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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 ...
 
Funny English conversations slowed down for ESL students. Hi! We are English teachers with many years of experience in 英会話 schools, private classes, and online. BUT this podcast is about having fun! Similar to "GoGoエイブ会話" (Abe's original podcast) this program is for people who want some laughs with their English studies. We have natural conversations, but speak slowly so that ESL learners can keep up, and we will try to explain some of the advanced vocabulary, expressions, and idioms that we ...
 
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Otaku! 英会話

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Otaku! 英会話

Weblishメディア英会話

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Otaku! 英会話 uses the interesting Japanese sub-culture from Akihabara to inspire interest in learning English. By using original Japanese words created in Otaku culture based on Patrick Galbraith's book The Otaku Encyclopedia, the show teaches Japanese how to explain these words in English. Also, on another level, we learn about Akihabara and the sub-culture in more details. It is a 3 dimensional way to learn! Most importantly, it's fun!
 
この番組はハロウィンをテーマにしたWeblishビデオ英会話レッスンです。私たちの友だちである「ドラキュラ」も時々顔を出すけれど、ホストはお馴染みJohn Daubです。ちょっと怖いかも・・・。気をつけて勉強してね〜 This show is a collection of the top Weblish themed HALLOWEEN / scary English lesson video podcasts from 2007. Hosted and produced by John Daub in his living room / studio, these lessons are a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit and learn English. Sometimes Dracula also appears as your teacher! Also, to learn more English, please watch out other shows [Vocabulary Generator 単語工場, ...
 
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Abe puts on a wig and becomes a pretty girl name "Abragina". In this episode we talk about transitioning genders, and talking to your children about "the birds and the bees" (which means sex and having babies etc) Video of this episode: (English subtitles) https://youtu.be/a3qg8ou6NYw Instagram (Ben): https://www.instagram.com/fbeteachertalk/ Teach…
 
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…
 
In this episode we talk about how all men have a soft side, Ben hunting for a house, and "pet peeves". A pet peeve is a small thing that really annoys you. What's your pet peeve? ...If someone asks you this, you can answer starting with "I really hate it when..." or "Don't you hate it when..." or "I can't stand it when..." Video of this episode: (E…
 
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 …
 
In this episode Ben shows up with an interesting new hairstyle... We then talk about his son becoming a star, and go over some comments and questions left on our last YouTube video, where someone asked what language we use at home. Video of this episode: (英語の字幕有り) https://youtu.be/-Aw1zu0-Nqw Instagram (Ben): https://www.instagram.com/fbeteachertal…
 
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…
 
At the beginning of today's episode we are joined by a special guest who tells us all about how Ben ruined Christmas. After that Abe talks about how he ruined Christmas as well. In the end, we did the best we could! We hope you are having a nice year end holiday and staying warm. Thank you for 2021 and see you in 2022! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel …
 
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 …
 
Time flies! 2021 is already almost over... We talk about highlights from this year, and Abe shares some big news. We will be back for a final episode next, and there will be some special content! Thank you for your support in 2021, and we hope you continue on with us in 2022. Cheers! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel (英語の字幕付き) https://www.youtube.com/ch…
 
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…
 
We make up a silly song to start the episode, and then Ben tells us about a dangerous Australian animal... He did research and prepared a story this time! I think it is the best dangerous animal segment yet. If you like our program, please take a minute to give us a 5-star review on Apple podcasts, or tell a friend! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel (英語…
 
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 …
 
We are back together again! We record "in-person" for the first time in more than one month, so in this episode we spent most of the time catching up and talking about silly stuff. Ben has been reading science books, and has finally figured out some farm animal "mysteries"... For example, "where are all the giant watermelon trees?" and "why do cows…
 
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…
 
In today's episode we talk about what Abe missed about Japan while he was away, Ben's experience getting a Japanese driver's license, and we answer some silly listener questions. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel (英語の字幕付き) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturd…
 
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…
 
In today's episode we talk about Abe being quarantined after re-entering Japan, and an interesting job that existed in the Edo period in Japan. Teacher Talk YouTube Channel:FBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!): https://www.55freebird.com/blank-1 …
 
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…
 
In todays episode we talk about Abe's trip to Canada, and Ben's trip to the Science Museum. We recorded remotely, so the sound quality is not as good as it usually is, but I think we did quite well! Teacher Talk YouTube Channel:FBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons…
 
Cheers to beers! We talk a little bit about Abe's plans for Canada, Ben tells the story about how he became a vegetarian, and we talk about cruelty in the meat industry. Do you think all children should visit an "abattoir"? ("slaughter house" sounds waaaayyy more rock and roll!) FBE Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6…
 
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…
 
In this episode Ben finally chooses his new name! He also tells us about a bad day he had recently where he lost his temper. After that we talk about some Halloween memories. FBE Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g?sub_confirmation=1 Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!): htt…
 
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…
 
Abe is trying a "new look", and Ben can't control his "hungry eyes". Lol In this episode we continue the search for Ben's new name. Big thanks to all the listeners who sent us suggestions! By the end of the episode, Ben has it narrowed down to just two names... The deadline is October 31st! FBE Teacher Talk YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/…
 
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…
 
On the 41st episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we cover this very critical topic: The 3 Most Destructive Things You’re Telling Yourself Out of my 18 years of teaching English and all of the e-mails and messages I’ve received over the years, I’ve heard so many of your challenges and frustrations. Although you may […] The post Episode 41 | The 3 Mos…
 
We talk about dealing with stress and meditation "gurus". Abe introduces a guided meditation recording and things get... Weird. After that the search for Ben's new name continues, and Ben tells us how he never forgets a face. We also talk about expressions for men's genitals... Surprise surprise. (Indian Music: www.bensound.com) FBE Teacher Talk Yo…
 
