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Effortless English Podcast | Learn English with AJ Hoge

Published: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:02:23 +0000

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Animal Farm | Chapter 3 | Effortless English Show

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:02:23 +0000 Learn with the Effortless English Book Club! In this lesson AJ teaches you Chapter 3 of Animal Farm by George Orwell. In this chapter, the animals enjoy their victory. They all work hard on the farm and have plenty of food. Everything seems to be great. But already there are warnings of bad things to come.

The pigs strengthen their leadership position. Snowball and Napoleon become even more powerful. And Napoleon takes control of educating the young. Learn what all of this means in this Effortless English Show with AJ Hoge!

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Animal Farm | Chapter 2 | EE Book Club

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:09:19 +0000 Learn English with literature. Join the free Effortless English Book Club! Our first book is "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. In this Show, AJ teaches you Chapter 2. In this chapter, we are introduced to the two most important characters: Snowball and Napoleon.

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Animal Farm | Chapter 1 | EE Book Club

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:17:01 +0000

Learn English through literature with the Effortless English Book Club! Together we read and study an important book of the English language. Our first book is "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. In this Show, AJ discusses Chapter 1. We learn some of the major characters and major messages of the book. Join with us. Get a copy of "Animal Farm" and read Chapter 1!

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Training Pronunciation

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:17:52 +0000

Pronunciation is, in many ways, a physical skill. You must train the muscles of your face, mouth, and neck to work correctly. The best way to do this is to train like an athlete or a musician. In this Effortless English Show, AJ tells you how!

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Increase Your Speaking Confidence with Proper Focus

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 22:15:56 +0000   Increase your English speaking confidence. Your mindset and psychology will determine your success. While your method of learning English is important, your psychology is much more important.

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English Obsession and Love

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:00:26 +0000

English obsession and love are the keys to super fast speaking improvement.  Most learners want to improve their English quickly.  Everyone wants rapid improvement.

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Jiu Jitsu English

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:25:52 +0000 AJ returns to the Effortless English Show and talks about his new hobby: Jiu Jitsu.  How is Jiu Jitsu connected to English learning?  

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Spoken English Grammar Mastery

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:26:50 +0000

Spoken English grammar must learned in a special way.  Studying grammar rules will not help you.  Grammar books will not help you.

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Mini Story Power | with Steve Kaufman

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:51:40 +0000

Mini Stories are powerful for learning English.  AJ interviews Steve Kaufman, who speaks 16 languages.

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Power of Reading Great Books

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:47:16 +0000

The power of reading great books will change your life.  You can learn anything.  You can do almost anything.  You can solve any problem.

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Social Skills Education

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:00:04 +0000

Social skills determine how much money you will make.  Social skills determine your influence.

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Extended Childhood Dangers

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:13:41 +0000

Childhood has been extended everywhere in the world.  In the 1800s and before, people became adults around the age of 14.  Now, it is common for people to still be "kids" in their 20s and beyond.

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14 Secrets To Elite Education

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:24:44 +0000

14 Secrets To Elite Education with John Taylor Gatto and AJ Hoge. To be in the top .1% you need an elite education. How do you create an elite education if you are not super rich? Learn how in this Effortless English Show.

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Join the .1%

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 05:24:24 +0000

You can join the .1% of English speakers!  You can be one of the top English speakers in the world.  How do you do it? AJ Hoge teaches you the way of the .1% in this Effortless English Show.

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How To Win

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:45:38 +0000

How to win at life.  Strategies to help you be successful, win, and live your dream life.  AJ teaches you how to prepare for the future and how to be more competitive in work and life.  He discusses future trends.  He tells you how to prepare for them.

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Best Education

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:33 +0000

The best education is active.  The best education is self education.  The best learning happens outside of school.  What should you study as an independent learner?  What are the most important subjects?  What the are best books that you must read?  How exactly do you design your own education?

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True Education | Louis L'amour

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:17:27 +0000

True education is available to anyone.  We live in a golden age for independent self education.  Learn how to create your own amazing education in this Effortless English Show.

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Silenced Movie Review

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:35:27 +0000

Silenced is a movie about censorship and free speech in America. AJ teaches you vocabulary from the movie.

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Never Quit English

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:44:25 +0000

Never quit English!  A never quit attitude is perhaps the number one secret to success with English and with all important goals.  Quitting is the cause of failure.  Develop a never quit mindset by facing tough challenges in life.

