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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

English, Education, 1 season, 213 episodes, 2 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes
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What is the best way to learn English? Why is English so difficult for students, especially in Japan? 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 13 years! He has worked with people from all backgrounds and levels including consulting at major corporations and organizations. He strongly advises students and clients to use other helpful resources such as VOA Special English and the ESL Podcast as well as helps them with English tests like TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS. Whether you are interested in grammar, vocabulary, or conversation, If you want to know what English 2.0 is all about, subscribe now! Level up today!
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BEP81 | Best Places to Live in the World

Send us a Text Message.On the 81st episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Expats Rank The Best Places To Live In The World"Have you ever tried to find a partner on a dating app? Do you think it's possible to find love online? Is it right for the government to be in charge of a campaign like this? Find out about it on this week's Current Events episode!Link to article: "Expats Rank The Best Places To Live In The World"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:expatriate (expat)to spikeinvaluablecomprehensiveto knockdisposable incomeretireePlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
7/15/202420 minutes, 37 seconds
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BEP80 | Pronunciation Practice: Holidays (Part 3)

Send us a Text Message.On the 80th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Pronunciation Practice: Holidays (Part 3)Are you familiar with the American Holidays? How about some of the cultural holidays that Americans celebrate?  On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over some major national holidays in the U.S. and how to pronounce them naturally! Don't miss this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
7/6/202418 minutes, 37 seconds
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BEP79 | 5 Phrases to Say "Thank You" in Business E-Mails

Send us a Text Message.On the 79th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:5 Phrases to Say "Thank You" in Business E-MailsWe all know how to say "Thank You", but do you know how to do it with business clients? Have you ever done it in a business e-mail?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over 5 phrases that you can use with your clients right away. Don't be afraid to try them out! Let's go!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
7/4/202413 minutes, 13 seconds
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BEP78 | 3 Biggest Lessons from June

Send us a Text Message.On the 78th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei does a recap of the most important takeaways from June!Some of the highlights are:BEP67: 5 Open-Ended Questions You Can Ask AnyoneBEP70: This Tip Could Earn You Big TipsBEP71: 3 Mistakes In NegotiatingPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
7/1/202410 minutes, 25 seconds
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BEP77 | What Are Job Interviewers Looking For?

Send us a Text Message.On the 77th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:What Are Job Interviewers Looking For?Are you preparing for a job interview in English? Have you interviewed for a job in English before but didn't get the job? Have you been disappointed with your job interview performance?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei teaches 5 of the top characteristics and behaviors that job interviewers are looking for! Find out and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/29/202413 minutes, 39 seconds
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BEP76 | 4 Success Tips from an NBA Legend!

Send us a Text Message.On the 76th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:4 Success Tips from an NBA Legend!Do you follow the NBA? Did you know that the Boston Celtics just won the NBA Championship? Learn some empowering success tips from Boston Celtics legend, Larry Bird, on this episode of Business English Power!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/27/202416 minutes
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BEP75 | Pronunciation Practice: Holidays (Part 2)

Send us a Text Message.On the 75th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Pronunciation Practice: Holidays (Part 2)Are you familiar with the American Holidays? What do you think the biggest holiday in America is?  On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over some major national holidays in the U.S. and how to pronounce them naturally! Don't miss this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/24/202416 minutes, 35 seconds
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BEP74 | 5 Essential Skills for Meetings

Send us a Text Message.On the 74th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:5 Essential Skills for MeetingsDo you often have meetings in English? Do you have to have Zoom meetings with clients from overseas? If so, this is an essential episode for you!On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over five important skills for having meetings at work. We also go through lots of examples and useful phrases that you can use right away!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/21/202413 minutes, 37 seconds
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BEP73 | My Student Taught Me a Valuable Lesson

Send us a Text Message.On the 73rd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:My Student Taught Me a Valuable LessonHave you ever felt like there are no opportunities to use English in your area? Are you wondering how other students seem to have learned English more quickly than you? Several years ago, one of my business students taught me a valuable lesson that I'd like to share with you. It can really help you accelerate your learning process Learn how to create English speaking opportunities on this episode of Business English Power!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/20/202414 minutes, 59 seconds
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BEP72 | The FED Anticipates Soft Landing for Inflation

Send us a Text Message.On the 72nd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Fed meeting, benign inflation keep soft landing hopes alive"Have you ever tried to find a partner on a dating app? Do you think it's possible to find love online? Is it right for the government to be in charge of a campaign like this? Find out about it on this week's Current Events episode!Link to article: "Fed meeting, benign inflation keep soft landing hopes alive"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:benignsoft landingto tameresilientS&P 500to reiterateto rein inpolicymakerto cut (interest) ratesPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/17/202421 minutes, 1 second
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BEP71 | 3 Mistakes in Negotiating

Send us a Text Message.On the 71st episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:3 Mistakes in NegotiatingDo you need to negotiate at work? Have you ever felt you were not succeeding in your negotiations? ALsensei put together the knowledge of two well known negotiators and found 3 common mistakes. Here are three important ones you need to correct.Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/16/202413 minutes, 22 seconds
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BEP70 | This Tip Could Earn You Big Tips

Send us a Text Message.On the 70th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:This Tip Could Earn You Big TipsHave you ever struggled to make good business connections? Do you wonder why some people seem to succeed in building strong relationships while others don't? On this episode, ALsensei shares a true story from his recent work experience that demonstrates one of the most important skills you need to have in business. Don't miss out!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/13/202410 minutes, 45 seconds
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BEP69 | Tokyo Begins Campaign to "Create" More Couples

Send us a Text Message.On the 69th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"The City of Tokyo Aims to Increase Dating, Marriage"Have you ever tried to find a partner on a dating app? Do you think it's possible to find love online? Is it right for the government to be in charge of a campaign like this? Find out about it on this week's Current Events episode!Link to article: "The City of Tokyo Aims to Increase Dating, Marriage"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:to launch a campaignincreasingly"futari"lovebirdsdating appreportedlytax recordsto denyall-time lowchild-care providers"baby boom"to raise childrenPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/11/202418 minutes, 39 seconds
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BEP68 | Pronunciation Practice: Holidays (Part 1)

Send us a Text Message.On the 68th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Pronunciation Practice: Holidays (Part 1)Are you familiar with the American Holidays? There's a relatively new holiday coming up this month in June. Do you know what it is and how to pronounce it?   On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over some major national holidays in the U.S. and how to pronounce them naturally! Don't miss this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/10/202417 minutes, 41 seconds
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BEP67 | 5 Open-Ended Questions You Can Ask Anyone

Send us a Text Message.On the 67th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:5 Open-Ended Questions You Can Ask AnyoneHave you ever felt your brain freeze when talking to someone? Are you afraid that you won't know what to say when communicating with them? If so, you are not alone! In fact, the right questions can really help you in these situations.On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over 5 questions you can use with just about anyone. Don't be afraid to try them out! Let's go!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/7/202419 minutes, 7 seconds
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BEP66 | Shohei Ohtani's Translator Pleads Guilty

Send us a Text Message.On the 66th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter pleads guilty to gambling-related theft charges"Are you a baseball fan? Did you hear about Shohei Ohtani's recent scandal? His former translator reportedly committed some criminal acts. Find out about it on this week's Current Events episode!Link to article: "Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter pleads guilty to gambling-related theft charges"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:to plead guiltyfederal chargeto stem fromiconbank fraudbookmakerto run upverbotengambling debtprosecutorPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/5/202420 minutes, 14 seconds
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BEP65 | 3 Biggest Lessons from May

Send us a Text Message.On the 65th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei does a recap of the most important takeaways from May!Some of the highlights are:BEP53: 5 Expressions for Business MeetingsBEP56: The Most Important Skill You Need in BusinessBEP61: 5 Hooks to Capture Your Audience for a Business PresentationPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
6/2/202410 minutes, 10 seconds
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BEP64 | Cut Your E-Mail Writing Time By 10 Minutes

Send us a Text Message.On the 64th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Cut Your E-Mail Writing Time By 10 MinutesDo you feel like you're spending a lot of time writing e-mails in English? Do you ever wonder how to shorten the process? What would your work day look like if you could cut ten minutes from every English e-mail you wrote?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei teaches how to cut ten minutes from writing your business e-mails! Find out how and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/30/202410 minutes, 13 seconds
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BEP63 | How to Work Better on Teams

On the 63rd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Work Better on TeamsAre you an effective worker? How about when it comes to working on teams? How are your teamwork skills? Would you like your team to be more effective? Learn how to improve your effectiveness on teams on this episode of Business English Power!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/28/202414 minutes, 36 seconds
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BEP62 | Pronunciation Practice: Common Terms for Business English

On the 62nd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Pronunciation Practice: Common Terms for Business EnglishAre you up to date with your Business English terms and expressions? Learn how to pronounce a few and practice with ALsensei!      On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over five common terms from a list of 35 and shows how to pronounce them naturally! Don't miss this episode!Article used: 35 Terms to Enhance Your Business English VocabularyPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/26/202420 minutes, 43 seconds
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BEP61 | 5 Hooks to Capture Your Audience for a Business Presentation

On the 61st episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:5 Hooks to Capture Your Audience for a Business PresentationHave you given a business presentation recently? Did you feel that your colleagues weren't really listening or paying attention to your presentation? On this episode, ALsensei shares five different ways that you can catch the attention of your audience so that they won't miss any of your presentation. Don't miss this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/23/202417 minutes, 5 seconds
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BEP60 | Are Consumers Cutting Back Their Spending?

On the 60th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Are consumers pulling back on spending? It depends on which CEO you ask"Do you think American consumers are spending more than before? Or do you believe that they are spending less? Well, it depends on the data and the types of goods. Find out how consumers are spending their money on this week's Current Events episode!Link to article: "Are consumers pulling back on spending? It depends on which CEO you ask"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:to pull backstubbornlycampdiscriminatingday-to-day spendingpre-pandemicto stabilizeto feel a pinchDepartment of LaborConsumer Price Index (CPI)Federal Reserve Chairto run throughstimulus checkTransUnionPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/21/202420 minutes, 1 second
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BEP59 | How to Overcome Shyness

On the 59th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Overcome ShynessHave you ever felt like you couldn't express what you truly wanted to say? Did you feel too nervous to speak? Were you afraid that people might make fun of you for making a mistake? Well, you're not alone! This is a common fear for many of my students. But you don't have to remain shy and anxious. Learn how to overcome your shyness on this episode of Business English Power!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/18/202412 minutes, 20 seconds
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BEP57 | A New Eurovision Champion is Crowned Despite Controversy

On the 57th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Switzerland wins Eurovision after politically charged song contest overshadowed by Israel controversy"Do you watch Eurovision? Are you familiar with the song contest? It hosts singers from all over Europe to determine a winner representing their country. However, this year brought some conflict. Find out about it on this week's Current Events episode!Link to article: "Switzerland wins Eurovision after politically charged song contest overshadowed by Israel controversy"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:to be overshadowedcontroversyfraughtjovialrenditionanthemnon-binary"artwashing"European Broadcasting Union (EBU)untenableto boycottPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/14/202418 minutes, 52 seconds
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BEP56 | The Most Important Skill You Need in Business

On the 56th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:The Most Important Skill You Need in BusinessHave you ever felt like you wanted to give up or throw in the towel? Have there been times when you just thought reaching your goal was not possible? On this episode, ALsensei shares a true story from his recent work experience that demonstrates one of the most important skills you need to have in business. Don't miss out!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/11/202410 minutes, 51 seconds
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BEP55 | Pronunciation Practice: Investing (Part 2)

On the 55th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Pronunciation Practice: Investing (Part 2)Have you tried investing in the stock market? Do you follow the major indexes? Do you invest in cryptocurrencies?      On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over three major stock market indexes as well as cryptocurrencies how to pronounce them naturally! Don't miss this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/8/202415 minutes, 26 seconds
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BEP54 | Digital Payment App Alipay+ May Be Coming Soon to You!

