English with Rob

Rob (from English with Rob) joined me for a conversation on today’s episode. He’s from the UK and we spoke about a variety of topics covering teaching, the idea of Britishness, making learning English fun and much more!

Timestamps

  • 3:26 – Rob’s first online lesson
  • 7:42 – Rob’s introduction
  • 10:39 – Turning a passion into a job
  • 17:14 – Living in Germany
  • 19:10 – Does Rob speak German?
  • 21:05 – English could be harder!
  • 23:53 – Has a knowledge of language helped your teaching?
  • 28:44 – Britishness
  • 32:42 – Fish and chips
  • 36:06 – How would you describe your teaching philosophy?
  • 40:15 – How can learners make learning fun?
  • 44:27 – Rob’s embarrassing moments or funny mistakes in language
  • 47:36 – Where to find Rob & Become his student?

Expressions from the Episode

  • 13:29 – “It’s nigh impossible” = Nearly, near
  • 18:16 – I’m leaning that way as well = To begin to think or believe a certain thing
  • 18:21 – Hip = Cool, Trendy | Vibe = Feeling, atmosphere of a place
  • 19:25 – I should practise what I preach = To match your actions with the advice you give people
  • 20:06 – To hit a brick wall = To suddenly stop making progress in an area and reach an impassable place
  • 23:24 – It’s not my cup of tea = I don’t like it
  • 31:15 – Scowl = To make an angry face at someone
  • 32:26 – My heart was beating out of my chest = My heart was beating really fast
  • 41:54 – It rings true = It seems true
  • 45:00 – Cocky = Arrogant

Where to Find Rob

“If you really want to learn, you have to be proactive”

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