The RealLife English Podcast (education)
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Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'll never be fluent in English--I'm too old!"? Or maybe you just think that now you are an adult and you can only become fluent when you are a kid. 

Whether you are lost and confused or are making excuses for your learning, you will find this episode extremely useful to answer these question and more. 

Remember to go to https://reallifeglobal.com/age to learn even more!

Direct download: 167_-_Am_I_Too_Old_to_Learn_English.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 8:49am -03

Have you ever been frustrated because you heard other people laughing, but didn't understand the joke in English? And do you want to be able to use your English to make other people laugh?

If your answer is "yes," then we have the perfect podcast episode for you here. We brought on Luke, from Luke's English Podcast to give you some expert advice about humor--because Luke is not only a kickass British English teacher, he is also a comedian!

Learn more about Luke's life, how he became a teacher, how you can use comedy and be funnier in English and more, Aww Yeah!

Direct download: 161_-_How_to_Be_Funny_In_English.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:14pm -03

Ethan writing you from Barcelona where there were recently some terrorist attacks from the 16th - 18th of August, 2017. Fortunately, I was not personally affected, but these tragic events definitely got me thinking, and that's what we discuss in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast. 

The headlines all say some variation of "14 Dead in the Attacks in Barcelona." And although this is effective and impactful to see at the front of the newspaper, it is way too impersonal. 

Don't think of 14 dead. Think of the 14 individuals, each with a name, a face, a family--and perhaps more importantly--dreams that now they will never have the possibility to accomplish. Their potential was stolen from them, but you and I are still here. And you and I need to remember that our time, our potential, our dreams can be taken at any moment. We have to act NOW. By telling ourselves that we will have time tomorrow, or next week, or next year to achieve our dreams we avoid the reality that the victim yesterday could have been you or me. And it is a disrespect to those that did have their dreams stolen from them yesterday if you and I don't at least try to make ours a reality today. 

I truly send my heart out to any of you affected by the events here in Barcelona, or anywhere else. Here we might say, "Tots units fem força," -- united we are stronger! And it's never more than in times of tragedy that we see how real this is. Together we will not give up in the face of a few cruel individuals. Together we can make our dreams a reality. Together we can make a better tomorrow.

Let's continue the good fight together, you and I! Much love from Barcelona️ ❤️!

Direct download: 157_final_cut.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 6:16am -03

This episode of the RealLife English Podcast is at the TOP of the RealLife Way--so if you have made it this far, congratulations! You are already well on your way to not just learning it, but living it! And the ultimate expression of this is when you can use your English to actually change the world! 

I know it sounds like a big goal, but as Gandhi said, "Be the change that your wish to see in the world," and knowing how to communicate in English is going to exponentially aid you in doing this. 

Join us for a mind blowing discussion and also learn how you can get TWO new fluency presents, which will help you to start living a life beyond borders. 

Direct download: RealLife_Way-_Be_the_Change_Step_5_.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:15am -03

Hey you there--yes you! Are you ready to communicate in English like an expert?

It's not just enough to wish for it. And no, it's not enough to go to class two or three times per week or study grammar. The secret lies in just one skill--in a willingness to open your heart, to be vulnerable, to face your shame, and to be COURAGEOUS! If you master the skill that we will talk about in this episode of the RealLife English Podcast, you will be perceived as fluent. But do you have the guts [bravery] to do it? Let's see--download or listen now!

Direct download: RealLife_Way-_How_to_Find_the_Courage_to_Speak_English_Step_4.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 6:00am -03

We had the great pleasure of interviewing one of our favorite online teachers, the pronunciation master herself, Rachel from Rachel's English. If you don't know Rachel, she's been a huge inspiration to how we teach pronunciation here at RealLife.

In this conversation, we talk about a lot of awesome stuff, but here are a few of the highlights:

  • Rachel's story as an opera singer and how she started teaching pronunciation
  • The importance of learning to listen and imitate the rhythmic patterns of native speakers
  • Is it okay to practice your English with other non-native speakers and learners?
  • Using media and repetition of native speech samples to improve your pronunciation
Direct download: Rachel_Podcast.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:07pm -03

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