Month: September 2018

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 50 – Pronunciation – Syllable Work (Part II)

Hello, and welcome back to some more syllable work.  It’s always good to review, reflect, and practice saying particular words.  Again, stressing syllables is very important, so I want to go over some more syllable stressing in the next 2 pronunciation blogs and podcasts….

The Failure of Credentials (part 2/2)

Arsenio Foreword: Jiun went through the same thing I went through.  While I was sitting outside one morning after USA’s basketball team got ripped apart by the greeks in the FIBA World Championships in 2006, I was talking to a friend (at the time)…

Fake It ‘Till You Make It?’ — NO!

As I was sitting on my bed just yesterday evening, I covered my eyes in horror.  What I was hearing and seeing was something so new to me, but yet so frightening.  Millennials, those who are easily swayed into doing certain things, are being…

The Failure of Credentials (part 1/2)

Last year, my friend bought me a book that captured my attention about Malaysian youth unemployment that was higher than our Southeast Asian neighbours. Here the question popped up, ‘why Malaysian millennials like me can’t secure employment with a better pay cheque and move…

Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 20 – Now It’s Time To Test – Part A

I’ve been through a heck of a lot of episodes already in terms of this book, and now is a good time to look at your own mental attitude. “We call it your Success Quotient Analysis. And it is based on the 17 success…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 49 – Vocabulary – Phrasal Verbs (Reading & Writing)

Some more phrasal verbs for my students out there! I’ve had a request from one of my ex-students to do more of these, so here I am — doing more of them!   Read these sentences.  Can you guess the meaning of the phrasal…

Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 19 – Dump The Guilt

“And the great psychologist Sigmund Freud says: “The further our work proceeds and the deeper our knowledge of the mental life of neurotics penetrates, the more clearly two new factors force themselves upon our notice which demand the closest attention as sources of resistance…….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEFL Idioms Part II

TOEFL idioms are back with part II.  This is the beginning of my new schedule which I launched yesterday.  So, let’s break down these idioms! Idioms Hit The Books – Study So when we say “hit the books,” this means to study. Usage: “I…

My ESL Podcast Schedule!

Hello, everyone! Man, it’s been a phenomenal several months since starting up my ESL podcast.  The number, in just 6 months, are beyond anything I could’ve ever imagined. Because the numbers are stacked, people are probably going to want more of a set schedule…

My Personal Development Podcast Schedule!

Ok, so I remember doing a schedule at the beginning of the year, but the numbers were still extremely down because I posted sporadically.  There weren’t seasons, either.  There were set days, but a colleague of mine said I should focus on just one…

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