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Importance of English

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:18:02 +0000

Importance of English: Money, jobs, career, international travel, international influence, international friends, international study abroad.  English is the language of business and money.  English is the language of travel and tourism.  English is the language of science and academics.  Do not forget the real world importance of English. 

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Best Way To Learn English

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:39:47 +0000

The best way to learn English.  The fastest way to learn English.  How to get the best results.   

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Schools Are Lying

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:00:00 +0000

Schools are lying!  Are you frustrated with English? With life? Do you fail to get the success you want?  Do you have problems with your English and your life? You probably learned a big lie in school that is preventing your success!  Find the solution in this Effortless English Show! English Courses at:

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Nerd Meaning

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:00:00 +0000

Nerd meaning:  an overly intellectual person who is lacking social skills.  Also: geek. Nerd and Geek culture is the topic for this Effortless English Show!! English Courses at:    

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You Gotta Have Faith

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:00:00 +0000

To succeed with English, you must have faith.  You must have faith in yourself that you will succeed.  You must have faith in the method.  Build your confidence and succeed with English!

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The Red Pill Meaning

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:35:35 +0000

"The red pill" is slang.  This slang comes from the movie The Matrix.  In this Show, AJ teaches you English from the movie.  He also discusses how we use this slang in different situations.  Effortless English Courses at:

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Schooling is not Education

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:26:27 +0000

Schooling is not education!  AJ presents an interview with New York Teacher of The Year John Taylor Gatto.  Learn new vocabulary.  Learn the difference between schooling and true education. Free Text:

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Live Your Dream Life Now

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:40:58 +0000

Live your dream life now.  Do you dream of speaking English powerfully? Do you dream of making more money? Do you dream of an exciting life?  Do you dream of love?  Do you dream of meaningful work?  Do you dream of respect?  Of course you do.  Free text at:

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Learn Real English Conversations with My Mom

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:54:32 +0000

Learn real English conversations today.  Here is a real conversation about the weather, between AJ Hoge and his Mom. You learn an idiom in the conversation.  Free Text at:

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Speak English with Movies

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:41:09 +0000

Speak English with Movies.  In this Effortless English Show, AJ tells you how to use movies to speak English more confidently.  Movies can be the key to your English success.  Free text at:

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Learn English with Mark Sisson

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 03:57:59 +0000

Learn English with Mark Sisson.  Mark Sisson is a health and fitness coach.  He is the author of The Primal Blueprint. In this Effortless English Show, AJ helps you to understand an interview with Mark.  In the interview, Mark teaches you an important tip for improving your energy.  To increase your motivation for English learning, you must increase your physical energy.  That's right, your physical energy will create your mental energy.  If your physical energy is low, you will have less energy and motivation for learning English.  This is why it's so important to improve your health and fitness while learning English. 

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How to Create Genius

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 05:25:14 +0000  Free Text Transcripts on the Effortless English Club blog!

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Learn English with Anthony Cumia

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:52:00 +0000

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Learn English with Elliot Hulse and Stefan Molyneux

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:27:14 +0000  Get the FREE text transcript of this show. 

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Parents Teach Your Children

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:18:52 +0000

In this show, AJ tells you the hard truth about schools and why you are the very best teacher for your children. Parents teach your children. Teach them English. Teach them everything. You and only you can teach them best!

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How To Teach Children English

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:11:28 +0000

Teach children English using these simple techniques.  Your children can learn English very quickly.  They can learn to speak English fluently. And YOU are the very best English teacher for them! In this Effortless English Show, AJ tells you how to teach English to your children.

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Motivation for Studying English

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:07:42 +0000

Increase your motivation to study English. Many students complain that they are bored with English. They are tired and don't want to study every day. They ask how they can increase their motivation for English.

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History of English Language | 1066

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:13:45 +0000

The history of the English Language: 1066 is the most important date in the history of English.  Why does English have a "double vocabulary system"?  Why do some words feel casual, while others feel formal?  Why is English spelling so confusing?  The answers to those questions can be found in the year 1066.  In that year, two battles determined the fate of the English language.

