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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 ...
 
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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Otaku! 英会話

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Otaku! 英会話

Weblishメディア英会話

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Otaku! 英会話 uses the interesting Japanese sub-culture from Akihabara to inspire interest in learning English. By using original Japanese words created in Otaku culture based on Patrick Galbraith's book The Otaku Encyclopedia, the show teaches Japanese how to explain these words in English. Also, on another level, we learn about Akihabara and the sub-culture in more details. It is a 3 dimensional way to learn! Most importantly, it's fun!
 
この番組はハロウィンをテーマにしたWeblishビデオ英会話レッスンです。私たちの友だちである「ドラキュラ」も時々顔を出すけれど、ホストはお馴染みJohn Daubです。ちょっと怖いかも・・・。気をつけて勉強してね〜 This show is a collection of the top Weblish themed HALLOWEEN / scary English lesson video podcasts from 2007. Hosted and produced by John Daub in his living room / studio, these lessons are a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit and learn English. Sometimes Dracula also appears as your teacher! Also, to learn more English, please watch out other shows [Vocabulary Generator 単語工場, ...
 
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Ben brought his guitar! We talk about words like "sick" that usually have a negative meaning, but can also be used to express delight. Then Ben sings a short song about them. We also answer a question about doing foreign accents, and talk about which are our favorites. T-Shirts available until 5/25 12:00! Order now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop …
 
On the 17th episode of Current Events, Al covers one of the most explosive issues of our lifetimes--the issue of ABORTION. A couple of weeks ago, a document from the Supreme Court was leaked to the media. This document was an opinion from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito indicating that the Court was aiming to overturn the landmark case of Roe vs…
 
In this episode we talk about our "fidgeting" habits, and answer a question about spelling Japanese words using the alphabet. T-Shirts available now! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Free Bird Event: Eat, Drink, Study & Play 大阪 https://www.55freebird.com/events SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si…
 
In this episode Ben tells us about his wedding ceremony job, and Abe has a game prepared where Ben has to guess what a story is about after only hearing one word (over and over again) T-Shirts available now! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Free Bird Event: Eat, Drink, Study & Play 大阪 https://www.55freebird.com/events SPACE DRAGON on Spotify:…
 
On the 10th episode of Real Chat, Al has a chat with his good friend from childhood, Pat. You may know Pat as Al's Japanese mentor from his book "English Fluency Power." Pat started working in the video game industry in 1999 and throughout his career has worked on some of the most popular games in the world including the Call of Duty series. As you…
 
In this episode we talk about some "bad boy stuff" that we did when we were young and stupid, and Ben asks Abe for some advice about a cat problem at his new house. Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/5wk_DBFpGjo New! Raglan T-Shirts available now! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Free Bird Event: Eat, Drink, Study & Play 大阪 https://www.…
 
On the 37th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: LAW vs. LOW Today we take a look at two words that are tough to differentiate. How do I know? Because there are so many videos on YouTube about this very topic! Al explains the differences and gives a few example sentences in Pronunciation Point 37! Get ENGLISH FLUENCY …
 
We talk about teaching kids vs teaching adults, and we introduce various expressions to use when you are surprised. New T-Shirts! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/o6TKbLluzGE SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0RL-1s7_8PVOKCg Teacher Talk YouTube C…
 
On the 16th episode of Current Events, Al goes over an interesting new development on the social media platform, Twitter. A couple of weeks ago, Tesla founder Elon Musk, purchased several shares of Twitter making him the largest solo owner. He, as well as other celebrities, have supported an editing feature for published tweets, that has never been…
 
Abe has a game prepared for Ben... See if you can guess the sounds better than Ben! New T-Shirts! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/w3zDrNx4waI SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=cjfFnAz0RL-1s7_8PVOKCg Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/…
 
There is a lot to celebrate! First of all, Ben's music will finally be available on Spotify and Apple Music later this week! Keep an eye out for "SPACE DRAGON"! New T-Shirts! (期間限定) https://www.55freebird.com/shop Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/w3zDrNx4waI SPACE DRAGON on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CXutI2VqdkQPk56ie7gUq?si=…
 
