ShowNotes – Video Exclusive
Hello Everyone – my name is Ian Antonio Patterson – host and producer of the English Coach Podcast – Living the Language. Thank you taking the time. This Episode 70 is a Trailer Episode and aims to reiterate the purpose of the show for you the subscribers / followers and for anyone else who’s discovering the show for the first time.
One of my favourite poets – Maya Angelou once said — ‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’
“Living the Language” means that my first mission here is still to help my people – present and past course participants – who want to keep their language skills – and anyone else who just likes the show.
It means that you get to experience immersion into the language – to feel something – from right there where you are, and that I get to keep the promise I always make – to take – my usual relaxed accessible human approach to your learning experience.
15 Years as English Trainer
I have over the past 15 years – had the opportunity to help hundreds of mostly German learners of English as a second language. During this time many strong and positive learning relationships have been built. I have also learned from them – in a true-to-life way, that language is relational, as most people I know are learning a language to talk to people – not machines. Still to each his own – and you get to take from that what you will.
As a Trainer or coach, with an eye on what I like to call Sustainable Language Acquisition – these learning relationships – together with a gamut of diverse topics covered by the Podcast – in both English and German – strong emotional associations are evoked – WITH A PURPOSE – and Listeners get to STAY in contact with – and keep their language skills – in a fun and interesting way.
The show is available at www.EnglishCoachPodcast.com – where you can see full shownotes and transcripts, associated service links, recommended apps, and Exclusive Video content published only there (here). As I always say, this is not a lesson, it’s a show – but if you are interested in signing up for lessons, guest access, or memberships, in getting the shows sent to you directly by email – or if you are interested in supporting the show generally – there’s somewhere else for that – so feel free to head on over to – you guessed it; www.EnglishCoachPodcast.com .
Enriching English Training with Life, Art and Context
I try to enrich the show with non-scripted interludes, artwork (such as literature, dance, photography, music and singing ….), and the lived experience of people – to focus on the more human aspects of the learning experience – like context – that cannot yet – so easily be deep-faked by pervasive tech.
Lived diversity and inclusion – beyond the tokens
The show attempts to live the notion of diversity and inclusion rather than just talk about it – it is in so being – always open to everyone, but not always for everyone all the time.
The guests on my show have hailed from Russia, the Ukraine, Switzerland, Germany, Jamaica, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Greece, India, Poland, the Philippines, Italy, Sweden, UK and USA (Canada, Spain , Holland in upcoming Episode 71) – all tacitly lending a measure of legitimacy – and credence to the Democratisation of the Learning Experience – as a guiding principle since Episode 1 in November of 2019.
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Thanks for reading, looking forward to hearing from you and bye for now.
Sustainable Language Acquisition = Nachhaltiger Spracherwerb.