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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 ...
 
Hi, it’s Trevor Agnew here, I’m a World Rally Champion Co-driver and Performance Coach with over 25 years’ experience and this is my performance coaching show. If like me, you’ve always been hungry to know the success secrets of high performing people, then have a listen, especially if you want to up your game in sport, business or life in general. My guests will be a mix of successful and high performing people, with my focus on what makes a winning mindset. My job is to get my guests to sh ...
 
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Cavs: the Podcast turns back the clock with Nate Smith, Tom Pestak, Elijah Kim, and Chris Francis to talk the latest in Cavs' rumors, draft musings, and a return of CtB's classic podcast bit "Lawn Mower Chat" featuring a homeowner's horror story 20 years in the making. First order of business was an extensive look at cleveland.com's Chris Fedor's c…
 
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…
 
Nate Smith and the Chrises Mr. Lyden and Mr. Francis hopped into the Cavs: the Podcast studio resort to take the temperature of the NBA playoffs so far, the impending draft lottery, and the latest in Cavsworld. On the foremost of Mr. Francis' mind was the upcoming draft and how the Cavs' might approach it. Secondly, the trio dives into the Conferen…
 
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…
 
Editor's Note: this Episode of Cavs: the Podcast is sponsored by Precious Ones Ministries, and our fundraising drive to "Save the School." It's simple. It's direct. See the details below, and give what you can. We're presenting this pod commercial free save our ask that you help us with this effort. One of the features of 21st century communication…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Postgame the CtB trio of Nate Smith, Chris Francis, and Chris Lyden hopped into the podcast resort studios to recap the Cavs' loss against the Brooklyn Nets 115-108. They break down the game from all angles, who stood out, who stepped up, who disappeared? The gang goes down every Cavs' rabbit hole. The boys also go into the Nets' playoff prospects,…
 
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,…
 
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…
 
Emerging from their winter hibernation, Nate Smith, Elijah Kim, Chris Francis, and Chris Lyden took a spring break trip to the Cavs: the Podcast resort studios to catch up on all the craziness of the Cavs' season post-All Star Break. In true CtB fashion, they push this episode as best as they could to the two hour mark. So don't worry, if it has an…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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,…
 
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…
 
To celebrate Sunday's win over the Pacers and the newly acquired LeVert, the CtB faithful squeezed into the podcast studios. Nate Smith, Elijah Kim, Tom Pestak, and Chris Francis kicked it off by holding a (Kevin) Love fest for what we'd all just witnessed. After breaking down the game and the Cavalanche, the guys got into the LeVert trade and brok…
 
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…
 
Nate Smith, and the Chrises (Mr. Lyden and Mr. Francis) gathered together in the CtB podcast resort studios for a Podcap Two-fer to cover the awful loss in Detroit and the gritty home win against the New Orleans Pelicans. The trio covers all aspects of both games, with a deep dive into Coach JB Bickerstaff's changes between the two games. Nate also…
 
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 …
 
Nate Smith and the two Chrises (Mr. Lyden and Mr. Francis) hop into the CtB podcast studio resort to bask in the glory of the Cavs' statement win against the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-99. The win puts the Cavs in 3rd place of the Eastern Conference and in the hunt for the first seed. The Cavs dominated the game even though they were easily the more shor…
 
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…
 
After the valiant effort the Cavs put forth in Chicago, losing to the Chicago Bulls 117-104 in a game that was more more hotly contested than the score suggests, Nate Smith and Chris Squared (Mr. Lyden and Mr. Francis) hopped into the CtB Podcast resort studios to take the temperature of Cavsland after a wildly successful road trip and signature wi…
 
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 …
 
Tonight, a long winter's night in the dead of January, Nate Smith, the official train conductor of Cavs: the Blog, rounds up two of his best train engineers Elijah Kim and Chris Francis, both of whom with vast experience on the Trade Express, to take stock of three major stories in CavsLand: 1. the Midseason report card, 2. the extension of Koby Al…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
CtB emeritus Tom Pestak is in the house! That's right, Nate Smith and the Chrises (Mr. Lyden and Mr. Francis) have gone to the North Pole, busted out Tom from the cryochamber, and gathered in the CtB podcast resort studios for a Christmas Podcast Miracle. The quartet revel in the success of Tower City and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and break down how…
 
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 …
 
It's that time of year, fresh off Championship weekend - a few weeks away from the start of The College Football Playoffs, I sit down and talk about my favorites, why Cincy wasn't the only team disrespected this year by the committee, and who has the best chance of winning the National Title? I dive into that and so much more - Listen now where eve…
 
Nate, Chris Francis, and Eli break down the Cavs' last three games, gush over Evan Mobley, J.B. Bickerstaff, Jarrett Allen, the Big Finnish, Cedi Osman, Darius the Great, and so much more. It's a fun and yuletide inspired podcast. The title is copped from Chris Lyden's brilliant recap of the 115-92 beatdown of the bulls but also refers to Billy Don…
 
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…
 
Tonight, Nate Smith and the Chrisses (Mr. Lyden and Mr. Francis) hop into the CtB podcast studio resort to celebrate the Cavs' jackpot win over the hapless Miami Heat, 111-85. It's been a dozen years since the Cavs have won in South Beach... Since Shaq, Boobie, LeBron (1.0), Z, and Delonte West were Cavaliers (Check it out the classic recap in CtB …
 
It's Championship Week in College football and the team that may be in the best shape, is a team that doesn't even have a game. I break down my thoughts on the Top 4 and what could happen and what will change if those things happen this weekend. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- S…
 
Last night, Nate Smith, Elijah Kim, and Chris Francis entered the CtB podcast studio resort to take the the temperature of Cavs” fandom at the quarter pole of the 2021-22 NBA season. Obviously, the big news recently for the Cavs is the recent four game losing streak and the loss of Collin Sexton for the year to the knee injury. The trio breaks down…
 
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…
 
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…
 
We've known each other for so long: old school CtBer, and first time podcaster Chris Lyden (Aka @Leavelander!) joins Chris Francis and Nate Smith in the podcast studio. Until this season, our hearts have been achin' (for some great Cavs basketball), but we're too shy to say it. But we all know what's been going on with the Cavs’ beatdown of the Kni…
 
On the 9th episode of Real Chat, Al has a chat with his new friend Doe from the U.K.! She is perhaps the world’s number one Queen fan as well as a huge fan of the Beatles and many other bands. As you listen, keep these 3 points in mind: 1. Try to understand (comprehend) […] The post Real Chat 9 | Let’s Talk About Music with a Huge QUEEN and BEATLES…
 
Tonight, Nate Smith and Chris Francis enter the CtB podcast resort studios to revel in the Cavs' victory, a gritty 107-104 win over the reeling Portland Trail Blazers. Jarrett Allen put together another superstar, MVP type of performance alongside some sharp shooting and passing from Darius Garland. Nate and Chris break the game down from all angle…
 
On the 35th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: WHERE vs. WERE vs. WE’RE 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 35! Download Video (98MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Get ALsensei’s 25 […] The post Pronuncia…
 
On the 24th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: Will it help if I practice speaking English in front of a mirror? As I was going through various English related Facebook Groups, I came across a similar question posted on the main page. I hadn’t heard that before and so I […] The post Your Question 24 | Will it help to pra…
 
Nate Smith and Chris Francis hop into the CtB podcast resort studios to break down the Cavs’ opener, a tough loss against the Memphis Grizzlies led by the ridiculousness of Ja Morant, 132-121. The duo breaks down this game from every angle including J.B.’s "Tower City" experiment, featuring Lauri Markkanen at the three, the strange closing lineup, …
 
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