Learn American English with Maestro Sersea Podcast

Ioan Elvis Sersea, M.A., M.A.T.

Are you an English Learner? Is learning American English important to you? My name is Ioan Elvis Sersea, M.A., M.A.T., nicknamed by my English Learner students as Maestro Sersea. I‘m an American English Teacher, an Online Private School Founder and Director, as well as an Educational Content Creator based in Southern California, USA. With your investment of time, positivity, hard work, and determination, you, too, can become more fluent in American English. This podcast will help you improve your American English comprehension and communication skills. Welcome aboard! read less
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Episode 27: American English Listening Skills Chapter 7 and 8 - The Role of Listening Skills in English language learning
May 26 2024
Episode 27: American English Listening Skills Chapter 7 and 8 - The Role of Listening Skills in English language learning
Welcome to the 27th Episode of the Learn American English with Maestro Sersea Podcast. Today we're going to focus on the role of listening skills in English language learning as well as the concluding chapter of the eBook. Listening skills are very important when learning the English language. They help us understand spoken English. This is useful in many situations, like talking to friends, listening to teachers, or watching movies. When we listen well, we can hear how words are pronounced and how sentences are put together. This helps us learn the right way to speak English. To improve our listening skills, we can practice by listening to English songs, watching English TV shows or movies, and trying to understand what is being said without looking at subtitles. It's also helpful to listen to English stories or podcasts. The more we listen, the better our understanding becomes. This makes it easier for us to speak and understand English in real conversations. Good listening skills also help us in exams that test our ability in English. For example, many exams have a listening part where we need to understand spoken instructions or answers. By improving our listening skills, we can do better on these tests. So, practicing listening is not just about everyday communication; it's also key for academic success in learning the English language. In this episode you will listen to Chapter 7 and Chapter 8, the concluding chapter of "How to Improve English Listening: An English Learners' Guide," an eBook with audio, translation, and AI Chatbot tutorial support, available for free, on my website at https://sersea.com/ebooks/
Episode 26: American English Listening Skills Chapter 6 - Techniques to Improve Listening Skills
May 19 2024
Episode 26: American English Listening Skills Chapter 6 - Techniques to Improve Listening Skills
Welcome to the 26th Episode of the Learn American English with Maestro Sersea Podcast. Today we're going to focus on Techniques to Improve Listening Skills for American English learners. Improving listening skills in American English for learners can seem tough, but there are practical techniques you can use to get better. One effective method is to immerse yourself in the language as much as possible. This means listening to American English every day. You can do this by watching American movies, TV shows, or even listening to podcasts and music. The key here is consistency; the more you listen, the better you'll get at understanding. Another technique is to practice active listening. This means not just hearing the words but also paying attention to how they're said. Notice the tone, speed, and emotion behind what's being spoken. You can practice this by repeating phrases out loud exactly how you hear them, mimicking the intonation and rhythm of the speaker. This exercise will help you catch nuances of the language that you might miss otherwise. Lastly, engaging with native speakers as much as possible can dramatically improve your listening skills. If you have friends who are native American English speakers, try to have regular conversations with them. If not, there are many online communities and language exchange sites where you can find partners to practice with. Speaking and listening to native speakers will not only improve your comprehension but also your pronunciation and fluency in American English. Remember, patience and persistence are key - improving your listening skills takes time but it’s definitely achievable with consistent practice! In this episode you will listen to Chapter 6 of "How to Improve English Listening: An English Learners' Guide," an eBook with audio, translation, and AI Chatbot tutorial support, available for free, on my website at https://sersea.com/ebooks/
Episode 24: American English Listening Skills Chapter 4 - Business and Professional Meetings
May 6 2024
Episode 24: American English Listening Skills Chapter 4 - Business and Professional Meetings
Welcome to the 24th Episode of the Learn American English with Maestro Sersea Podcast. Today we're going to focus on American English Listening skills for business and professional meetings. Improving your listening skills in American English is very important, especially for business and professional meetings. When you listen well, you can understand what others are saying clearly. This helps you to respond in the right way. In business meetings, people talk about important things like projects, plans, and deals. If you miss out on what they say, it might cause problems. To get better at listening in American English, try to practice every day. You can watch videos or listen to recordings of business meetings. Pay attention to the words they use and how they say them. Notice how they start a conversation and how they end it. Also, look at how they agree or disagree with each other. Remember, it's okay if you don't understand everything at first. Keep practicing and don't be afraid to ask questions if you need clarification. Over time, your listening skills will improve, and you'll feel more confident in business and professional settings. In this episode you will listen to Chapter 4 of "How to Improve English Listening: An English Learners' Guide," an eBook with audio, translation, and AI Chatbot tutorial support, available for free, on my website at https://sersea.com/ebooks/
Episode 23: American English Listening Skills Chapter 3 - Personal Conversations
Apr 27 2024
Episode 23: American English Listening Skills Chapter 3 - Personal Conversations
Welcome to the 23rd Episode of the Learn American English with Maestro Sersea Podcast. Today we're going to focus on American English Listening skills for personal conversations. Improving English listening skills is very important for American English learners, especially when it comes to personal conversations. When you listen better, you can understand what others are saying more easily. This helps in making your conversations smoother and more meaningful. Good listening skills mean you can respond more accurately and share your thoughts more clearly. It makes talking with friends, family, and even new people much easier and enjoyable. Listening well also helps you learn new words and phrases from the way people speak in real life. This means your own English speaking will get better over time. You start to pick up not just the words but how they are used in everyday talk. This is really useful because it teaches you about the culture and how people communicate with each other in different situations. Lastly, being a good listener shows that you care about what the other person is saying. It builds stronger relationships because when people feel listened to, they are more likely to open up and share more with you. So, improving your English listening skills is not just about understanding language; it's also about connecting with people on a deeper level. In this episode you will listen to Chapter 3 of "How to Improve English Listening: An English Learners' Guide," an eBook with audio, translation, and AI Chatbot tutorial support, available for free, on my website at https://sersea.com/ebooks/
Episode 22: American English Listening Skills Chapter 2
Apr 22 2024
Episode 22: American English Listening Skills Chapter 2
Welcome to the 22nd Episode of the Learn American English with Maestro Sersea Podcast. Today we're going to focus on American English Listening skills. Improving English listening skills is very important for English learners. When you listen well, you understand more. This helps you learn new words and how they are used in sentences. Good listening skills also help you catch the right pronunciation of words. This is crucial because speaking English clearly makes communication with others better. Listening to English often can make learning faster and more fun. You can listen to songs, watch movies, or follow podcasts in English. Doing this every day will improve your ability to understand different accents and speeds of speaking. As your listening gets better, it will be easier for you to join conversations. You won't feel lost or confused when people speak fast. To start improving your listening skills, choose materials that interest you. This will keep you engaged and motivated. Remember, practice makes perfect. The more you listen, the better your understanding and speaking abilities will become. So, start today and see how much progress you can make by improving your English listening skills! In this episode you will listen to Chapter 2 of "How to Improve English Listening: An English Learners' Guide," an eBook with audio, translation, and AI Chatbot tutorial support, available for free, on my website at https://sersea.com/ebooks/