Coach Steve Podcast

Coach Steve (or Steve Tadych) is an American English coach who is now living in Osaka, Japan. In our conversation today, we spoke about teaching 1:1 or for language schools, the biggest problem students have, and much more!

Timestamps

  • 5:05 – Steve’s Introduction
  • 10:53 – Are you teaching online or in-person?
  • 12:37 – Where’s the weirdest place a student has called you from?
  • 14:51 – My introduction
  • 19:05 – Do you use much Japanese now?
  • 21:18 – Making language learning fun
  • 23:25 – How can we make English learning enjoyable?
  • 25:48 – Language Schools vs Private Tutoring
  • 28:31 – Are there any benefits to group classes?
  • 31:04 – What’s the biggest problem that English learners face?
  • 33:34 – How can learners overcome a lack of confidence?
  • 36:52 – What embarrassing language mistakes have you made?
  • 41:15 – What’s your favourite English expression?
  • 47:09 – Where to find Coach Steve

Expressions from the Episode

  • 19:34 – “I carried it as a weight on my shoulders” = A burden, something you have that’s troubling you and causing stress
  • 20:10 – “Punt our weaknesses” – To punt = To kick something (like a ball)
  • 32:18 – “A steep learning curve” = The rate at which a person can learn new skills
  • 41:43 – “A blessing in disguise” = When a good thing occurs after a bad thing
  • 44:46 – “To catch on” = To become popular
  • 45:52 – “Dreckly” = A Cornish slang term (only used in Cornwall) meaning ‘Later’

Where to Find Coach Steve

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