The Can Learn English Podcast

The Can Learn English Podcast

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A podcast teaching you Canadian English, Culture, and History!


062 – 5 Minute English: Multiculturalism
May 29 • 6 min
This episode is part of a new series called 5 Minute English. The goal of this series is to help you become fluent one topic at a time. Today’s topic is MULTICULTURALISM. The aim of this lesson is to help you become comfortable with all the language and…
Can Learn English Student Spotlight – Daniel Costa
May 26 • 14 min
In this episode, you get to meet a student from The Can Learn English Academy. Daniel shares his experience as a student in The Can Learn English Academy. Learn how to become a member by going to https://www.canlearnlearnenglish.com/pro-student
061 – Interview: Learning English in Brazil with Teacher Bruno Gon
May 20 • 9 min
In this episode, I chat with Bruno, who is an English teacher from Brazil. In this episode, Bruno and I chat about how you can learn English without going abroad to an English speaking country. You can follow Bruno on Instagram for more English tips:…
060 – 5 Minute English: Food Labels
May 15 • 7 min
This episode is part of a new series called 5 Minute English. The goal of this series is to help you become fluent one topic at a time. Today’s topic is FOOD LABELS. The aim of this lesson is to help you become comfortable with all the language and…
059 – Expression: Weekend Warrior with Teacher Ronan
May 13 • 26 min
In this episode, I chat with Ronan, who is an Irish English teacher living in Kelowna. Ronan gives us his first impressions of living in Toronto and we also teach you the expression “Weekend Warrior”. You can follow Ronan on Instagram for more English…
058 – 5 Minute English: Why is Canada called Canada?
May 8 • 8 min
This episode is part of a new series called 5 Minute English. The goal of this series is to help you become fluent one topic at a time. Today’s topic is about the history of the name Canada. The aim of this lesson is to help you become comfortable with…
057 – Which English Exam Should I Take? – with exam expert Maria Alfaro
May 7 • 34 min
In this episode, I chat with exam expert and Canadian teacher Maria Alfaro about the main differences between the IELTS and the CELPIP exams. Maria has some very valuable tips that students should consider when deciding which exam to take. If you want…
056 – English at Home: Learn English with Canadian News
May 1 • 19 min
This episode is part of the “English at home” series. In this episode, you’ll learn why and how you should use authentic news sources to learn English. Learn about news media in Canada and some of my favourite Canadian news sources. Pronunciation focus:…
The Future of Can Learn English
Apr 27 • 5 min
In this episode, I share some important updates about Can Learn English. We’ve made some exciting changes to help you improve your English from anywhere in the world. You can now make a free account at canlearnenglish.com to test your English as well as…
055 – Expression: To get on like a house on fire
Apr 22 • 19 min
Have you ever met someone and became instant friends? If you have you could say that you and that person got on like a house on fire. That’s how I felt about my new friend Sarah so I had to invite her on the podcast to chat. She’s a Canadian English…
054 – Expressions with Run
Apr 15 • 16 min
Learn some common expressions and idioms with the word run. Our pronunciation section covers the minimal pairs /æ/ and /ĘŚ/ as in ran and run. Finally, learn about the true Canadian hero Terry Fox. April 12th marks 40 years since Fox started his Marathon…
053 – Expression: Cabin Fever
Apr 8 • 14 min
Are you suffering from cabin fever? In this episode, you’ll learn the meaning and origin of the expression cabin fever. Also in this episode: the expressions: cooped up and stir-crazy pronunciation of the schwa + r sound in Canadian English Canadian fact:…
052 – Expression: For Pete’s Sake (Interview with Pete from Aussie English)
Apr 3 • 26 min
In this episode, I chat with my friend Pete from Aussie English. Pete and I discuss the expression “For Pete’s Sake”. We also chat about our pet peeves. Listen to Pete’s Podcast at www.aussieenglish.com.au Listen to part 2 of my conversation with Pete by…
[BONUS] The Duolingo English Test Q&A
Mar 31 • 10 min
In today’s episode, I am doing a Q&A about the Duolingo English Test. Due to the situation with COVID-19 many Canadian colleges and universities are temporarily accepting this test for proof of English proficiency. This test can be done from home from…
051 – English at Home: Mind Maps and Memory
Mar 26 • 15 min
In this episode I want you to imagine you’re having a private English lesson with me. Today, you’re going to learn about memory and how you can improve yours. In this episode, we’ll make a mind map together.
050: Conversation Starter: Binge-Watching
Mar 20 • 12 min
This is the first episode in a new series on The Can Learn English Podcast called Conversations Starters. In this episode, you’ll learn about binge-watching and all the related vocabulary. In the grammar section, learn the difference between affect and…
049 – Master the CELPIP Writing Exam
Mar 11 • 16 min
Writing is tough and even native English speakers make silly mistakes. In this episode, you’ll learn about the writing section of the CELPIP exam (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program). You’ll learn about the setup of the writing section…
048 – Expression: To Make Waves
Feb 26 • 13 min
In this episode, learn the expression to make waves. Practice your listening with some incredible and interesting facts about The Great Lakes in Canada. This episode is great for students who are planning to take a language exam like CELPIP or IELTS.…
047 – Expression: Call It A Day
Feb 21 • 12 min
In this episode of The Can Learn English Podcast learn the expression “call it a day”. Practice your listening with a current news story in Canada. To get the transcripts go to canlearnenglish.com
046 – Discussion: What Are Soulmates?
