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The InFluency podcast is your go-to resource for learning, speaking and teaching English.
Hadar Shemesh is a pronunciation expert and fluency coach with thousands of students around the world, though she herself was an intermediate speaker of English once.
In this podcast she will share her best strategies for learning English, speaking English with confidence and mastering the American accent.

Discover how becoming fluent has everything to do with acquiring the right mindset, setting goals and learning how to overcome challenges.
Hadar will also share her teaching philosophy and techniques to support English teachers looking to help their students become fluent.

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The InFluency podcast is your go-to resource for learning, speaking and teaching English.
Hadar Shemesh is a pronunciation expert and fluency coach with thousands of students around the world, though she herself was an intermediate speaker of English once.
In this podcast she will share her best strategies for learning English, speaking English with confidence and mastering the American accent.

Discover how becoming fluent has everything to do with acquiring the right mindset, setting goals and learning how to overcome challenges.
Hadar will also share her teaching philosophy and techniques to support English teachers looking to help their students become fluent.

    How to pronounce 'Congratulations'

    How to pronounce 'Congratulations'

    English words can be really confusing sometimes.
    In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names.
    This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word ‘congratulations’.
    Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode:

    Congratulations: k’n-gra-djuh-lei-sh’nz [IPA: kənɡrædʒəˈleɪʃənz]


    Did you know we’re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/
    You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/
    Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/

    • 3 min
    Do you need to sound like a native to succeed? | Conversation with Will from Simple American Accent

    Do you need to sound like a native to succeed? | Conversation with Will from Simple American Accent

    Is the phrase ‘SOUND LIKE A NATIVE’ motivating or inhibiting?
    Should people lose their accent so they can avoid bias and discrimination? What is the true goal when learning English?
    That, and more, in this exciting and fired-up conversation between Will and me – two speech coaches with different perspectives (or the same?)😅😂.
    You can watch the original video interview here: https://bit.ly/3e2rKAb
    More episodes on this topic:

    Speak Like A Native – THE MYTH https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/72/
    Being a NON-NATIVE speaker is an ADVANTAGE | Interview with an OSCAR winning producer https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/108/

    VIDEOS:

    How To Talk About Social Justice In English https://youtu.be/_B-p5uvD3z4
    How To Talk About Social Justice In English | Vocabulary And Examples https://youtu.be/_B-p5uvD3z4

    Follow Will on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simpleamericanaccent/
    Check out his website: https://www.simpleamericanaccent.com/

    • 58 min
    How to pronounce Cafe vs. Coffee

    How to pronounce Cafe vs. Coffee

    English words can be really confusing sometimes.
    In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words.
    This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words “coffee” and “cafe”.
    Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode:

    Coffee: kaa-fee [IPA: ˈkɑːfi] or kaw-fee [IPA: ˈkɔːfi]
    Cafe: ka-fei [IPA: kæˈfeɪ]


    Did you know we’re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/
    You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/
    Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/

    • 5 min
    Want to master the pronunciation of English words? Listen to the rhythm

    Want to master the pronunciation of English words? Listen to the rhythm

    Did you know that words have… RHYTHM?
    Maybe not like a pop song or jazz, but words have rhythm as a result of the stressed and unstressed parts in the word.
    Rhythm can help you significantly with your pronunciation and with understanding other people better.
    In this episode, I share with you why.
    To watch the video version and practice what you’ve learned in a list I created for you, head over to my website: https://theaccentsway.com/improve-pronunciation-english-words

    For more on primary stress: https://theaccentsway.com/how-to-find-the-primary-stress-in-words/
    Learn everything you need to know about the schwa: https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/09/
    And if you struggle with long words, watch this video: https://theaccentsway.com/long-words/
    Here’s the whole list to practice with speeches:
    How to sound like Reese Witherspoon https://theaccentsway.com/rhythm/
    Simon Sinek Speech Analysis https://theaccentsway.com/speech-sinek/
    American Intonation with Shonda Rhimes https://theaccentsway.com/shonda-rhimes-speech/

    • 18 min
    How the universal laws work with language learning

    How the universal laws work with language learning

    Speaking a second language can create insecurities, fears, and frustrations. These feelings sometimes pop up when we hear ourselves speaking, and we feel that we’re far from the ideal we have in our mind.
    We listen to our English and determine if we’re powerful or not.
    We allow these thoughts to define our identity and self-worth.
    But what if we looked at it from a different perspective?
    What if we realized that our thoughts, visualizations, and energy regarding the way we see ourselves are MORE important than the language itself?
    In this episode you’ll hear my conversation with Kisma, who’s a prosperity code mentor, about how this approach can support you on your English journey, and in life – and how you can step into your inner power.

    Check out Kisma’s website and YouTube channel 
    Listen to her Illumination podcast  
    Follow her on Instagram


    Did you know we’re working on a new and exciting transformational program? Get on the list to find out when we open doors! https://hadarshemesh.com/join/
    You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words: https://theaccentsway.com/mispro-signup/
    Join our Facebook community to connect with non-native English learners from all over the world: https://theaccentsway.com/influency-community/

    • 44 min
    What I learned about English fluency from... DANCE CLASSES 💃🕺

    What I learned about English fluency from... DANCE CLASSES 💃🕺

    If you’ve learned to dance, I assume it included moving your body and not just watching other people move, right? Same goes if you learned how to ride a bicycle or play the piano.
    Well, you know what? The same goes for learning English!
    If you want to become fluent – so fluent that you sometimes can’t tell the difference between speaking in English or your native language because they both feel so natural – you have to put what you learn into practice, which means – SPEAKING!
    This is how you acquire a new habit. Eventually you won’t think much about a new word or sound because it will become automatic.
    In this episode I’ll share some memories from my days in dance class (and what I learned from that experience). Because it’s not just about dancing, it’s about learning any new thing, including English.
    Become a Sprint Master: https://hadarshemesh.com/sprint-master/
    Join Beyond – our English practice community: https://hadarshemesh.com/join-beyond/

    Here are videos that will help to establish your pronunciation routine:

    Sprint # 1 PRONUNCIATION, GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY | 10-min daily exercise: https://theaccentsway.com/sprint-with-hadar/
    Sprint #2 Boost your English with this Effective Pronunciation Practice! https://theaccentsway.com/sprint2/
    Effective Exercises: https://theaccentsway.com/english-pronunciation-exercises/
    15 Minute Morning Pronunciation Routine: https://theaccentsway.com/pronunciation-practice-english/
    Download FREE pronunciation audio course https://theaccentsway.com/audio-accent-course/

    • 11 min

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