On the 54th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"China's Ant Group doubles down on global expansion with cross-border payments offering Alipay+"Have you heard about Alipay, the digital payment wallet from Alibaba? If not, it may be coming to your country soon as Alipay+! Check out this episode to keep up to date on all the latest news.Link to article: "China's Ant Group doubles down on global expansion with cross-border payments offering Alipay+"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:to double downofferingfintechglobal presencee-walletglobal arminroadsmerchantto pull the plugto restructureconcurrentlygeopoliticalinteroperabilityPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/6/202417 minutes, 11 seconds
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BEP53 | 5 Expressions for Business Meetings

On the 53rd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:5 Expressions for Business MeetingsHave you ever been in a meeting and didn't know what to say? Or perhaps you heard a new phrase that you couldn't quite catch. On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over 5 common expressions that you can use in meetings. Don't be afraid to try them out! Let's go!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/3/202411 minutes, 13 seconds
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BEP52 | 3 Biggest Lessons from April!

On the 52nd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei does a recap of the most important takeaways from April!Some of the highlights are:BEP41: 3 Tips to Level Up Your Meeting SkillsBEP44: 3 Students, 3 PurposesBEP47: How to Make a Telephone Call and Leave a MessagePlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
5/2/202412 minutes, 49 seconds
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BEP51 | How to Start a Conversation with Confidence

On the 51st episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Start a Conversation with ConfidenceDo feel stressed when you need to start a conversation? Do you struggle with finding topics to talk about? Do you feel nervous when making small talk?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei teaches how to start a conversation without feeling nervous so that you can do it with confidence! Find out how and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/29/202415 minutes, 22 seconds
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BEP50 | 3 Tips to Increase Your Productivity!

On the 50th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:3 Tips to Increase Your Productivity!Do you feel like you're not getting things done? Would you like to be able to accomplish more on a daily basis? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei shares three powerful tips to help you raise your productivity!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/27/202412 minutes, 7 seconds
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BEP49 | Pronunciation Practice: Investing (Part 1)

On the 49th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Pronunciation Practice: Investing (Part 1)Do you invest your hard-earned money? If so, what do you invest in? Is there anything you wanted to invest in but haven't tried yet?      On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over some common types of investments and practices how to pronounce them naturally! Don't miss this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/25/202416 minutes, 27 seconds
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BEP48 | Israel Attacks Iran

On the 48th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Israel launches airstrikes; explosions heard in central Iran: Reports"Have you been following the events in the Middle East? Violence has begun to escalate and things are becoming more and more unstable. Check out this episode to keep up to date on all the latest news.Link to article: "Israel launches airstrikes; explosions heard in central Iran: Reports"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:retaliationbarrageTehranIsfahandronescivilianmunitionsunmanned aerial vehiclesnuclearballistic missilesPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/23/202413 minutes, 12 seconds
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BEP47 | How to Make a Telephone Call and Leave a Message

On the 47th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Make a Telephone Call and Leave a MessageAre you nervous when you need to make a phone call? Are you afraid you aren't going to say the right thing or be polite enough? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei teaches you how to make phone calls with confidence and raise your business telephoning level!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/21/202411 minutes, 57 seconds
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BEP46 | How to Find Speaking Opportunities in Your Daily Life

On the 46th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Find Speaking Opportunities in Your Daily LifeAre you having trouble finding opportunities to practice speaking? Do you feel like there is no time in your schedule? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei shares how he discovered a way to find opportunities to speak in his daily schedule. Find out how and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/18/202413 minutes, 58 seconds
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BEP45 | Who Is Disney Going To Ban From Its Theme Parks?

On the 45th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Disney will issue lifetime bans for people who lie about disabilities"Are you a fan of Disney? Have you been to a Disney Theme Park before? How do you feel about waiting in line? Some people have begun to take advantage of a loophole in Disney's services. Check out this episode to find out all about it!Link to article: "Disney will issue lifetime bans for people who lie about disabilities"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:lifetime bandisabilityto tighten restrictionsto heighten scrutinysurgefraudulent claimto exploitDisability Access Services (DAS)to obtainto be barredto be forfeitedto toleratequeueautismvirtual video chatgroup-sourced exploitsPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/16/202414 minutes, 46 seconds
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BEP44 | 3 Students, 3 Purposes

On the 44th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:3 Students, 3 PurposesWhat is your purpose? Why are you learning English? Is it to help you at work? How will it help you at work? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei shares the stories and motivations from three different students to help you identify what your purpose is. Find out what they are and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/14/202411 minutes, 15 seconds
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BEP43 | Pronunciation Practice: Popular Store Names

On the 43rd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Pronunciation Practice: Popular Store NamesWhat popular store brands do you have in your country? Are you able to pronounce them like a native speaker? On this review episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over three popular store names and practices how to pronounce them naturally! Don't miss this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/11/20249 minutes, 30 seconds
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BEP42 | Should Teachers Use AI to Grade Essays?

On the 42nd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Teachers are using AI to grade essays. But some experts are raising ethical concerns"Do you remember your university days? Are you currently in university or college? Did your professors grade your essays and papers themselves? On this episode of Current Business Events, ALsensei goes over this article which talks about teachers and professors using AI to grade essays! Is it ethical? It is ok? Check out this episode to find out all about it!Link to article: "Teachers are using AI to grade essays. But some experts are raising ethical concerns"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:strategic communicationsChatGPTAI (artificial intelligence)to run throughfirst passemergenceplagiarismburgeoningethicalPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/8/202418 minutes, 47 seconds
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BEP41 | 3 Tips to Level Up Your Meeting Skills

On the 41st episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:3 Tips to Level Up Your Meeting SkillsAre you struggling in meetings? Do you sometimes find it hard to participate effectively in meetings? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei shares three powerful tips to help you raise your meeting level!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/5/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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BEP40 | 5 Professional Phrases to Say "Please Wait!"

On the 40th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:5 Professional Phrases to Say "Please Wait!"Have you ever said to a colleague or a business contact to "Wait a minute" or "Please wait" or "Hold on, please"? These phrases are very direct however they can come across as impolite or rude in some business situations. On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over 5 professional phrases that you can use to ask someone to "Please wait!" Don't be afraid to try them out! Let's go!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/3/202415 minutes, 11 seconds
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BEP39 | 3 Biggest Lessons from March!

On the 39th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei does a recap of the most important takeaways from March!Some of the highlights are:BEP29: How to Start and End Your Business E-MailsBEP32: Pronunciation Practice: Department NamesBEP34: How to Speak With ConfidencePlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
4/1/202413 minutes, 27 seconds
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BEP38 | The Perfect Handshake

On the 38th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:The Perfect HandshakeAre you making a good first impression when you meet people? Have you seen people shaking hands but are not really sure how to do it yourself? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei shares two powerful tips that will be sure to help you make an excellent first impression!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/31/202411 minutes, 51 seconds
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BEP37 | 5 Presentation Tips for Non-Verbal Communication

On the 37th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:5 Presentation Tips for Non-Verbal CommunicationHave you ever given a presentation for work or in front of several people? For many of my students, this can seem very stressful and nerve-wracking! How can you ensure that you give a solid presentation each and every time?  On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei shares five powerful tips that will help you level up your presentations right away!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/28/202416 minutes, 14 seconds
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BEP36 | The Power of Good SLEEP

On the 36th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:The Power of Good SleepDo you ever feel tired or groggy when you start your day? Have you felt like you could use a little more energy during your work day?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei teaches the importance of getting a good night's sleep and how it can benefit you. He also introduces three powerful ideas that you can activate right away! Find out what they are and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/26/202412 minutes, 33 seconds
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BEP35 | 3 Powerful Job Interview Tips

On the 35th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:3 Powerful Job Interview TipsAre you preparing for a job interview? Have you had a hard time getting your dream job? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei shares three powerful tips that will be sure to help you get the job you've always wanted!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/24/202414 minutes, 37 seconds
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BEP34 | How to Speak with Confidence

On the 34th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Speak with ConfidenceAre you struggling to express yourself the way you'd like? Perhaps it takes a long time for you to say what you're thinking. Or maybe, you're not able to do it as smoothly as you want to.On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei shares a story about an unlikely person who was able to express himself very smoothly and confidently--while making grammar and pronunciation mistakes! Find out how on this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/21/202412 minutes, 30 seconds
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BEP33 | Shohei Ohtani's Jersey On Sale for $510?

On the 33rd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"$510 Dodgers jerseys and $150 caps. Behold the price of being an Ohtani fan in Japan"Are you a baseball fan? Do you collect baseball cards or other sports items? Have you been following Shohei Ohtani and his new team? On this episode of Current Business Events, ALsensei goes over this article which talks about Ohtani's new team, the Dodgers, and how Dodger merchandise has exploded over in Japan! Check out this episode to find out all about it!Link to article: "$510 Dodgers jerseys and $150 caps. Behold the price of being an Ohtani fan in Japan"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:jerseyShinjukufather-in-lawLos Angeles Dodgerslidto boastcelebritygarbiconcollector's itemto be emblazoned onmyriadfirst ballot Hall of Famerto divvy updittoPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/19/202424 minutes, 14 seconds
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BEP32 | Pronunciation Practice: Department Names

On the 32nd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Pronunciation Practice: Department NamesWhat department do you work in? Do you know what it's called in English? How about the other departments in your company?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the most common departments found in most companies and also practices how to pronounce them naturally! Don't miss this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/15/202419 minutes, 8 seconds
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BEP31 | Only My Top 5% of Students Utilize THIS Secret!

On the 31st episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Only My Top 5% of Students Utilize This Secret!What if we took the top 5% of my students and looked at their study habits? What do you think we would discover? Do you think they do anything differently than the other 95%? Or is it just pure luck and talent that makes them great at English?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei reveals a major secret that only the top 5% of his students are using. The cool thing is...ANYONE can do it! Take notes as ALsensei uncovers this important secret that you can do too!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/13/202412 minutes, 57 seconds
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BEP30 | Bitcoin Hits an All-Time High!

