Learning English is a journey. As a child, your teacher shows you pictures and speaks foreign words or teaches you a song in English. As a teenager, your teacher makes you read boring texts and write things, which they then mark very strictly. As an adult, your teacher is life. You need English in your personal life, with family and friends, watching your favourite TV shows and maybe on holidays abroad. And, you need English more and more at work and in business. In short, it has become an essential part of your life.

However good or bad your experience of learning English is, we - your Three English Experts Birgit, Rebecca and Dave – with over 60 years of business English teaching combined, would like to inspire you, encourage you and give you advice, tricks and tips on how to go forward on your learning journey.

So, jump in, find out more about us, leave us comments, ask our advice, and join us on this podcast to make your learning journey easier, stress-free and fun.

Your Three English Experts

Birgit, Rebecca and Dave.

In this episode we talk about:

· What can you learn in 10 minutes a day?
· Learning on the go with apps.
· Mix it up.
· Repetition, repetition, repetition.
· Make it a priority.
· Take a leaf out of the Scandinavian book.
· Get into the flow.
· It’s not all or nothing.

The 3 cool statements from ths episode:

“Slow progress is better than no progress”
“Stay realistic, have fun and enjoy”
“Language learning isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon”


In this episode, we talked about Quizlet as a vocabulary-learning app. Go to www.quizlet.com to create a free account.

You can create your own vocabulary lists – check out my YouTube videos (How to learn with Quizlet & How to create a new learning set from a Word or Excel list in Quizlet) – and search for topic areas in the top search bar.

When you find a learning set you like, simply click on the ‘copy icon’ 

Next 1. Make any changes to the list 
2. Change the title to your own, and 
3 click on the ‘Create’ button to add it to your account. 

 We also discuss a couple of hacks to help you better understand YouTube videos. 

 1.    Click on ‘CC‘ to see the subtitles.
2.    Click on the 3 dots to be able to see the transcript if one is available.
3.    Click on the settings cog, then ‘playback speed’ to slow the video down.

Hope these hacks help. 

Until the next time.

Rebecca, Birgit & Dave. 

Your Three English Experts.

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Next episode coming on Monday December 4th!

2023 - Rebecca Deacon, Dave Preston, Birgit Kasimirski