Month: March 2019

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 21 – Pronunciation Log – Rhythms

Welcome back to another ESL podcast! It’s time to log your enunciations of the following recordings that I have down below in the podcast. Make sure to keep these and here yourself maybe quarterly and compare yourself. This is a great way to track…

New York Times’ Writer with a Broken Approach to Life

“Do what you love” is often terrible advice. Instead of taking the job that will make you happiest, look for the one where you’ll learn the most. Adam Grant, NYT Writer Terrifying. Unbelievably terrifying. I’m scared as hell to see the future generations head…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 20 – Midcourse Self-Evaluation

Midcourse Self – Evaluation   Now is a good time to evaluate your pronunciation progress. Read   the statements and circle your answers (1 = not at all… 5 = a lot) Progress No Very little Yes, some Yes, a good amount Yes, a lot…

One-Year Anniversary! Arsenio’s ESL Podcast!

I was consulting an ex-colleague and he told me, “your personal development podcast doesn’t have information, and it’s hard for people to go down the list and find information.” “If you do an English language podcast, learn from that.” My goal was to do…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 19 – Speaking Task – Your “Aha” Moment

How many “aha” moments have you had? I’ve had a plenty, and they’re always life-transforming and changes the trajectory of where I’m going in my life. Listen to my stories in the podcast down below then do the task in free-writing form! Brainstorm Read…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 18 – Speaking Skill – Expressing Interest in Ideas you Hear

Ahhh! This is one of my FAVORITES! This is critical in the world of conversation and just listening to people. Because we’re in such a hurry everyday, we really don’t use close listening techniques. When that happens, people end up saying, “you’re a very…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 17 – Writing Skills – Examples of Brainstorming

Writing skills and three ways to brainstorm! One might be better for you than the other, but the goal is to find one that best helps you in writing articles, blogs, papers, or anything for that matter. Here’s the write up! Before you write…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 16 – Grammar – Another & Other

Welcome back to another ESL podcast, everyone! This is going to be a short one, but so many of my students have asked me about the differences between another and other. Here’s the breakdown of it. Other can be an adjective or a noun….

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 15 – Pronunciation – Using Thought Groups

We’re finally bringing in THOUGHT GROUPS. Now, these will be explained in more detail in the coming months, but I wanted to introduce it to you today. A thought group is a group of words in a sentence that are pronounced together as a…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 14 – Grammar – Present & Past Habits

Here we go! We’re onto some more difficult grammar! It’s Sunday and I had an extra day to put something on, so here’s the sexy! To talk about present habits we can use: The present simple with or without an adverb of frequency. Ex:…

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