38 episodes

This is a podcast for intermediate learners of English, especially my students, current and those I taught in the past. Since most of them are Polish, it was originally designed with Polish learners in mind. However, with new technology and methods of communication, allowing me to work with students from various parts of the world, the podcast has quickly evolved, and is no longer aimed at one particular nationality. The majority of my listeners are not even my students. The original goal, however, remains the same: providing learners of English with advice and listening material that could help them on their way from the intermediate to the advanced level of English language competence - the route I followed too.

PoLoop Angielski Jacek Olender

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This is a podcast for intermediate learners of English, especially my students, current and those I taught in the past. Since most of them are Polish, it was originally designed with Polish learners in mind. However, with new technology and methods of communication, allowing me to work with students from various parts of the world, the podcast has quickly evolved, and is no longer aimed at one particular nationality. The majority of my listeners are not even my students. The original goal, however, remains the same: providing learners of English with advice and listening material that could help them on their way from the intermediate to the advanced level of English language competence - the route I followed too.

    Episode 38. Feedback or Feedforward?

    Episode 38. Feedback or Feedforward?

    Giving employee feedback is becoming tricky with Gen Z's joining the workforce.  Find out why, discover new ideas about performance reviews, and learn many expressions related to evaluating work and collocations with "feedback".

    Link to The Times article on the topic
    For more, visit: PoLoop Angielski Blog
    Drop me a line: jacek@poloopangielski.pl
    And join us on social media: Instagram and Facebook

    Would you like me to help you master your English? You can find out more about my courses here.

    • 12 min
    Episode 37. A Tense Issue

    Episode 37. A Tense Issue

    Could there be a better way of teaching English tenses? Here is Jacek's ongoing journey and experimentation to answer this question, drawing on research on brain hemispheres, the lexical approach, the relationship between speech and movement, and insights from first language acquisition. 

    If you are interested in taking part in Jacek's summer course "All Tenses in Four Weeks," you can find more details here.
    For more, visit: PoLoop Angielski Blog
    Drop me a line: jacek@poloopangielski.pl
    And join us on social media: Instagram and Facebook

    Would you like me to help you master your English? You can find out more about my courses here.

    • 10 min
    Episode 36. How to disagree politely

    Episode 36. How to disagree politely

    This episode highlights the cultural differences between non-native speakers and native speakers, particularly the British, when it comes to disagreeing. While non-native speakers tend to be more direct, native speakers prefer a more tentative and polite approach to disagreements.

    Listen and learn phrases and techniques that can be used to express disagreement in a respectful and nuanced manner. From softening statements with expressions like "I'm afraid" to indicating partial disagreement and understanding the other person's perspective, the episode provides listeners with practical examples of how to soften the impact of having a different opinion.

    If you are interested in Career Booster Course this summer, you can find more information at this link.

    Episode Transcript
    For more, visit: PoLoop Angielski Blog
    Drop me a line: jacek@poloopangielski.pl
    And join us on social media: Instagram and Facebook

    Would you like me to help you master your English? You can find out more about my courses here.

    • 12 min
    Episodes 35. Who Owns English?

    Episodes 35. Who Owns English?

    Drawing inspiration from an article published by The Economist, titled "As it spreads across the world, who owns English," this episode challenges the notion that languages exclusively belong to their country of origin.

    Link to The Economist article: As it spreads across the world, who owns English?

    Link to episode transcript. 
    For more, visit: PoLoop Angielski Blog
    Drop me a line: jacek@poloopangielski.pl
    And join us on social media: Instagram and Facebook

    Would you like me to help you master your English? You can find out more about my courses here.

    • 7 min
    Episode 34. Why We Feel Burnt Out

    Episode 34. Why We Feel Burnt Out

    Do you often feel exhausted? Are you trying to fit as many things into your busy schedule, desperately hoping to be left with some time for yourself? Are you worried that your life slips through your fingers?
    This episode discusses the recent report entitled "Burnt Out Britain" by British think-tank Onward, which challenges common myths about the reasons for our busyness and exhaustion and highlights how our time is consumed by family life and technology, leaving less time for self-care and leisure.

    Link to transcript
    Link to the report this podcast is based on: Burnt Out Britain - report by Onward
    For more, visit: PoLoop Angielski Blog
    Drop me a line: jacek@poloopangielski.pl
    And join us on social media: Instagram and Facebook

    Would you like me to help you master your English? You can find out more about my courses here.

    • 13 min
    Episode 33. Third Conditional Fluency Practice

    Episode 33. Third Conditional Fluency Practice

    Speaking a language is more of a skill than a knowledge-based activity. In this respect, it is similar to dancing or doing sport. In this episode, we'll be developing fluency and confidence in using third-conditional sentences. You'll be guided through a series of exercises that break down the structure into smaller components and gradually put it all together.

    Link to the transcript.
    For more, visit: PoLoop Angielski Blog
    Drop me a line: jacek@poloopangielski.pl
    And join us on social media: Instagram and Facebook

    Would you like me to help you master your English? You can find out more about my courses here.

    • 22 min

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