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How can I improve my Business English more quickly? Why am I lacking confidence when I need English in business situations? How can I learn vocabulary and idioms for Business English? If you are asking these questions, this Podcast is for you! ALsensei is an English Teaching Professional who has been helping businesspeople with 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 comp ...
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Funny English conversations slowed down for ESL students. Hi! We are English teachers with many years of experience in 英会話 schools, private classes, and online. BUT this podcast is about having fun! Similar to "GoGoエイブ会話" (Abe's original podcast) this program is for people who want some laughs with their English studies. We have natural conversations, but speak slowly so that ESL learners can keep up, and we will try to explain some of the advanced vocabulary, expressions, and idioms that we ...
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On the 22nd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: Is Your English Natural? Have you ever taken the time to think about this question -- "Is my English natural?" It's a really important question to ask yourself especially when going into the world of international business. On this episode of Business English Power,…
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On the 21st episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article: "Consumer sentiment rises again in February to cap complicated week for US economy" So how is the global economy these days? How is it in the U.S.? Why is it complicated? On this episode of Current Business Events, ALsensei goes over this article …
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Hello Friends! Today Big Rich tells us a little bit about his first job teaching English in Europe, and answers some listener questions about his "type" (the type of girl he likes), and some other things. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.s…
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On the 20th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: Don't Forget THIS in Your Presentations Do you give presentations for work? Many of us need to give formal presentations for informational purposes, sales presentations, and demonstrations. But there is one thing that our no. 1 employee said he NEVER leaves out of h…
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On the 19th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: The Secret to Unlocking English Fluency in Business Have you struggled with fluency, especially in business situations? Have you felt like sometimes the words just won't come out when you want to speak? If so, you are not alone. But don't worry! There is a solution!…
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Hello friends! Big Rich is back and we talk about how we met, how Rich lived for almost two years without a refrigerator, and we answer a listener question about handwriting. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQ…
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On the 18th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article: "Biden calls on snack companies to stop shrinkflation ahead of Super Bowl" Have you noticed that your Coke bottle may be getting smaller? Or maybe your bag of chips feels a little lighter? On this episode of Current Business Events, ALsensei goes …
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On the 17th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: 4 Essential Skills for Receiving Telephone Calls Do you use the telephone at work? Do you sometimes need to receive calls from customers and clients? If so, this is an essential episode for you! On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over four impo…
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On the 16th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: Make This Small Change for a Big Win I once had student who had a TOEIC score of 300. I thought he was probably too much of a beginner to teach...but he quickly changed my mind. How did he go from low score to effective communicator? On this episode of Business Engl…
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Hello friends... Today is a sad day for Teacher Talk fans. Ben has decided to stop podcasting. We talk about the reasons for his decision, and he leaves us with a new song. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk…
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On the 15th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article: "Apple's Vision Pro virtual reality headset launches in the U.S." Have you ever watched a movie or played a video game in virtual reality? Have you ever been to the pyramids in Egypt or the beaches in Hawaii? Well, now you can do all of that witho…
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On the 14th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: 5 Common Business E-Mail Abbreviations (with 3 Bonus Ones!) Have you ever received an e-mail from a colleague or contact overseas with an abbreviation you didn't recognize? What does it mean? How can I use those abbreviations in my own e-mails? On this episode of Bu…
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On the 13th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei does a recap of the most important takeaways from January! Some of the highlights are: BEP5: E-Mailing Mistakes BEP8: 3 Powerful Words to Level Up Your Conversations BEP11: Making an Action Plan for 2024 Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywh…
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Hello friends! Today we talk about our snowboarding trip to Zao, Ben tells us about some large items he has bought recently, and we answer a question from a listener about how to end business emails. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotif…
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On the 12th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: How to Lead a Meeting Are meetings a regular part of your job? Do you sometimes have to lead them? With more companies than ever turning to Zoom meetings and other online methods, meeting skills are becoming extremely important. On this episode of Business English P…
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On the 11th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following topic: Do You Have an Action Plan for 2024? What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2024? Are your goals for this year "SMART" goals? If so, you need to have an Action Plan in place to help you achieve them! On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei helps you…
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On the 10th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: Never Say These 3 Things at a Job Interview Are you preparing for a job interview? Have you done job interviews and wondered why you didn't get the job? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei discusses three things never to say at a job interview. Liste…
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Hello friends! Today we talk about Ben's burning desire to go snowboarding, an embarrassing medical problem, and we answer a question from a listener who is planning a road trip in Australia. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/ar…
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On the 9th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article: "Social Media Influencers May Seem To Live Charmed Lives. But Then Comes Tax Time." Which social media influencers do you follow? As we all know, they don't work typical jobs. But do they pay taxes like everyone else? Answers to these questions can…
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On the 8th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: Level Up Your Conversations With Three Powerful Words Are you struggling to keep a conversation going? Do you find it difficult to maintain a discussion in English? In this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei gives a very powerful tip on how to keep any conve…
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On the 7th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following topic: How to Achieve Ultimate Success in Business Do you have goals that you haven't achieved yet? Have you had these goals for a long time? Is it a New Year's Resolution? Anything you want to achieve in business and in life can be accomplished by following a 5-step for…
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Hello friends! Ben is back! Today we talk about Abe traveling to Canada with his family, Ben's Christmas in Japan, we answer a question from Russia about how we spent New Year's Eve, and we talk a little bit about kissing customs (Ben thinks it is weird that Abe's family kiss each other on the lips). Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtub…
