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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.

The InFluency Podcast Hadar Shemesh

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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.

    The BIGGEST Pronunciation Challenges Arabic Speakers Face (and how to overcome them)

    The BIGGEST Pronunciation Challenges Arabic Speakers Face (and how to overcome them)

    Download Free English Pronunciation Guide + audio practice here: https://hadarshemesh.com/english-for-arabic-speakers-pdf/
    In this episode, I’m going to talk about the biggest English pronunciation challenges for speakers of Modern Standard Arabic – all broken down and explained.
    You’ll learn what those main challenges are, why they are difficult, but more than that – you’ll learn how to overcome them and become a more confident and clear speaker of English.
    Not an Arabic speaker? I bet that as a non-native speaker of English you can still find at least one challenge that is relevant to you 🙂 Let me know what it is in the comments below!
    I also created for you a free pronunciation guide with 5 MORE challenges to practice that are not discussed in the video. Download the guide here: https://hadarshemesh.com/english-for-arabic-speakers-pdf/

    Video about English Consonants: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-consonants/
    Video about English Vowels: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-vowels/
    ⏱️ Check out my SPRINTS – Effective Practice to boost your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation:
    Sprint #1 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr1
    Sprint #2 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr2
    Sprint #3 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr3
    Morning Pronunciation Routine https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/pronunciation-practice-english/
    Daily Pronunciation routine https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-practice/

    • 22 min
    How to pronounce MONTHS

    How to pronounce MONTHS

    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 the word ‘months’.
    Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode:
    Months: muhnths [IPA: mʌnθs] or muhns [IPA: mʌns]
    You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/months/

    If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/
    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://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/

    • 2 min
    Feeling Invisible

    Feeling Invisible

    What happens when you’re choosing not to speak? When you feel limited by a language? Maybe you’ve gotten used to avoiding speaking so much that you feel people don’t really know the REAL you.
    When you constantly feel like your voice is not heard – whether it’s because of others not listening to you or because you’re not speaking enough, especially when it matters – you might feel you’re invisible. There’s nothing worse than feeling that people don’t REALLY see you.
    Join me for a conversation about feeling invisible, how that’s connected to speaking a second language, and what you can do to stop feeling invisible and start feeling more natural, authentic and present when speaking: https://www.instagram.com/hadar.accentsway/

    If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/
    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://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/

    • 27 min
    How to pronounce GIRL

    How to pronounce GIRL

    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 the word ‘girl’.
    Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: girl – g’rl [IPA: ɡɜːrl]
    You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/girl/

    If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/
    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://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/

    • 6 min
    10 min English Pronunciation Practice for the New Year

    10 min English Pronunciation Practice for the New Year

    Do this English pronunciation practice every day, and improve your clarity, intonation, pronunciation, and confidence.
    Ready to kick off the New Year with a healthy habit? This episode will help!
    You can do it in the morning, in the evening, before an important meeting, or whenever you feel it’s right. Set yourself up for success using these articulation and speech exercises and you’ll feel how your English becomes effortless with time!
    Watch the video version of the practice here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/english-practice/
    Click here for the Morning Pronunciation Routine.
    Want more practice? Try these super effective drills:

    A List of Short & Sweet daily pronunciation exercises https://bit.ly/3pQPvAV
    Sprint #1 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr1
    Sprint #2 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr2
    Sprint #3 https://hadarshemesh.com/spr3

    • 13 min
    How to pronounce CAP, COP, and CUP

    How to pronounce CAP, COP, and CUP

    English words can be really confusing sometimes.
    In these how-to-pronounce episodes, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names.
    This week we’re going to talk about the minimal triplet, ‘cap’, ‘cop’, and ‘cup’.
    You can watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/cap-cup-cop/
    Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:
    cap: kap [IPA: kæp]
    cop: kaap [IPA: kɑːp]
    cup: kuhp [IPA: kʌp]
    cat: kat [IPA: kæt]
    hat: hat [IPA: hæt]
    last: last [IPA: læst]
    stack: stak [IPA: stæk]
    backs: baks [IPA: bæks]
    father: faath’r [IPA: fɑːðər]
    lost: laast [IPA: lɑːst]
    hot: haat [IPA: hɑːt]
    stock: staak [IPA: stɑːk]
    box: baaks [IPA: bɑːks]
    love: luhv [IPA: lʌv]
    hut: huht [IPA: hʌt]
    fun: fuhn [IPA: fʌn]
    lust: luhst [IPA: lʌst]
    month: muhnth [IPA: mʌnθ]
    country: kuhn-chri [IPA: kʌntʃri]
    stuck: stuhk [IPA: stʌk]
    bucks: buhks [IPA: bʌks]

    If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course: https://hadarshemesh.com/audio-accent-course/
    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://hadarshemesh.com/influency-community/

    • 5 min

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