On the 30th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Bitcoin Briefly Hits an All-Time High, Less Than Two Years After FTX Scandal Clobbered Crypto"Have you been following bitcoin and cryptocurrency lately? Do you own any crypto or have you invested in any? On this episode of Current Business Events, ALsensei goes over this article which covers the recent surge in cryptocurrency particularly in bitcoin! Check out this episode to find out all about it!Link to article: "Bitcoin Briefly Hits an All-Time High, Less Than Two Years After FTX Scandal Clobbered Crypto"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:bitcoinFTXscandalto clobbercryptocurrencyvolatileSecurities and Exchange Commission (SEC)Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)greenlightto surgeto crashFederal ReservePlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/11/202422 minutes, 46 seconds
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BEP29 | How to Start and End Your Business E-Mails

On the 29th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Start and End Your Business E-MailsDo you use e-mail for work? Have you ever been confused about what greeting or sign off to use? If so, you're in for a great episode!On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over common formal and informal greetings and sign offs that you can use immediately! What are you waiting for? Give this episode a listen!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/8/202415 minutes, 13 seconds
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BEP28 | 5 Idioms for Socializing in Business

On the 28th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:5 Idioms for Socializing in BusinessHave you ever struggled with small talk with a colleague or business contact? These idioms can help you connect with them with just a little practice!On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over 5 very common idioms used in socializing and small talk situations! Don't be afraid to try them out! Let's go!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/6/202412 minutes, 7 seconds
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BEP27 | Major Event Canceled in Hong Kong!

On the 27th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Dior Postpones Hong Kong Fashion Show 'Indefinitely'"Have you heard of the Dior brand? Do you own any Dior products? Have you ever attended a fashion show? On this episode of Current Business Events, ALsensei goes over this article which talks about the current financial condition of Hong Kong and their efforts to hold more big events! Check out this episode to find out all about it!Link to article: "Dior Postpones Hong Kong Fashion Show 'Indefinitely'"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:indefinitelyto deal a blowfinancial hubto courtsocial unrest"mega event"to toutlarge-scale eventSouth China Morning Postmuch-hypedboonPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/4/202417 minutes, 48 seconds
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BEP26 | 3 Biggest Lessons from February!

On the 26th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei does a recap of the most important takeaways from February!Some of the highlights are:BEP16: Make This Small Change for a BIG WinBEP17: 4 Essential Skills for Receiving Telephone CallsBEP24: How to Have a Powerful MorningPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
3/1/202411 minutes, 40 seconds
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BEP25 | How to Introduce a Business Colleague

On the 25th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Introduce a Business ColleagueHave you ever introduced yourself to someone in a business situation in English? Was it challenging? Easy? Well, the next step is introducing someone else, maybe your colleague! How can you do that?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei teaches three common expressions that you can use to introduce colleagues to other business contacts. Practice along with some examples and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/28/202412 minutes, 50 seconds
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BEP24 | How to Have a Powerful Morning!

On the 24th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Have a Powerful Morning!Did you know that most successful people start their morning with a set routine? Why is it powerful and what activities can you do to activate your morning?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei teaches the importance of a powerful morning routine and how it can benefit you. He also introduces three powerful activities that you can do right away! Find out what they are and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/26/202416 minutes, 41 seconds
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BEP23 | Don't Make These 3 Mistakes in Business Meetings!

On the 23rd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Don't Make These 3 Mistakes in Business Meetings!Do you have a lot of meetings for work? During my time in Japan, I worked with hundreds of companies and this is one area that many of my students spent a lot of time doing. When it comes to business meetings, no one wants to be in a long, boring meeting, right!On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over three mistakes that you might be making in business meetings and how to avoid them. Find out what they are and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/25/202410 minutes, 44 seconds
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BEP22 | Is Your English Natural?

On the 22nd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Is Your English Natural?Have you ever taken the time to think about this question -- "Is my English natural?" It's a really important question to ask yourself especially when going into the world of international business.On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei tells a story about two friends in Japan, and how they both learned Japanese. One of them was definitely better than the other! Find out which one and don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/21/202413 minutes, 29 seconds
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BEP21 | What's the Current State of the Economy?

On the 21st episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Consumer sentiment rises again in February to cap complicated week for US economy"So how is the global economy these days? How is it in the U.S.? Why is it complicated? On this episode of Current Business Events, ALsensei goes over this article which talks about the current state of the U.S. economy which affects the global economy! Check out this episode to find out all about it!Link to article: "Consumer sentiment rises again in February to cap complicated week for US economy"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:consumer sentimentoptimismto inch higherConsumer Price Index (CPI)Federal Reserveinterest rate cutundeterredslowdownto get worked upplungetreasury yieldProducer Price Index (PPI)ambiguitywait-and-see modetrajectoryPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/20/202424 minutes, 50 seconds
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BEP20 | Don't Forget THIS in Your Presentations!

On the 20th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Don't Forget THIS in Your PresentationsDo you give presentations for work? Many of us need to give formal presentations for informational purposes, sales presentations, and demonstrations. But there is one thing that our no. 1 employee said he NEVER leaves out of his sales presentations.On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over this essential part of business presentations and examples of how to use them. Don't miss any part of this episode!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/17/202414 minutes, 8 seconds
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BEP19 | The Secret to Unlocking English Fluency in Business

On the 19th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:The Secret to Unlocking English Fluency in BusinessHave you struggled with fluency, especially in business situations? Have you felt like sometimes the words just won't come out when you want to speak? If so, you are not alone. But don't worry! There is a solution!On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei introduces a powerful concept not discussed much in the English teaching world. This concept alone was the basis for a complete course curriculum that was designed by Al and his colleagues and taught at hundreds of companies around Tokyo! Listen and find out more!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/14/202411 minutes, 48 seconds
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BEP18 | Shrinkflation: Is It Affecting You?

On the 18th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Biden calls on snack companies to stop shrinkflation ahead of Super Bowl"Have you noticed that your Coke bottle may be getting smaller? Or maybe your bag of chips feels a little lighter? On this episode of Current Business Events, ALsensei goes over this article which talks about an important phenomenon: Shrinkflation! Check out this episode to find out all about it!Link to article: "Biden calls on snack companies to stop shrinkflation ahead of Super Bowl"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:to call onshrinkflationcorporate greedwidespread practicecost-saving tacticinflationconsistentlyeconomic indicatorto be played for suckersactionable stepsuptickdownturnPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/12/202420 minutes, 10 seconds
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BEP17 | 4 Essential Skills for Receiving Telephone Calls

On the 17th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:4 Essential Skills for Receiving Telephone CallsDo you use the telephone at work? Do you sometimes need to receive calls from customers and clients? If so, this is an essential episode for you!On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over four important skills for receiving phone calls at work. We also go through lots of examples and useful phrases that you can use right away!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/9/202415 minutes, 50 seconds
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BEP16 | Make This Small Change for a BIG Win!

On the 16th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Make This Small Change for a Big WinI once had  student who had a TOEIC score of 300. I thought he was probably too much of a beginner to teach...but he quickly changed my mind. How did he go from low score to effective communicator?On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei reveals one minor change you can make to increase your communication proficiency! Everyone has the ability to do this. Especially in business, this could make a powerful impact on your work and professional relationships. Check it out!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/7/202412 minutes, 33 seconds
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BEP15 | Apple Just Released a Virtual Reality Headset!

On the 15th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Apple's Vision Pro virtual reality headset launches in the U.S."Have you ever watched a movie or played a video game in virtual reality? Have you ever been to the pyramids in Egypt or the beaches in Hawaii? Well, now you can do all of that without leaving your home! Apple just released it's new VR headset which is sure to shake up the tech market. Check out this episode to find out all about it!Link to article: "Apple's Vision Pro virtual reality headset launches in the U.S."Link to the product review: "Apple Vision Pro review: This is the future of computing and entertainment"Here are useful vocabulary from the article:virtual realityto launchflagship storesticker pricefinancing planchock-fullpatententerprise productto leverageto investoffering"spatial computing"fiscalwearablesto drive revenuePlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/4/202417 minutes, 5 seconds
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BEP14 | 5 Common Business E-Mail Abbreviations + 3 Bonuses!

On the 14th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:5 Common Business E-Mail Abbreviations (with 3 Bonus Ones!)Have you ever received an e-mail from a colleague or contact overseas with an abbreviation you didn't recognize? What does it mean? How can I use those abbreviations in my own e-mails? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over 5 very common abbreviations used in business e-mails and how you can use them! Plus, there are 3 that you probably already know! Let's go!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
2/2/202417 minutes, 25 seconds
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BEP13 | 3 Biggest Lessons from January!

On the 13th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei does a recap of the most important takeaways from January!Some of the highlights are:BEP5: E-Mailing MistakesBEP8: 3 Powerful Words to Level Up Your ConversationsBEP11: Making an Action Plan for 2024Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/31/20248 minutes, 21 seconds
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BEP12 | How to Lead a Meeting

On the 12th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:How to Lead a MeetingAre meetings a regular part of your job? Do you sometimes have to lead them? With more companies than ever turning to Zoom meetings and other online methods, meeting skills are becoming extremely important.On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei shows you how you can lead a meeting following a 3-step framework. Learn practical skills and phrases that you can use right away!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/29/202415 minutes, 20 seconds
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BEP11 | Do You Have an Action Plan for 2024?

On the 11th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following topic:Do You Have an Action Plan for 2024?What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2024? Are your goals for this year "SMART" goals? If so, you need to have an Action Plan in place to help you achieve them! On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei helps you make an Action Plan following the Power Process. Don't miss out!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/26/202419 minutes, 23 seconds
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BEP10 | Never Say These 3 Things at a Job Interview

On the 10th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Never Say These 3 Things at a Job InterviewAre you preparing for a job interview? Have you done job interviews and wondered why you didn't get the job? On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei discusses three things never to say at a job interview. Listen to find out what they are!Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/24/20249 minutes, 44 seconds
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BEP9 | Do Social Media Influencers Have To Pay Taxes?

On the 9th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Social Media Influencers May Seem To Live Charmed Lives. But Then Comes Tax Time."Which social media influencers do you follow? As we all know, they don't work typical jobs. But do they pay taxes like everyone else? Answers to these questions can be found on this episode of Business English Power!Link to article: "Social Media Influencers May Seem To Live Charmed Lives. But Then Comes Tax Time."Link to All Sides: All Sides Media ChartHere are useful vocabulary from the article:"real job"gigto file tax returnsIRSself-employedW-2high-net-worth clientsdeductionindependent contractorSocial SecurityMedicarelump sumsponsored postbrand partnershippromotional itemPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/22/202419 minutes, 27 seconds
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BEP8 | Level Up Your Conversations With 3 Powerful Words

On the 8th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:Level Up Your Conversations With Three Powerful WordsAre you struggling to keep a conversation going? Do you find it difficult to maintain a discussion in English? In this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei gives a very powerful tip on how to keep any conversation going whether it be meeting a stranger at a bus stop, talking to a colleague before a meeting, or in a sales presentation. Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/19/202410 minutes, 36 seconds
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BEP7 | How to Achieve Ultimate Success in Business

On the 7th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following topic:How to Achieve Ultimate Success in BusinessDo you have goals that you haven't achieved yet? Have you had these goals for a long time? Is it a New Year's Resolution? Anything you want to achieve in business and in life can be accomplished by following a 5-step formula. On this episode of Business English Power, ALsensei looks at Tony Robbins's Ultimate Success Formula and shows you how you can apply it to your business goals. Tony Robbins is perhaps the world's greatest business strategist and success coach and has helped world leaders, pro athletes, musicians and much more! Follow the formula and win in business!NOTE: In the episode, Al mentioned the "Parkinson Principle." Actually, it is commonly referred to as "Parkinson's Law."Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/17/202423 minutes, 21 seconds
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BEP6 | Big News at Google!

