What is this website about?

If you are trying to improve your English and you want fun and interesting lessons, then you have come to the right place.  This is a free English learning website designed to help you quickly improve your English skills while having fun at the same time.  We are two brothers from Canada who are living in Shanghai, China.  We make free English learning podcasts that you can listen to on your Ipod, mp3 player, or directly from your computer.  You can also read along with the free scripts of each of our shows.  We have a business English section, a blog, English learning videos, and a discussion forum for all your English questions.   Thousands of people from over 150 different countries are already improving their English with us.  Join us!


What is a Podcast?

A podcast is a downloadable file that you can listen to. After you download it, you can listen to it on your computer or on an mp3 player.  You can subscribe to a podcast so that it will come to you as soon as it’s made, just like a newspaper.  How to subscribe?


How to Use this website: 

You can use this website any way that you wish, but we have a few suggestions that you might help.  During our lessons, we try to use some words and phrases from older lessons to help you remember and understand them better.  It’s a good idea to start from lesson 1 and listen to all the lessons in order.  Don’t worry if you don’t understand every word.  Just try to get the main idea at first and listen to each lesson more than once.  It’s also a good idea to read the script of our lessons online, so that you can see the important ideas that we will discuss.  If there is anything you don’t understand, feel free to ask us in our discussion forum.  You should also practice your English writing about any topic you like in our discussion forum.  We recommend writing at least 3 paragraphs per week.  You can share your stories with us, ask questions, answer questions, or write anything you want.  Don’t worry if you make any mistakes.  Mistakes are normal.  Everyone makes them.  The only mistake is not writing anything. 

Set aside at least 20 minutes per day to use this website.  More is better, but make sure you are studying everyday.  A little bit everyday is much better than a lot one day followed by many days of nothing.  If you have an Ipod or other mp3 player, we recommend downloading all of our shows and putting them onto it.  That way, you can study in your car, on your way home from work, walking on the street or anywhere, instead of just wasting time.  Every time we make a new show you will be notified right away if you subscribe to our podcast.  It’s really easy and totally free.