English 2.0 Podcast: How to Improve English | ESL

English 2.0 Podcast: How to Improve English | ESL

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AB12 | 3 Keys to Maintain a Conversation  

On the 12th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Power Conversation: How to Maintain a Coversation Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 3 of the "Power Conversation" series where we answer the question: How can I maintain a conversation once I've started it? I will teach you 3 keys to success you can use in your next conversation with someone. Link to Original Blog Post Download Audio (10MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast - I want to help! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Life Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: al AT alsensei DOT com Please subscribe in iTunes

E2P34 | How to Network with Success  

On the 34th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: How to Network with Success One of the most important topics I cover with my business students is how to network and socialize in order to build great relationships. This is not only limited to the business world. Networking and building relationships can be extremely beneficial to everyone. In this episode I teach you very important tips to network with success online and offline. English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Network with me on LinkedIn Al on LinkedIn Download Video File (150MB) ***Right Click-->Save Link As English 2.0 Podcast - iTunes or Stitcher Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Submit Questions at: al AT alsensei.com Support the English 2.0 Podcast: Help out Please Subscribe in iTunes

PP31 | Word Stress: Countries and Nationalities  

On the 31st episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: Word Stress in Countries and Nationalities In some cases, when we pronounce the name of a country, the word stress is not the same when we pronounce that country's nationality. Al goes over a few examples of this in Pronunciation Point 31! Download Video (65MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Free Pronunciation Course: Click here Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast: Click here On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: al AT alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

TI8 | Erik Peterson – ESL Lecturer from the University of Wisconsin-Stout  

On the 8th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Erik Peterson from the University of Wisconsin-Stout! Erik is a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the ESLI (English as a Second Language Institute) Department. He has a Masters Degree and several years of teaching experience in Japan as well as at the university. His insights will help you improve your English so please listen and enjoy! In this interview, Erik shares his best tips and answers the following questions: What kind of classes and students do you teach? How do cultural differences affect how people learn English? How can I improve my English? What is your number one sightseeing tip for Menomonie, Wisconsin? and more! Download MP3 (20MB) Right Click->Save Link As Download TRANSCRIPT University of Wisconsin-Stout ESL Institute - Web page University of Wisconsin-Stout ESL Institute - Facebook Fan page Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast - Help out here! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

YQ17 | Which is better to improve SPEAKING? LISTENING or READING?  

On the 17th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: Which is better to improve speaking? Listening or reading? Here are my thoughts and suggestions: Of course both are important for developing knowledge and fluency in a foreign language. Both reading and listening have advantages and disadvantages. Since listening is related to speaking in terms of their aural qualities, listening can help you with pronunciation, intonation, and pacing. On the other hand, reading can help you build vocabulary and phrases that you can use. If I have to choose only one, which one would I choose? Watch this episode and find out! Download Video (36MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Mentioned on this episode: Pronunciation Point 27 - Click here ALsensei on Twitter - @ALsensei English 2.0 Community on Facebook - Click Here Email ALsensei - Contact Me Here Other links: ALsensei on Periscope - Download Here Free Pronunciation Course - Click Here Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast - Help Out On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Life Do you have a question? Please email me at: al AT alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

Best of Periscope 1 | “Th”-sound, Brain Freeze, Mt. Fuji  

On the 1st episode of the Best of Periscope, we look at 3 different Periscope lessons and videos over the last few months: 1. Pronunciation: "Th"-sound 2. Brain Freeze: How to speak when your brain gets stuck 3. Sunset over Mt. Fuji Periscope is an app for your smartphone or tablet which allows you to broadcast or watch live video! I've been using Periscope for many months now to do a daily English lesson. Please follow me on Periscope and you won't miss the next lesson! Download Audio (102MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Download Periscope - Click Here Watch all of ALsensei's Periscope Videos - Click Here Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast - I want to help! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Life Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: al AT alsensei DOT com Please subscribe in iTunes

AB11 | Conversation Confidence in 3 Easy Steps  

On the 11th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Power Conversation: How to Start a Conversation with Confidence Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 2 of the "Power Conversation" series where we answer the question: How can I start a conversation with confidence? If you learn these three simple steps, I promise that you will become a great conversation starter! Link to Original Blog Post Download Audio (10MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast - I want to help! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Life Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: al AT alsensei DOT com Please subscribe in iTunes

