에피소드 16개

Natalia Tokar. Founder of UpSkillMe. Public Speaking coach and communication strategist.

Storytelling & Public Speaking tips for non-native speakers. Stories from a teacher who doesn't "teach" English. Instead, we take on an exploratory practice approach together.

Native-like fluency in English Natalia Tokar

    • 교육

Natalia Tokar. Founder of UpSkillMe. Public Speaking coach and communication strategist.

Storytelling & Public Speaking tips for non-native speakers. Stories from a teacher who doesn't "teach" English. Instead, we take on an exploratory practice approach together.

    Why you should stop translating and what you can do instead. Easy step-by-step scenario

    Why you should stop translating and what you can do instead. Easy step-by-step scenario

    Even some advanced students can't ditch the habit of translating every single word.In this episode, we talk about:1. The reasons why people translate every word (and keep that habit)2. Why you should not translate the word order. Examples of miscommunication3. The exercises you can do instead to improve your vocabulary and your listening comprehension skills4. Things you can try in case you read a book and you do not understand some words. A step-by-step scenario of what you can do instead of rushing to Google translate5. Examples! Lots of examples from real situations that demonstrate what can go wrong and how to fix it.This is a conversation between Natalia Tokar and Jason Farrell.

    • 50분
    «Talking to yourself in English»: 3 reasons people give up on this exercise and ways to make it work

    «Talking to yourself in English»: 3 reasons people give up on this exercise and ways to make it work

    They say you need to speak more if you want to speak better English...If you don't have a speaking partner, the general advice is - "talk to yourself".Many people embrace this idea with enthusiasm, but they quickly give up on the exercise... In this episode, I'm sharing the most common reasons people quit practicing (no feedback, no fresh ideas, no sense of progress...)as well as many ways to make this exercise work.I'm analyzing feedback from people I've been teaching over the last 15 years. People usually quit if they haven't seen immediate astonishing results. Nothing is immediate when we speak about mastering a skill.Hopefully, the examples in this podcast will help language learners enjoy the exercises and improve the quality of their spoken and written communication in English.The podcast is recommended for intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced + levels.Music credit - Gavin Luke - Paradigm ShiftInstagram - www.instagram.com/nataliatokarr/My website - courses.nataliatokar.me/

    • 41분
    Intensive Listening exercise for native-like fluency in real time. Nuances and examples

    Intensive Listening exercise for native-like fluency in real time. Nuances and examples

    This episode is a practical exercise that you can do together with me in real time.I am using a movie in English and a video tutorial in German (if you don't speak German, that will not be a problem:)The link to the video on Intensive Listening Practice & Short-term memory is here youtu.be/PZzdzWM2JqcTo view my courses, visit courses.nataliatokar.me/

    • 51분
    The true role of a teacher and what it takes to help a student become their own teacher

    The true role of a teacher and what it takes to help a student become their own teacher

    "What avail is it to win prescribed amounts of information about geography and history, to win ability to read and write, if in the process the individual loses his own soul; loses his appreciation of things worth while, of the values to which these are relative; if he loses his desire to apply what he has learned, and, above all loses the ability to extract meaning from his future experiences as they occur?".John DeweyBig thanks to www.learning-knowledge.com/ for sharing wisdom.courses.nataliatokar.me/My YouTube – https://youtube.com/c/NataliaTokar

    • 49분
    Russian vs English rhythm & stress patterns. Tips to improve the clarity of your communication

    Russian vs English rhythm & stress patterns. Tips to improve the clarity of your communication

    This episode explains the differences in stress patterns in Russian and English. We will look at how and why Russians hear/don't hear the rhythm of English, and how Americans/British hear the Russian language.Intonation helps us hear the essence of what's being said, the shades of meaning, the context, the attitude and the intention of a speaker. People who learn a language to succeed in sales or business communication in an international team, rarely pay attention to the effect that intonation can have on their relationships with people.Non-native speakers can improve the quality of their communication in English if they learn to hear and use intonation and stress patterns correctly.The episode was created primarily for native speakers of Russian who are working on advancing their communication skills in English.Why can't we hear certain sounds?What can poetry explain?What if you can't tell the difference between the falling and the rising intonation in English?How to divide your speech into clear "thought groups" or "chunks"and a lot more in this episode.Here is another video with examples of what rising and falling intonation sounds like in English - youtu.be/HgRTig8Cpk8

    • 46분
    Public Speaking, inner confidence, and fear of judgment in business

    Public Speaking, inner confidence, and fear of judgment in business

    In this episode I'm sharing unimpressive reasons why you should stop trying to impress people with your presentations. Here are the highlights: - Public speaking in business has nothing to do with acting. Learning acting skills does not help people to become more confident presenters. - Why technical teams don't like public speaking and how to help them be more comfortable with presenting in front of people - Why people feel drained and exhausted after giving a talk in front of a big audience - The purpose of public speaking is not to impress your audience.... Why this mindset fails people - Public Speaking tips for non-native speakers who need to present in English - Three exercises to learn to be more confident and more comfortable with yourself - What is the real reason behind the fear of public speaking? - You don't need to teach people "correct" body language - How to deal with external interruptions during your talk (technical issues, somebody starts taking a video of you, somebody stands up and leaves the room, people ask unwanted questions etc..) If you resonate with the ideas shared in this episode let me know in the comments. You're welcome to ask questions too.

    • 48분

인기 교육 팟캐스트