36 episodes

Do you speak English as a second language?
Are you working in an English environment?
Are you an entrepreneur?

Schwagirl Aiko with Schwagirl

    • Language Learning

Do you speak English as a second language?
Are you working in an English environment?
Are you an entrepreneur?

    Episode 036: Miho Noguchi and Yukiko Fujimura from Voice Over Japan

    Episode 036: Miho Noguchi and Yukiko Fujimura from Voice Over Japan

    In this episode, I invited Miho Noguchi and Fujimura Yukiko from Voice Over Japan. They provide a voice over course and from 2020 January, they provide an ever green voice over course. In the interview, they shared why they wanted to create an online course, how they planned and launched, their advice on how and when to create online courses. Creating online courses is a new way of working where anyone can work from anywhere anytime.
    Enjoy the episode!

    • 30 min
    Episode 035: An Interview with Rochelle Kopp

    Episode 035: An Interview with Rochelle Kopp

    Rochelle Kopp shared two Japanese concepts that do not really exist in the American culture.
    Rochelle is Founder and Managing Principal of Japan Intercultural Consulting, an international training and consulting firm focused on Japanese business. She helps Japanese and people from other countries understand each others' cultures and work together effectively. How Japanese can improve their communication in English is a theme that she frequently consults on and also writes about in books

    • 28 min
    Episode 034: Interview with Dan Orias District 49 Toastmasters

    Episode 034: Interview with Dan Orias District 49 Toastmasters

    Welcome to my show "Schwagirl". This show is for people who speak English as a second language and living in an English environment. I am focusing on mindsets and entrepreneurship.

    I speak English as a second language. I came to the US when I was 23. I had a hard time in the US because of my English accent. If you are going through a hard time, don't give up your dreams and goals. And I hope this show will encourage and empower you!

    I invited a Toastmasters friend Dan Orias from District 49. Enjoy!

    • 10 min
    Episode 033: 3 Tips to Improve Your English Pronunciation

    Episode 033: 3 Tips to Improve Your English Pronunciation

    I speak English as a second language. I came to the US when I was 23. I had a hard time in the US because of my English accent. If you are going through a hard time, don't give up your dreams and goals. And I hope this show will encourage and empower you! -Who is Aiko?

    In this episode, I shared three tips to improve your English pronunciation as an adult learner.

    Free - Pronunciation workshop Oct 18th 7pm PDT: http://bit.ly/2Itwi3p

    • 11 min
    Episode 032: Mindset to create online courses

    Episode 032: Mindset to create online courses

    Hey guys! It is Aiko with Schwagirl. I am an American English pronunciation coach.

    Welcome to my show "Schwagirl". This show is for people who speak English as a second language and living in an English environment. I am focusing on mindsets and entrepreneurship.

    I speak English as a second language. I came to the US when I was 23. I had a hard time in the US because of my English accent. If you are going through a hard time, don't give up your dreams and goals. And I hope this show will encourage and empower you! -Who is Aiko?

    In this episode, I answered questions that I received and talked about mindsets you want to have in order to start creating online courses.

    Questions: my whole purpose is to create a passive income and to touch more people’s life and make a difference. When you decided to create an online course, were you worried that you cannot “touch “ each student ? Is this my limiting mindset ? How can I create a course knowing that students will get the same result as if I’m coaching them?

    Enjoy the episode!
    2時間半で学ぶUdemy作成のポイント
    日時:日本時間10月26日土曜日午前9時〜11時半
    場所:ズーム(時差をお確かめください)
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    For Japanese speakers who want to improve their English pronunciation: Aiko's Online Courses on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/user/aiko-hemingway/

    If you have any questions regarding English learning or pronunciation, living in the US, working in the US, or if you would like to be a guest on this show, please contact Aiko through http://schwagirl.com/contact

    You can download each episode from this link: http://thevoiceofenglish.libsyn.com/

    Support Aiko financially to be able to provide my podcast, youtube videos and FB live for free. Join her patrons on Patreon. You can donate from 1 dollar a month. https://www.patreon.com/schwagirl

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    If you are interested in learning pronunciation from Aiko, visit http://hatsuonkyosei.com/ for more information. Group courses and private coaching are available as well as online self-study materials.

    • 13 min
    Episode 031: Helen Iwata from Sasuga! Communications Based in Japan

    Episode 031: Helen Iwata from Sasuga! Communications Based in Japan

    In this episode, I interviewed Helen Iwata from Sasuga! Communications based in Japan.
    Helen has been helping people improve their communication skills from her own experiences. She is a TEDx speaker and an author of 英語の仕事術. She shared tips to improve English communication skills for English learners. Enjoy the episode with Helen!



    Helen Iwata’s The Sasuga! Podcast
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/the-sasuga-podcast/id1448624507

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

Delmar jack ,

Very informative and helpful podcast

Although I’m not a Japanese (I’m from Taiwan), I learned a lot from her podcast. Most of the pain points of learning English are the same or similar, so the tips and methods are totally transferable and useful. I highly recommend her podcast for anyone who wants to take his or her English to the next level.

EmikoR ,

Love hearing stories in English

I love this podcast. Aiko does such an amazing job on interviewing Japanese people in English. There are so many points that I can relate and this is a must listen show for all the Japanese English learners. As a fellow podcaster, I want to see more Japanese women sharing their stories with confidence!! Congrats on your podcast!! Sending you lots of love!!
Xoxo Emiko from Her Confidence Her Way Podcast

うみう ,

Extremely motivating and helpful!

This podcast will encourage you not only to learn English but also to lead your life deliverately towards your personal goals!
Listening to these interviews reminded me that I am not alone in this journey (learning English and living in a foreign country).Definiley recommend to those of you who are learning English and looking to boost your motivation!

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