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Travel series: San Francisco

As the song goes "I left my heart in San Francisco." Today we take you to this charming city on the West Coast....

Host: Adam, Diana
Grammar: Sit

Published: April 21, 2016

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Asking Someone Out Part 2

So you've successfully asked the girl out. What happens on the actual date?  Listen in and find out! ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: go_with

Published: April 15, 2016

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Asking Someone Out Part 1

How do you ask someone out? We begin our two part series of a budding romance with today's lesson. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: April 02, 2016

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2016 Spring Fashion Trends

Spring is here and it’s time to clean out your closet and bring in the new spring fashion trends. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn all about 10 do’s and one don’t of fashion for this spring....

Host: Cynthia
Grammar: cold_shoulder

Published: March 29, 2016

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Buying Snacks

Do you snack? Chips, crackers, cookies, nuts and candy...Today we'll go snack shopping! ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: giving_advice

Published: March 24, 2016

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Getting a Client Buy-in Part 2

In Part Two of a two-part series on client buy-in, we’re looking at just how to get your client to see your vision, and agree to your strategy....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Sold

Published: March 22, 2016

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Getting a Client Buy-In Part I

You’ve managed to get the client’s attention, even managed to get a face-to-face meeting, but how do you finally convince them to go with your idea? In today’s lesson we’ll talk about how to get the client buy-in....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: suffixes

Published: March 10, 2016

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Sheryl Sandberg: The Most Powerful Woman in Tech

Do you think it’s possible to “have it all” as a woman? Listen to today’s lesson and you’ll learn about Facebook’s most influential businessperson, who also happens to be a wife and mother....

Host: Cynthia
Grammar: talk_phrases

Published: March 08, 2016

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Evaluation and Mentoring

December brings to mind Christmas, New Year’s, and winter vacation. But it’s not all fun and games in the workplace. The end of the year means it’s time for the end of year evaluation. Let’s find out what is causing so many employees’ grief in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: December 10, 2015

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Time for a New Phone

Your phone is becoming slower and slower. The photos you take aren’t as good as the photos your friends take. This means only one thing: It’s time to buy a new phone....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: December 01, 2015

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Dealing with Difficult People at Work Part I

Can’t we all just get along? In Part I of a two-part series, we’ll take a look at a difficult person that is making the office a nightmare for her co-workers....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: November 19, 2015

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Buying a Watch

Even though these days we all have clocks on our phones, there is something special about being able to carry the time on your wrist. We’ll take a look at this stylish accessory in today’s lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: November 17, 2015

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Buying Books

They’re not just places to buy books: they’re also places to enjoy a coffee, discover something new, or just chat with friends. In today’s lesson we'll take you to the bookstore. ...

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: October 15, 2015

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To Tip or Not to Tip?

It is one of society’s unwritten rules: leaving a tip after receiving service. In this lesson we’ll discuss some tipping habits in America....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: Percent

Published: October 13, 2015

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Help with Excel

How are your Excel skills? In today’s lesson, we’ll learn the most important terminologies associated with this piece of software. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: September 08, 2015

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Just Browsing

Sometimes when you are shopping, you just want to have a look at something with no strings attached. Here’s a useful lesson about how to tell the staff that you really aren’t that interested in buying anything....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: August 25, 2015

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Camping

It’s time to leave the comfort of our homes and head into the Great Outdoors. In today’s lesson, we’ll be talking about one of summer’s best activities: camping....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: August 13, 2015

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Volunteering

Volunteers are the people among us who spend their time helping others, asking nothing in return. Today’s lesson is all about these kind people, and the types of volunteering they do....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: August 06, 2015

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Negotiating Prices

Negotiations are not a walk in the park. With so much at stake, it's important to know what you're doing. This means multiple strategies, a reserve price, a ZOPA, and a stretch goal. None of this make any sense? Check out this lesson to learn more....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Gun_idioms

Published: May 21, 2015

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Staff Incentive Programs

Providing employees with a salary isn't enough anymore – to get and retain the best talent, you have to have top-rate staff incentive programs as well. But what do these programs look like?...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: not_only

Published: May 12, 2015

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Writing Marketing Copy

Marketing copy has existed for a long time. But the nature of marketing copy has changed quite a bit in the past few years. How do you write effective marketing copy for the digital and mobile age? ...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: namely

Published: May 07, 2015

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Setting Priorities

Most jobs these days require you to be doing lots of different things at once. But how do you organize those tasks and your time to get them done efficiently? Learn how to effectively set work priorities with this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: work_up_to

Published: March 31, 2015

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Break a Leg

Got a test tomorrow? About to give a performance? Have an important interview? Make sure to...break a leg? Learn about this idiom and others with this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Adam
Grammar: Idioms

Published: February 10, 2015

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Resolving a Misunderstanding

No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to avoid a misunderstanding. In today’s lesson, we’ll look at a problem that may arise in the workplace, as well as some strategies for resolving it....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: January 21, 2015

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Software Upgrade

You have no idea why your computer seems to get slower and slower every day.  Well, how long has it been since you’ve upgraded the software? In today’s lesson we’ll look at speeding up your computer by installing new software....

Host: Jenny, Spencer
Grammar: running

Published: January 14, 2015

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Buying a Gift

One of your friends is getting married! What gift will you buy? Learn about gift-giving and gift registries in today's intermediate lesson....

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: April 16, 2014

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Formatting a Word Document

Figuring out how to format a Word document can be tricky. But today you’ll learn how! In this lesson, we have two people talking about how to format a Word document. So if you don’t already know, take some notes....

Host: John, Cynthia
Function: giving_advice

Published: October 16, 2013

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Project Management Skills

Stressed out managers, unite! In today's lesson, you'll listen to a senior manager giving a junior manager some practical tips. See how to take control of your team, delegate, and gain some respect!...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 02, 2013

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Giving a Corporate Sales Pitch

Your phone calls and follow-up efforts have paid off, and you have made an appointment to visit a prospect in person and make a sales pitch. How can you make sure it's a success? In today’s lesson, we talk about different strategies when giving a sales presentation. We’ll cover lots of great vocabul...

Host: John, Lisa
Grammar: Set_the_bar

Published: July 12, 2013

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