SS9 | Agreeing and Disagreeing  

On the 9th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill: Agreeing and Disagreeing As we saw in Speaking Skills 8, learning how to give an opinion is a very valuable skill. But, if you hear someone else's opinion, how should you respond? In this lesson, we learn how to agree and disagree so that you can continue a conversation with someone naturally. Here are some basic expressions to AGREE with any opinion: I agree. I agree with you. I totally/completely agree with you. Here are some basic expressions to DISAGREE with any opinion: I disagree/I don't agree. I disagree/I don't agree with you. I'm afraid I don't agree with you. We also look at some strategies to AGREE and DISAGREE: AGREE: Use a similar word DISAGREE: "Yes, but..." Watch Speaking Skills 9 to see more examples. Mentioned in this episode: Podcast Episode - Speaking Skills 8 - Giving Opinions Blog Post - How to Give Your Opinion in 3 Easy Steps Blog Post - How to Give Your Opinion 2.0 To help out the show - Click Here On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

Special Message from ALsensei  

Hello everyone! In 2010, I posted my first video to help my students here in Japan. Over the past 5 years, that video has turned into the English 2.0 Podcast which has been downloaded over 480,000 times in 190 different countries! The power of the internet is mighty strong! But, there are costs. For the past 5 years, I alone have been paying for server space, software, and various equipment. If you find this information valuable, please, please do what you can to help out. Help out with $1/month and GET --> Access to Private Facebook Group--I will answer your questions and connect you with other awesome students from around the world! Help out with $5/month and GET --> Access to a Group Video Lesson every month--I will give a unique lesson only to Patreon donators through Google Hangouts. (Plus Private Facebook Group) Help out with $25/month and GET --> Access to the English 2.0 Member's Area--Inside you will find Premium Podcasts, Pronunciation Courses, Global English Courses, and many more bonuses! (Plus Private Facebook Group and Group Video Lesson) Help me spread the message of English 2.0 to those who need it the most. Together, we can help people across the globe from countries like Myanmar, Venezuela, and Cote D'Ivoire! "I want to thank you for all your videos. It motivates me to improve speaking English." -Meryem from Morocco "Thank U for the awesome lessons! Keep on with your excellent job." -Irma from El Salvador "I am thankful that I am getting this kind of opportunity to improve my skill." -Avijit from India These are just a few of the messages I get to my inbox on a regular basis. With your help, we can bring the English 2.0 message to many more people around the world! I can't do it without you! Thank you so much for helping out. I appreciate each and every one of you! Cheers! Al To help out, please visit: http://alsensei.com/helpout

E2P33 | The Green Pigeon  

On the 33rd episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: Creating English Speaking Opportunities (The Story of the Green Pigeon) One of my business English students recently told me about one of his hobbies -- bird-watching. Because he wanted to share his enthusiasm for this hobby with others around the world, he reached out and connected to them and he achieved wonderful results. In this episode, find out how YOU can do what he did to create your own English speaking opportunities! English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Improve your English pronunciation through this website Rocket Languages - alsensei.com/free   Download Video File (80MB) ***Right Click-->Save Link As English 2.0 Podcast - iTunes or Stitcher Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Submit Questions at: al AT alsensei.com Support the English 2.0 Podcast: Help out Please Subscribe in iTunes

YQ16 | Is it a Good Idea to Learn 2 Languages at the Same Time?  

On the 16th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: What do you think about learning two languages at the same time? Here are my thoughts and suggestions: Learning two languages at the same time requires not only a lot of time and effort, but also natural talent and ability to learn foreign languages. There are four main things to consider if you are thinking about studying two languages at one time. 1. Your ability as a language learner 2. The two languages 3. Your basic knowledge 4. FOCUS Download Video (54MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Mentioned on this episode: ALsensei on Twitter - @ALsensei English 2.0 Community on Facebook - Click Here Email ALsensei - Contact Me Here Other links: ALsensei on Periscope - Download Here Free Pronunciation Course - Click Here Please help out the English 2.0 Podcast - Help Out On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Life Do you have a question? Please email me at: al AT alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

AB10 | Learn These 2 Points to Make a Great First Impression  

On the 10th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Power Conversation: Making a Good First Impression Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 1 of the "Power Conversation" series where we answer the question: How can I make a good first impression? If you learn these two simple points, I guarantee that you will make a fantastic first impression! Link to Original Blog Post Download Audio (11MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Life Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

