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Learning from English Conversations shows you how people speak and which words they use in REAL communication

You will understand what you hear AND understand easily
You will sound natural because you are using the same vocabulary native speakers use.
You will have the vocabulary you need to speak and express your ideas
Real English Conversations it is not only about the podcast conversation lessons and the transcripts… but it’s about the larger platform, about being part of a cool community of people, the members where you learn and practice English in a lot of different ways.

And because I know I’m not alone in my English learning journey that keeps my motivation high. As a result, my English has been taken to a higher level. Now, I definitely feel more confident.


Living in Canada now (from Haiti)

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Listen to this Conversation about Driving

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Amy: What have you been pulled over1 for?
Curtis: I’ve been pulled over for tailgating2 an ambulance.
Amy: Oh, my God. I didn’t think that was the story he was going to pick.
Curtis: No, this is a very, very bad thing to do. I don’t recommend you doing this.
Amy: Okay. What’s tailgating?
Curtis: Tailgating is following somebody too close. So usually you have to leave a car
length in between the car in front of you and your car. And I at that point …
Amy: Had a very, very bad habit of driving way too close.
Curtis: Right. And in between–or I was in between the emergency ambulance vehicle in
front of me and a police car behind me. But I didn’t know it was a police car because it
didn’t have the lights.
Amy: Oh, it was a ghost car3.
Curtis: It was a ghost car.
Amy: Sneaky4.
Curtis: Or an unmarked car. Yeah.
Amy: Right. An unmarked car.
Curtis: And right away, he turned on his lights that were on his dashboard and the front of
his car and his siren. And he was mad.
Amy: He was.
Curtis: But I got lucky5 on that one too. Even though he was mad, he didn’t give me a
Amy: Yeah. Sometimes they let you off. They–like they let you off the hook6 or I don’t
know. They give you, what is it? A warning?
Curtis: A warning7

Amy: Yeah, they give you a warning. Don’t do it again. Oh, yeah. It’s a written warning.
And it goes on record that you’ve been warned about this. But they don’t actually give
you a fine.
Curtis: Yeah. He kept track of it for sure.

Phrase Explanations:

  1. Pulled over: Stopped by the police
  2. Tailgating: Driving very closely to the vehicle in front of you
  3. Ghost car: A police car with no lights or markings. Also known as an unmarked car.
  4. Sneaky: Doing something in a secret, unfair or not obvious way
  5. I got lucky: To have good luck unexpectedly
  6. Let you off the hook: When you get caught doing something wrong or illegal and you don’t get punished for it. ‘Let you off’ is the short way of expressing this.
  7. Warning: An official notice that you have been warned not to do something again

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Beginners learn differently than intermediate and advanced level learner. If your goal is to speak English fluently and confidently one day, you HAVE TO change the way you are learning.

Unfortunately, it took me nearly 14 years of being stuck at a beginner level before I learned this lesson.

Lucky for you, I figured out the formula that you can follow to rapidly increase your speaking and listening skills AND to sound natural while you speak.

Check out this video where I explain how rapid learning can be easy with a few simple changes to your study plan and activities to make more progress, in much less time!

About Real English Conversations 

REC is the Bridge Between Traditional ESL Classroom Education and Communication for the Real World 


Our online courses are different from other courses you’ve tried. 

If you are like most of our students that visit our site…

The English that you know was taught in a classroom where the teacher prepared you to complete exercises and pass English tests.

1. The Lesson Materials:

Our online lessons and activities are based on real English conversations.  We use authentic, unscripted audio to teach you the real way that people speak. The interesting conversations which are full of entertaining stories will keep you motivated and having fun!

This means NO grammar lessons or boring textbook exercises.

Instead of teaching you grammar rule by rule, I’ll teach you how to learn real English in a more efficient and natural way by observing patterns (grammar), finding cool vocabulary and everyday English phrases, and also, developing your guessing skills to learn from context.

2. A Guided Plan to Follow

Focus on developing your skills to quickly get to the next level instead of wasting time trying to figure out what to work on next.

Follow our step-by-step English courses which lead you through developing the different skills you need to become a confident and fluent English speaker.

Start studying the online courses your current level and before you know it, you will be a Confident Communicator (or final course level).

3. Take Action and Speak Real English with Real People

Lastly, you will have the opportunity to use your English skills with real people.

We have a member-only speaking practice events to join and practice your spontaneous speaking skills in a real conversation.

Additionally, we have a WhatsApp Speaking Practice Group with high-quality activities that are posted by our teachers. This group is only available to members of our community.

Practice speaking with native speakers and other learners that are supportive, friendly, and motivated learners, just like you!

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Hello, I’m from Mexico. What I do like most about Real English Conversations is their speaking exercises because they help me to improve my English and pronunciation. And also, the most important thing, they help me to think in English!


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About Your English Teachers 

Amy and Curtis understand what it is like to be an adult language learner AND what it feels like to move to another country that speaks another language with a new culture.

In 2016, we sold our house and everything we owned to follow our dreams to move to Mexico and live permanently. This allowed us to focus on teaching English full-time and to further develop the online courses on this website.

After going through the process of learning a language ourselves, combined with the experience of teaching thousands of student around the world, we have the skills and methodology to help students succeed and reach their goals!

Amy Whitney

From Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • TEFL Certified Teacher
  • Sucessfully learned a second language as an adult
  • Has immigrated to and lives another country
  • Taught more than 4500 private lessons to students from 50+ countries
  • Work History: 6 years English Teaching experience, entrepreneur for 3 businesses (local delivery service, software company, and Real English Conversations), medical office manager, baker & cook.
  • Interests: traveling, language learning, cooking, snowboarding, camping, hanging out at the beach and with my kitty cats

Curtis Davies

from Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • TEFL Certified Teacher
  • Upper-intermediate Spanish speaker working toward fluency
  • Has immigrated to and lives in another country
  • 4000 private lessons taught to students from 60+ countries
  • Work History: 5 years English Teaching experience, entrepreneur for 3 businesses (mobile DJ company, local delivery service, and Real English Conversations), sales & customer service, and radio broadcasting.
  • Interests: music and DJing, traveling & culture, language learning, eating tasty food, camping, finding new beaches.

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Thanks to Real Engish Conversations, I learned a lot of new things, your website is great. I like it so much, they have so much helpful information for people who want to learn English and with their methods of teaching they make so easy to understand all the information that they provide.

Thanks to their everyday English conversations, I feel more confident when I need to talk, I have a better flow while speaking and that is so important because my profession demands a good level of English, I’m a professional pilot, thanks so much to Amy and Curtis for taking your time to help people to learn, you are awesome people. Keep up the good work and thanks for everything!


Pilot in Argentina

Hello, my name is Manel. I’m from Mallorca, Spain. I’m just writing to thank you for your amazing podcast. I’m studying to pass the TOEFL exam and it’s really helpful to hear you talking about different topics which are very enjoyable. I love the language, that is one of the main reasons why I decided to become a primary school teacher.

I’m thinking about moving to USA in order to improve my level and discover a new culture, new places and also live new experiences. Congratulations and thank you very much for everything you’ve done for all of your listeners to understand more from each of your English conversations!

Manel B.


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