How We Created Our Lessons

Learn Real English, as our name suggests, uses only real English conversations.

But what do we mean by “real”. What is a “real” conversation and what is a “fake” conversation.

Our definition of real is authentic… meaning, all conversations in our lessons are natural, spontaneous, and unscripted. Most programs use written dialogues that are read by actors.

The problem is, written English is quite different from spoken English. In authentic conversations, we use different vocabulary– including lots of idioms and slang. Natural pronunciation is also much different than actors reading a script.

That’s why watching CNN or the BBC will not help you understand real conversations. Real people don’t speak like news announcers. In authentic conversations, we speak faster, we cut sentences, we shorten words, we pause, and we use lots of filler words. You won’t hear any of that from actors or news announcers.

Our goal was to give you absolutely authentic conversations. So we called our friends and family and we recorded the conversations. Often, these people didn’t know they were being recorded. We wanted them to speak in a totally natural way, so we told them AFTER the conversation was finished.

As a result, we have a large collection of totally authentic conversations.

Of course, you need more than just the recordings. You need to understand the recordings. You need to understand all of the vocabulary– especially the idioms and slang. In fact, you need to do more than just understand– you need to learn all of the English in the conversations very deeply– so you will understand it when you are having a real conversation with a native speaker.

So, our next step was to create lessons to help you understand the real conversations. We started simply, with vocabulary lessons. In these, we explain the common idioms and vocabulary found in the conversation. This is an audio vocabulary lesson, so even when you’re learning vocabulary you are also improving your listening skills. But don’t worry, all of our audio lessons have text transcripts. So, if you don’t understand something, you can quickly look at the text and easily understand.

Next, we created Mini-Story lessons– our best lessons. In these lessons,
we use important idioms and vocabulary from the real conversation. We then create a funny story using those idioms & words. This is important, because you remember much better when you hear a new phrase in different situations. You hear it in the authentic conversation, you hear it in the vocabulary lesson, then you hear it again in a completely different story.

The Mini-Stories are designed to teach you grammar and vocabulary in a completely intuitive way. You listen, you answer a lot of very easy questions, and you naturally learn English grammar without study. You’ll love the Mini-Story lessons– they are fun and they are very effective.

By using this entire system, you quickly learn all of the real conversations. You learn to understand the English that native speakers use everyday when they talk to each other. You learn real communication, not textbook rules and drills.

That’s why I’m so excited about these lessons. They were fun to make– and I know you’re going to have fun listening to them.

Have a great day!

–AJ

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  • alaa

    that’s wonderful site
    we want more
    thank you very much
    alaa eldin mustafa

    egypt , cairo , sohage

  • eman nouman el-zyati

    hi, i am EMAN NOUMAN from EGYPT.
    thank you Kristin, Joe, and Aj. thanks for your efforts.
    i have been talking and acting with myself as if I am a crazy girl, but i like it.

  • hichem

    hi every body im hichem from algeria. i want 2 say thank you kristin.thank you joe.thank you aj.i will never ever forget you.never ever. god bless you.i cant believe that.now i can speak and i can talk 2 american people and even british people.you deserve the paradise.thanks

  • It’s wonderful that two Americans are talking to each other. The conversations are totally natural and therefore interesting. We never heard such things at school. The real vocabulary is just amazing. Thanks!

  • meryam

    hi everybody i’m from Morocco i would thank my professor AJ HOGE for his help thanks alot because your lessons made me more active in my classes also with my friends thnak you very much .your student meryam by

  • sahar

    Hi ,everybodyI`d like to thank you all for this great efforts that benefit me a lot.It`s a great chance to learn English language that I love ssssssssso much .By your programme I can speak English simply and fluently .Thanks and Happy New Year for all the members.

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    its what I was looking for when I started learning english
    thank you very much

  • mohamed

    hi teacher, it is your student with thanks.
    i am truelly grate ful to you and your great invention. my english is much improver than before. i was taught English by many teachers but neithre of them was as clevesr as you
    when ever i download your lessons i feel confident and overjoyed and listen to them3-4 hours a day .
    my english would not have improved if it had not been for you.
    my friends are now surprised how actively i am speaking the language. thank yuo very much,teacher

  • hello a.j .i a deep from punjab.i really likes ur way for teaching.you are the best teacher in the world. you are the great.thanks

  • hello sir a.j
    thanks a lot for teach me a nice and very easy way to speak english. today i am very happy. i speak english with all my friends and realitives.and also emailing u without any translation. i have no words to thanking you.i am very thankful to u.thanks a lot.

