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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 ...
 
Are you tired of boring, slow-speaking English lessons that don't teach you the way that natives really speak? Do you wanna learn how English is spoken in the real world? In this podcast, Ethan, Andrea, and Justin—your American and British Fluency Coaches will take you beyond the classroom and help you live, learn, and SPEAK English in the real world through fun, natural, conversational lessons that will rapidly teach you: - To understand fast-speaking natives - The vocabulary, phrasal verbs ...
 
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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…
 
One of the greatest ways for you to be part of the current conversation, socialize and understand jokes is by staying up-to-date with what’s going on in Pop Culture. In today’s episode, we will discuss some recent events involving celebrities, and share our thoughts about them. Plus, you will learn a ton of cool vocabulary you can use when talking …
 
We all love movies. Not only are they a great form of entertainment, they can also make you think, learn useful life lessons and help you develop your English vocabulary and listening skills. In today’s episode, we’re going to discuss some quotes from some of the most iconic movies ever made. Plus, you will learn tons of advanced vocabulary in the …
 
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…
 
Today’s episode is the first lesson in the “RealLife Way” series, which is an overview of our teaching methodology, The RealLife Way methodology guides you beyond the classroom to Live, Speak, and Master English in the Real World. But before we get into “Living” “Speaking” and “Mastering” your English, we have to talk about mindset. Mindset is the …
 
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 …
 
Great study routine is an essential part of advancing on your language journey. But sometimes it can be difficult to fit studying into your busy schedule. So today, we’ll talk about different things you can do in your day-to-day life to effortlessly improve your English. Show notes here. .......... Gordon Ramsay Jobless Man Builds Helicopter Pride …
 
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…
 
Learning pronunciation can be challenging. The English language has so many different sounds that learning all of them can be overwhelming. However, there is ONE particular sound that can dramatically change the way you speak and understand English. This small, tiny sound can bring big, positive changes to your English. Show notes here. .......... …
 
Learning English is one of the best things you can do in your life. However, since this is a mid-term to long-term endeavor, sometimes we lose sight of why we started learning English in the first place. In today’s episode, we’ve listed some reasons why you should learn (or keep learning) English. This will hopefully make you feel inspired and give…
 
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,…
 
Learning a language goes beyond memorizing words and basic grammar rules. Understanding culture is like having a context that allows you to give the right meaning to each new word you learn. The more you know about the social and cultural background of the language, the easier it is to learn new words, expressions and ways of speaking. In today’s p…
 
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…
 
Slang is unavoidable, no matter what language you’re learning, and it’s becoming increasingly more common in movies, TV series, and especially on social media. It’s also one of those aspects of language which isn’t usually taught in the classroom even though it’s an important part of becoming proficient in any language. In our podcast today, you wi…
 
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 …
 
As language learners, one of the most demotivating situations to be in is when someone says, “I don’t understand you.”. It can feel as though all of the hard work you’ve put in was for nothing. Knowing how to deal with this situation could be the difference between giving up and communicating confidently. So in today’s podcast, we’ll discuss some o…
 
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…
 
Before a couple of weeks ago, most of us knew relatively little about the Eastern European country, Ukraine, but today, it’s on everyone’s mind. Here at RealLife English, we are fortunate to have a Ukrainian team member, Ksenia, and today we’ve invited her on to share with you her first-hand experience. Show notes here. .......... We’re super excit…
 
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…
 
You probably know by now that here at RealLife English we’re foodies (we love food!) It must be a common thing for English speakers because we have so many expressions related to eating and food. So today we'll look at a bunch of useful everyday expressions and idioms that have to do with eating. Whether or not you’re a foodie like us, this episode…
 
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…
 
Andrea is officially a way to have her baby. And so it will be a little while until we hear her on the podcast. I know I don't just speak for myself when I say that she'll be dearly missed, but it's not all bad. We have your newest fluency coach Cassé here in the virtual studio and today's podcast. You will get to know Cassé better while also learn…
 
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…
 
One of the greatest challenges for Upper-intermediate learners is to continue making progress in their English. We’ve had countless students tell us about this problem: They already speak English quite well but still have some things to improve. Although they know this, they’re not sure how to do it and they feel stuck at intermediate level. If thi…
 
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,…
 
Where in Britain is Andrea from? Is Ethan a cat or dog lover? Did Ethan use to work as a bus driver? Who learned to ride a bike as an adult? We get asked tons of questions across all of our channels, so we thought that today we would address them. Get to know us by learning the answer to those questions and many more! Show notes here. .......... We…
 
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…
 
Today, Ethan and Andrea are going to discuss baby vocabulary, as well as the differences between American and British English when it comes to this type of vocabulary. If you have or are soon to have a baby, or if you have young nephews or nieces, this episode is going to come in handy! And we have a very special announcement to make, which may or …
 
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…
 
It's become very popular and trendy to combine words in English in recent years, but this can leave learners feeling pretty confused and conversations, or when watching TV series movies and listening to podcasts. These combinations of words happen when one or both of the words is shortened in a clever way, and this is what you'll be learning about …
 
As language learners, we often strive for perfect pronunciation, because how we sound is the first thing people hear when we speak. We’re afraid that if we make a mistake, especially when it comes to pronunciation, our value will diminish and others will realize that we’re not as good as we say we are. But let’s be honest, in many cases, English pr…
 
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 …
 
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Did you try to read that out loud? Did you find it hard? That’s a tongue twister. They usually have the same sounding consonants, so when you try to say each word the pronunciation comes out all wrong. Tongue twisters are a fun and great way to practice your articulation and you…
 
According to a study published by the Journal of Behavioral Science, approximately 70% of people suffer from imposter syndrome. People of all ages, from a variety of careers and jobs, struggle with it every single day of their lives. You’ve probably experienced it on some level yourself: Not believing in your ability to do something and fearing tha…
 
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…
 
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