Helping Learners Understand Spoken English

Hi, I’m Trey.

I help intermediate and advanced English learners speak English confidently.

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I help English learners

  • Understand spoken English
  • Gain confidence
  • Take their English to the next level

My greatest joy as a teacher is seeing my students gain confidence speaking and communicating in English.

Those “Ah ha!” moments when students realize they absolutely have what it takes to succeed bring me so much joy.

Learn more about Trey.

No two students are the same. In my one-on-one lessons, I work to uncover what is holding you back so that you can realize your goals. You’ll get specific feedback on your strengths and weaknesses.

    Self-Study Materials for Conversational English

    How to Learn English More Effectively

    Learning vocabulary and words in isolation is not the most effective way to learn.

    Our brains are designed to learn using context and chunks. With chunks, you can begin using what you learn right away without worrying that you are not doing it correctly.

    Related post: Why Learn Vocabulary Words in Context?

    Related post: 50 Useful Phrases for Discussions in English

    Understanding Spoken English

    Do you ever wonder why you understand your teachers but not other English speakers? Your teachers simplify their speech and make it easy for you to understand. That’s a good thing, but it doesn’t help you understand real spoken English.

    I teach ‘real’ English. Spoken English is very different from written English because spoken English includes:

    If you understand what you read but struggle to understand spoken English, you need to learn how words are connected when spoken. Here’s an example from my YouTube Channel:

    English speaking and listening practice: Whaddaya [8 common questions]

    I’ve also created a guide to help you learn the patterns of spoken English.

    Spoken English Reduction Guide

    The Spoken English Reduction Guide includes two audio files and a PDF file of 30 sentences (you can get just the PDF file free here). With the audio guide, you’ll hear the sentences spoken using reduced speech to help you increase your understanding of spoken English and the audio file for the blog post Relaxed Speech: Listening Practice to Help You Understand English

    Speak With Confidence

    Do you struggle to say just the right thing in everyday situations? I’ve created a E-Book solution with 18 common situations to help. There are many ways to say the same thing. I’ll let you know which are too informal and which are formal.

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    350+ Common English Expressions for Everyday Life

    From greetings and essential polite expressions to expressing agreement and disagreement, this book provides 25 pages of expressions divided into 18 categories of examples (with 42 subcategories) along with notes and explanations to help you understand levels of formality, common mistakes, more advanced vocabulary, tone, and other culturally relevant information.

    Do you enjoy learning English on YouTube? I release new videos every Friday and often one or two other days each week.

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    Online Courses

    If you are looking for an online English course you can trust and take at your own pace, I recommend my affiliate Shayna at Espresso English. You’ll find a variety of courses and E-books at affordable prices.

    There are plenty of free samples to try out, but if you do make a purchase, I may receive a commission for referring you. It doesn’t cost you anything extra. I only recommend courses I trust.

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    Never stop learning!