On the 14th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Lindsay McMahon from the #1 ranked All Ears English Podcast and allearsenglish.com! The All Ears English Podcast currently receives millions of downloads per month with over 1,700 total episodes mainly due to their core philosophy: Connection, Not Perfection! Before starting All Ears English,…
 
There is a lot to celebrate in this episode! First of all, Ben's music will finally be available on Spotify and Apple Music later this week! Keep an eye out for "SPACE DRAGON"! Video for this episode: https://youtu.be/H076tLW_Cqg Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird Engl…
 
On the 6th edition of One Point Lesson, Al talks about a topic very important in this post-COVID era! Today's topic: The Importance of Facial Expressions About two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the whole world by storm. Most everyone around the world began to wear masks and therefore we lost the ability to see half of our faces. Now that the…
 
"Don't know sh*t" means "don't know anything". We talk about our experiences during the big earthquake that happened in our area of Japan recently. Our pets didn't warn us at all! Lol. We also talk about Ben going through the final stages of buying a house. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_c…
 
On the 7th episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: Pulp Fiction Today, let's take a look at a scene from one of the best dialogue movies of all time. "Pulp Fiction" stars John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and many others as they tell various stories in the marvelous 1994 film. On this episode, I break down …
 
Abe is back from Okinawa, and has become "a new man"! ...Kind of ...Not really. We talk about the highlights of the trip, and answer a question about eating kangaroos in Australia. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!): h…
 
On the 5th edition of One Point Lesson, Al talks about a topic on all of your minds: Grammar! Today's topic: The Best Way to Learn GRAMMAR If you've been following ALsensei and the English 2.0 Podcast for awhile, you know that he doesn't recommend focusing on grammar much. However, if you have decided to spend your time learning English grammar, Al…
 
We talk about the different seating arrangements for students in classrooms in Japan, Canada, and Australia. Ben has an uncomfortable experience with a dead dog, and we also talk about our experiences holding and touching koalas in Australia. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Fr…
 
On the 15th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the current events happening in the Russia-Ukraine war. About three weeks ago, Russia attacked parts of Ukraine in an attempt to regain certain regions of the country. The conflict is ongoing as of the recording of the episode. In the biggest news story of the year so far, learn the vocabulary you…
 
We talk about Ben's new house, his mortgage, and the renovations they plan to do. Ben is excited because he will have a "man cave", but with three kids, Abe doesn't think he will be able to keep it for very long! We also talk about a cute Australian animal called a "quokka". Unfortunately they are very bad mothers... Teacher Talk YouTube Channel ht…
 
On the 36th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: HOT vs. HUT vs. HAT 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 36! Get ENGLISH FLUENCY POWER E-Book + Bonuses! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yours…
 
We talk about milestones in life, and a big milestone that is coming up for FBE Teacher Talk. Also, someone sends us a message to support Ben's hometown of Melbourne, and we answer a question about "goosebumps". Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Part…
 
On the 4th edition of One Point Lesson, Al talks about the three types of students there are! Today's topic: What Kind of English Student Are You? Throughout his years of teaching English in Japan and online, ALsensei has found that there are generally three types of students: Studiers, Practitioners, and Performers. In this lesson, Al explains wha…
 
Bennifer and Abragina host "Girl Talk" (WARNING: EXTREMELY STUPID). We also talk about difficulties women face and how much we respect them. We then answer a listener question about the Winter Olympics and talk about some Olympic "sports" that we think are kind of dumb. ww Video for this episode (28min) https://youtu.be/gIhTCkIoHiw Teacher Talk You…
 
On the 14th episode of Current Events, Al reviews the current news regarding the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China as well as the recent Super Bowl held in Los Angeles. There has been some big news at the Winter Olympics including controversial events in the world of figure skating. Also, Al covers the latest results from ice hockey, speed skating,…
 
