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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 ...
 
The InFluency podcast is your go-to resource for learning, speaking and teaching English. Hadar Shemesh is a pronunciation expert and fluency coach with thousands of students around the world, though she herself was an intermediate speaker of English once. In this podcast she will share her best strategies for learning English, speaking English with confidence and mastering the American accent. Discover how becoming fluent has everything to do with acquiring the right mindset, setting goals ...
 
¿Hablas español y quieres mejorar tu inglés? Then English with Dane is perfect for you. De verdad, si te sientes estancado/a con el inglés... o si simplemente quieres "mantener forma"... try this podcast. Hablo a un ritmo tranquilo y voy traduciendo cosas para que no te estreses con entender todo. I talk about things like movies, news, sports, music, history, etc, and I always pay special attention to practical vocabulary, expressions and the infinite nuances (sutilezas) that we'll find alon ...
 
Learn Spanish with mnemonics! Through Accelerated Spanish, Master of Memory presents the fastest way to learn Spanish using timeless accelerated learning principles. Building from a solid foundation, this show will teach you not just to memorize vocabulary at unbelievable rates, but also to speak Spanish idiomatically. If you're looking for the best way to learn Spanish online for free, you've come to the right place.
 
Want to master your English pronunciation? Join 3,000-lesson vocal coach Matt Pocock (MA in Voice) on a pronunciation challenge: can you pronounce the 1,000 most common words in the English language? Every language is made up of sounds, and Matt takes you through every single sound in the British Accent, using the phrases you'll use every day.
 
Year Two of short daily episodes to improve the quality of your speaking voice. Through these around-5-minute episodes, you can build your confidence and competence with advice on breathing and reading, inflection and projection, the roles played by better scripting and better sitting, mic techniques and voice care tips... with exercises and anecdotes from a career spent in TV and radio studios. If you're wondering about how to start a podcast, or have had one for a while - download every ep ...
 
You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those life lessons forward to make the most of the tools, time and talent that we have. The folks I feature on my episodes have all taken that leap of faith to bring you the means to live a better life.Hi, I am Shivr ...
 
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How many words do you need to know to understand a language? Many students have asked me this and I'm sure it's also a question you have asked yourself at times. This episode is an answer to that question. I found an article by the BBC that I think is very interesting and that answers this question pretty well, so I thought I would share. It turns …
 
“To go”, “gone”, and “I was going to leave…” let’s take a trip to the “Ir doctor” so that we can learn everything about the Spanish verb for “to go”. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish transl…
 
On the 13th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following critical topic: Three Fears of Speaking English I find that many students cannot express themselves in various situations and it's usually due to one of these three fears: 1. Fear of Not Being Polite Enough 2. Fear of Not Being Understood 3. Fear of Making Grammar Mistakes On t…
 
2022.07.05 – 0551 – Mic Muck-Ups Solved!: Hiss Hiss (or: ‘static’) This is usually caused when levels are set incorrectly during the recording and so the mic is picking up and boosting the ambient noise of an almost-silent room. It may also be down to a poor-quality microphone or one that has been damaged, or if the mic/line setting on a recorder (…
 
Why does this podcast spend so much time on grammar? Let’s dive into why grammar is more important than vocabulary when you’re starting to learn Spanish… and let’s get ready to learn 3 new verbs this week! Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us o…
 
2022.07.04 – 0550 – Mic Muck-Ups Solved!: Echos Echo It’s not quite the same echo as you get when talking in a tunnel or cave, where your sound comes back a split second later, but it’s the same principle: the sound of a voice is reflected off rather than absorbed by the environment in which you are making the recording. This ‘colours’ the voice an…
 
2022.07.03 – 0549 – Mic Muck-Ups Solved!: Recording Distortion Distortion (or: ‘clipping’, ‘overmodding’) When the equipment is set at too high a level for the incoming audio, the resulting recording is distorted. It is ‘overflowing’ with the sound it is being asked to process. On a level or meter, the needle will barely move from the far-right han…
 
Speak along and review! Let’s practice using both Ser and Estar in real-life sentences. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other learning tools. For additional resour…
 
2022.07.02 – 0548 – Mic Muck-Ups Solved!: Clicks Clicks Seemingly inexplicable clicks and bumps on a recording can often be traced to handling noise from the microphone. In a studio put the mic on mount and simply don’t touch it. Hand-held mics should be gripped firmly but not tightly and fingers should be kept still, as any movement can often be p…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘vulnerable’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Vulnerable: vuhl-nuh-ruh-b’l [IPA: ˈvʌlnə…
 
Let’s practice our new vocabulary in context! We’ll use some real-life Spanish sentences to explore how all our new words and idioms integrate in Spanish conversation. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for da…
 