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Body Language | Non Verbal Communication

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 20:26:36 +0000

Body language and nonverbal communication are important for your English speaking.  You need to communicate confidence.  You need to look strong and relaxed every time you speak English.  You want people to respect you.  You want people to listen to you.  In this video, AJ tells you how to have stronger body language when you speak English. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Independent Learners Masters of Life

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:28:28 +0000

School does not equal education. You will never learn to be successful in school. To achieve success and happiness, you must become the master of your own education. Only you can do this, no one can do it for you. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Public Speaking English | Audience Mindset and Fear

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:26:38 +0000

Fear of public speaking in English is the number one problem of speakers. How do you overcome the terrible nervousness? How can you feel more relaxed before and during a speech? What's the number one secret to reducing fear, especially when you must speak in English? In this Effortless English Show, AJ tells you an important mindset change that will give your more public speaking confidence. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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College is for Children

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:24:22 +0000

College is for children because it prolongs childhood. American universities have a huge party culture. Students drink alcohol, do drugs, and "party" constantly. While this may seem fun, the party culture delays adulthood. In college, students avoid responsibility and remain passive. They wait to be told what to read and what to learn. By the time they graduate at age 22 , they are still passive children. Even at this age, many struggle to make their own decisions. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Gap Year | Sabbatical

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:15:22 +0000

Gap years will change your life. Escape from the "rat race". Take a risk. Live your dreams. In this Effortless English Show, AJ encourages you to challenge yourself. He talks about taking sabbaticals in order to learn new skills, travel the world, start a business, or volunteer. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Good Career Good Life

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:13:42 +0000

Good Career Good Life. What's the secret? Should you go to college? How do you get a good safe job? What's the secret to job and career success? How do I live a great life? AJ discusses your lifetime career and how to have the most success. He also tells you the BIG lie that you must avoid. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Schools War on Boys

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:12:27 +0000

The Schools War On Boys must be stopped. Boys are naturally energetic. They are naturally rambunctious. They love physical and rough play. Boys love to be outdoors. They love running and can run, and run, and run, and run all day long. But this energy is hated by the schools. Schools want passive students. They force boys to sit in chairs for hours. They force boys to listen to a (female) teacher talk on and on and on and on; day after day after day after day. Some boys adapt. They become weak "pleasers". Others resist and are labeled hyperactive, ADHD, learning disabled, oppositional defiant... or some other psychobabble disorder. In the USA, many are now being drugged. This is child abuse. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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English Job Interviews | Two Magic Words

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:10:55 +0000

Two magic words guarantee job interview success. Two words will get you job offers. Two magic words will give you great interviewing power. What are the two most powerful words for English job interviews? How can you be better than all of the others? How will you impress the interviewer? In this Effortless English Show, AJ teaches you the two most powerful words for job interviewing. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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English Job Interviews | Best Answer to Questions

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:08:35 +0000

Best answers to English job interview questions make you "stand out". How do you give the best answers? How do you compete with all of the other people? Which answers will get you job offers? AJ teaches you how to use a Sales Presentation mindset for interview success. This is the most important method for answering job interview questions. Using this method, you will be better than 99% of the other applicants. Learn the mindset secret to great job interviewing. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Public Speaking Video Practice

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:59:50 +0000

Public speaking is scary. Overcoming the nervousness is the biggest challenge. Before you can learn presentation techniques, you must calm your mind and emotions. You must learn to feel comfortable speaking publicly. How to do it?   In this Effortless English Show, AJ teaches you a simple and effective way to increase confidence with presentations. Using video, you can practice speeches and become comfortable. But, you must avoid one BIG mistake when doing this. AJ tells you what it is. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Mainstream Media | Prison Planet | Part 1

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:48:43 +0000

Movie technique lesson with a lot of new vocabulary, including idioms and slang. AJ teaches a video from Paul Joseph Watson that is full of great phrases and vocabulary words. The video is about the lying and corruption of the corporate (mainstream) media. Paul Joseph Watson has a British accent, while AJ’s accent is American. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Improve English Writing | Simplify

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:29:11 +0000

Writing is the most difficult skill for many English learners. You need to write well to get a good job. You need to write well to keep a good job. You need to write well to get a high score on the TOEFL or IELTS.   What is the secret to good writing? What's the easiest way to quickly improve your writing? In this Effortless English Show, AJ tells you a very simple tip for better writing. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Juicing Power | Mike Cernovich

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:26:26 +0000

Increase your energy for studying. Increase your concentration. Improve your memory. Feel more excited about learning and living. Our mental energy is connected to our physical energy. Our emotional health is connected to our physical health. The more energetic we feel physically, the faster we learn and the better we perform. In today's Show, AJ discusses the "magic bullet" of health and recommends the book "Juicing Power" by Mike Cernovich. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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The End of School | Zachary Slayback

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:22:57 +0000

The End Of School is a book by Zachary Slayback. The book discusses the huge problems in our school systems. Slayback also offers a new vision for education-- a variety of choices to replace our outdated schools. AJ Hoge, host of The Effortless English Show discusses "The End of School". He reads a short section, teaches new vocabulary, and discusses the ideas. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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The Effortless English Revolution

