ESL Unscripted | Exploring the lives of English language learners, teachers, expats and non-native speakers around the world. | Real World. Real English. No Script.

Designed specifically for busy English language learners, ESL Unscripted dives into the lives of native and non-native English speakers, teachers, businessmen and women, expats and travelers from around the world in order to discover the secrets of successful English language learning and life. Presented in the most authentic, raw and unscripted way possible, every episode is packed with unique stories and our teacher episodes explore the who, what (and what not!), when, where, why and how of quick, focused language study. Along the way, hear the vocab., phrasal verbs and idioms you've been studying for so long come to life in real context! Hear English as it is spoken in the accents of the world and learn about the culture and lives of our guests! From Korea and Japan to Thailand, India, the UK, America, Argentina and everywhere in between, join ESL Unscripted for an epic journey filled with laughs, love and language! To find out more, visit www.eslunscripted.com and check out the community. Enjoy the show!

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Designed specifically for busy English language learners, ESL Unscripted dives into the lives of native and non-native English speakers, teachers, businessmen and women, expats and travelers from around the world in order to discover the secrets of successful English language learning and life. Presented in the most authentic, raw and unscripted way possible, every episode is packed with unique stories and our teacher episodes explore the who, what (and what not!), when, where, why and how of quick, focused language study. Along the way, hear the vocab., phrasal verbs and idioms you've been studying for so long come to life in real context! Hear English as it is spoken in the accents of the world and learn about the culture and lives of our guests! From Korea and Japan to Thailand, India, the UK, America, Argentina and everywhere in between, join ESL Unscripted for an epic journey filled with laughs, love and language! To find out more, visit www.eslunscripted.com and check out the community. Enjoy the show!
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-10-22 10:53
last episode published
2016-03-09 12:57
publication frequency
4.25 days
Contributors
Todd Koenig owner   author  
Explicit
true
Number of Episodes
40
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
9.03.2016

Episode 34 (Korea) | Yulia | Student | Russia

Yulia joins us in episode 34 to chat about her journey to Korea from Russia. Find out how she survived the first year living in the countryside with the locals, the scary proposition of doing your Master's degree and Ph.D in a third language, and her d...
3.03.2016

Slang Break Part 2 | Episode 33

This new style of Slang Break is all about the language coming straight from Todd in Episode 33. ESL Unscripted has always been as much about language learning as it has been about hearing great stories.In this way, the new format of Slang Break hopes ...
2.03.2016

Slang Break Part 1 | Episode 33

This new style of Slang Break is all about the language coming straight from Todd in Episode 33. ESL Unscripted has always been as much about language learning as it has been about hearing great stories. In this way, the new format of Slang Break hopes...
1.03.2016

Episode 33 (USA) | Todd | Traveler | USA

Episode 33 is a pretty unique traveler episode. In this chat with Todd, we talk about the world of cruise ship life. Fifteen years ago, both Todd and I worked on cruise ships, a multi-cultural adventure unlike any other. From adjusting to the first few...
23.02.2016

Episode 32 (Vietnam) | David | Traveler | England

David Holmes (Episode 22), the world-touring bicyclist who has ridden through 40+ countries on his bike, returns in episode 32 for a long-awaited question and answer session. Using both questions you submitted via e-mail and my own, we finally get to s...
17.02.2016

Episode 31 (Thailand) | James | Expat | England

This episode 31 takes us to Thailand for the first time! James has been living in Bangkok for about 5 weeks now and shares with us his initial impressions of the city as well as the numerous groups he’s joined to help him get started on the right foot ...
9.02.2016

Episode 30 (India) | Alex | Expat | Canada

Episode 30 takes us to Mumbai, India for the first time. Alex joins us to talk about what it's like to live in such an unpredictable and diverse city. We also chat a little bit about English in India and Alex's recommendations for studying English. For...
8.02.2016

Episode 29 | Matt | Random | USA

Episode 29 is a Random chat with Matt, an expat from the USA who's been living in Busan, South Korea for the past nine years. Along with our random chat, we also discuss his initial decision to live and work abroad as well as a few tips for succeeding ...
26.01.2016

Episode 28 (Korea) | Songhee | Student | Korea

Episode 28 is a chat with Songhee, a Korean girl who lived, studied, and worked in Australia for a year. In this episode, we briefly discuss her experience abroad as well as her current job as an English Teacher.Also in this episode: new editions of Un...
19.01.2016