PP30 | Eyes vs. Ice  

On the 30th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at two words that are often confused: Eyes vs. Ice We know that these words have different meanings but how are they pronounced differently? Al answers this and much more in Pronunciation Point 30! Download Video (54MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

Movie Study 3 | MAN OF STEEL  

On the 3rd episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: Man Of Steel Today, let's take a look at this very good action movie from 2013 starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps: 1. Choose the Movie 2. Choose a Scene 3. Write Down the Script 4. Look Up any New Vocabulary 5. Find Common Sentence Patterns Download Audio (21MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Mentioned in this episode: Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: MAN OF STEEL Podcast Episode 27: How to use Movies to Study English Special Offer for Power English Course: Use this link for bonus Please support the English 2.0 Podcast: I want to Help Out On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes Please support the English 2.0 Podcast

SS8 | Giving Opinions  

On the 8th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill: Giving Opinions Everyone has opinions but I feel that some people are sometimes afraid to share them or don't know how to in English. In this lesson, I will show you how you can give an opinion and share your ideas with the world! Basically, there are 2 types of opinions: 1. Your Personal Preferences 2. Opinions that contain and affect Other People Here are a few phrases you can use to help give your opinion: I think... I don't think... In my opinion,... Mentioned in this episode: Blog Post - How to Give Your Opinion in 3 Easy Steps Blog Post - How to Give Your Opinion 2.0 On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

E2P32 | Are You Wasting Time and Money?  

On the 32nd episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: Return on Investment (ROI) Are you using your time and money the most efficient way possible? Are you studying difficult grammar points for hours and hours to take a test and then never use them again? If you're not asking yourself these questions, you should start thinking about it right now! Time and money are limited resources and we want to be maximizing them in our English learning. When you study English, you are investing time and money so how much are you getting back in return? Let's discuss this deeper in this episode! English 2.0 Quick Tip:  3 Teachers you can follow on Periscope for great English lessons every day! 1. @coachshane 2. @phillipbnorris 3. @ajhoge Download Periscope - click here   Download Video File (109MB) ***Right Click-->Save Link As English 2.0 Podcast - iTunes or Stitcher Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating! On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Submit Questions at: ask@alsensei.com Please Subscribe in iTunes

PP29 | Carrier vs. Career  

On the 29th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at two words that are often confused: Carrier vs. Career We know that these words have different meanings but how are they pronounced differently? Al answers this and much more in Pronunciation Point 29! Download Video (60MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

AB9 | What?! Politics are OK to Discuss?  

On the 9th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Is it OK to Talk About Politics? Most of us have been taught NOT to discuss politics with others because it is too sensitive and personal. But is this really true? Probably, if it's the first time we're meeting someone, we wouldn't want to bring up a personal topic like politics but how about with people that we know pretty well? In this episode, I talk about whether it's ok to discuss politics and other personal topics with others. Link to Original Blog Post Download Audio (5MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Language Level up your Life Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

YQ15 | Is it Important to Remember Grammar Rules when Speaking?  

On the 15th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: Is it important to remember grammar rules when it comes to speaking? Here are my thoughts and suggestions: First, we need to have a basic level of grammar in order to be understood. However, if we think too much about grammar while speaking, it can affect our spoken fluency. There's a balance between GRAMMAR and FLUENCY for most students. Suggestions: 1. Don't worry about grammar when speaking. 2. Learn to think in "function." 3. Review the "Speaking Skills" series to help you. Download Video (62MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Mentioned on this episode: ALsensei on Twitter - @ALsensei ALsensei on Periscope - Download here Speaking Skills Episodes - Click here Help out the English 2.0 Podcast - Click here On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Level up your Learning Level up your Language Level up your Life Do you have a question? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes

Movie Study 2 | SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK  

On the 2nd episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: Silver Linings Playbook Today, let's take a look at this very good drama from 2012 starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps: 1. Choose the Movie 2. Choose a Scene 3. Write Down the Script 4. Look Up any New Vocabulary 5. Find Common Sentence Patterns Download Audio (18MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Mentioned in this episode: Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Connect with ALsensei on LinkedIn: Al's LinkedIn page Please support the English 2.0 Podcast: I want to Help Out On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We go beyond the words and phrases and talk about how to make your English sound more natural, proper mindset, and success principles. Do you have a question or comment? Please email me at: ask@alsensei.com Please subscribe in iTunes Please support the English 2.0 Podcast

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