Ken and I have a conversation about English, languages, travel, and much more! I hope you enjoy our chat.
- 2:25 Ken’s Introduction
- 5:50 Ken’s Accent
- 8:57 Inspiration to move away from the UK
- 10:57 Language Differences and British Education
- 13:53 Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
- 16:12 Instagram
- 17:31 Learning Thai
- 19:36 Teaching with a Scottish Accent
- 21:44 How to get an English accent
- 25:07 Biggest Language Mistakes
- 29:01 Online Teaching & My Story
- 33:51 Being Shy & Creating Personas
- 37:04 Recommended Learning Resources
1. Exercise your language muscle like you’re going to the gym
2. The student version of you is a different persona. As a student, don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
3. Practice writing and thinking of your own dialogues
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7 thoughts on “#27 Ken from Get English Tips (Teacher Interview)”
On mentioning mistakes
One time, I wanted to ask my friend, if she convinced someone, instead of saying ” did you Persuade her” I said “did you produce her?” I immediately corrected it, but still my friend heard it, and I was really embarrassed, like how could anyone produce somebody!😂
Perfect interview, like it. 👍🏼
Haha that’s a great one! It kind of sounds like a funny way to say “have a baby”! I think that’s the closest we can get to producing someone.
Thanks for listening!
Hi Michael, thanks for the podcats. But, why no are unploud more podcats? Are you on vacation? I hope you can back soon! :D. Can you do a podcats with Rebecca from Tea and chat. Cheers!!!
Hi Debb, thanks for the comment. I am away at the moment, but podcasts will still be coming out every week. There was one last week about English not being so hard, an another episode to be released in 2 hours!
And regarding a podcast with Rebecca, I’ll certainly try to!
Hi Michael and thank you for this episode of your podcast. I must admit that sometimes I found it a little bit challenging to understand what Ken said but it’s absolutely my fault. I’m one of those learners who tend to listen to only one accent, namely the British one. You are right about the importance of being exposed to different accents, because in real life is most likely to be in contact with various accents rather than just only one.
Listening is still my weakest point but, as Ken said, consistency is the key!
I like your interviews, keep up the good work!
Hi Roberta! Thanks a bunch for the feedback, I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. Don’t worry! There’s nothing wrong with only practising with one accent – maybe you could branch out in the future. I often have trouble understanding Northern accents too, even though I’m a native speaker!
Also don’t forget to look at the transcript if you do find anything you can’t hear. Thanks!