In today's episode Abe shows Ben some "sound bytes" that he collected from the previous episode, Ben shares some big news, and we talk about training dogs and what language Ben's dog understands better. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons…
 
On the 6th episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is a fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson. This movie came out in 2012 so it is the tenth anniversary! I'm sure many of you are familiar with this film already or have seen the Lord of th…
 
Abe sings Ben a birthday song live, and gives him a "present", there are some listener messages for Ben, and we finish with a great "would you rather...?" question. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!): https://www.55free…
 
On the 26th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: What is the best method to learn English? I will do anything!!! This question was recently emailed to me by a student. In his message I could sense his frustration and desperation to learn English and become a better communicator. This question, of course, is one that many o…
 
With the help of some listeners, Abe has prepared a special present for Ben's birthday. We also talk about "sting rays" which is the animal that killed a famous celebrity in Australia. We end the episode discussing the good things and bad things about Ben's hometown, Melbourne. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4i…
 
On the 13th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Cara from Leo Listening! Cara is an English listening skills coach who brings together adventurous expats and intrepid travelers to watch and discuss movies in English so they can understand native speakers, themselves and the world around them better. In this interview, Cara shares her best …
 
Abe puts on a wig and becomes a pretty girl name "Abragina". In this episode we talk about transitioning genders, day drinking, and talking to your children about "the birds and the bees" (which means sex and having babies etc) Video of this episode: (English subtitles) https://youtu.be/uzD4AjNna9I Instagram (Ben): https://www.instagram.com/fbeteac…
 
On the 21st episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post series: Why Aren't Japanese People Good at English? (Parts 1-5) Wait! Don't get mad a me! This is not a post that I wrote for fun. This is a very real question that my students in Japan asked me over and over. I thought about it for a long time and these blog posts are my resp…
 
In this episode we talk about how all men have a soft side, Ben hunting for a house, and "pet peeves". A pet peeve is a small thing that really annoys you. What's your pet peeve? ...If someone asks you this, you can answer starting with "I really hate it when..." or "Don't you hate it when..." or "I can't stand it when..." Video of this episode: (E…
 
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 …
 
In this episode Ben shows up with an interesting new hairstyle... We then talk about his son becoming a star, and go over some comments and questions left on our last YouTube video, where someone asked what language we use at home. Video of this episode: (英語の字幕有り) https://youtu.be/-Aw1zu0-Nqw Instagram (Ben): https://www.instagram.com/fbeteachertal…
 
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…
 
At the beginning of today's episode we are joined by a special guest who tells us all about how Ben ruined Christmas. After that Abe talks about how he ruined Christmas as well. In the end, we did the best we could! We hope you are having a nice year end holiday and staying warm. Thank you for 2021 and see you in 2022! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel …
 
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 …
 
Time flies! 2021 is already almost over... We talk about highlights from this year, and Abe shares some big news. We will be back for a final episode next, and there will be some special content! Thank you for your support in 2021, and we hope you continue on with us in 2022. Cheers! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel (英語の字幕付き) https://www.youtube.com/ch…
 
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…
 
We make up a silly song to start the episode, and then Ben tells us about a dangerous Australian animal... He did research and prepared a story this time! I think it is the best dangerous animal segment yet. If you like our program, please take a minute to give us a 5-star review on Apple podcasts, or tell a friend! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel (英語…
 
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 are back together again! We record "in-person" for the first time in more than one month, so in this episode we spent most of the time catching up and talking about silly stuff. Ben has been reading science books, and has finally figured out some farm animal "mysteries"... For example, "where are all the giant watermelon trees?" and "why do cows…
 
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…
 
In today's episode we talk about what Abe missed about Japan while he was away, Ben's experience getting a Japanese driver's license, and we answer some silly listener questions. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel (英語の字幕付き) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturd…
 
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…
 
In today's episode we talk about Abe being quarantined after re-entering Japan, and an interesting job that existed in the Edo period in Japan. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel:FBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!): https://www.55freebird.com/blank-1 …
 
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…
 
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