Real Spoken English Mastery

Spoken English is not the same as textbook English.  This is a fact that few students understand.  They simply don’t realize that the English they learn in schools is not the English that native speakers use in normal conversations.

To be honest, I don’t know why schools neglect real spoken English.  Why do they teach only formal English?  Why don’t they prepare their students for the real world?  Ever since I became a teacher, I have asked those questions.  Eventually, I created my own companies to help students learn real spoken English.

Learn Real English is one of those companies.   At Learn Real English, we focus on the true, casual, everyday spoken English used by native speaker North Americans.   We teach idioms and slang, because native speakers use these in every conversation.

In our lessons, you rarely find full, formal, complete sentences.  Why not?  Because in real spoken conversations, native speakers almost never use complete sentences.  We speak in partial sentences.  We interrupt each other.   We change thoughts in the middle of a sentence.  We use filler words constantly.

Real spoken pronunciation is also quite different than what you learn from schools and textbooks.   In a normal conversation, native speakers tend to mash words together.  In school, you learned a few standard contractions… but in fact, we create a huge number of non-standard contractions all the time.   We connect some words together, and we cut other words shorter.

When you combine all of these differences, you get conversations that sound totally different than what you learned from school and books.

Unfortunately, this is a source of extreme frustration for many students.   Any student who has visited North America will tell you that the English spoken on the street is nothing like the English they learned at home in school.

Our goal at Learn Real English is to prepare you for the real world of spoken English.  To do that, we record and use only real, spontaneous, unplanned conversations between native speakers.   We call people on the phone, chat with them, and record the conversation.  Usually, we do not tell the other person that they are being recorded (until the conversation is finished).  We want them to speak completely naturally.

Another feature of our lessons is that we don’t edit the conversations.   We never cut out filler words.   Our goal is not to create some kind of “perfect” artificial conversation… our goal is to capture the real, messy English language in daily use.

We then provide you with tools to understand these messy, real conversations.  We give you vocabulary lessons to explain the huge number of idioms and slang that you’ll hear.  We give you the famous Listen & Answer Mini-Stories, to guarantee that you learn everything deeply and effortlessly.   We give you text transcripts of everything, to help you understand faster.

When you finish all 30 lessons (you’ll do one lesson set everyday for one week… thus finishing the program in 30 weeks)– you’ll be able to talk with native speakers quickly and effortlessly… and you’ll understand when they talk to each other.

If you like, as your final test you can come to San Francisco and meet the people you hear on the lessons!

Good luck and have a great New Year!

–A.J. Hoge


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  • ASM Sofrul Islam

    I have download of your a number of video clippings from you tube. But that is quite academic, I want to know the real English. I want to understand native peoples speakings and English movie. My address is given to you, response please. I want my English fluent, automatic and confident.

  • ASM Sofrul Islam

    I do agree with you, the question is how could I learn that native spoken English. Please help me, waiting for your response.

  • adam

    this is really usefull.

    thank you

  • akanksha

    i hope you will help me to improve my english as soos as possible,

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  • prem singh

    i m satisfied with your course but not fully.

    [PeterJungs 28 June 2010]
    We are not trying to do away with good grammar. We all wish to speak with good grammar and for good reason. With our “don’t study grammer” rule 2, we are suggesting that deep listening to native English speakers is a better way to learn and “absorb” grammar than studying lists of grammar rules. This is how we learned grammar as children in our native tongue. Please review Rule 2: Thank you for your comment.

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  • helen lilibeth sevilla

    this methods is really, really great for start to learn english that firts day, I am agree with you, God Bless you for teaching us. thank you a lot

  • sandeep

    I hope that you will improve my english

  • wellington

    i hope that you can teach how to speak the real english.

  • mizan

    i wish to join this programme and hoping that i can improve my english

  • myriam

    I need learn english for my work, thank you for the tool
    God bless you
    what is the price to the course
    where buy in pesos colombia
    I no have target credit
    [PeterJungs 7 June 2010]
    The current discounted price of Real English Conversations is $97 (US). The currency exchange is handled by our transaction processing provider based on current rates at the time of purchase. To purchase Real English Conversations go to then click on the “add to cart” button.

  • malah

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  • Buya

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  • Duuka

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  • Gaurav


    All the rules are amazing! I have no words to say.You can surely improve your english by these rules.I didn’t really knew that I would meet a teacher who would help me improve my english.


  • Amin

    I’m having TOEFL exam next Saturday, I’m so excited and optimistic about it, wish me luck all, and thank you for everything :)

  • mildred

    hi!i really like your lesson i want to avail one but the problem is i don!t have enough money to buy for that lesson right now but i really want to have one coz i want to learn to speak english.i really need it.i!m now here in canadajust a month ago and its hard for me to speak and communicate w/them coz i am a filipino.i could not understand them i could only speak a little bit of english and i know that is not enough thats why i want to learn more and have a copy of your lesson immediately.i know i can have it soon.i love to be one of your students.thank you so much and may the lord continually bless your heart and help more people.i salute you for the job well done……………….

  • Valdir

    After I learn the rule 2 I laugh a lot, I imagine the face of my personal teacher when I will tell it.

  • alexander

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  • Francisco de Assis Gonçalves Barreto

    Hello! This one is shorter, I promise. I wrote another before. In English books here we notice that there are linguistic aspects, that even native Americans don’t know verry well, because there are many native people, who speaks and uses grammmar unconsciouly since chilhood. It is dangerous for us foreighn people to ignore these aspects, that we do too!

  • Francisco de Assis Gonçalves Barreto

    Hello! For sure! By the way, a person who studied Linguistics(the Science of Language), knows that the oral language spoken by natives or even illiterate people, is much more arbitrary, informal, etc. They even don’t notice what they do, when they are speaking: cut sentences and begin another and other things that would be considered WRONG in comparison to writing or good Grammar! In Linguistics we can see books like “The Grammmar Of The Spoken Language”! But attention please! Linguistics IS NOT AGAINST STANDARD GRAMMAR. This is an Educational problem.
    Linguistics is DESCRIPTIVE, not PRESCRIPTIVE. Every language aspect is an interest for a Linguist.
    When a Linguist writes his works h/she uses formal languge too!(Charateristics of written languge: conservative..etc. etc)

    Francisco de A.G.B.

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  • Svitlana

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  • Katya

    hi there, liked the manner of AJ very much in his intro video – it feels that he’s the one who can really teach you!
    Thanks, AJ!!! stay that for life!!!
    Good luck to everyone!

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  • Ivete

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