Category: english

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker – Nathan of Kazakhstan!

Someone from an up and coming language center in Kazakhstan liked one of my posts.  When she did, I checked her Instagram out and saw that she was an entrepreneur in Astana, Kazakhstan.  I reached out to her and she referred her husband over. …

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 42 – Grammar – Past Perfect Tense

Oh, past perfect is here! Do not fear: Arsenio is here!  Honestly, this is just like the present perfect — it’s just you have an action happening before another action.  Here’s the breakdown for you guys. Look at the sentences.  Which actions happened first?…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 41 – Vocabulary – Compound Adjectives

Compound adjectives are made by joining two words.  Some words are connected with a hyphen (just as I stated in my episode of compound nouns), some words are not.  In this case, and when describing qualities of individuals, you will use a hyphen.  Let’s break…

Arsenio’s ESL Café: Beginning Blends #1 – fl, tr, gr, fr

Hello, everyone!  I was at work yesterday and we had gone over something very important in class.  The majority of my students, including a young woman who’s from Laos, finds it very difficult to pronouncing different beginning blends.  Also, there are students who can’t…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker – Moustafa of Guinea!

So grateful to bring on yet another one of my favorite brothas in the world!  Moustafa, who’s a 21-year-old student in Malaysia, has been an incredible influence since the first time I met him.  I put him on my personal development podcast, and now…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 40 – Pronunciation – More -ed Ending Practice

Guys, I’m bringing back some more pronunciation exercises for who else — YOU!  Repeat the words over and over.  Put emphasis on the id/t/d.  What sounds do you hear me say? Communicate with my through my Facebook page and tell me what sounds you…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 39 – Grammar – Second Conditional

I’ve already covered the zero and first conditionals, so it’s now time to get into the sexy second conditional. If I went, I’d meet some famous actors. (I normally put if I had went, I would’ve met some famous actors). If I were you,…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 38 – Building Confidence #2

What’s the WORST that can happen? Ok, someone gets angry because either they don’t understand you, or you don’t understand them.  It happens.  That’s basic human interaction.  However, how you react to the situation is entirely up to you. Most people have confidence issues…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 37 – Vocabulary – Personal Qualities

Ahh, excellent vocabulary for you guys to describe your family members or people you’re in contact with.  This is great for IELTS students around the globe, so let’s dive into some of these definitions. Vocabulary Well-organized: It’s very important for you to be organized, because…

TOEIC: Part II – Question & Response – Being Familiar with Time & Location Markers

Wow! It’s been months since doing a TOEIC video, so I’m absolutely elated to be back and giving you guys another video. I was teaching TOEIC yesterday and realized how critical it was to know your time and location markers.  If you don’t, you…

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