135 episodes

We're the Shurfa sisters from Malaysia—Azimah, Amnah and Aisya. After spending eight years in the U.K. as children, we know the importance of mastering a second language.

We created My English Matters as a platform to help second language learners learn to speak, write and communicate in English with confidence!

The My English Matters podcast is an extension of all that we do—it's a place for us to connect with you on a whole new level. You can learn with us while you're on your commute to work, washing the dishes or picking your kids up from school! So let's get started, shall we?

My English Matters My English Matters

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We're the Shurfa sisters from Malaysia—Azimah, Amnah and Aisya. After spending eight years in the U.K. as children, we know the importance of mastering a second language.

We created My English Matters as a platform to help second language learners learn to speak, write and communicate in English with confidence!

The My English Matters podcast is an extension of all that we do—it's a place for us to connect with you on a whole new level. You can learn with us while you're on your commute to work, washing the dishes or picking your kids up from school! So let's get started, shall we?

    Sign up to join our FREE online class, 3 Strategies to Sound Confident & Fluent in English

    Sign up to join our FREE online class, 3 Strategies to Sound Confident & Fluent in English

    We will be teaching a LIVE online class called 3 Strategies to Sound Confident and Fluent in English!

    You're invited to join us on Saturday, 27 July (10 a.m.) for this live online class.

    Register now at ⁠⁠myenglishmatters.com/class⁠⁠

    In this interactive online class, we will talk about:

    - the levels required for fluent and effective communication at the workplace (discover what level you are currently at!)
    - action steps you can take right away to feel more confident when speaking
    - the environment you need to create to speak English confidently and fluently!

    If you can't attend live, don't worry. We will send you the replay. But you'll need to register to get the replay!

    So just register your name and email address here: ⁠⁠myenglishmatters.com/class⁠⁠

    • 2 min
    133. Are You an Extrovert? Tips for Speaking English Confidently

    133. Are You an Extrovert? Tips for Speaking English Confidently

    If you find yourself energised by social interactions and love being at the heart of lively gatherings, this episode is for you!



    Learn how to harness your extroverted strengths to speak with greater confidence, and discover common challenges extroverts face when learning English and practical tips to overcome them.



    Do you want to learn to speak English with confidence? Go to https://www.myenglishmatters.com​ and sign up to join our FREE video course, Speaking with Confidence. We’ll send you seven tips to your email address!

    • 15 min
    132. Are You An Introvert? Don't Let That Label Affect Your Confidence in Speaking English

    132. Are You An Introvert? Don't Let That Label Affect Your Confidence in Speaking English

    If you often feel drained after social interactions, this episode of the My English Matters podcast is for you! In this episode, Amnah discusses the unique challenges that introverts face when learning and speaking English, and shares practical tips to overcome the fear of making mistakes, manage social exhaustion, and stop overthinking.



    Do you want to learn to speak English with confidence? Go to https://www.myenglishmatters.com​ and sign up to join our FREE video course, Speaking with Confidence. We’ll send you seven tips to your email address!

    • 12 min
    131. Quiz: 15 Common Idiomatic Expressions for Everyday Situations

    131. Quiz: 15 Common Idiomatic Expressions for Everyday Situations

    What are idiomatic expressions? Idiomatic expressions are phrases where the meaning is different from the literal meanings of the words. They are commonly used in everyday language and can be a bit tricky to understand if you take them word for word.



    In this episode of the My English Matters podcast, Aisya tests your knowledge of idiomatic expressions with another quiz!



    Do you want to learn to speak English with confidence? Go to https://www.myenglishmatters.com​ and sign up to join our FREE video course, Speaking with Confidence. We’ll send you seven tips to your email address!

    • 18 min
    130. Understanding the Differences: "You're Welcome" vs "Your Welcome" vs "You're Welcomed"

    130. Understanding the Differences: "You're Welcome" vs "Your Welcome" vs "You're Welcomed"

    Do you find yourself puzzled by the phrases "you're welcome," "your welcome," and "you're welcomed"? Understanding the differences between these expressions can be tricky.

    In this episode of the My English Matters podcast, Amnah clarifies the distinctions and helps you use them correctly.

    Do you want to learn to speak English with confidence? Go to https://www.myenglishmatters.com​ and sign up to join our FREE video course, Speaking with Confidence. We’ll send you seven tips to your email address!

    • 17 min
    129. Learning English with Movies and Games: An Interview with Ata Hanifee

    129. Learning English with Movies and Games: An Interview with Ata Hanifee

    This episode is a continuation of last week's conversation with Ata Hanifee, a Malaysian PhD student currently studying in the UK.



    Madam Azimah dives deeper into how Ata became fluent in English, exploring the unique methods and experiences that shaped his language skills (hint: it involves watching movies and playing video games!). Additionally, Ata shares his exciting plans and aspirations for when he returns to Malaysia.



    Do you want to learn to speak English with confidence? Go to https://www.myenglishmatters.com​ and sign up to join our FREE video course, Speaking with Confidence. We’ll send you seven tips to your email address!

    • 21 min

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