  • hello sir a.j

    i am deep from punjab. thanks a lot for teach me english.i really like ur way for teaching online.and helping those peoples who’s wanted to speak in english i also want to improve my english. and thanks a lot i will able to speak in english within one week. thanks alot.you are the best teacher.thanks

  • hiiiiiiiiii can i joing this course because i also want to improve my englis and i want to learn more from my other friend..thanks

  • Good job, guys!

    Please don’t stop doing this..

    Regards

  • Sveta

    Thanks for 7 rules that you sent to me.I did decide yet to buy lessons,but i really think about it.Thanks again for opportunity.

  • kawaljeet kaur

    Hi Sir Aj!!
    How r u? i really like the way u r teaching online. i’m a very new learner n following ur lessons to improve my english.thank u very much for teaching us online n after having ur lessons i’m really not thinking of any text book to learn grammer or vocabulary.thankyou very very much n take care.

  • Hengky

    Hi Sir A.J..
    Your learning program and motivation are inspiring me a lot.. I have followed your suggestion and downloaded some of your lessons.. they work powerfully.. I plan to buy your lessons set and I am trying to save my money now..

    you’re a great teacher

  • healton

    I really want to try your lesson however there is something I just can’t make sense! You said that your conversations are real! But how can you do it! I think you must have got them from movies which all have “actors”?? Please tell me how you “make” something you call “real conversations”!
    Thank you/

    • Healton… no, our conversations don’t come from movies.

      Here’s what we did: We called friends or family on the phone, then we just talked to them and recorded the conversation… no plans, no scripts… just normal conversations with normal people 🙂

  • Mark

    Great and easy to use learning methods. Keep it up guys !

  • hi there

    thanks for every thing you do to improve our english

    i think you did a great work here

    best wishes

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    Hello, I would like to thank you for your GREAT help. I’m preparing an IELTS exam next month and your lesson helps me o lot. You’ll WONDERFUL and AFFECTIONATE GUYS who helped many people around the world. KEEP UP A GOOD WORK. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Letchmi SINGAPORE

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    Thanks thanks a lot as each time I say your method is natural I get best result in short time.Before I sign up for effortless english system I found difficult speaking understandable english
    Thanks so much

  • basyiera_farhana

    Hi..
    how are you there ????
    firstly,i want to thank my teachers because you have sacrificed a lot for me in order to improve my English.And now , i have more confident because of your real methods.its really works….recently,i got the best result among my friends.they were shocked.i thought it was a dream.
    thank you so much again…

  • I think A.J. is a great promoter!!! He is super excellent!!! Thanks A.J., you are the real GURU.

  • Elaine

    hi all, i found that it’s quite fun to use the methods that are suggested by teachers in learnrealenglish.com.

    I hope that i can get more info and assisstance so that i can improve my english speaking skill faster.

    Thanks

  • Yoga

    Too Good

    really its key to Excellent English

  • gemma

    thanks a million! you’re really a great teacher! it’s a very interesting and wonderful style of learning.finally, i’ve found the right and easiest way to learn english.

  • Qais

    Dear sirs
    Many thanks for your great assistant to all english learners
    God bless you all as well my friends who may read this simple words
    Thanks for this apportunity

  • hi everybody,I want make conversation between us,because of I wana improve my language.

  • mohktar

    This is my first time to join you all regarding the how to speak fast in english and able to talk with native speakers. I am willing to learn and love to speak english very much.

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    hi everybody,iwish you all in beas for ever.Iam new in learn real inglish.Tanks for the teachers.And I wish to find how speak with me to make freinds evrywhere and to improve my skill online

  • Hi for everyone
    Merry christmes and Happy New Year
    Iam Kurdish from Kurdistan
    May I help me to learing English conversation and how to speak fast with another people
    I wish to learn as soon as possible
    Thanks