English Lesson: To Keep

One of the worst things you can do when learning a language is to know only one meaning of a word. You shouldn’t stress over trying to learn all the variations of meaning. That can be a nightmare especially when it comes to phrasal verbs. However, you want to make sure you know the most common usageContinue reading “English Lesson: To Keep”

CommDao Speak Easy Podcast: Updates

For 15 weeks in a row, I’ve put out an episode of the CommDao Speak Easy Podcast. I wanted to cover words and phrases that they don’t teach you in class, as well as give some listening practice that students really need. But now that I’ve done more video, I think the podcast medium isn’t aContinue reading “CommDao Speak Easy Podcast: Updates”

CommDao Speak Easy Podcast 15: Review

Here’s the latest episode of my speaking and communication focused podcast: CommDao Speak Easy. As is the plan with every 5 episodes, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve learned. One of the most important steps to improving is making sure you take time to review. In this episode, there will be a brand new dialogue, butContinue reading “CommDao Speak Easy Podcast 15: Review”

CommDao Speak Easy Podcast 12

Here’s some great new conversational vocabulary to add to your arsenal: small talk about your job. Remember: 1) You can download the audio 2) You can adjust the speed Opening Dialogue Jon: Hey, how’s the new gig? Harry: Ah, not too shabby. Only a couple weeks in– I’m still feeling things out. Jon: Yeah? Any surprises? Harry: Not really. To tell youContinue reading “CommDao Speak Easy Podcast 12”