English podcasts

Mauricio Minas, CIO, Bradesco, on developing, launching and improving the digital bank Next

Mauricio Minas, CIO at Bradesco, speaks in depth with iupana conversa about the Brazilian bank’s...

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Sunday Bonus - Gadeer from Saudi Arabia

In the "Going Abroad" segment, James interviewed a woman from Saudi Arabia who studied abroad in...

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Episode 9 - How the Comma Stopped Gun Control in the USA

In this episode, James discusses how to use and teach  the present perfect and present perfect...

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Idioms of the Week - Baseball Idioms

Baseball is back. James shares his top Baseball Idioms. Baseball is an important part of American...

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How to Keep an English Only Classroom

Do your students speak their own language in your classroom? How do you stop it? How do you...

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Sunday Bonus: Going Abroad - Ricardo from Mexico Shares His Experiences

James welcomes a student from Mexico whom he taught 11 years ago. James discusses how Ricardo has...

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Episode 10 - Will Robots Replace Teachers?

James interviews a 19-year old EdTech entrpreneur from India who is trying to change how students...

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My Mistress Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun

Last time we made some fun of Shakespeare’s honest love poem, his sonnet 130, “My Mistress’ Eyes...

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Going Abroad - Federico Update

Federico has been living and working in a Treehouse Hotel as his Study Abroad experience. James...

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Teacher Talk - Edtech Talk

Chatbots, AI, Augmented Reality, Avatars...so many edtech tools out there for a teacher that...

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Idiom of the Week - Top 5 Idioms

James discusses the Top 5 Idioms that he uses everyday. What about you? What idioms do you use?...

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Idiom of the Week - How are you?

Textbooks still like to teach "How are you?", "I am fine" but James says that we don't use that...

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Idiom of the Week - What've You Been Up to Lately?

In this week's Idiom of the Week, we discuss another greeting - what have you been up to lately?...

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Teacher Talk - Conversation Warm Ups

James discusses why Warm Ups or Ice-Breakers are so important in Conversation Class. He gives his...

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Episode 14 - Unboxing the Apple Education Event

James shares his opinions about the 3 most important details that came from the Apple Education...

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Idiom of the Week - Baby Idioms

What are some common idioms in English that use "Baby"? Listen to James as he talks about the...

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Episode 15 - How to Maintain Your English After Studying Abroad

So you have spent your time, money and effort to study abroad and improve your English. But now...

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Home Sweet Home - Home Idioms

Let’s take a look at some idioms using the word “home”. Home is interesting word because we have...

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Episode 16 - Food and Travel

One of the greatest parts of travelling, studying and living abroad is the food you will...

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Idiom of the Week - Food Idioms Part 1

There are many food idioms and James begins to share some food idioms for you to learn. Listen to...

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