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:20:17 +0000

The Effortless English Revolution: Schools are terrible everywhere in the world. Students are stressed, tired, bored, and angry. Parents are frustrated. No amount of money or time improves the situation. What is the answer? How can we create a powerful education system that serves students? How can we create effective education? How can transfer give power back to students, learners, and families? For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Answering Pronunciation Course Questions

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:11:17 +0000

Your Effortless English Pronunciation Course questions answered by AJ. AJ reviews the most important points about pronunciation and then answers your questions. Recorded LIVE! For a free transcript of this audio, please visit

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Real English Learning | The Effortless English Show

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:04:54 +0000

Have you ever heard of an abstraction? This is probably a new word to you but the meaning is not new to you at all. An abstraction is an idea but not the actual thing. Learning English can sometimes be an abstraction.

When you go to a restaurant, you look at the menu, it's a piece of paper. It's what we call an abstraction. It's not anything you would eat. It's just words on a page. You can read the menu. When you read the menu, you'll get some ideas in your mind about what the dish will be, how it might taste, how it might smell. But that's not real, you're just imagining. It's all in your head, it's all an abstraction. You can't eat the menu. You can try, but you'd only be eating paper. You would get no taste or smell or nutrition from eating the menu. The menu is an abstraction, the meal is the real thing. The meal is the real life. And no matter how good the menu is, even if the description's amazing, it will never really give you the experience of eating the actual food.

You need real world English, that's why I do this podcast. In my podcast, I don't talk about grammar rules. I talk about real life topics. Real world English. In this latest podcast, I talk about a book right now that I enjoy, "Dumbing Us Down". I talk about life strategies that I think might be useful or helpful to you. I talk in a very normal, real world, conversational way. I do this because you need real world English - real English learning! You don't need grammar rules, vocabulary lists, et cetera.

Please join me as I discuss the importance of emphasizing word endings, new books I am reading and more about abstractions!

For a free text transcript of this video, please visit

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Independent English Learning | The Effortless English Show

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:21:14 +0000

Did you know that you can take six, seven or even eight years of English class and still not know how to speak English? So what are you learning in English class? You are learning how to follow the rules and do what you are supposed to do. But when you get out of class, you no longer have someone telling you how to study English. You no longer have someone telling you to take a test, study, practice your English.

I'm not here to tell you exactly what to do. I am not your boss. I don't want to be your boss. I want to be your friend. I want to be your guide. Your coach, your coach who encourages you to be a great performer. Your coach who encourages you, motivates you, to be stronger, to be an independent learner, to have success independently, to get what you want from life, not what I want you, for you.

One of our important values in Effortless English is self-reliance. Self-reliance. It's an important value. It means, basically, trust yourself. Trust, believe that you are smart enough. You are good enough. You can make your own decisions. You are your own boss. You are the boss of your learning. You are the boss of your life. Not me. Not some other teacher.

In this episode of the Effortless English Show, I share with you easy ways to improve your English reading and English speaking. I share with you the types of books you can read and techniques you can incorporate to improve your English. Most importantly I share with ways to take your power back and have the confidence to know you have what it takes to speak and read English fluently!!

You can get a free text transcript of this episode at

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Play Acting for Better Pronunciation

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:08:00 +0000

Do you understand and speak English but have a hard time being understood? Are you fluent in English and have perfect grammar but your pronunciation is bad? Did you know there's a psychological importance for pronunciation? People will respect you more, automatically, unconsciously, when your pronunciation is clear.

Is this fair? No, it's not fair, I know. If your pronunciation is bad, peoplemay not respect you as much. They may see you more like a child, and will react to you more like a child with less respect. I know it's not fair, but this is reality, this is the real world. On the other hand, when you have very good pronunciation with your English, when people listen to you, when you talk to other people, especially native speakers, Americans, Canadians, British, Australian, when your pronunciation is very good, they respect you more, and they also accept you more quickly and more easily. Fair or not fair, this is reality and so pronunciation is also very important for these reasons.

In this audio, I share with you a very simple but effective technique for improving your English pronunciation. If you follow me on Twitter and YouTube you know that I like to use movies to help you learn English. In this blog, we use imitation but I share with you a secret for quickly improving your pronunciation - and it's fun! In each blog, I also share a Twitter question. If you would like to submit a question to me via Twitter, please follow me @AJHoge.

