I know you have studied English for many years.  Yet, you still have problems understanding real (native) English speakers.

Why?  After so many years of study, why is it still so difficult for you to understand Americans, Canadians, British people, etc.?

In my book I discuss many reason for this, but today let's focus on just one: the textbooks you used.

Here's the simple truth:  English textbooks and audio tapes are horrible.  They do not prepare you to speak English confidently in 6 months or less.  

Textbooks are for children!

How To Understand Native Speakers

Megdelio studied English for 5 years in Venezuela.  Teachers said he was an advanced student.

When he came to the USA he felt good. He was excited to meet Americans. He was ready.  He wrote:

"One day I tried to talk to an American woman and everything changed.  The woman started talking-- and I couldn't understand her.  Not at all!

Her pronunciation was totally different than the textbook tapes and CDs I listened to.  She used idioms, slang, and many casual phrases.  I  was totally confused.  That's when I realized I needed to learn real English!"

You Must Learn Real English

I taught Megdelio to learn with real English materials-- learning the English we use everyday in conversations, books, movies, TV shows, comic books, audio books, articles, newspapers, magazines, and podcasts.

Stop Learning Textbook English

When you want to understand native speakers, you must stop learning English from textbook tapes and CDs.

To learn real English, you must listen to English that native speakers listen to.  You must watch what they watch.  You must read what they read.

     Listen only to real English
     Listen only to real English
     Listen only to real English

How do you learn Real English? It's easy.  Stop using textbooks.

Instead, listen only to real English movies, TV shows, audio books, audio articles, stories, and talk radio shows.  Use real English materials.

After 6 months of real English, Megdelio could speak easily.  He could understand real English from real native speakers.   You will too.

A.J. Hoge
"The World's #1 English Teacher"