A New Year is here and it is a time to make New Year's Resolutions and set some goals for yourself, or is it? Is this a truly effective way to get things done? Is it even necessary? In this episode, I discuss the pros and cons of setting goals. I discuss how goals can help motivate you to get a desired result and discuss Matt Stone's book "Goals Suck: Why the Obsessions with Goal-Setting is a Flawed Approach to Productivity and Life in General". Ultimately, you have to decide for yourself whether or not you will be setting goals for the new year. I hope you enjoy the podcast and find it useful. The Lesson Guide is available at www.englishfluencynow.com. 

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_50.mp3
Category:lifestyle -- posted at: 10:07am PST

Everybody is always trying to figure out what the best way to do something is, and learning a language is no exception. In this episode, I review 10 suggestions that were given by mulitlingual experts in a recent discussion on language learning, reported on in The Guardian. You will hear what these experienced language learners and teachers have to say about language learning, in general, and what I have to add to their suggestions, especially for ESL students. As you know, I believe in comprehensible input and a lot of listening and reading in order to improve your English skills. I hope you enjoy the podcast and find it useful. The Lesson Guide is available at www.englishfluencynow.com. 

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_49.mp3
Category:language learning -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Topic: Renting an Apartment. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at www.englishfluencynow.com If you find this podcast helpful, and you'd like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive review on iTunes. I'd really appreciate it. You can also donate on the website. Thanks!

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_48.mp3
Category:lifestyle -- posted at: 12:46pm PST

Topic: Privacy & Edward Snowden. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at www.englishfluencynow.com If you find this podcast helpful, and you'd like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive review on iTunes. I'd really appreciate it. You can also donate on the website. Thanks!

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_47.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:46pm PST

Topic: Preparing for a Job Interview. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at www.englishfluencynow.com If you find this podcast helpful, and you'd like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive review on iTunes. I'd really appreciate it. You can also donate on the website. Thanks!

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_46.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 8:22pm PST

Topic: What is a MOOC?. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at www.englishfluencynow.com If you find this podcast helpful, and you'd like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive review on iTunes. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_45.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 2:47pm PST

Topic: Cultural Differences. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at www.englishfluencynow.com If you find this podcast helpful, and you'd like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive review on iTunes. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_44.mp3
Category:culture -- posted at: 1:40pm PST

Topic: Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at www.englishfluencynow.com If you find this podcast helpful, and you'd like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive review on iTunes. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_43.mp3
Category:environment -- posted at: 4:52pm PST

Topic: U-Pick Farms. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at www.englishfluencynow.com If you find this podcast helpful, and you'd like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive review on iTunes. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_42.mp3
Category:food -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

Topic: World Domination Summit. This podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English. Lesson Guides are available at www.englishfluencynow.com If you find this podcast helpful, and you'd like to help more people find it, please take a minute to give me a positive review on iTunes. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_41.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 8:53pm PST



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