👂 Do you have difficulty listening to and
understanding native English speakers? 👂
Maybe you often “miss” words when listening,
or you get lost when someone speaks fast
Listening is one of the BIGGEST problems for English learners.
It’s possible for you to have decent reading, grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills… but when you listen, you don’t understand everything.
WHY IS LISTENING TO ENGLISH SO DIFFICULT?
There are three main reasons:
#1 – English words sound different from how they appear
There are many silent letters, like in the words comb, sign, knock, half, muscle, guard, and wrist.
And many letter combinations can have completely different pronunciations:
So if you normally study English with your EYES (reading), you often won’t recognize words when you hear them with your EARS (listening).
#2 – Native speakers talk fast and “connect” words together
In some audio samples for English listening practice, they pronounce each word slowly and carefully – but in real life, native speakers don’t do this. Instead, we “connect” words so that two or more words sound like one!
“I’m going to have to call you back later.”
sounds like this: I’m gonna-af tacallya back later.
“Could you let me know if you’re coming to the party?”
sounds like this: Couldja lemmenoif yercomin atheparty?
This means that listening to “slow English” is NOT enough.
To become fluent, you MUST also get used to hearing fast spoken English.
#3 – Lack of opportunity to practice listening
If you live in an English-speaking country, you can hear English all day, every day.
But if you don’t, then it’s hard to practice your listening in a way that helps you improve.
Some people say you should simply “listen more” – and some English teachers even claim that you can learn English completely naturally just by listening.
But there are two major problems with “just listening more.”
First of all, if you only partially understand what you’re hearing, it’s easy to get frustrated and stop trying – and then you won’t make progress.
Second, “just listening” is OK – it’s better than nothing – but if you’re not doing exercises while you listen, then you won’t get the full benefit of improving your comprehension and your vocabulary.
How can you improve your listening EFFECTIVELY?
Join our Listening Course! It uses a step-by-step method to help you make progress towards understanding every detail
⚙️ HERE’S HOW THE LESSONS WORK: ⚙️
You’ll go through a structured process of listening exercises so that you can learn to understand more and more:
1. Before the listening, I’ll pre-teach you some key vocabulary, so that you won’t be completely “lost” when you hear new words.
2. Listen the first time for the general idea only.
3. Listen again, now trying to understand the specific ideas.
4. Listen again, now trying to get specific words.
5. Finally, you can listen a last time with a transcript – so you can clear up any doubts and understand 100%.
This method is helpful because it helps you make step-by-step progress towards understanding everything!
How the Listening Course will help you:
|Audios are available at both slow AND fast speeds, making this course perfect for learners at any level of English. You can listen to the slow recordings to help boost your confidence, and to the fast recordings for an extra challenge.|
|Many different voices – with a mix of American, British, and Australian accents – so you can practice listening to and understanding a variety of native English speakers (not just me)|
|All the topics are completely new – they are on subjects I have never before covered in Espresso English lessons or courses – so you’ll learn a lot of new vocabulary, too! Click here to see the lesson list.|
|You’ll get instant and permanent access to 45 effective listening lessons. You can also download the lessons and save them to your computer.|
Student Story: Vesna from Switzerland
I’m doing the Listening Course and I truly appreciate it. The way the course is conceived makes you learn effectively – it’s not passive listening. It’s active, interesting and fun.
I like the variety of topics, different voices and ways of speaking. The extra vocabulary of the lessons clarifies just what I need to know. I’m seeing real results. When I watch a video on the internet or a movie on the TV I find myself able to understand that expression or phrase because I learned it in my lessons.
And wow, it’s satisfying! The more you understand the more you enjoy. That makes me willing to keep going and learn more, and confident that I’ll improve further.
2,000+ students love the Listening Course!
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
I know you’ll love this course and you’ll learn a lot from it – but if you’re not satisfied, just e-mail me within 7 days of purchase and I’ll send you a refund within 24 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
What level of English is necessary?
You should have a minimum of a pre-intermediate level (this course is NOT for beginners).
Because the lessons include both slow and fast audios, this course is great for students of many levels, from intermediate to advanced!
How long will I have access after I join?
Your access is instant and permanent – there’s NO TIME LIMIT, so you can study as fast or as slow as you want!
Will this work on mobile?
Yes, but it’s best if you can also print out a paper copy of the lessons so that you can easily do the exercises while listening on your cell phone or computer. We recommend you try the free sample lesson to see exactly what it’s like.
How can I pay? Is it safe?
You can pay for the course with credit card, debit card or PayPal.
Yes! The payments are made through a secure connection that keeps your information safe.