The English Journey Podcast

The English Journey Podcast

A podcast powered by Glish. Welcome to your new favourite English learning podcast to help you improve your language skills! The English Journey Podcast is your one-stop for English conversation tips, idioms, grammar, vocabulary, slang and more! You'll also learn tips from English students and teachers around the world. This podcast is hosted by Jasmine Johal, a Canadian native English speaker and experienced teacher. Take your English to the next level by subscribing to our podcast and starting your journey with us! For the latest English tips, be sure to visit our website: www.glish.me ! Follow us on Instagram for daily content: https://www.instagram.com/glishsocial 😍... Show More

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October 7, 2020 26 min

Let's dive in to the psychology and mindset/mentality that plays a role in learning new languages! In this week's episode, Katherine Skelly from www.katherineskelly.com joins us to chat about the importance of a positive mindset when it comes to language learning. She shares some ways that have helped her learn 4 new languages throughout her life. 

 

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Thank you for tuning in to the English Journey Podcast this week! Stephen Greene joins us to talk about the concept of "linguistic landscapes". This means to notice English all around you in your every day life, from street signs to restaurant menus. This strategy can help make learning the English language not only more interesting but also, can help speed up your learning process. 

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You guys asked and we delivered! Here is part 2 of some teenage English slang words. Mia and Dylan (teenagers from Toronto, Canada) share and discuss 3 different slang words. They also provide examples of how to properly use each slang word. In this episode we cover the words: extra, facts and tea. 

A great website to help you learn new English slang words is Urban Dictionary. Check it out! 

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For this week's episode of #MyEnglishJourney, Pedro Leite joins us from our Linkedin community. Pedro is only 19 years old from Portugal, and has pursued many international and professional opportunities thanks to his ability to speak and learn English. Pedro shares some of his thoughts on stepping outside of your comfort zone and the many opportunities it has brought him! You can find Pedro on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.co...

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In this episode, we are joined by Luis Torres (Instagram: @english.unex.mx), who shares his story and journey with the English language. Being born in Mexico, Luis wanted to improve his English by studying in the United States. He left at the age of only 14 and what happened sparked something much bigger than he could have ever imagined. This experience created an entirely new life for Luis. You can find more info on his websit...

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August 27, 2020 12 min

In today's episode, our host Jasmine goes over 5 common weather idioms in English. She will discuss the meaning and provide examples of how to use the following weather idioms: 1) Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining, 2) Rain or Shine, 3) Break the Ice, 4) Under the Weather and 5) Head in the Clouds. 

To learn about some more weather idioms, you can read our blog post, where we share 10 common idioms about the weather: https://www.gl...

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This week we dive into the world of Thomas from www.cozygrammar.com who shares his story how by learning the Tamil language during his 5-year stay in southern India, he rediscovered a love for his first language, English. Thomas inspires others to see languages as more than simply a means for communication but to enjoy all aspects of it. You can get to know his work in poetry and writing at: https://thomaspruiksma.com/ 

 

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Giselle left Colombia to go work as an au pair (nanny) in the United States. She lived with an American family for 2 years and just got back home a few days ago! For our very first episode in the #MyEnglishJourney series, Giselle discusses the challenges of moving abroad and living with a new family but also the beautiful parts of this experience. Connect with her on Instagram (@giiss2312) ! 

 

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August 6, 2020 18 min

This week's episode is dedicated to a question we got from a listener. Maybe you're great at listening and reading in English, but when it comes to speaking, you really have a hard time. If this is you, listen to our 5 tips on how to become more confident with your English speaking skills! As mentioned in the episode, if you'd like to book conversational lessons with our English teacher Jasmine, head to https://www.glis...

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In this week's episode, Yulia from En-Garage (https://englishgarage.com.ua/) joins us to share her tips for those who are struggling to move further in their English learning. She discusses the importance of building and joining English communities, how the language can really change your life and what you should NOT be doing while learning the language.

 

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July 22, 2020 23 min

We are joined by Mia and Dylan in this week's episode, two teenagers in Canada. They share their outlooks and opinions on slang words and why English language learners should make an effort to learn them. We discuss 5 slang words in this episode (No Cap/Cap, Dawg, Cringe, Bet and Mandem). This episode is more conversation-style so it may be more of a challenge for beginners. Subscribe if you enjoyed and let us know if you'd...

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July 14, 2020 18 min

Are you planning on taking the IELTS exam soon or in the future? Well, this episode is for you! Mary is an experienced IELTS Exam trainer with over a decade of experience in teaching English as a second language. In today's episode, she discusses her own journey to becoming an English language teacher and her main tips for preparing for the IELTS exam. Join her Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/iTTiPhilippines for more d...

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Are you trying to improve your English grammar but you find it very boring and difficult to practice and learn? In this week's episode, Martin Samuels joins us to discuss why you should learn and practice English grammar by playing games, such as Quiz42, his fun and interactive multiplayer game. Learn more about the quiz-style game at: www.quiz42.com and subscribe to our podcast if you enjoyed the episode! You can use the capti...

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Okay guys, let's get serious here. If you're not doing these tips to improve your English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, you're missing out on the chance to take your English to the next level!

 

Subscribe for weekly English language episodes and follow us on social media for daily content! https://www.instagram.com/glishsocial/ 

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July 1, 2020 18 min

We all know that English speakers love to use idioms in their everyday speech. You'd be surprised to learn that there are many English idioms involving fruit! Our host Jasmine discusses the top 10 most common fruit idioms in the English language and gives examples, so you can start using them today! We have an entire blog post about fruit idioms on our site (www.glish.me/blog) if you'd like the written transcripts. Join us ...

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Our guest this week, Jacqueline, is a French teacher in Canada. She shares her struggles with learning a second language, her biggest piece of advice for language learners and why learning a new language can change your entire life.

You can find her on Instagram (@jacquelinejhl). Check out the Glish instagram (@glishsocial) as well and tune in next week!

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The trick to speaking faster English is to use contractions! Contractions shrink two words into one, allowing us to sound fluent and natural in English. The transcript for this episode is available on our blog 😄!  Subscribe to The English Journey Podcast and follow us on Instagram for daily Glish tips! 

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They say it takes only 7 seconds before you've made your first impression on someone. Be sure that you're making the best impression possible when greeting in English! Let's learn about all the ways, formal and informal, to say hello in English (with examples!). Don't forget to subscribe to the English Journey Podcast by Glish if you enjoyed this week's episode and follow us on Instagram for daily content: www.i...

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Hey, English language learners! Welcome to your new favourite English learning podcast to help you improve your language skills! The English Journey Podcast is your one-stop for English conversation tips, idioms, grammar rules, vocabulary, slang and more! You'll also learn from English language learners and teachers around the world, through our interview series. This podcast is hosted by Jasmine Johal, a Canadian native Englis...

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