On the 6th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Google Lays Off Hundreds of Workers"Do you know anyone who works for Google? Well, the company recently announced that they will be laying off hundreds of workers in the near future. Which jobs will be affected? What other industries are also cutting workers? Answers to these questions can be found on this episode of Business English Power!Link to article: "Google Lays Off Hundreds of Workers"Link to All Sides: All Sides Media ChartHere are useful vocabulary from the article:to lay offaugmented realityto be axedspokespersonto alignto set (one's) sights onchatbotto pioneerCEOto reduceeconomic realitytech giantsto tighten (one's) beltinternal memoPlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/15/202422 minutes, 53 seconds
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BEP5 | 3 Mistakes You're Making in Business E-Mails

On the 5th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei covers the following topic:3 Mistakes You're Making in Business E-MailsDo you use e-mail at work? If so, there are probably some mistakes you're making. Throughout the years of teaching e-mail writing at companies in Japan, Al made a note of the common mistakes. Here are three important ones you need to correct.Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/12/202416 minutes, 30 seconds
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BEP4 | What is a Global Mindset?

On the 4th episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following topic:What is a Global Mindset?In his book, "English Fluency Power", Al talks about the progression that all students make as they level up their learning. The first goal is to achieve an English 2.0 Mindset followed by a Native Mindset.The top goal is achieving a Global Mindset. On this episode, Al talks about what the Global Mindset is and how to achieve it.Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/10/202415 minutes, 53 seconds
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BEP3 | The POWERFUL Taylor Swift

On the 3rd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei goes over the following business news article:"Taylor Swift's Power Era: Why The Billionaire Pop Star Is One Of The World's Most Powerful Women"Did you know that Taylor Swift is ranked as the 5th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine? In this episode, we will talk about how she achieved that status as well as how her current music tour, "The  Eras Tour", has impacted cities around the world from an economic standpoint.Link to article: "Taylor Swift's Power Era: Why The Billionaire Pop Star Is One Of The World's Most Powerful Women"Link to All Sides: All Sides Media ChartHere are useful vocabulary from the article:net worthphenomenalanthemto bask in the applausebicepto whip into a frenzySwiftie Nationcloutten-figureretrospectiveto gross(tour) leghaloFederal Reserve's Beige Bookto skewentrepreneurialword of mouthlucrativeformidablePlease subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COMOn Business English Power, I help you express yourself more naturally and smoothly. We talk about how to make your Business English sound more natural, attain a Global Mindset, and apply powerful Success Principles.Level up your LearningLevel up your Life
1/8/202426 minutes, 19 seconds
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BEP2 | 5 Idioms for Business English

On the 2nd episode of Business English Power, ALsensei gives five common idioms that you can use in business!Are you using current expressions and words? Are your phrases out of date? On Business English Power, ALsensei makes sure that your English is always up to date and natural. Please subscribe to Business English Power in Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.If you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COM
1/5/202412 minutes, 4 seconds
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BEP1 | Introduction to Business English Power

Welcome to Business English Power!This show is for ambitious English students who want to level up their Business English skills, become Global Communicators, and International Business Leaders!Thanks to all of you who subscribed and downloaded the English 2.0 Podcast over the years. We are now shifting our focus to help you succeed in the global business environment.On Business English Power, my aim is to help you achieve Business English success and confidence by covering three main things each week:1. English language and communication skills2. Business mindset strategies3. Current events in the business worldIf you have any questions and/or suggestions for the show please e-mail me directly at:AL at BUSINESSENGLISHPOWER dot COM
1/2/20248 minutes, 46 seconds
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UPDATE: Big Changes Ahead!!

The English 2.0 Podcast has been downloaded nearly 2 million times in over 190 countries around the world! Thank you for being part of that journey...However...Changes are coming...Since the last time we spoke, I have re-entered the business world and picked up a lot of new skills and lessons I would like to bring to all of you.Starting in 2024, the English 2.0 Podcast will be transforming into an even bigger and better show!Tune in to this episode to find out what is ahead!
12/29/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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[REVIEW] Increase Your TOEIC Score by 100 Points!

On this review episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following point:How to Increase your TOEIC score by 100 pointsSeveral years ago, I had to pleasure of helping my brother-in-law raise his TOEIC score. By identifying his strengths and weaknesses on practice tests, I was able to develop a strategy to help him increase his score by over 100 points in just over two months!Would you like to know how we did it? If so, download and listen to this amazing episode of the English 2.0 Podcast!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 DOT comFollow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsensei
10/29/202213 minutes, 38 seconds
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[REVIEW] Help! Because of My Bad Memory, I Can't Build Vocabulary!

On this review episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following question from a Twitter follower:Q: I want to build my vocabulary and learn idioms but my memory is not good. How can I do it?Here are my suggestions:1. Learn by using mnemonics2. Practice again and again and try to use in a meaningful way3. Avoid trying to memorize lists of words with no context4. Avoid learning rare idioms that aren’t used anymoreOn 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 DOT com
9/27/20228 minutes, 46 seconds
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[REVIEW] Word Stress: Emphasizing the Right Parts

On this review episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we discuss a very important topic in American English pronunciation:Word Stress: How to Emphasize the Right SyllablesHow can we emphasize certain parts of words to sound more natural?Al answers this and much more on this special review episode of the English 2.0 PodcastOn 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 DOT comPlease check out my new book "English Fluency Power" for your complete fluency guide!
9/12/20228 minutes, 38 seconds
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[REVIEW] Are Dictionaries Helpful or Harmful?

On this review episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, Al takes on this important issue:Are Language Dictionaries Helpful or Harmful?Many of you probably assume that dictionaries are a useful tool that help you with your English. However, Al wanted to examine this a little more closely and perhaps challenge that idea.If you are wondering how dictionaries could possibly be harmful, then we encourage you to check out this episode and share it with a friend!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 DOT comFollow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsensei
8/31/202210 minutes, 26 seconds
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[REVIEW] How to Choose a Great English Teacher

On this review episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we look at the following question:What Makes a Great English Teacher?Are you learning English online? Are you going to start a new class at a language school? Whatever your case may be, if you are starting to learn English, you need to know how to choose a good English teacher.On this episode, ALsensei discusses some of the important questions to ask when evaluating your English teachers.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 DOT comFollow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsenseiPlease leave a rating and review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts! Then email me letting me know where you left the review and I'll send you 3 Premium Episodes!
8/19/202212 minutes, 22 seconds
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[REVIEW] How to Become a More Natural English Speaker

On this review episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following topic:3 Keys For Becoming a Natural SpeakerDoes your English sound unnatural? Are you making a negative impression on people when you speak? If so, this is a great review episode for you! We go over 3 points to help you recognize why your English might sound unnatural. Then, ALsensei gives you 3 Action Steps that you can follow and improve your English!Submit Questions at: al AT alsensei DOT comFollow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsensei
8/10/202211 minutes, 34 seconds
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[REVIEW] 3 Steps to English Success!

On this review episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic:3 Steps to English Success! Although I have talked about this quite frequently in my private lessons, I have not mentioned it on the podcast. The 3 steps are to help students organize their activities so that they are maximizing the limited time they have for English learning.3 Steps to English Success:1. Study2. Practice3. PerformAction Steps:1. Choose one activity from the “Study” step (Listening or Reading)2. Choose one activity from the “Practice” step (Writing or Speaking)3. Schedule these activities everyday, perhaps alternating themMentioned on this episode:5 Ways to Practice Speaking on Your Own [VIDEO] – click hereYour Question 9: Is there any benefit to practice speaking by yourself?  [PODCAST] – click hereEnglish 2.0 Podcast – iTunes or StitcherPlease 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 DOT com
8/1/202210 minutes, 12 seconds
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[REVIEW] Should I Translate or Learn English Directly?

On this review lesson, we look at an episode of Your Question and we handle the following question:Q: When learning English, should I translate to my mother language or learn words and phrases directly in English without translating?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 DOT comFollow me on Twitter for English advice everyday: @ALsensei
7/23/20227 minutes, 19 seconds
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[REVIEW] Practice with "L" and "R" Sounds

On the 21st episode of the Pronunciation Point, we cover this very important topic:3 Challenging Words with “L” and “R”–“really”, “rarely”, and “library"Get 25 HOT Slang Phrases for 2022(This is originally from Episode 24 of the English 2.0 Podcast)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 DOT com
7/12/20229 minutes, 43 seconds
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[REVIEW] 3 Fears of Speaking English

On the 13th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following critical topic:Three Fears of Speaking EnglishI 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 Enough2. Fear of Not Being Understood3. Fear of Making Grammar MistakesOn 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 fears about speaking English? Tell me about it at: al AT alsensei DOT comGet my 25 HOT Slang Phrases for 2022 now!
7/5/202215 minutes, 25 seconds
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[REVIEW] Where Do I Start?

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 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 DOT com
6/26/20229 minutes, 5 seconds
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[REVIEW] What Makes a Good English Student? 5 Key Characteristics

On the 23rd episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:What Makes a Good English Student?5 Key Characteristics of Excellent English StudentsOn 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 DOT com
6/17/202213 minutes, 29 seconds
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[REVIEW] EYES vs. EARS: The Battle Inside Your Mind

On this REVIEW episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we go back to the 27th episode of the Pronunciation Point.Eyes vs. EarsWhich one should win?Al takes a look at this battle going on inside your head and the winner may surprise you!When learning English, it is critical to go back and review lessons you've already covered. In the coming weeks, ALsensei will be posting some of the most important episodes of the English 2.0 Podcast that may have been forgotten in the archives...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 DOT com
6/9/20229 minutes, 25 seconds
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I tested positive for COVID-19

Aloha everyone,Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have decided to take a short break from the podcast in order to recover.Also, it will give me a chance to gather and prepare more excellent content for you all moving forward! If you have suggestions, please let me know by sending me an email:al AT alsensei DOT comWe will be back stronger than ever!In the meantime, please go back and visit some of the older episodes that you might have missed. Do you want to improve your vocabulary? Check out my HOT 25 Slang Phrases for 2022!Do you want to improve your fluency? Check out my book "English Fluency Power"!Do you want to take part in the most UNIQUE English course on the internet? Check out the Connected Communicator Course with a 20% discount!
6/1/20224 minutes, 53 seconds
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Current Events 17 | The ABORTION Issue - A Complete Guide for English Students

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. Wade. This case, nearly 50 years old, created the Constitutional right for women to legally have abortions nationwide.With this leak, the abortion issue, pro-choice vs. pro-life, has once again sparked national debate. Some believe that this could lead to further civil unrest and perhaps a complete fracturing of the United States as we know it. This is an issue you must learn about as it will likely lead the headlines for the next several months.Here are the key vocabulary: abortionpro-choicepro-lifeliberalconservativeon the lefton the rightwomen's rights"My body, my choice"Roe vs. WadeSupreme Courtjudge/justicePlanned Parenthood vs. Caseyto strike downfull-throatedunflinchingrepudiationegregiouslyto be overruledunconstitutional Article used in this episode:Politico:Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion showsJustice Alito's draft opinionWikipedia:Roe vs. WadePlanned Parenthood vs. Casey Improve Your English Fluency:25 HOT Slang Phrases for 2022!If you have a question or comment, please leave it in the "Comment" section below!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 LearningLevel up your Life 
5/18/202239 minutes, 28 seconds
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Real Chat 10 | Video Game Chat with a Game Developer!