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Attitude of Gratitude

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:02:07 +0000

When we practice the attitude of gratitude, we can appreciate how far we have come in life. Do you feel frustrated when trying to speak English? Do you compare yourself to others? Practicing the attitude of gratitude can bring you back to a place of appreciation. Appreciation that you are able to read English, speak English and are making great progress in speaking English fluently. In this Effortless English Show, AJ teaches you how   an attitude of gratitude can allow you to relax and have fun while speaking English. For a free transcript of this audio, please visit the Effortless English Club Blog

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Learn English Over 50

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08:32:06 +0000

Learn English Over 50 Years Of Age.  Can you learn to speak English fluently when you are 50 years old or older?  Is it possible to learn quickly over 50?

The short answer is Yes!  In fact, in this podcast, AJ says that learners over 50 have many advantages!

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Kenny Peavy

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:23:07 +0000

AJ interviews his friend Kenny Peavy about his new book "Young Homeless Professional".  AJ and Kenny discuss their experiences living in cars in Athens, Georgia.  Topics include: voluntary simplicity, economic freedom, non-conformity, and Henry David Thoreau.

Kenny Peavy is now an outdoor education consultant.  He helps schools develop powerful real-world science programs that get kids out of the classroom. 

AJ and Kenny have been friends for many years. 

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Decisions Change Your Life

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +0000

Decisions are the key to changing your life completely.  Decisions are power.  One decision can transform your life.  Which decisions will help you achieve success with English speaking?  How do you make great decisions to get the results you want?  Why are decisions so powerful?  In this Effortless English Show, AJ teaches you the power of decisions!

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Great Teachers and Tutors

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:10:07 +0000

How do you find a great English teacher, tutor, or school?  How do you find a great English conversation partner? What kind of person will help you succeed? In this Effortless English Show, AJ tells you how to shop for a great teacher.  He discusses the most important qualities of a tutor and how to choose the very best one for you.

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Boldly Go and Learn

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:21:43 +0000

Boldly Go Forward as you learn English and improve your communication.  The most powerful "secret" to learning English is how to change your attitude.  In this Show, AJ shares the secret of his most successful students and tells you how to do exactly what they do.

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Danger, Fear, and Initiative

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:14:37 +0000

AJ talks about your fear of being judged and how it can cause problems with your English fluency.  He begins with a dangerous and scary story about his first trip to India.

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Unexpected Challenges

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:37:54 +0000

In English learning, you are going to encounter unexpected challenges.  This is the case even when you use the Effortless English system.  When these problems arise, how do you solve them?  How can you continue moving forward? AJ Hoge tells you how.

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Flexibility and Fun

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:32:12 +0000

In this Show, AJ Hoge tells you how to be more effective in your daily English studies.

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Correcting Your Errors

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:36:05 +0000

How can you improve your English errors?  What's the worst thing that you must avoid?  What are the best ways to improve spoken grammar correctness and pronunciation?  AJ teaches you all of this and more in this Effortless English Show.

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Audiobooks and Books

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:46:04 +0000

English textbooks are boring.  We all agree.  So what should you read and how– in order to improve your vocabulary, speaking, and pronunciation faster?  In this video, AJ Hoge tells you which books to read and how to use audiobooks for the fastest improvement.

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Sacrifice, Risk, and Success

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:07:16 +0000

A.J. Hoge, host of The Effortless English Show, discussed the necessity of sacrifice and risk in order to achieve success with English or anything else in life.

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How To Learn Effortlessly

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:09:25 +0000

How do you learn effortlessly?  How can you train to speak English effortlessly?  What does "effortless" mean exactly?  A.J. discusses effortless effort and how to achieve it.

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Learning Momentum and Inertia

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:00:51 +0000

How do you guarantee constant and never-ending improvement of your English? What should you do when you get too busy to study English? How do you ensure faster progress? AJ answers these question and more in the latest Effortless English Show. AJ Hoge is the author of “Effortless English: Learn To Speak Like A Native”.

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Choosing An English School or Class

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:49:48 +0000

How to choose an English class or school in your hometown.  What is the purpose of an English school?  What should you look for when choosing an English class?  Do you need to attend a class at all?  AJ gives you advice for choosing the best possible class.

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Low Motivation Solution

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:12:00 +0000

Have you ever lost your motivation to study English? What should you do when you don't want to study? AJ discusses the solution to recovering your motivation for English.

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Fear Of Mistakes

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:12:48 +0000

What causes nervousness when speaking?  The main cause is the fear of mistakes.  The fear of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation mistakes paralyzes many English speakers.  AJ talks about this fear and its root cause.