Episode 27 (Korea) | Jade | Local | Korea

ESL Unscripted is bigger and better in 2016! Happy New Year!This is our first episode in 2016 and we've got all new show segments, including Unscripted News, Slang Break, and the very sensitive, not-for-everyone Swear Share (be careful with these!).Epi...
8.01.2016

2016 Update - ESL Unscripted

Happy New Year to all of you. In this 27-minute episode, I talk about the future of ESL Unscripted. We went about four weeks without having a show. Find out why and what's happening in 2016.
11.12.2015

Episode 26 (Korea) | Joe | Random | USA

Episode 26 came up unexpectedly. I was sitting home last night about to record my intro/outro for Ask Session #3 when I got a call from a long-time friend, Joe. He was in my neighborhood and proposed a beer or two and some dinner. While I don’t drink m...
10.12.2015

Episode 25 (USA) | Amel | Expat | Algeria

Episode 25 is our first at-length discussion about relocating abroad. Amel joins us to talk about her journey through 8 countries and almost as many languages. Along the way, she also learned the ins and outs of relocating successfully. But it wasn’t u...
8.12.2015

Episode 24 (Argentina) | Gonzalo | Local | Uruguay

Episode 24 takes us to Argentina and Latin America for the first time. We're chatting with Gonzalo today about life in Argentina, a few places he recommends as "must-see" when we visit next year, the social tea called Mate, and why Buenos Aires is ofte...
3.12.2015

Episode 23 (USA) | Olena | Expat | Ukraine

Episode 23 welcomes Olena to our Unscripted family. Olena is originally from the Ukraine but has been living in the United States for the past 8+ years. She is the proud mother of four children who have been her inspiration in creating (along with her ...
1.12.2015

Episode 22 (Vietnam) | David | Traveler | England

Episode 22 is another new format to the ESL Unscripted show. It is a traveler show, but in this episode we listen to a short presentation given by David. David is a world traveler and EFL teacher originally from England. What makes him unique as a trav...
27.11.2015

Ask | Episode 02 | Clare | Scotland

In this second episode of Ask, we get into the challenges of reading in English for fun and for exams. Clare joins us as we look at how to stay motivated when you’re reading for pleasure, what you should consider when reading the news in English, and h...
26.11.2015

Episode 21 (Netherlands) | Hayden | Traveler | New Zealand

Episode 21 is our first traveler episode. I've been wanting to do this kind of show since I started the podcast and I can't think of a better way to start than with Hayden. Hayden is originally from New Zealand but has spent much of the past 15 years o...
24.11.2015

Episode 20 (NZ) | Jeffrey | Local | New Zealand

In the spirit of experimenting and trying new ways of doing this show, episode 20 is the first show where we ask completely random questions to our guest, Jeffrey. Jeffrey lives and works in Christchurch, New Zealand and was kind enough to be the guine...
20.11.2015

Ask | Episode 01 | Anthony | USA

This is the kickoff episode for Ask, a weekly discussion about the challenges/questions Unscripted language learners face while studying English.In this debut episode, Anthony (episode 03) joins us to hash out answers to three important questions from ...
19.11.2015

Episode 19 (KR) | Wayne | Business | Canada

Wayne joins us in episode 19 to discuss some of the tenets of Business English learning. A 10-year veteran biz Eng teacher, Wayne has worked with both small and large corporate clients including Samsung, Hyundai, SK, and Yuhan-Kimberly in South Korea. ...
17.11.2015

Episode 18 (Kuwait) | Pam | Expat | USA

In E18, Pam joins us from Kuwait! Originally from Sacramento, California, USA, Pam has spent the past nine years teaching ESL/EFL in both South Korea and Vietnam and is now making her mark as a science teacher in Kuwait. As an American, life in the Mid...
12.11.2015

Episode 17 (KR) | Olga/Sergey | Expat | Russia

In this very casual and informal episode 17, we chat with Olga and Sergey who are Russian expats living in South Korea. Olga spends much of her time studying Korean while Sergey is busy working as a software engineer at Samsung Electronics. Among other...
10.11.2015

Episode 16 (China) | Borja | Expat | Spain

Episode 16 welcomes Borja to ESL Unscripted. Borja is an international student from Madrid, Spain. He is currently studying Business Administration as a one-semester exchange student at the University of Macau in Macau, China. In our chat with Borja, w...
5.11.2015

