American Culture

American Culture

War on Boys In Schools

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… Read more »

Culture and English Speaking Webinar

Culture and English Speaking Webinar Join this webinar.  Learn why you must understand culture to speak English fluently and correctly.  In this webinar, AJ teaches you how to learn English and how to learn American culture at the same time.   This is a powerful method that is also more enjoyable. In this webinar you learn the powerful Effortless English… Read more »

Dating and Friendships With Americans

Dating and Friendships With Americans

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… Read more »

Idioms, Slang, USA Culture: Guest Kristin Dodds

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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I started learning English when I was 9. At schools I had a lots of English tests and all of them were grammar tests. Our teachers had always told us:… Read more »



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