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🇬🇧 I'm Michael Lavers and this podcast will help you improve your English. I'm an online English teacher for students learning as a second language. In this podcast, I answer your questions about learning and help you achieve your goals in British English. Once a month I talk to a teacher or expert on topics related to language.

The Level Up English Podcast Michael Lavers

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🇬🇧 I'm Michael Lavers and this podcast will help you improve your English. I'm an online English teacher for students learning as a second language. In this podcast, I answer your questions about learning and help you achieve your goals in British English. Once a month I talk to a teacher or expert on topics related to language.

    #268 The Best Way to Learn English with Fabio Cerpelloni

    #268 The Best Way to Learn English with Fabio Cerpelloni

    Fabio Cerpelloni chats with me on the podcast today around the topic of his new book: 'Any Language You Want: 18 Conflicting Lessons for a New Kind of Language Learner'.

    A collection of contradictory true personal stories in answer to "What's the best way to learn a language?" In each of the 18 chapters, Fabio -- a language learner and teacher -- shares a story about how he mastered English, his second language, and tells you what's the best way to learn another language.

    In this episode, we discuss some ways to learn English and why it's not as simple as you might think. I'm sure you'll leave, however, feeling inspired, motivated, and with some new ideas on how to best master this language.
    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast268

    Fabio's Website: https://fabiocerpelloni.com

    The Book: https://fabiocerpelloni.com/any-language-you-want/

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    #267 Learn English by Teaching

    #267 Learn English by Teaching

    A listener asked me how they can teach English to their friend, so I decided to give some tips and advice in this podcast episode.

    I cover some tips you can do to help a friend, partner, or family member learn English - whether this is in a casual setting or a more structured lesson setting.

    I also cover some mistakes that many beginner teachers make, which will you useful for you no matter what kind of teaching you are interested in.

    And finally, I talk at the end about some basic steps to take if you're interested in becoming a professional teacher and making some extra money from that.

    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast267


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    • 32 min
    #266 Make English Pronunciation Easier with Assimilation

    #266 Make English Pronunciation Easier with Assimilation

    In Episode 255, we spoke about Linking.
    In Episode 262, we spoke about Elision.

    Now, in Episode 266, we're talking all about Assimilation. 

    This is the 3rd and final part in our connected speech series, where I look at how spoken English can change the pronunciation of certain words. If you want to speak with a natural British accent, then this is essential to know. 

    In this episode, I'll be looking at times when the sounds of words change so they become easier to pronounce. I'll be doing this while answering questions and sharing my views on them, and I invite you to join in as well. 

    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast266


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    • 37 min
    #265 Acronyms to Level Up Your English

    #265 Acronyms to Level Up Your English

    Acronyms are words that use the first letter of each word in a phrase. NASA and LOL are two common examples from very different areas.

    In the age of the internet, acronyms are now a part of everyday writing and reading, but did you know some are also used in speech?

    In this episode, I go through some really common everyday acronyms that you need to know and follow each one with an example from my own life.

    I also end with a list of some more casual texting acronyms that are useful when casually writing to friends.
    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast265


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    • 40 min
    #264 Increase Your Confidence to Speak English with Clare

    #264 Increase Your Confidence to Speak English with Clare

    In this episode, Clare from the Smart English Coach podcast joins us for a fun chat about confidence, limiting beliefs, and language learning. We explore how confidence is so important in language learning and the steps you can take to improve this skill.

    We also cover interesting stories from our own language-learning experiences and answer the question of whether you can be too old to learn a language. We touched on so many great topics today and I know you'll get something motivational out of this conversation.

    Where to find Clare
    Podcast - Smart English CoachWebsite - english-at-home.comShow notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast264
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    • 48 min
    #263 Big Lessons from Visiting Japan

    #263 Big Lessons from Visiting Japan

    Do you love the rambling episodes? Well this might be for you! Today, I go over my recent trip to Japan and discuss some of the things I did, but mostly reflect on the language experience I had there.

    Learning Japanese, it was great to go back and practice. In this episode, I share the positives and the negatives and tie it up into some takeaways that should benefit all language learners.
    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast263


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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70 Ratings

Allexia Brazil ,

Phrasal verbs are my biggest challenge.

Hey Michael I've been listening to your podcast Every morning for a month so far. I've improved my phrasal verbs vocabulary a lot. I just want to say thank you for giving me a hand. Cheers 💕

farnoooooooosh ,

Helpful

Honestly, I am writing to show my Gratitude for all efforts you put into this podcast. I enjoy each episode and learn alot . Thanks and many thanks for helping me and many others to improve their English

Nirdvandva ,

Could you give us a catalog of new words you point out?

Hi Michael
Firstly, thank you so much to make this amazing podcast which helps us a lot to learn English language and culture.

Secondly, Could you give us a catalog of new words you point out at the end of every episode? Like just reading each of new words again at the end. I bet it will help is a lot to memorize them 🙏

Thanks.

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