Helping Learners Understand Spoken English

About Trey (aka English@Apoven1)


Thanks for coming over from Twitter to check out my website. This page was made just for you! I figured you might want to know a bit more about who I am and what I do.

Thirteen years ago I followed the love of my life to Seoul, South Korea to teach English. We were both licensed teachers, and after doing our homework, decided Seoul would be the best place for two teachers to find jobs overseas. We were right!

My Website: For Both Teachers and Students

I have always loved to write. I also love being creative and always have a head full of ideas and things I want to do. The amount of ideas can overwhelm my ability to take action, and most of my ideas stay in my head.

A little over a year ago I decide to take the leap and start this website. I wanted an outlet for my writing and a place to organize my teaching materials for students and for teachers looking for materials and lesson ideas they can use in their own classes. I also wanted the ability to reach and help English learners looking for authentic material.

to take the leap: to go for something, to take a chance

Most of what I write is for high-intermediate to advanced learners or for those teaching English. It is geared towards students of English who have studied a lot of vocabulary and grammar but who have not had as much practice speaking and who may have some difficulty understanding native speakers. For the most part, I do not simplify my writing. Instead, I include explanations of idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and other more challenging vocabulary.

geared towards: designed for

What You’ll Find Here

Over the years I have taught every aspect of English you can think of, from grammar and pronunciation and intonation to conversation, essay writing, and presentation skills. My teaching style is very student-centered. I like to get to know my students and help them access English in ways that are relevant and interesting for them. Most of my university students have had their fill of grammar and vocabulary, but many of them lack confidence and opportunities to practice speaking.

to have one’s fill of something: to have enough of something

A lot of what you’ll find here is based on what I teach in my university classes:

There are also a couple of posts that explain grammar and a list of my favorite Twitter accounts and other resources for learning English.

In short, there is A LOT of material and information on this site. I plan to continue to update and add more of what you want to see here. Join my mailing list below for an opportunity to tell me what you’d like to see more of. Just reply to any of my emails. I don’t send a ton of them as I hate email marketing tactics.

My Twitter Account

As you may already know, my Twitter account focuses mainly on idioms and vocabulary. I love idioms! I really enjoy the Twitter community.

What I do

I help English learners understand spoken English, gain confidence, and speak real English.

I’m passionate about helping learners become fluent and capable speakers of English.

Learn English with me

Buy my eBook, 350+ Common English Expressions for Everyday Life

Subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Join my mailing list

Why Join?

I occasionally create additional free content exclusively for my mailing list, and I’d love for you to be a part of that! I also try to notify you when I post new material on this site.

That’s all for now! See you on Twitter and hopefully on my mailing list!

Never stop learning!

Apoven Doll
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