Listening and studying with podcasts is one of the best things you can do to improve your English. In my last post on finding time in your busy life to study English, many of the featured language teachers recommended using podcasts. If you talk to successful English speakers, they will invariably say they listen to podcasts. A lot of podcasts!
But which podcasts should you use if you want to improve your speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary? In this article, I’ll show you:
Read on to learn which podcasts you should use to improve your English:
Are You Super Busy? Here's How to Find Time To Study English (Even When You're a Busy Professional)
We all have the same amount, but sometimes it feels like there is just not enough time! If you're anything like me, you spend hours reading articles about time management and productivity. It's a big problem - wanting to do SO MUCH and not having enough time - that professionals all over the world share.
We all also know that it's going to take time to learn to really speak another language. But how can we find time and use our time correctly as busy professionals?
Look at the time! via Giphy
Because work, maybe kids, maybe a spouse or partner, the commute, all our "fun projects", seeing friends, working out, cleaning, cooking... the list goes on and on... all of these things are important. And so is taking time for English.
I asked some of the current, top English and language experts to give their professional opinion on the subject. There is some amazing advice here from these English and language teachers who have helped thousands (maybe more!?) English students learn to really speak English.
Keep reading to hear all the expert opinions on finding time to study English, even if you're super busy:
DISCLAIMER: I worked really hard to become conversationally fluent in Japanese.
I am no longer fluent (I'll leave THAT story for another time), but when I was at my peak and speaking really well and easily, I really only used a few essential steps to get to that point.
Even though I put in a lot of hard work and hours to learn to speak another language, it only took a few steps.
Really! Just a few steps!
I want to share these steps with you. I want to share what I did. Maybe this will work for you, maybe not. But I hope it will be helpful to hear my story.
Here are the essential steps that I focused on to become conversationally fluent:
Let's get down to business!
(That's an English idiom for: let's get started!)
But really, today's lesson is all about the word 'business.' So we really are getting down to business. ;) ...sorry, bad joke!
I want to give you words that will help you with your business English, so I thought, let's start with that very word: business.
And yup, more silent letters in this word! Follow along with the video and you will be able to say this word naturally in no time.
Here's how to pronounce 'business' like a native:
I'm sure you've already heard that the best way to learn a language is to talk, talk, talk. And I'm sure you know that you have to practice to get better. And okay, yeah, make sure to do it every day.
But it can be hard to find a language exchange partner to talk to. And maybe you can only afford a couple English lessons a week.
Even if you only have a few opportunities to speak English, I want to share with you how a silent habit can help you use the time that you DO have well.
Read on to learn how SILENCE can help you maximize your English learning and help you improve your English:
More silent letters! Are you getting tired of all these silent letters?
Don't worry, I will help you, word by word, as we go along in this American English pronunciation series.
I want to help you with the pronunciation of 'internet' today.
Click on the video below to learn how to pronounce 'internet' the American way:
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