please email me at: al AT alsensei DOT com

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Feb 12 2016

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Rank #18: 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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Mentioned on this episode:

ALsensei on Twitter – @ALsensei
English 2.0 Community on Facebook – Click Here
Email ALsensei – Contact Me Here

Other links:

ALsensei on Periscope – Download Here
Free Pronunciation Course – Click Here
Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast – Help Out

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Level up your Learning
Level up your Life

Do you have a question?
Please email me at: al AT alsensei.com

Please subscribe in iTunes

Dec 27 2015

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Rank #19: TI6 | Kayla Hutson from Donethewriteway.com

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Editor and Author Kayla Hutson from Donethewriteway.com

On the 6th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Kayla Hutson from Donethewriteway.com!
Kayla is an English editor and tutor who has taught abroad in China and has done editing work for several clients all over the world. She has even written her own book!

Kayla is also giving away a FREE editing job to 2 lucky winners! To enter, please answer the question:

“What CITY is Kayla from?”

If you know the answer, send an email to me: ask@alsensei.com
I will choose 2 lucky winners who may then submit a written document that Kayla will edit for FREE!
Don’t miss this opportunity!

In this interview, Kayla shares her best tips and answers the following questions:

  • What do you do as an editor?
  • Who are your favorite authors?
  • How can I improve my English?
  • In an email, should we capitalize both “B” and “R” in “Best Regards”?
  • Question from Twitter: What’s the difference between “envy” and “jealousy”?
  • What is your number one sightseeing tip for Utah and China?
  • and more!

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Kayla’s Website – Donethewriteway.com
Kayla’s Facebook Page – Donethewriteway
Kayla’s Twitter Page – @donethewriteway

Books and Authors mentioned on this episode:

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Jefferey Deaver –

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Do you have a question?
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Mar 02 2015

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Rank #20: 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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University of Wisconsin-Stout ESL Institute – Web page

University of Wisconsin-Stout ESL Institute – Facebook Fan page

Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast – Help out here!

On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles.

Do you have a question?
Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com

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Feb 28 2016

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