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Arsenio's ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker - Janine of Honduras & In Mongolia!

Super, super, SUPER ecstatic about this international guest speaker coming on. This has to be probably the most compelling because my teacher friends, by the name of Janine, is from a tiny central American country. However, she went to one of the biggest (by land mass) countries on the globe. Not only that, but it's a country I'm so fascinated with. Guys, here's a special treat for you! From Mongolian traditional dishes that feature Camel and Horse, to -45 degree temperatures. While she was...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 3 - Episode 8 - Building Confidence #2 - Rules

Welcome back to another episode, everyone! I've got some things you can do to improve your confidence, but most importantly, your friends make all the difference in the world. Blog: Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Special - TOEIC - Reading Comprehension - Graphs

Welcome back, everyone! It's been a long time since I've done a TOEIC video. Excuse behind it? None. It takes a lot of time and preparation. However, I've got a special treat. Since I'm checking out what the market likes, my reading comprehension video on YouTube has gotten an insane amount of views. This time I'm coming back with how to deal with charts, tables, forms, double passages in this segment (could be broken up into two). So without further ado, let's get this show...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 3 - Episode 7 - Grammar - Gerunds and Infinitives Part III (Intermediate)

I'm bringing to you some more difficult gerunds and infinitives! The revision is never enough until mastery comes. Here we go with some more rules and a difficult passage for you all to do. Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn: Podcast on ListenNote:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Special - IELTS - Part 1 Speaking - Exercising

I haven't done one of these in a long time, so here I am giving you an IELTS Part 1 in a podcast and YouTube format. Let's break down these questions. Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn: Podcast on ListenNote:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 3 - Episode 6 - Pronunciation - Ignoring The Consonant in Speech

Yes! A lot of my students have asked this question, so here it is, along with some sentences for you to repeat out loud. This exercise will enable you to take out the unnecessary, second-to-last consonant, which is impossible to say. Let's go over it. Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 3 - Episode 5 - Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs Part III

We're back with some more phrasals! One of my students from a long time ago told me that I should do more of these blogs/podcasts because it could be very difficult to follow. Well, I have some more on board today! Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn: Podcast on ListenNote:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 3 - Episode 4 - Speaking Skill - Offering Advice and Suggestions

Use some of these phrases below when offering advice to others. Some are followed by the -ing form of the verb. I suggest goingHow about gettingI'd recommend readingOthers are followed by an infinitive. One idea is to volunteer at a daycare center. It might be a good idea to eat things that will help you emotionally everyday. Blog: Podcast on Spotify:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 3 - Episode 3 - Discussion Questions/Critical Thinking

As promised, I wanted to implement some more developing thinking for my ESL learners around the globe (and for my native English speakers who aren't asked these questions at school). Nourishment is the topic today. It means the things that we need to stay alive, healthy and grow strong. Blog: Podcast on Spotify:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 3 - Episode 2 - Grammar - Modals of Advice

We're back at some more Modal Verbs and today I want to talk about how often we use these specific ones in terms of telling or advising people to do or not to do something. Different modal verbs express how strongly you feel something should or shouldn't be done. Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Special - IELTS - Passive Voice

Passive voice -- one of the most difficult aspects of grammar to learn -- is officially here. I'm very happy to present my writers with this (and especially my IELTS students who are learning how to right a process). The goal is to do this in baby steps. An introduction, if you will. I don't want to over-saturate you with an insane amount of information like your "normal," historical teachers do. I'm going to show you the basis and put you to work. Podcast on Spotify:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 3 (Intermediate) - Episode 1 - Pronunciation - Initial Voiceless & Voiced Consonants

Welcome to the first episode of season 3, everyone! This is the intermediate level, so if I speak too fast, I do advise you to go back a level (season 2) so you can practice. I'm excited to bring you some more in-depth pronunciation exercises that will allow you to become a more understandable NON-nes speaker. So, here it is. It's time to listen to some pairs of voiceless and voiced words, then you will take an interactive exercise and post your answers to my facebook page. Podcast on...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 3 - Intermediate - The Debut & What to Expect

WELCOME TO SEASON 3! For those of you who are probably just tuning in for the first time, please make sure you check the blog I posted last night in terms of highlighting what I've already done in Season 2. This season, which is the Intermediate season, will be a little more difficult. I will speak faster than before and will talk about some pretty difficult things, so if it's your first time, I recommend going on Spotify and choose the option (first episode) instead of the most recent. Go...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker - Kyara of Mexico!

This was one of the best conversations I've had in a long time. Kyara, who's from Mexico, talked about some funny things, shared some wonderful locations to travel, and talked about her English language learning wisdom. Here's the podcast and show notes! Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 2 - Final Episode - Grammar - Future Forms

And this is the end of Season 2! Season 2 debut June 20th of this year, and almost four months later, it's making its end. I will be posting a newsletter/blog about the most notable podcasts, most listened to, and my best takes from the season, so stay tuned for that! Nonetheless, Season 3 will make its debut this upcoming Monday (keeping the momentum and not stopping what I love to do.


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 2 - Episode 57 - Full Lesson - Discussion (Freewriting) & Vocab

Second to last podcast is here for season 2 and I'm presenting you with a full lesson in terms of freewriting and developing your critical thinking skills. Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn: Podcast on ListenNote:...


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Special Segment - IELTS - Comparing Information

Yes! We're getting into the bulk of it now. It's time to learn how to make comparisons. When comparing information, especially on your Writing Task 1, it's very important that you use a range of structures to make comparisons. When you compare bar graphs, you can often fall below the 150 word mark because you're lacking comparisons -- kind of like when you do a map. Here are some examples. Podcast on Spotify:


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 2 - Episode 56 - Pronunciation - Held 'T'

After having a profound insight with one of my students this evening, I decided to do this week's pronunciation lesson on the lesson I had with him. I think it's remarkable how amazing North American English is. First, let's break down the silent 'T.' Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn:


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: 10,000k Plays! Thank You!

I'm so unbelievably grateful for all of you who have come onto my podcast and listened to ways to become better speakers. The goal isn't to become a native English speaker, but it's more of becoming a better speaker in your own right. So proud of you all!


Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 2 - Episode 55 - Grammar - Simple Past Tense Questions

I thought I would substitute vocabulary this week with some more simple past tense questions. Because I have a lot of new followers, I want to make sure you get all the necessities before proceeding. Here's a nice little run down of how you can ask questions to friends and teachers in the simple past. Podcast on Spotify: Podcast on FM: Podcast on TuneIn:...