Feb 13 • 10 min
Happy Valentine’s Day listeners! This episode is all about love, more specifically soulmates. Do you believe them? You’ll also learn how Canadians celebrate this day of love.
045 – Interview: Friend Expressions with Teacher Kate
Feb 5 • 20 min
In this episode of The Can Learn English, you’re going to learn some expressions you can use when you make new friends and have someone in common with them. In this interview I chat with another Canadian English Teacher named Kate. Kate and I hit it off…
044 – Expression: To Make A Mountain Out Of A Molehill
Jan 30 • 15 min
In this episode of The Can Learn English Podcast, you’ll learn the meaning of the expression, “To Make A Mountain Out Of A Molehill”. For more podcast or to become a premium podcast member go to canlearnenglish.com
043 – Expression: To Keep Someone Posted
Jan 22 • 16 min
In this episode of The Can Learn English Podcast, you’ll learn the expression To Keep Someone Posted. Learn about Canada and Canadian culture with the weekly Canadian fact about Canada Post.
042 – Expression: Turn Over A New Leaf
Jan 8 • 11 min
Do you set New Year’s Resolutions? If you do you might be turning over a new leaf. In this episode, you’ll learn the meaning of the expression “to turn over a new leaf”.
041 – Expression: Paint The Town Red
Dec 18, 2019 • 8 min
Will you be painting the town red this holiday season? In this episode, learn the meaning of the expression “PAINT THE TOWN RED”. You will also learn how the holiday season is celebrated in Canada. For the transcripts, lesson exercises, vocabulary lists…
040 – Expression: Spill The Tea
Dec 11, 2019 • 12 min
Just last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was caught gossiping in Buckingham Palace about American President Donald Trump. Gossiping is something we all do from time to time. In this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast learn the popular…
039 – Expression: Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Dec 4, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode of The Can Learn English Podcast, learn the expression “barking up the wrong tree.” Speaking of trees, did you know Canada had the third-largest forested area in the world (next to only Russia and Brazil)!
038 – Expression: Up in Arms
Dec 2, 2019 • 11 min
When was the last time you were really angry? Were you up in arms? In this episode of The Can Learn English Podcast youll learn the expression up in arms.
037 – Join my FREE 5-Day Mini-Course
Nov 22, 2019 • 8 min
Join my new free mini-course called Next Level English. This is a 5-day video course where youll learn how to use everyday material and turn it into a powerful language learning tool. To join how to https://www.canlearnenglish.com/free-course
036 – The Toronto Slang You Need to Know
Nov 20, 2019 • 19 min
There is no place in the world like Toronto! The city is Canada’s largest city and it has an amazing mix of cultures from around the world. It has has a variety of slang words that are unique to Toronto. In this episode, you’re going to learn the most…
035 – The CELPIP Exam: Listening Section
Nov 15, 2019 • 11 min
The CELPIP listening test will measure how well you understand English in day-to-day situations. There are 7 sections of this exam and it will take 40 minutes to complete. This episode is part of our CELPIP series and will breakdown the listening section.…
034 – Expression: Strapped for Cash
Nov 13, 2019 • 15 min
Have you ever needed to keep to a budget? In the episode, learn the expression strapped for cash. For the transcripts and the expression course for this episode go to canlearnenglish.com.
033 – Expression: Lest We Forget
Nov 8, 2019 • 15 min
On November 11th, those who served in times of war, conflict and peace are honoured in Remembrance Day ceremonies across Canada. In this episode of The Can Learn English Podcast, you’ll learn Remembrance Day vocabulary, the meaning of the expression Let
032 – CELPIP Series: The Ultimate Guide to CELPIP versus IELTS
Nov 6, 2019 • 10 min
This is the first episode of a new series on The Can Learn English Podcast. If you are considering immigrating to Canada, you might be wondering if you should take the CELPIP or the IELTS exam. If you’re looking to prove your language ability in English…
031 – Halloween Episode: Dig Your Own Grave
Oct 30, 2019
In this week’s episode of The Can Learn English Podcast you will learn how to use the expression “Dig Your Own Grave”.
030 – Vocabulary for the Canadian Election
Oct 25, 2019
The Canadian election was this week and we now have a Liberal minority government under Justin Trudeau. If you have been keeping up with the election you may have heard some new vocabulary. What is the blue wave in Western Canada? What’s Wexit? How did…
029 – How to Show THANKS in English for Intermediate Students
Oct 18, 2019
In this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast you’ll learn three ways to say thank you in English. When someone does something nice for us, the obvious thing is to thank them. We change the way we thank someone based on who we’re speaking with and the…
028 – Advanced Lesson: Canadian Election Current Issues
Oct 10, 2019
An election is coming up in Canada on October 21st. In this upper-intermediate/advanced episode, you’ll learn about the key economic issues that are important topics in the upcoming election. Take your English to the next level with the challenging lesson.