We continue to search for Ben's new name. We also talk about "procrastinating", and talk about a famous park in Miyagi. After that, we hear from a listener that had hiccups for over two years! Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday! Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.yo…
 
On the 5th episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: “Jack Reacher” “Jack Reacher” is a 2012 action thriller starring Tom Cruise. This movie was adapted from a famous series of novels by author Lee Child. So, how does “Jack Reacher” come off on the big screen? Is this movie […] The post Movie Review 5 | “Jack Rea…
 
We talk about about another dangerous animal in Canada that (apparently) likes to eat women. Ben agrees that women would taste better than men, but he doesn't like the taste of Canadian women. Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday! Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.yo…
 
On the 11th episode of Current Events, Al explores the world of music and covers several articles about famous musicians. Recently, there has been a lot of news in the music world with one of the big events being the Global Citizen Festival. The event featured several artists performing from around the world in an […] The post Current Events 11 | M…
 
We talk about Ben's new DJ name for #Spotify, and a (very) strange way to use coffee. Also we follow up on some topics and questions from past episodes, and Ben makes a new song to give special thanks to a country in Africa. Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday! Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our…
 
On the 6th episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: The Shawshank Redemption Today, let’s take a look at this excellent drama from 1994. It stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two men in prison who become friends. On this episode, I break down the process of studying […] The post Movie Study 6 | THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPT…
 
Today we talk about our speaking habits, for example, saying "umm" often. We also talk about some new names for Ben when his music goes on Spotify, and we answer a question about some Americans always using rising intonation that sounds like they are asking questions even when they are not. Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday…
 
I recently got an e-mail that was very convincing. However, after looking at it more closely, I concluded that it was a scam! Today we cover this important topic: A Scam Artist Convinced Me…Almost Scam artists often use English as their second language to try and trick people from native English speaking countries. Of course […] The post English Fl…
 
Have you ever faced an impossible task in English? That’s exactly what I faced shortly after moving to Japan with Japanese. I’m sure you’ve faced similar tasks in English. Today we cover this important topic: Mission Impossible? You Decide! In this lesson, Al talks about a challenge he faced while learning Japanese. It all came […] The post English…
 
A "motto" is a short sentence or phrase to express your important beliefs. In this episode we rate the summer of 2021 on a scale of 1 to 10, and we talk about our "mottos" for life in general. Towards the end of the episode we do a "rapid fire" question segment where we answer multiple English questions about past episodes. Eg. What's the differenc…
 
We talk about Ben's baby's name, dangerous CANADIAN animals, and the difference between a "pocket" and a "pouch". Of course we couldn't use the Australian song for Canadian animals, so we changed the words and sang it live! Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday and NEW "Tea Time" Friday) Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.…
 
On the 2nd edition of One Point Lesson, Al goes over two expressions that you need to stop using if you don’t want to offend people. Today’s topic: STOP Saying These 2 Things! Today’s expressions are very commonly used among my students and although their intentions are good, they may not be communicating exactly what […] The post One Point Lesson …
 
Ben makes up a new intro song "on the spot" (with no preparation). We talk about Ben's bag (that he carries everywhere), and we tell each other about dingos in Australia, and coyotes in Canada. Free Bird English Lessons! ("Party Lessons" every Saturday!) Free Bird Goods: https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.…
 
On the 10th episode of Current Events, Al goes an article about international students having a tough time getting visas to study in the United States. The global pandemic has certainly caused a decrease in the amount of students going to the U.S. to study this year but there are other factors involved. In this […] The post Current Events 10 | Inte…
 
Ben has defeated "The Rona" and he is back with a victory song about his battle. We also talk about contact lenses, and answer an interesting "Would you rather...?" question from a listener in Taiwan. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE "cool summer mask" On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel…
 
On the 11th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com. Vanessa has been teaching online for seven years and has grown her YouTube channel to over 3 million subscribers! She teaches with a very “comfortable” style and gives students hope and confidence that they can speak English well. In this interview, […
 
We talk about our favorite YouTubers & Ben's new baby! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE "cool summer mask" On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g "The Kiffness" YouTube Channel KEXP radio YouTube Channel Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions or topics tha…
 
On the 20th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Mission Critical! Do you feel that there just isn’t enough time to study English? With all of the other things going on in our lives, I feel the same about the things I want to do. On this episode of the […] The post AudioBLOG 20 | Get More Done! first appeared on ALsensei.…
 
Ben got the corona virus... He got vaccinated as soon as possible, and was always careful, but when you have kids in a kindergarten and/or daycare sometimes it is unavoidable. In this episode we talk about his experience with the virus and quarantine. His family are all OK so no worries, but it is a tough situation! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE "cool summer…
 
On the 23rd episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: When I speak English, I can’t think of ideas. There’s no problem in my native language. How can I fix this? That’s a very interesting question. This came from a student in a recent chat in Clubhouse. I answered the question decently […] The post Your Question 23 | Why Can’t …
 
Ben talks about the most dangerous fish in the world, and we answer a "Would you rather...?" question from a listener about #figureskating vs #snowboarding. The full episode is on YouTube BEST DAY OF MY LIFE "cool summer mask" On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixK…
 
On the 4th episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movies: The “Back to the Future” Trilogy In 1985 “Back to the Future” was a major hit movie in America and around the world. Starring the likable Michael J. Fox as the main character, this film about time travel was innovative […] The post Movie Review 4 | “Back to th…
 
The full episode is on YouTube Ben talks about his visit to the skin doctor (dermatologist), and Abe talks about his trip to Chiba. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE 冷感 マスク On Sale Now! https://www.55freebird.com/shop Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6WmMG4ixKi54TQ8--fd1g Twitter! Instagram! Follow and send us questions or top…
 
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