2022.07.01 – 0547 – Listen Out For These Common Microphone Muck-Ups AUDIO TROUBLESHOOTING Basic studio sound problems Forgetting to put the mic on or turn it on – even pros very occasionally omit to attach a lapel mic to themselves or start talking before they have faded their mic up.[1] Forgetting to take it off or turn it off – or walking away fr…
 
Alright I, Jennifer, am back! I'd like to officially welcome you to English Outside the Box. In this kickoff introduction to season 1, I will share a bit about what's going on. Why has English Across the Pond changed to English Outside the Box? Where did the name come from? What can you expect for this season? Tune in to find out all of that and ho…
 
In this episode we’ll learn a lot of new essential nouns and adjectives in Spanish, using Joel’s house as our memory palace. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other …
 
2022.06.30 – 0546 – Noise-Gates and Ducking Noise gating controls the loudness at which a sound will be picked up or recorded. If it’s too low a level, it simply will not be allowed to pass through the ‘gate’, which stops background noise such as traffic sounds from being heard. It’s what’s used in Automatic Level Control systems that we looked at …
 
This episode teaches a LOT of new adverbs! These words are all very commonly used and will enrich your Spanish conversations. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other…
 
2022.06.29 – 0545 – Equalisation, Compressors and De-Essers Equalization – or EQ – is a form of audio processing which allows you (or rather the studio engineer) adjust the volume level of a frequency (or range of frequencies) within a sound. As everyone’s voice is different, this can to a certain extent, cure a sound of its imperfections. Compress…
 
This month we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride and call for the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of LGBTQ+ people. In this episode I explain some English terms that refer to the different minorities that make up the LGBTQ+ communities, so hopefully we can all be more informed when we use or come across these terms. Want to learn …
 
If you struggle with Spanish pronouns, this mnemonics lesson is for you. Let’s take your fluency to the next level by learning more nuances with these extremely common words. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish…
 
2022.06.28 – 0544 – Studio Tech That Could Make Your Voice Sound Great Audio Processing There are technical ways (such as EQ and compression) of adjusting the voice that is being (or has been) recorded to enhance it further to give it greater presence, depth and tonal quality. This is something you have done only after you have provided the tech th…
 
Can adults learn languages? Let’s look at the research. This episode explores how adults can actually be BETTER language learners than children! Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation…
 
2022.06.27 – 0543 – Mike’s Mic Problem: A Case Study Mike was referred for voice help by his studio engineer – a rather unusual route to consultation. The engineer’s problem was that where he placed the microphone, it would always pick up Mike’s breaths, and he determined that it was Mike at fault and not the studio equipment. And he was right! The…
 
On the 13th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: I want to speak English better, but I don’t know…Where should I start? Things to think about: 1. What is the GOAL? 2. What is your current level? 3. What do you enjoy doing? Get ALsensei's 25 HOT Slang Phrases for 2022! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself…
 
2022.06.26 – 0542 – Your Mic Levels Mixed With Music Your levels with music We looked at the use of music beds before, but the important thing to remember here is the balance of levels between the music and your voice. Many beginners tend to have background music too high because they aren’t sure of their voices and their overall confidence, and so…
 
Speak along and review! Let’s practice using both Ser and Estar in real-life sentences. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other learning tools. For additional resour…
 
2022.06.25 – 0541 – Your Mic Levels With Headphones Your levels with headphones If you notice a lower level in your headphones, you might begin to speak more loudly to compensate, and suddenly you’re in a situation of talking at the listener, rather than telling them a story, or chatting with them in a conversational way, and lessening the ability …
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names. This week we’re going to talk about the word ‘equality’. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Equality: i-kwaa-luh-tee [IPA: ɪˈkwɑləti] o…
 
Let’s practice using Estar in context! We’ll use some real-life Spanish sentences to see how this verb integrates in Spanish conversation. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation pract…
 
2022.06.24 – 0540 – Mics At Noisy Events VOICE BOX Mics at a Noisy Event If you are simply shouting over other noises (perhaps to convey the excitement of the event[1]) then: · you may not be using the right type of microphone · you probably need to be wearing headphones so you can isolate the sound that the mic is picking up (rather than what you …
 
Let’s learn the subjunctive forms of Estar, as well as the unconjugated forms. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other learning tools. For additional resources beyon…
 
2022.06.23 – 0539 – The Magic Balance Between Mic Position, Projection and Recording Levels You can increase the basic loudness of your voice by turning up the gain[1] on your mic, but this will make you sound thin and weak, partly because more room noise is also being picked up by the mic, for which you have increased the sensitivity. In other wor…
 
This episode teaches Estar’s past tense, as well as the difference between the preterite and imperfect past tenses in Spanish. Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and othe…
 
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