027 – Expression: Snowed Under
Oct 4, 2019
The Can Learn English podcast is for intermediate to advanced English language learners who are serious about learning English for daily life! Your host and Canadian English teacher Dana will help you to reach fluency faster by teaching phrasal verbs,…
026 – Expression: Train of Thought
Sep 27, 2019
The Can Learn English podcast is for intermediate to advanced English language learners who are serious about learning English for daily life! Your host and Canadian English teacher Dana will help you to reach fluency faster by teaching phrasal verbs,…
025 – Interview: Talking About Canadian Sports
Sep 21, 2019
I’m back this week on the podcast with an interview with my dad! My dad is visiting Switzerland from Canada so I brought him on the podcast to talk about his favourite subject which is sports. Listen to this conversation which is at a CLB level 6 for…
024 – Expression: Where there’s smoke there’s fire
Sep 9, 2019
In this episode learn the how to use the expression “where there’s smoke there’s fire” in English. I also talk about the devastating 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire.
023 – Expression: Spill The Beans
Aug 23, 2019
Learn Canadian English in this expression episode of the Can Learn English Podcast where I teach you the phrase SPILL THE BEANS.
022: Interview with Shana from The American English Podcast
Aug 16, 2019
In this episode, I interview Shana from The American English Podcast and get an American opinion of Canadian stereotypes.
021 – Expression: Cop Out
Aug 9, 2019
In this episode learn the how to use the expression where there’s smoke there’s fire in English. I also talk about the devistating 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire.
020 – Expression: Fess Up
Aug 2, 2019
Learn real Canadian English with The Can Learn English Podcast. In this episode learn the expression FESS UP.
019 – Coffee Conversations with Dana: Moving
Jul 19, 2019
This is a bonus episode in a new series called Coffee Conversations with Dana. In this episode, I talk about my upcoming trip to Canada.
018 – Expression: Veg Out
Jul 12, 2019
Learn real Canadian English with The Can Learn English Podcast. In this episode learn the expression VEG OUT.
017 – Expression: Play it By Ear
Jul 5, 2019
Learn real Canadian English with The Can Learn English Podcast. In this episode learn the expression PLAY IT BY EAR.
016 – Special Episode for Canada Day
Jun 28, 2019
Happy Canada Day! Let’s celebrate by learning the top Canadian slang words.
015 – Expression: We The North
Jun 21, 2019
The Raptors are the NBA champions! In this episode, you’ll learn the meaning and history behind the team’s slogan ‘We The North’.
014 – Expression: Kerfuffle
Jun 14, 2019
In this episode, you’ll learn how to use the word KERFUFFLE in English and about freedom of speech in Canada.
013 – Expression: To Have Beef
Jun 7, 2019
Learn English for Canada with the expression TO HAVE BEEF and learn how Canada is a world leader in sustainable beef production.
012 – Canadian Slang: The Six
May 31, 2019
The Toronto Raptors are going to the NBA final! In this episode, you’ll learn the Canadian slang word THE SIX. I also chat a little bit about the history of basketball in Canada.
011 – Coffee Conversations: Planning a trip to Canada
May 27, 2019
This is a bonus episode in a new series called Coffee Conversations with Dana. In this episode, I talk about my upcoming trip to Canada.
010 – Expression: Gender Neutral
May 24, 2019
In this episode, learn how to make your English more GENDER NEUTRAL or GENDER INCLUSIVE.
009 – Expression: You’re a Keener
May 17, 2019
Learn the Canadian slang word KEENER on The Can Learn English Podcast. This week we have Jennifer and Dan from English Across the Pond. We discuss the differences between education in The US, UK and Canada.
008 – Expression: Hold the Phone
May 10, 2019
Learn Canadian English with The Can Learn English Podcast. In this episode, you’re going to learn expression HOLD THE PHONE. We’ll also explore the high cost of cell phones in Canada.
004 – Expression: Roll Up the Rim
May 7, 2019
Learn Canadian English in this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression ROLL UP THE RIM like a native speaker.
007 – Expression: In Hot Water
May 3, 2019
Learn Canadian English in this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression IN HOT WATER like a native speaker.
006 – Interview: Life in Toronto with Pamella Costa
Apr 26, 2019
Learn what moving to Canada was like for Brazilian student Pamella Costa. Pamella shares her experiences learning English, adapting to winter and Canadian college life.
005- The 5-Step Method For Improving Your Listening
Apr 17, 2019
Learn Canadian English in this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast where I teach you how to reach an advanced level of English using The 5-Step Method
003 – Expression: Loonie and Toonie
Mar 19, 2019
Learn Canadian English in this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression LOONIE AND TOONIE like a native speaker.
002 – Expression: Caught Red Handed
Mar 19, 2019
Learn Canadian English in this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression CAUGHT RED HANDED like a native speaker.
001 – Expression: Hoser
Mar 19, 2019
Learn Canadian English in this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression HOSER FINAL like a native speaker.