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 listen, keep these 3 points in mind:1. Try to understand (comprehend) the main ideas of the discussion.2. Learn and note down new vocabulary words and phrases. To help, there is a starter list of vocabulary below.3. Listen to how all participants expresses their thoughts. Also, listen to how they all facilitate the discussion.Key Vocabulary:Activisionto go to marketTenchuSean Palmer's Pro SnowboarderstintTreyarchoutside one's comfort zoneizakayareliantto push one off the deep endto be flatteredNintendoPlayStationXBoxWiiDSPSPhackinghomebrewemulatorconsoleonline playconnectivityCall of Dutysingle player campaignmulti-playersymbioticemergent game playnon-deterministicbarrier to entryassetsRainbow SixFortnitefirst person shooter (FPS)role playing game (RPG)action RPGmassively multi-player online (MMO)World of WarcraftLegend of Zelda: Breath of the WildmetaverseGet 25 Hot Slang Phrases for 2022!Get English Fluency Power!If you have a question or comment, please leave it in the "Comment" section below!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 LearningLevel up your LifeDo you have a question or comment?Please email me at: al AT alsensei DOT com
5/5/202241 minutes, 7 seconds
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Pronunciation Point 37 | Law vs. Low

On the 37th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic:LAW vs. LOWToday 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 POWER E-Book + Bonuses!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 
4/27/202211 minutes, 24 seconds
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Current Events 16 | Should Twitter Have an "Edit" Button?

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 added to the platform.Here are the key vocabulary:to permiteditingto urgeApril Fools Dayboard of directorsreportedlyfree speech issuespollbuttonto opposepropagandade factocontroversialoriginalfeatureTwitter Blueto alterconversationArticle used in this episode:VOANews:Twitter to Begin Testing Editing Tool for TweetsImprove Your English Fluency:Learn About the Most Unique English Course on the InternetIf you have a question or comment, please leave it in the "Comment" section below!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 LearningLevel up your Life
4/20/202214 minutes, 35 seconds
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Teacher Interview 14 | Lindsay McMahon from All Ears English

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, Lindsay taught English in several places around the world including Japan, South America, and the United States. As an avid learner of Spanish, she learned that "textbook" language wasn't helping her connect in her interactions. When she started teaching English, she vowed to incorporate slang and natural English into her lessons and as a result, millions of students have benefited.In this interview, Lindsay shares her best tips and answers the following questions:Why is it important to learn slang and natural English?What does "Connection, not perfection" mean?What are some natural English phrases you heard Americans use during your trip?How can I improve my English?What is your number one sightseeing tip for New Hampshire?and much more!Sign up for the Connected Communicator Course here:Join the Course with a Discount + Bonus Video!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 DOT com
4/9/202230 minutes, 29 seconds
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One Point Lesson 6 | The Importance of Facial Expressions

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 ExpressionsAbout 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 masks are coming off, it is important to once again emphasize the need to be able to read facial expressions for better communication.In this lesson, Al gives 3 tasks for you to do in order to master facial expressions! Enjoy this One Point Lesson!To get ALsensei's new PDF "25 HOT Slang Phrases for 2022" go to:Give me 25 Natural Phrases in English!Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating!Level up your learning. Level up your life.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 DOT com
4/2/20229 minutes, 51 seconds
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Movie Study 7 | PULP FICTION

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 the process of studying English with movies into 7 easy steps: 1. Choose the Movie2. Choose a Scene3. Write Down the Script4. Look Up any New Vocabulary5. Find Common Sentence Patterns6. Note How a Character Responds to a Question or Comment7. Note Natural Expressions Watch clip on YouTubeGet 25 HOT Slang Phrases for 2022! 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: al AT alsensei DOT com 
3/26/202230 minutes, 7 seconds
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One Point Lesson 5 | The Best Way to Learn GRAMMAR

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 GRAMMARIf 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 gives his advice to best approach this subject.In this lesson, Al gives a 3-step process to help you better learn English grammar! Enjoy this One Point Lesson!To get ALsensei's new book "English Fluency Power" go to:Give me ENGLISH FLUENCY POWER and Bonuses!Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating!Level up your learning. Level up your life.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 DOT comPlease Subscribe in iTunes
3/20/202213 minutes, 30 seconds
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Current Events 15 | WAR - The Russia-Ukraine Conflict

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 need to know so that you can discuss this event with your friends, classmates, and colleagues.Here are the key vocabulary:relentlessMariupolto shellmosqueconvoyVolodymyr Zelenskyy"pseudo-republic"separatistto fan outto carpet-bombKyivto fleebeseigedDoctors Without BordersVladimir PutinCrimeasniper fireto deteriorateto totearmed forcessurrealto blockadeKharkivhumanitarian corridorartillery firebillowing smokeencirclementanesthesiologistPeremohademilitarizationNATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organizationsovereigntyno-fly zonecease-fireArticle used in this episode:AP News:Russia-Ukraine war: Key things to know about the conflictSpeak Natural English:Get ALsensei's 25 HOT IDIOMSIf you have a question or comment, please leave it in the "Comment" section below!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 LearningLevel up your Life
3/13/202233 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pronunciation Point 36 | Hot vs. Hut vs. Hat

On the 36th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic:HOT vs. HUT vs. HATToday 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 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.comPlease subscribe in iTunes
3/5/202214 minutes, 4 seconds
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One Point Lesson 4 | What Kind of Student Are You?

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 what each type of student is and helps you determine the best one to be in order to reach your goals! Enjoy this One Point Lesson!To get ALsensei's new book "English Fluency Power" go to:Give me ENGLISH FLUENCY POWER and Bonuses!Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating!Level up your learning. Level up your life.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 DOT comPlease Subscribe in iTunes
2/24/20228 minutes, 7 seconds
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Current Events 14 | Sports! Winter Olympics and Super Bowl Update!

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, and more!The other major event over the past week was the Super Bowl. The Los Angeles Rams faced the Cincinnati Bengals in a close game. Who came out on top? Listen to this episode of Current Events to find out!Here are the key vocabulary:controversyto falterto fall shortpodiumcontentionasteriskbanned medicationscornanti-dopinglaprollerbladeshiccupfree agencyArticles used in this episode:Yahoo Sports:Kamila Valieva falters in women's free skate, fails to medalNBC Sports:Erin Jackson brings home gold, first black woman to win speed skating medal at the Winter OlympicsNFL.com:Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp named Super Bowl LVI MVPSpeak Natural English:Get ALsensei's 25 HOT IDIOMSIf you have a question or comment, please leave it in the "Comment" section below!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 LearningLevel up your Life 
2/18/202224 minutes, 53 seconds
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Movie Review 6 | "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

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 the Rings movies. So, how does "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" compare to LOTR? Is this movie good for studying English? Al gives his thoughts in this episode of "Movie Reviews."As you listen, keep these 3 points in mind:1. Try to understand (comprehend) the overall meaning of the review.2. Learn and note down new vocabulary words and phrases.3. Decide if you'd like to see this movie or not.If you've seen the movies, leave your review and rating 0-10 in the "Comments" section below!Watch "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Now!Key Vocabulary:complementanxiouslyto take overcharismaticfun-lovingfiercespecial effectsCGto stay cleargenreMentioned on this episode:THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY ReviewGet ALsensei's 25 HOT IDIOMS for 2021!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 LearningLevel up your LifeDo you have a question or comment?Please email me at: al AT alsensei DOT comPlease subscribe in iTunes
2/10/202214 minutes, 2 seconds
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Your Question 26 | What is the Best METHOD to Learn English? I will do ANYTHING!!!

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 of you have so I wanted to share it with the wider community. Here is my response!Please listen and share with your friends, classmates, and colleagues!Download (15MB) ***Right Click->Save Link AsMentioned on this episode:One Point Lesson 3: How to Get Your Best Results in 2022!Get ALsensei’s Book – “English Fluency Power” with Bonuses!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 LearningLevel up your LifeDo you have a question?Please email me at: al AT alsensei.comPlease subscribe in iTunes
2/5/202216 minutes, 45 seconds
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Teacher Interview 13 | Learn English from Movies with Cara!

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 tips and answers the following questions:What are students doing wrong when it comes to studying with movies?Is it better to use movies or TV shows?Should I used subtitles when I'm watching movies?How can I improve my English?What is your number one sightseeing tip for France?and much more!Get Cara's free guide here:Leo-Listening.comOn 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 DOT com
1/28/202235 minutes, 25 seconds
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AudioBLOG 21 | Why Aren't You Good At English?

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 response.On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I attempt to answer this question for my Japanese students but also believe a lot of the same things apply to students from all countries and backgrounds. Listen, read along, and let me know if you agree.Link to Original Blog Post (Part 1)Link to Part 2Link to Part 3Link to Part 4Link to Part 5Get ALsensei's 25 HOT IDIOMS!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. If you are trying to become a fluent English speaker, a global communicator, and an overall real world English 2.0 performer, then this podcast is for you!Level up your LearningLevel up your LifeDo you have a question or comment?Please email me at: al AT alsensei DOT com
1/20/202224 minutes, 32 seconds
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Current Events 13 | Big COVID-19 Vaccine News

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 or be tested every week.In this episode of Current Events, we take a look at two articles about the recent Supreme Court ruling dealing with President Biden's Vaccine policy. Will the mandate go through? Or will it be stopped by the Supreme Court?Here are the key vocabulary:mandateto suspendfederal fundingpendingOccupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)Executive BranchLegislative BranchJudicial Branchchecks and balancesseparation of powersprongsrecourseto undergosetbackomicron variantholdoutsto dissentto be slatedto necessitateArticles used in this episode:National Review:Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers, Allows Health-Care Vaccine RequirementHuffPost:Supreme Court Blocks Biden's Vaccine-Or-Test Rule For Large EmployersMentioned on this episode:All Sides Speak Natural English:Get ALsensei's 25 HOT IDIOMS for 2021 *ALL NEW*If you have a question or comment, please leave it in the "Comment" section below!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 LearningLevel up your Life
1/14/202231 minutes, 50 seconds
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One Point Lesson 3 | How to Get Your Best Results in 2022!