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On the 6th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article: "Google Lays Off Hundreds of Workers" Do you know anyone who works for Google? Well, the company recently announced that they will be laying off hundreds of workers in the near future. Which jobs will be affected? What other industries are also cut…
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On the 5th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic: 3 Mistakes You're Making in Business E-Mails Do you use e-mail at work? If so, there are probably some mistakes you're making. Throughout the years of teaching e-mail writing at companies in Japan, Al made a note of the common mistakes. Here are three important ones …
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On the 4th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following topic: What is a Global Mindset? In his book, "English Fluency Power", Al talks about the progression that all students make as they level up their learning. The first goal is to achieve an English 2.0 Mindset followed by a Native Mindset. The top goal is achieving a Glo…
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Happy New Year friends! Today we are joined by our good friend and very experienced English teacher, Big Rich! We talk about what it is like to be a giant in Japan, and answer a question about training songs in the American military. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAG…
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On the 3rd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article: "Taylor Swift's Power Era: Why The Billionaire Pop Star Is One Of The World's Most Powerful Women" Did you know that Taylor Swift is ranked as the 5th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine? In this episode, we will talk about how she …
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On the 2nd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei gives five common idioms that you can use in business! Are you using current expressions and words? Are your phrases out of date? On Business English Power, ALsensei makes sure that your English is always up to date and natural. Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTun…
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Welcome to Business English Power! This show is for ambitious English students who want to level up their Business English skills, become Global Communicators, and International Business Leaders! Thanks to all of you who subscribed and downloaded the English 2.0 Podcast over the years. We are now shifting our focus to help you succeed in the global…
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The English 2.0 Podcast has been downloaded nearly 2 million times in over 190 countries around the world! Thank you for being part of that journey... However... Changes are coming... Since the last time we spoke, I have re-entered the business world and picked up a lot of new skills and lessons I would like to bring to all of you. Starting in 2024…
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Hello friends! Today Ben tells us about his family trip to Lego Land! We also talk about an animal attack in Australia. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0RL-1s7_8PVOKCg Teacher Talk IG: h…
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Hello friends! Today we discuss the big news about free university in Japan! We also talk about "schadenfreude" which is when someone feels good when they see other people having trouble. We also introduce the expression "it hits too close to home", which means something feels personal to you so you don't like to joke or talk lightly about it. Teac…
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Hello friends! Today we make a promise! Can Ben really last a week without alcohol? We will see... We also tell some dad jokes and answer a question about "I" vs "me". ⁠Video for this episode on YouTube!⁠ Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.s…
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Hello friends! Today we do some dad jokes! Then we give some advice about how to find clean toilets when you are traveling abroad. Video for this episode on YouTube! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gU…
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Hello friends! Today we talk about Ben's Yellow Fever, introduce some funny small talk in various situations, and answer some listener questions. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0RL-1s7_…
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Hello friends! Today we talk about Ben's hair cutting skills, and we answer a serious question about having an international long distance relationship. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0…
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Happy Tuesday! It is quite rare for women to use 'pick up' lines on men, but times are changing, and a listener asked us, so in this episode we introduce some (terrible) pick up lines for women. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com…
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Happy Tuesday! We talk about Ben's unlucky kayaking trip, give Ben's lonely friend a suggestion for a partner, and answer a question about classroom management. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=…
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Happy Tuesday! We talk about Abe's trip to Osaka, and we help Ben's friend in Australia who recently became single. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0RL-1s7_8PVOKCg Teacher Talk IG: https…
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Happy Tuesday! We talk about spending time in the countryside, finding porn magazines outside, and Ben has a story about a woman in Australia that decided to pick up a platypus. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2Vq…
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Happy Tuesday! We talk about Abe's daughter's birthday party, and we answer a question about "supernatural" or paranormal" experiences. Towards the end we look at a review from a listener in Australia. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spot…
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Happy Tuesday! We talk about Abe's hectic weekend, Australian slang, and Ben tries to make up for forgetting Abe's birthday by singing him some original birthday songs. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie…
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We talk about Ben being sick, Abe's trip to Aomori, answer a question about the toys that we played with when we were children, and we have a special update from a listener that asked us for ROMANTIC advice! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://ope…
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We talk about a stereo type that Ben's dog does not fit, answer a question from Canada about which Japanese accents sound cool to us, and we explain how to use the present tense to build suspense and dramatic effect when you are telling someone a story. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confi…
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Today we find out that we both broke our promises, and we answer a listener question about times when we were in a dangerous situation while traveling abroad. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cj…
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Today we open some gifts, and Abe is very disappointed. We also do an update for a listener question, and then we answer a new question about "luck". Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0RL-…
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We talk about "Indian summers", moving heavy things at Ben's house, and then we answer a follow up question about farting in space. Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/vf-6mbPI1sg Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6C…
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We talk about enjoying the summer, then Abe tells Ben about peeing in his cat's toilet when he was half asleep. After that we receive some gifts from international listeners! Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/8HhYQzs3QZg Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on …
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Ben talks about his trip to Tokyo, and Abe talks about meeting a homeless man in a park. Then we answer a listener question about space farts! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0RL-1s7_8PV…
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Abe talks about his daughter's first river BBQ, Ben talks about his plans to "get snipped" (pipe cut), we have another update from a listener looking for work in Australia, and then we answer a listener question about being a "contrarian". Video for this episode: ⁠https://youtu.be/O-FWWhmKXH0 Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ch…
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