Teacher Will Level Up English

Teacher Will was kind enough to join me on the podcast for a casual chat about English learning, teaching, culture and much more! Will is a teacher, originally from Louisiana, USA, now living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He’s a well-known figure on InstagramYoutube and Twitter.


  • 2:41 – Will’s Introduction & History
  • 5:45 – Importance of living abroad
  • 9:04 – “We learn together” & Cultural differences
  • 12:55 – English is more than a language
  • 13:50 – Teaching Styles
  • 16:00 – What languages are you learning? & GPPP
  • 19:15 – You have to work!
  • 22:28 – Have a positive mindset & be proactive
  • 30:00 – Teach something to learn it
  • 33:07 – Embarrassing language & teaching moments
  • 38:46 – Different accents
  • 44:24 – Where to find Teacher Will

Key Takeaways

“A dream without a plan is just a wish”

“Learning a language is confidence and mindset”

“Learning is a symbiotic relationship between the teacher and the student”

You don’t really understand something until you explain it to your grandma – Teach English to learn it!

“Practise makes progress” (native speakers make mistakes too)

Study how to be fluent, accent will come naturally


  • Practise makes perfect? – Bologna!

  • “Don’t make a derrière out of you or me” – derrière = Bottom, bum (a polite way to swear!)

  • Loquacious – Talkative

  • Pants (USA) Trousers (UK)

Pronunciation Differences

Advertisement – USA / UK

Progress – USA / UK

Where to Find Teacher Will



Snapchat: Ask_teacherwill


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4 thoughts on “#31 Interview with Teacher Will (American vs British!)”

  1. I thought myself good enough in American accent but now I’m not sure I understood exactly all of what he said

    1. The guest episodes are definitely harder than my regular episodes, so don’t feel discouraged! Will talks fairly quickly in this episode two, and quite differently from me. If you could follow a little bit then great job!

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