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 increase your chances of finding success.In this lesson, Al gives several examples of goals you might want to set and how to form an action plan to achieve them. Enjoy this One Point Lesson!To get ALsensei's 25 HOT IDIOMS, go to this link:25 HOT IDIOMS!Please leave a Comment and 5-star Rating!Level up your learning. Level up your life.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 DOT comPlease Subscribe in iTunes
1/6/202216 minutes, 24 seconds
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Christmas Special 2021! The Best English Teachers on the Planet Give Their Top Tips!

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 post Christmas Special 2021! The Best English Teachers on the Planet Give Their Top Tips! first appeared on ALsensei.
12/26/202122 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 42 | Is This The End…?

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 appeared on ALsensei.
12/18/20219 minutes, 41 seconds
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Your Question 25 | How Can I Translate Song Lyrics Into English?

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 I Translate Song Lyrics Into English? first appeared on ALsensei.
12/11/202113 minutes, 18 seconds
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Teacher Interview 12 | Let’s Master English with Coach Shane!

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 post Teacher Interview 12 | Let’s Master English with Coach Shane! first appeared on ALsensei.
12/2/202129 minutes, 22 seconds
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Speaking Skills 15 | Asking for Opinions

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 Opinions first appeared on ALsensei.
11/24/202115 minutes, 8 seconds
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Current Events 12 | The COVID-19 Vaccines and Sesame Street?!?

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 Current Events 12 | The COVID-19 Vaccines and Sesame Street?!? first appeared on ALsensei.
11/16/202121 minutes, 34 seconds
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Real Chat 9 | Let’s Talk About Music with a Huge QUEEN and BEATLES Fan!

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 Fan! first appeared on ALsensei.
11/5/202156 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pronunciation Point 35 | Where vs. Were vs. We’re

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 Pronunciation Point 35 | Where vs. Were vs. We’re first appeared on ALsensei.
10/30/202111 minutes, 34 seconds
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Your Question 24 | Will it help to practice in front of a mirror?

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 practice in front of a mirror? first appeared on ALsensei.
10/24/20218 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 41 | The 3 Most Destructive Things You’re Telling Yourself

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 Most Destructive Things You’re Telling Yourself first appeared on ALsensei.
10/18/202116 minutes, 56 seconds
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Movie Review 5 | “Jack Reacher”

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 Reacher” first appeared on ALsensei.
10/10/202113 minutes, 6 seconds
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Current Events 11 | Music News

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 | Music News first appeared on ALsensei.
9/28/202132 minutes, 58 seconds
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Movie Study 6 | THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

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 REDEMPTION first appeared on ALsensei.
9/21/202125 minutes, 21 seconds
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English Fluency Power 7 | A Scam Artist Convinced Me…Almost

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 Fluency Power 7 | A Scam Artist Convinced Me…Almost first appeared on ALsensei.
9/15/20215 minutes, 27 seconds
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English Fluency Power 6 | Mission Impossible? You Decide!

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 Fluency Power 6 | Mission Impossible? You Decide! first appeared on ALsensei.
9/13/20213 minutes, 8 seconds
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One Point Lesson 2 | STOP Saying These 2 Things!

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 2 | STOP Saying These 2 Things! first appeared on ALsensei.
9/5/20217 minutes, 22 seconds
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Current Events 10 | International Student News

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 | International Student News first appeared on ALsensei.
8/29/202119 minutes, 9 seconds
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Teacher Interview 11 | Speak English with Vanessa!

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, […]The post Teacher Interview 11 | Speak English with Vanessa! first appeared on ALsensei.
8/20/202123 minutes, 37 seconds
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AudioBLOG 20 | Get More Done!

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.
8/14/202114 minutes, 30 seconds
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Your Question 23 | Why Can’t I Think of Ideas When I Speak English?

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 I Think of Ideas When I Speak English? first appeared on ALsensei.
8/7/202112 minutes, 32 seconds
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Movie Review 4 | “Back to the Future” Trilogy

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 the Future” Trilogy first appeared on ALsensei.
7/31/202119 minutes, 12 seconds
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Current Events 9 | COVID-19 Update

On the 9th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news regarding COVID-19. There is a new strain of the virus called the “Delta Variant.” Also, some places still require masks while others do not. On this episode of Current Events, Al discusses the latest news on COVID-19 covering two articles from different […]The post Current Events 9 | COVID-19 Update first appeared on ALsensei.
7/24/202136 minutes, 12 seconds
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English Fluency Power 5 | How to Learn New Vocabulary and NEVER Forget It

Today we wrap up the “English Fluency Power” series! Today we cover the final topic: How to Learn New Vocabulary Words and Expressions and Never Forget Them In this lesson, Al teaches you a system to help you memorize new vocabulary and natural English phrases so that you will not forget them. To watch ALL […]The post English Fluency Power 5 | How to Learn New Vocabulary and NEVER Forget It first appeared on ALsensei.
7/15/202111 minutes, 6 seconds
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English Fluency Power 4 | Is Your English Textbook GOOD or BAD?

Today we continue the countdown to ALsensei’s first book, “English Fluency Power”! Over the next several days and episodes of the podcast, Al will give a valuable tip to help with your English fluency directly from the book! Today: Is Your English Textbook Good Or Bad? In this lesson, Al tells you exactly how to […]The post English Fluency Power 4 | Is Your English Textbook GOOD or BAD? first appeared on ALsensei.
7/12/20217 minutes, 30 seconds
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English Fluency Power 3 | The #1 Fluency KILLER

Today we continue the countdown to ALsensei’s first book, “English Fluency Power”! Over the next several days and episodes of the podcast, Al will give a valuable tip to help with your English fluency directly from the book! Today: The #1 Thing that is KILLING your English Fluency If your goal is to achieve English […]The post English Fluency Power 3 | The #1 Fluency KILLER first appeared on ALsensei.
7/6/20216 minutes, 24 seconds
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English Fluency Power 2 | The TIP for SUCCESS that NO other Teacher is Talking About

Today we continue the countdown to ALsensei’s first book, “English Fluency Power”! Over the next several days and episodes of the podcast, Al will give a valuable tip to help with your English fluency directly from the book! Today: The Success Tip that No Other Teacher is Telling You About I’ve taught English for 20 […]The post English Fluency Power 2 | The TIP for SUCCESS that NO other Teacher is Talking About first appeared on ALsensei.
7/3/20216 minutes, 14 seconds
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English Fluency Power 1 | Here’s How to Achieve Your Fluency Goals

Today we kick off the countdown to ALsensei’s first book, “English Fluency Power”! Over the next several days and episodes of the podcast, Al will give a valuable tip to help with your English fluency directly from the book! Today’s tip: The Key to Achieving Your Fluency Goals Have you ever wondered why you are […]The post English Fluency Power 1 | Here’s How to Achieve Your Fluency Goals first appeared on ALsensei.
7/1/20215 minutes, 53 seconds
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One Point Lesson 1 | Saving Time and Energy with Idioms

On the 1st ever One Point Lesson, Al goes over a very important topic that will save you time and energy while studying English! Today’s topic: Saving Time and Energy with Idioms When learning new idioms, it’s important to know which of three categories they fall into. First, there are outdated idioms. Second, there are […]The post One Point Lesson 1 | Saving Time and Energy with Idioms first appeared on ALsensei.
6/26/20219 minutes, 44 seconds
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Real Chat 8 | Surviving in Hawaii with 2 of My New Friends

On the 8th episode of Real Chat, Al has a chat with his new friends, Anthony and Hayato, about living in Hawaii, language learning, and more. What is it like living in Hawaii? Is it all fun and rainbows like you see on TV? How was it for a second generation Japanese youngster to grow […]The post Real Chat 8 | Surviving in Hawaii with 2 of My New Friends first appeared on ALsensei.
6/19/202148 minutes, 42 seconds
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Current Events 8 | Sports Round-Up!

On the 8th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news from the world of sports! Since COVID-19 hit last year, many of the major sports leagues and tournaments are starting to take place again. The main event of the summer will be the Olympics starting next month in Tokyo. However, we have […]The post Current Events 8 | Sports Round-Up! first appeared on ALsensei.
6/12/202134 minutes, 32 seconds
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Teacher Interview 10 | Learn with Luke Thompson from Luke’s English Podcast!

On the 10th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Luke Thompson, the host of the popular show “Luke’s English Podcast.” Luke taught English in Kanagawa, Japan and has been podcasting since 2009! Luke’s English Podcast focuses on in-depth conversations giving listeners a chance to explore various topics, learn about British English and culture, […]The post Teacher Interview 10 | Learn with Luke Thompson from Luke’s English Podcast! first appeared on ALsensei.
6/5/202134 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 40 | Top Lessons from 10 Years of Podcasting!

On the 40th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of the English 2.0 Podcast! Today’s topic: The Top Lessons From 10 Years of Podcasting First of all, I’d like to say “Thank You” to everyone who has been a part of this journey that started 10 years ago. Actually, it […]The post Episode 40 | Top Lessons from 10 Years of Podcasting! first appeared on ALsensei.
5/30/202121 minutes, 34 seconds
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Real Chat 7 | Let’s Chat About Investing – Stocks, Real Estate, and Bitcoin

On the 7th episode of Real Chat, Al has a chat with his friend Asif about investing. Are you currently investing or have you invested before? In these uncertain times, it is important to protect your savings and even grow it if possible. What are the ways in which you can invest? What are the […]The post Real Chat 7 | Let’s Chat About Investing – Stocks, Real Estate, and Bitcoin first appeared on ALsensei.
5/22/202146 minutes, 45 seconds
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AudioBlog 19 | English 2.0 EXPLAINED

On the 19th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Upgrade Your English OS: English 1.0 -> English 2.0 It’s almost been 10 years since the beginning of the English 2.0 Podcast! Since we have quite a few new listeners and subscribers, it was time that we reviewed and explained the […]The post AudioBlog 19 | English 2.0 EXPLAINED first appeared on ALsensei.
5/15/202110 minutes, 22 seconds
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Your Question 22 | How Can I Increase My IELTS Speaking Score?

