Teacher Will Level Up English

Teacher Will was kind enough to join me on the podcast for a casual chat about English learning, teaching, culture and much more! Will is a teacher, originally from Louisiana, USA, now living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He’s a well-known figure on InstagramYoutube and Twitter.

Timestamps

  • 2:41 – Will’s Introduction & History
  • 5:45 – Importance of living abroad
  • 9:04 – “We learn together” & Cultural differences
  • 12:55 – English is more than a language
  • 13:50 – Teaching Styles
  • 16:00 – What languages are you learning? & GPPP
  • 19:15 – You have to work!
  • 22:28 – Have a positive mindset & be proactive
  • 30:00 – Teach something to learn it
  • 33:07 – Embarrassing language & teaching moments
  • 38:46 – Different accents
  • 44:24 – Where to find Teacher Will

Key Takeaways

“A dream without a plan is just a wish”

“Learning a language is confidence and mindset”

“Learning is a symbiotic relationship between the teacher and the student”

You don’t really understand something until you explain it to your grandma – Teach English to learn it!

“Practise makes progress” (native speakers make mistakes too)

Study how to be fluent, accent will come naturally

Vocabulary

  • Practise makes perfect? – Bologna!

  • “Don’t make a derrière out of you or me” – derrière = Bottom, bum (a polite way to swear!)

  • Loquacious – Talkative

  • Pants (USA) Trousers (UK)

Pronunciation Differences

Advertisement – USA / UK

Progress – USA / UK

Where to Find Teacher Will

Instagram

Youtube

Snapchat: Ask_teacherwill

Twitter

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