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English Frustrations and Challenges

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 02:42:23 +0000

What can you do if you lose your motivation for learning English? How can you handle frustrations with your learning? In this episode, AJ discusses methods for staying motivated and handling the doubts and difficulties that come with English.

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Dating and Friendships with Americans

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:57:37 +0000

How do you make friends with Americans and other English speakers? What’s it like to date someone who speaks another language? How will friendships improve your speaking, including your pronunciation? What must you focus on when you talk to native speakers? AJ talks with Gabby and Lindsay, from All Ears English, about these topics and more on this week’s Effortless English Show!

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How To Create Confidence

Sun, 08 Jun 2014 18:37:56 +0000

How do you create confidence when speaking English? How do you overcome fear and nervousness? AJ talks about the mental and physical aspects of fear and how to handle them. He discusses how to train yourself to speak more confidently.

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The Silent Period and Listening

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 19:46:15 +0000

Why should you avoid speaking English for several months? What are the advantages of a “silent period”? How long should you focus on just listening? Listening is the key to English speaking mastery. AJ discusses listening and the “silent period” with David Long of Automatic Language Growth on this week’s Effortless English Show!

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Using Stories To Learn English

Mon, 26 May 2014 21:04:36 +0000

Why you must use stories to learn English.  AJ discusses learning with stories with Blaine Ray, creator of the TPRS method. 

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English Public Speaking

Sun, 18 May 2014 18:52:27 +0000

How can you give great speeches? What are the secrets to great presentations? Why is public speaking important for your career? Public speaking is tough for most people. It is especially difficult when English is not your native language. AJ discusses the importance of public speaking and how to be a great speaker!

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Vocabulary: Active and Passive and Learning Faster

Sun, 11 May 2014 18:19:51 +0000

How do you learn vocabulary faster and remember it longer? What is the difference between active vocabulary and passive vocabulary and why is it important? Why are emotions and context vital for learning vocabulary? AJ answers these questions and more in this episode of The Effortless English Show.

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Secrets To Effortless Language Learning

Mon, 05 May 2014 01:30:49 +0000

What is the number one secret to effortless language learning? AJ and Steve Kaufman discuss.

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Improve English Writing and Reading

Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:56:06 +0000

How to improve your English writing?  How to be a better reader?  AJ discusses these topics with author Teresa Snyder.  He also answers your questions.

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Idioms, Slang, Pronunciation and Real English

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:17:49 +0000

Real English, idioms, slang and USA culture are the topics AJ discusses with guest Kristin Dodds of on today’s Effortless English Show! Kristin is a co-founder of Learn Real English, which teaches the everyday English conversation not taught in textbooks and schools. AJ and Kristin also discuss the connection between culture, idioms and slang.

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Episode 12: Mistakes When Speaking, Guest: Georgiana

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:24:10 +0000

AJ and VIP member Georgiana discuss making mistakes when speaking English and how to communicate powerfully.  Video:


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The Effortless English Show, Episode 11

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:44:15 +0000

AJ teaches you how to become a better writer in English. He discusses both reading and writing and how to improve in each. 

AJ Hoge is known as the highest paid and most passionate English coach in the world.  He creates powerful English speakers who become successful international leaders; without using boring grammar books, textbooks, or old school methods.

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The Effortless English Show, Birthday Episode 10

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:23:53 +0000

The Effortless English Show with AJ Hoge.  In this special birthday episode, AJ discusses gratitude and how it creates abundance in our lives.  Watch the video recording here:

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The Effortless English Show, Episode 9

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:15:43 +0000

AJ talks about English speaking in nervous situations, the power of reading, and how to learn and use American idioms.  Video available here:

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The Effortless English Show, Episode 8

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:00:51 +0000

Charlie from France is AJ's guest on the show.  He tells AJ how he learned to speak English.  Learn from the guests on the show and use their strategies in your own English learning.

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The Effortless English Show, Episode 7

Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:16:25 +0000

AJ discusses the success strategy of "modeling" and welcomes Effortless English member (and Spanish teacher) Oscar Pellus.

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The Effortless English Show, Episode 5

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 03:31:32 +0000  In episode 5 of The Effortless English Show, AJ answers crew questions for over an hour.  He also discusses some new ideas for courses and programs.

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The Effortless English Show, Episode 4

Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:20:10 +0000  AJ Hoge welcomes guest Baerbel from Germany.  He also talks about a variety of topics related to Effortless English, Grizzly bears, being an exchange student, and much more. 

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