On the 22nd episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: How can I improve my speaking to prepare for the IELTS exam? When I’m taking the exam I have no idea what to talk about and that’s a problem. The words just don’t come out fluently. Please help! Here are my top […]The post Your Question 22 | How Can I Increase My IELTS Speaking Score? first appeared on ALsensei.
5/8/202122 minutes, 57 seconds
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Current Events 7 | The Academy Awards 2021

On the 7th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the winners and news from the 93rd Academy Awards. Also known as the “Oscar Awards” this event is held annually to recognize the best movies from the previous year. So which movie won the biggest prize, the Best Picture Award? Who won the awards for […]The post Current Events 7 | The Academy Awards 2021 first appeared on ALsensei.
5/1/202121 minutes, 36 seconds
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Movie Study 5 | OCEAN’S ELEVEN

On the 5th episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: Ocean’s Eleven Today, let’s take a look at this comedic crime thriller from 2001. It stars plenty of famous actors including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, and many more. On this episode, I break down the […]The post Movie Study 5 | OCEAN’S ELEVEN first appeared on ALsensei.
4/24/202123 minutes, 37 seconds
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AudioBlog 18 | A Powerful Reminder

On the 18th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Does Knowing Equal Doing? Everyone KNOWS correct grammar, right? But can most English learners SPEAK with correct grammar? In this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, Al goes over why this occurs and a powerful reminder on how to fix it! […]The post AudioBlog 18 | A Powerful Reminder first appeared on ALsensei.
4/16/20217 minutes, 3 seconds
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Speaking Skills 14 | Expressing Likes and Dislikes

On the 14th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Expressing Likes and Dislikes I’m sure most of you can do this on a basic level. We all know and can say “I like…” or “I don’t like…” But, what if you want to make that a little more polite or […]The post Speaking Skills 14 | Expressing Likes and Dislikes first appeared on ALsensei.
4/10/202115 minutes, 4 seconds
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Current Events 6 | Why the George Floyd Murder Case Isn’t As Clear As You May Think

On the 6th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news regarding the George Floyd murder case. On May 25th, 2020 George Floyd tragically died after an encounter with police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A video in which this encounter was captured spread around the world and sparked riots in many cities across […]The post Current Events 6 | Why the George Floyd Murder Case Isn’t As Clear As You May Think first appeared on ALsensei.
4/2/202130 minutes, 9 seconds
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Real Chat 6 | Philosophy and Language with Warren Tang (Part 2)

On the 6th episode of Real Chat, Al continues his chat with university instructor and researcher Warren Tang. Have you ever wondered about your own existence? How do we know what “exists”? Can language bring something into existence? Is there such a thing as complete objectivity when viewing the world? These questions and more are […]The post Real Chat 6 | Philosophy and Language with Warren Tang (Part 2) first appeared on ALsensei.
3/18/202146 minutes, 16 seconds
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Real Chat 5 | Buddhism, Linguistics, and Philosophy with Warren Tang (Part 1)

On the 5th episode of Real Chat, Al talks to university instructor and researcher Warren Tang. Warren has been teaching linguistics and English language in Hiroshima, Japan for 18 years! However, it was our interest in philosophy and different perspectives of the world that brought us together a few short years ago. In this episode […]The post Real Chat 5 | Buddhism, Linguistics, and Philosophy with Warren Tang (Part 1) first appeared on ALsensei.
3/14/202127 minutes, 50 seconds
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Movie Review 3 | “A Bug’s Life”

On the 3rd episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: “A Bug’s Life” This is a movie made by Disney and Pixar which was released in 1998. Following the success of “Toy Story”, this was the second movie ever produced by Pixar and became the highest grossing animated movie of […]The post Movie Review 3 | “A Bug’s Life” first appeared on ALsensei.
3/8/202113 minutes
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Current Events 5 | Cancel Culture, Star Wars, and Gina Carano

On the 5th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the concept of “Cancel Culture” by highlighting a recent news story. About a week ago or so, actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano was fired from the hit TV show “The Mandalorian” for making questionable comments on social media. So what is “Cancel Culture” […]The post Current Events 5 | Cancel Culture, Star Wars, and Gina Carano first appeared on ALsensei.
2/27/202127 minutes, 55 seconds
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AudioBLOG 17 | How to Give Your Opinion in 4 Different Ways

On the 17th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: How to Give Your Opinion: Version 2.0 Everyone has opinions, right? But does everyone know how to express their opinions clearly and accurately? In this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, Al goes over 4 different ways you can give your […]The post AudioBLOG 17 | How to Give Your Opinion in 4 Different Ways first appeared on ALsensei.
2/19/202118 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 39 | The Best New Tool to Help You Become a Fluent English Speaker

On the 39th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: The Best New Tool to Help You Become a Fluent English Speaker In this core episode, I share with you a fantastic new app to help you become a fluent English speaker. It’s called “Clubhouse” and it’s a new social […]The post Episode 39 | The Best New Tool to Help You Become a Fluent English Speaker first appeared on ALsensei.
2/10/202113 minutes, 41 seconds
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Real Chat 4 | Let’s Go Behind the Scenes with a Movie Producer!

On the 4th episode of Real Chat, Al talks to filmmaker Mike Solton! Mike is an independent filmmaker and movie producer from Los Angeles, California. He has made three movies with another one possibly in the works. His latest movie, “Love in Tokyo” was filmed on location in Tokyo and is a light romantic comedy. […]The post Real Chat 4 | Let’s Go Behind the Scenes with a Movie Producer! first appeared on ALsensei.
2/3/202135 minutes, 32 seconds
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Movie Study 4 | PITCH PERFECT

On the 4th episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: Pitch Perfect Today, let’s take a look at this comedy from 2012 starring Anna Kendrick. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into 7 easy steps: 1. Choose the Movie 2. Choose a […]The post Movie Study 4 | PITCH PERFECT first appeared on ALsensei.
1/26/202125 minutes, 47 seconds
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AudioBLOG 16 | 3 Lessons for Success (from Justin Bieber!)

On the 16th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: 3 Things I Learned from JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER What?! Is Justin Bieber an English teacher? Well, no, not exactly. He is a global superstar in the world of pop music so he knows a little bit about success. What […]The post AudioBLOG 16 | 3 Lessons for Success (from Justin Bieber!) first appeared on ALsensei.
1/17/202121 minutes, 53 seconds
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Current Events 4 | What Just Happened at the U.S. Capitol?

On the 4th episode of Current Events, Al describes what occurred at the U.S. Capitol a few days ago. On January 6th, a mob of mostly Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C. They were able to get past security and get inside the halls of the U.S. government. So what happens now? […]The post Current Events 4 | What Just Happened at the U.S. Capitol? first appeared on ALsensei.
1/11/202129 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 38 | New Year’s Resolutions: Why They Don’t Work

On the 38th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: New Year’s Resolutions: Why They Don’t Work Happy New Year! In this core episode, I talk about the reason that many people fail when setting their New Year’s Resolutions and goals. Also, I give you action steps that will allow […]The post Episode 38 | New Year’s Resolutions: Why They Don’t Work first appeared on ALsensei.
1/3/202112 minutes, 14 seconds
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Christmas Special! | Top Tips and Lessons from the Best English Teachers in the World

On today’s Special Christmas episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I 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! Download MP3 (28MB) Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 […]The post Christmas Special! | Top Tips and Lessons from the Best English Teachers in the World first appeared on ALsensei.
12/26/202031 minutes, 24 seconds
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Speaking Skills 13 | Describing Past Events

On the 13th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Describing Past Events Has any of your English-speaking friends asked you, “How was your vacation?” or “What happened in the meeting this morning?” In this episode, we learn how to describe past events in a very logical way that’s easy for […]The post Speaking Skills 13 | Describing Past Events first appeared on ALsensei.
12/20/202016 minutes, 27 seconds
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Current Events 3 | Is the Election Over Yet? Did Trump Really Lose?!

On the 3rd episode of Current Events, Al gives an important update on the U.S. presidential election. Most news media outlets are saying the Joe Biden won the presidential election. But is that really the case? Is it actually over? Well, technically, it’s not over until the new president takes over on January 20th, called […]The post Current Events 3 | Is the Election Over Yet? Did Trump Really Lose?! first appeared on ALsensei.
12/12/202041 minutes, 24 seconds
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Real Chat 3 | How Much Do You Know About New Zealand?

On the 3rd episode of Real Chat, Al talks to his friend Louise from New Zealand! Louise Poppy, as she is known online, is a tour guide from New Zealand. She has visited several countries and in addition to New Zealand, she leads tours in Japan and South Korea as well. In this episode of […]The post Real Chat 3 | How Much Do You Know About New Zealand? first appeared on ALsensei.
12/5/202053 minutes, 12 seconds
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Current Events 2 | Thanksgiving and Black Friday – Current Traditions and History

On the 2nd episode of Current Events, Al talks about two significant days in the United States: Thanksgiving and Black Friday. In America, we have just celebrated the festive holiday of Thanksgiving! For many American families this is a holiday filled with tradition and celebration as we give thanks to what we have. However, some […]The post Current Events 2 | Thanksgiving and Black Friday – Current Traditions and History first appeared on ALsensei.
11/29/202024 minutes, 33 seconds
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AudioBLOG 15 | Responding Naturally in a Conversation

On the 15th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Power Conversation: How to Respond to Someone Naturally Do you sometimes struggle to respond in a conversation? Perhaps it’s stressful to find the right words. Or maybe, you want to say something but you’re afraid of making of mistake. Well, in […]The post AudioBLOG 15 | Responding Naturally in a Conversation first appeared on ALsensei.
11/21/202011 minutes, 32 seconds
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Movie Review 2 | “Gemini Man”

On the 2nd episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: “Gemini Man” I recently came across this 2019 movie on Hulu. It stars Will Smith and is directed by Ang Lee. The story seems good but it received a lot of bad reviews. So, is “Gemini Man” worth watching? Al […]The post Movie Review 2 | “Gemini Man” first appeared on ALsensei.
11/14/202010 minutes, 30 seconds
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Current Events 1 | What’s Happening with the Election??