Episode 15 (KR) | Ali | Expat | Pakistan

Episode 15 is a very short conversation with Ali, a native of Pakistan who is currently living, working, and studying at Tongwon University in South Korea.In just a few minutes with him, Ali shares with us his impressions of Korea, how he studies Korea...
4.11.2015

Episode 14 (China) | Sean | Teacher | South Africa

Sean joins us in episodes 13 and 14 to discuss many strategies and tactics for developing better listening skills. In episode 14, we discuss a few of the many listening strategies available to students. Sean gives us great pointers on how to make a str...
3.11.2015

Episode 13 (China) | Sean | Teacher | South Africa

Sean joins us in episodes 13 and 14 to discuss many strategies and tactics for developing better listening skills.In episode 13, we chat about how to improve your listening when you don't have much time to study. Sean gives his advice on TWO big mistak...
29.10.2015

Episode 12 (KR) | Pauline | Student | France

Episode 12 is our first official student episode. Pauline, a Sungkyunkwan University student from Saint-Raphael, France, chats about why she wanted to study in Korea, her life at school, the big differences between a Korean university and a French one,...
27.10.2015

Episode 11 (KR) | Angela | Expat | USA

Episode 11 is our chat with Angela, an American expat who’s been living in South Korea for the past five years. Angela is the founder of the Suwon Newbies, a Facebook group dedicated to helping foreigners settle nicely into their new lives by providing...
22.10.2015

Episode 10 (VN) | Michael | Expat | Germany

Episode 10 is my final chat from Vietnam. :( But it’s a good one. Michael is a Shorin-Ryu Seibukan Karate master hailing from Berlin, Germany. He operates the only certified Shorin-Ryu Karate Dojo in Vietnam and is a true representation of the art. He ...
20.10.2015

Episode 09 (VN) | Ian& Ben Pt.2 | Teacher | England

Episode 09 is part 2 with Ian and Ben and this one is all about being teachers and students of language.The guys share lots of tips on studying independently, the importance of being a responsible student, how to not waste time studying too much vocabu...
16.10.2015

Episode 08 (VN)**** | Ben& Ian | Expat | England

**** Version 2 **** This episode replaces version 1, which had a serious editing issue that has now been resolved. Please check this new version with an additional ~4 minutes of discussion.Episode 08 is part 1 of 2 with Ian and Ben, English expats livi...
13.10.2015

Episode 07 (VN) | Ivy | Local | Vietnam

Episode 07 is a nice chat with Ivy, a 4th year university student from Ho Chi Minh City. She is our second local guest from Vietnam and will test your ears once again with her strong accent and speaking manner. Ivy was a student of mine from three year...
8.10.2015

Episode 06 (VN) | Glen | Expat | Australia

Episode 06 is a long chat with Glen, an expat from Australia, who has lived in Ho Chi Minh City since 2012. Glen was recently married to his girlfriend, Hang, who was also sitting with us during the recording of this interview. Glen is our first Austra...
6.10.2015

Episode 05 (VN) | Anna | Local | Vietnam

Episode 05 is our first local show. Anna joins us to talk about the history of the 36 streets in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, her perfect boyfriend, getting married in Vietnam, the differences between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as her daily routi...
2.10.2015

Episode 04 (VN) | David Edwards | Teacher | England

Episode 04 brings us David Edwards, an IELTS teacher and examiner hailing from the Manchester area of England. He currently instructs at the Reliable English School (RES) and previously spent three years at the Royal Melbourne Institue of Technology (R...
29.09.2015

Episode 03 | Anthony | Teacher | USA

Episode 03 is our first teacher episode! We talk to Anthony Schmidt, an American teaching at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.Anthony chats with us today about some of the mistakes students make with their study habits, some great self-study ti...
25.09.2015

Episode 02 | Ian Oh | Local | Korea

Episode 2 follows the journey of Ian (Youngsuk) Oh as he starts his own English study group, WCT, in Suwon, South Korea. Find out how you can do the same no matter where you are!
25.09.2015

Episode 01 | Francois Perrot | Expat | France

In Episode 1, ESL Unscripted discusses living and working in South Korea. Our guest is Francois Perrot, the CFO of Autoliv, Korea. Francois shares his perspective on the cultural differences between Korea and France, his experience with learning langua...
25.09.2015

Episode 00 | Introduction Episode | USA

This episode is an introduction to the ESL Unscripted podcast!The who/what/when/where/why/how of our purpose. :)