On the 1st episode of Current Events, Al updates you on the current status of the U.S. presidential election. As it stands, we still don’t know who the president will be although it is starting to look like Joe Biden will defeat President Donald Trump. In this episode of Current Events, Al gives a brief […]The post Current Events 1 | What’s Happening with the Election?? first appeared on ALsensei.
11/7/202035 minutes, 32 seconds
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Real Chat 2 | ELECTION SPECIAL! Hear from a Donald Trump Voter

On the 2nd episode of Real Chat, Al talks to a friend who will be voting for President Donald J. Trump in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Al and Steve have been friends since they met in Hawaii about 13 years ago. In this chat, you’ll hear Steve give his views about the election and […]The post Real Chat 2 | ELECTION SPECIAL! Hear from a Donald Trump Voter first appeared on ALsensei.
11/3/202059 minutes, 8 seconds
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Real Chat 1 | ELECTION SPECIAL! Hear from 2 Joe Biden Voters

On the 1st episode of Real Chat, Al talks to two friends who will be voting for Joe Biden in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Al, Robert, and Erik have known each other since college. In this chat, you’ll hear Robert and Erik give their views about the election and why they’re voting for former […]The post Real Chat 1 | ELECTION SPECIAL! Hear from 2 Joe Biden Voters first appeared on ALsensei.
11/2/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 37 | Unlock Your SUPERPOWER

On the 37th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: Unlock Your SUPERPOWER In this core episode, I talk about how you can discover and unlock your SuperPower! Where does your Passion meet your Ability? Once you find that, unleash it and benefit the world! Download and watch today! Download […]The post Episode 37 | Unlock Your SUPERPOWER first appeared on ALsensei.
10/30/20208 minutes, 40 seconds
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Personal Message from ALsensei

Aloha everyone! Back in 2005, I got my first inspiration for starting a podcast by discovering university audio lectures online. Shortly after that, my hometown sports radio station started releasing their daily broadcasts that the public could download. These were among the first “Podcasts” to be made. In 2008, I recorded the intro to my […]The post Personal Message from ALsensei first appeared on ALsensei.
10/24/202020 minutes, 53 seconds
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Speaking Skills 12 | Expressing Future Plans

On the 12th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Expressing Future Plans Has any of your English-speaking friends asked you, “What are you doing this weekend?” Or, “What are your plans for the holidays?” In this episode, we learn how to express your future plans for certain plans, probable plans […]The post Speaking Skills 12 | Expressing Future Plans first appeared on ALsensei.
10/16/202012 minutes, 40 seconds
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Student Success Stories 1 | How Saki Became a Fluent English Speaker

On the 1st episode of Student Success Stories, we talk to Saki, a student from Japan! Like most students in Japan, Saki started learning English in junior high school but still couldn’t speak well after graduating. It wasn’t until she had a shocking experience during her homestay in Australia when she realized she needed to […]The post Student Success Stories 1 | How Saki Became a Fluent English Speaker first appeared on ALsensei.
10/9/202033 minutes, 52 seconds
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Your Question 21 | How Can I Introduce Myself to a Group Formally?

On the 21st episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: How can I introduce myself to a group formally? Here are my thoughts and suggestions: First, you need to consider the situation and the length your introduction needs to be. If it’s going to be a longer speech, I’d split it up […]The post Your Question 21 | How Can I Introduce Myself to a Group Formally? first appeared on ALsensei.
10/2/20207 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pronunciation Point 34 | Shop vs. Chop

On the 34th episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: SHOP vs. CHOP The difference in these two sounds can be a challenge for some speakers. Al explains the differences and gives a few example sentences in Pronunciation Point 34! Download Video (65MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As Get ALsensei’s 25 HOT […]The post Pronunciation Point 34 | Shop vs. Chop first appeared on ALsensei.
9/25/20207 minutes, 34 seconds
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AudioBLOG 14 | 3 Tips for Fluency (from a King!)

On the 14th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: 3 Things I Learned from “The King’s Speech” When I watch movies and documentaries, I try to find lessons that are helpful for daily life. “The King’s Speech” is an Academy Award winning movie from 2011 and has some very valuable […]The post AudioBLOG 14 | 3 Tips for Fluency (from a King!) first appeared on ALsensei.
9/18/202017 minutes, 57 seconds
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Speaking Skills 11 | Inviting

On the 11th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Inviting Have you ever wanted to ask someone to join you for a cup of coffee? Or maybe go to a movie? Or come to your birthday party? In this episode, we learn how to invite others, both casually and politely. […]The post Speaking Skills 11 | Inviting first appeared on ALsensei.
9/11/202015 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 36 | How to Speak English with Confidence

On the 36th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: How to Speak English with Confidence In this core episode, I outline my 3-step process to achieving communication success. Within this process, I give 2 very clear Action Steps that all students can start using today! Don’t let another day […]The post Episode 36 | How to Speak English with Confidence first appeared on ALsensei.
9/5/202018 minutes, 20 seconds
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Teacher Interview 9 | Learn English from TV Series with Takao Kasumi

On the 9th episode of the Teacher Interview, we talk to Takao Kasumi, co-author of “Friends Season 5 Book: English and Culture Learning Guide.” Takao grew up in Australia and America and currently teaches in Japan. Recently, he wrote the Friends book with two other co-workers in order to help students have fun while learning […]The post Teacher Interview 9 | Learn English from TV Series with Takao Kasumi first appeared on ALsensei.
8/29/202021 minutes, 28 seconds
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Your Question 20 | What are Good Books for Intermediate Students?

On the 20th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: What books do you recommend for intermediate students? Here are my thoughts and suggestions: Most importantly, choose topics that are interesting for you! This will help you learn faster and faster. Here are 3 fiction books and 3 non-fiction books that I […]The post Your Question 20 | What are Good Books for Intermediate Students? first appeared on ALsensei.
8/22/202012 minutes, 23 seconds
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Pronunciation Point 33 | They are vs. There are

On the 33rd episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: THEY ARE vs. THERE ARE The pronunciation difference between these two phrases is very slight. However, their meanings are quite different. Al explains the differences and gives a few example sentences in Pronunciation Point 33! Download Video (85MB) ***Right Click->Save Link […]The post Pronunciation Point 33 | They are vs. There are first appeared on ALsensei.
8/14/20209 minutes, 59 seconds
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Movie Review 1 | “The Social Network”

On the 1st episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: “The Social Network” During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you have some extra time on your hands. Why not catch up on watching some movies? As you listen, keep these 3 points in mind: 1. Try to understand (comprehend) the […]The post Movie Review 1 | “The Social Network” first appeared on ALsensei.
8/7/202012 minutes, 38 seconds
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Fluency Series Part 3 | Take Action

In Part 3 of the brand new Fluency Series of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic in English: How to Overcome the 3 Hurdles to Fluency and Take Action! I recently asked my students what their #1 challenge was in their English learning and overwhelmingly the response was that they were […]The post Fluency Series Part 3 | Take Action first appeared on ALsensei.
7/31/202015 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fluency Series Part 2 | One Key Change

In Part 2 of the brand new Fluency Series of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic in English: One Key Change you can make to elevate your Fluency I recently asked my students what their #1 challenge was in their English learning and overwhelmingly the response was that they were having […]The post Fluency Series Part 2 | One Key Change first appeared on ALsensei.
7/23/202012 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fluency Series Part 1 | Challenges

In Part 1 of the brand new Fluency Series of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic in English: Challenges with Fluency I recently asked my students what their #1 challenge was in their English learning and overwhelmingly the response was that they were having trouble with fluency. In the first part […]The post Fluency Series Part 1 | Challenges first appeared on ALsensei.
7/15/202017 minutes, 31 seconds
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YQ19 | Is a Firm Handshake OK for a Job Interview?

On the 19th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: Is a FIRM handshake recommended for a job interview? It seems a bit intimidating. Here are my thoughts and suggestions: In short, the answer is YES! It is very important to always give a firm handshake when you meet someone for the […]The post YQ19 | Is a Firm Handshake OK for a Job Interview? first appeared on ALsensei.
8/23/20177 minutes, 1 second
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SS10 | Clarifying

On the 10th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to develop this skill: Clarifying Sometimes in a conversation, it’s hard to understand the other person. Perhaps, they use a word you don’t know or their explanation is unclear. In this lesson, we learn how to ask the other person to clarify what they mean. […]The post SS10 | Clarifying first appeared on ALsensei.
7/20/20178 minutes, 21 seconds
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E2P35 | “Is This Correct?”

On the 35th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following question from students: Is this correct English? One of the most common question I am asked by students is, “Al, is this correct?” Of course, this is a very good question to ask but I have found it difficult to answer […]The post E2P35 | “Is This Correct?” first appeared on ALsensei.
5/30/201712 minutes, 59 seconds
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AB13 | Active Listening

On the 13th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Power Conversation: Active Listening 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 4 of the “Power […]The post AB13 | Active Listening first appeared on ALsensei.
4/14/201712 minutes, 12 seconds
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PP32 | Fast vs. First

On the 32nd episode of the Pronunciation Point, we look at the following topic: FAST vs. FIRST These two words are sometimes hard to distinguish when pronouncing them. This is especially true for Japanese students. Al explains the differences and gives a few examples in Pronunciation Point 32! Download Video (66MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As […]The post PP32 | Fast vs. First first appeared on ALsensei.
3/21/20177 minutes, 40 seconds
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YQ18 | How Can I Prepare For My Study Abroad?

On the 18th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question: Q: How can I prepare for my study abroad? Here are my thoughts and suggestions: Instead of focusing on English, focus more on culture and daily life experiences. Learn about customs and the school or program you will be attending. Learn about your […]The post YQ18 | How Can I Prepare For My Study Abroad? first appeared on ALsensei.
3/3/20174 minutes, 35 seconds
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Best of Periscope 2 | How to Pronounce “Congratulations”, Grammar Question – “Still”, Star Wars Ep. 7 Chat

On the 2nd episode of the Best of Periscope, we look at 3 different Periscope lessons and videos over the last few months: 1. Pronunciation: “Congratulations” 2. Grammar Question: “Still” 3. Star Wars Episode 7 Discussion Periscope is an app for your smartphone or tablet which allows you to broadcast or watch live video! I’ve […]The post Best of Periscope 2 | How to Pronounce “Congratulations”, Grammar Question – “Still”, Star Wars Ep. 7 Chat first appeared on ALsensei.
2/13/201723 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 […]The post AB12 | 3 Keys to Maintain a Conversation first appeared on ALsensei.
5/11/201610 minutes, 37 seconds
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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 […]The post E2P34 | How to Network with Success first appeared on ALsensei.
4/18/201617 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 […]The post PP31 | Word Stress: Countries and Nationalities first appeared on ALsensei.
3/9/20167 minutes, 32 seconds
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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 […]The post TI8 | Erik Peterson – ESL Lecturer from the University of Wisconsin-Stout first appeared on ALsensei.
2/28/201621 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 […]The post YQ17 | Which is better to improve SPEAKING? LISTENING or READING? first appeared on ALsensei.
2/21/20164 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 […]The post Best of Periscope 1 | “Th”-sound, Brain Freeze, Mt. Fuji first appeared on ALsensei.
2/12/201614 minutes, 33 seconds
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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 […]The post AB11 | Conversation Confidence in 3 Easy Steps first appeared on ALsensei.
2/5/201610 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 […]The post SS9 | Agreeing and Disagreeing first appeared on ALsensei.
1/29/20169 minutes, 11 seconds
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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 […]The post Special Message from ALsensei first appeared on ALsensei.
1/26/20161 minute, 39 seconds
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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 […]The post E2P33 | The Green Pigeon first appeared on ALsensei.
1/12/20169 minutes, 58 seconds
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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 […]The post YQ16 | Is it a Good Idea to Learn 2 Languages at the Same Time? first appeared on ALsensei.
12/27/20156 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 […]The post AB10 | Learn These 2 Points to Make a Great First Impression first appeared on ALsensei.
12/18/201512 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 […]The post PP30 | Eyes vs. Ice first appeared on ALsensei.
11/24/20156 minutes, 30 seconds
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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: […]The post Movie Study 3 | MAN OF STEEL first appeared on ALsensei.
11/13/201522 minutes, 58 seconds
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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 […]The post SS8 | Giving Opinions first appeared on ALsensei.
10/27/20157 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 […]The post E2P32 | Are You Wasting Time and Money? first appeared on ALsensei.
9/11/201513 minutes, 40 seconds