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Better understand native English speakers

Native English speakers constantly use idioms, slang words, and cultural references in their everyday and business communications. But these words and phrases can be confusing since you often won’t find the meaning in the dictionary.

Winning English is the solution!

Learn these confusing parts of speech and improve your comprehension.

Sound like a native English speaker

Learning idioms, slang words, and cultural references also helps you start sounding like a native speaker. With a little bit of practice, you’ll find you can communicate more smoothly and efficiently with lifelong English speakers.

Improved English, quick and easy, from your inbox

Winning English combines an email newsletter and podcast, giving you twice as much learning out of each post.

Each post is relatively short, too, so that you can quickly learn something new, then continue with your busy day.

And the posts show up right in your inbox. You don’t have to open a separate app, and the emails serve as a reminder to continue your learning!

Try it out, risk free

Winning English is perfectly secure.

It’s hosted on the popular platform Substack, and payments are handled by another popular solution called Stripe.

If you subscribe now, you can try it out for a week and cancel at any time.

You can also sign up for occasional free posts.

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Join now by going to the Winning English Substack page.

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Winning English costs US$5 per month or US$50 dollars per year.

You get two posts each week (each post has an email newsletter and a podcast) and access to the entire catalog of 30+ existing episodes.

Your author and host

Winning English is written and hosted by Bill Poorman, a long-time writer and podcaster, living in the United States. Previously he lived in Singapore, where he began teaching English as a second language to Japanese and Chinese expats. He is also the holder of a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, issued by ITTT.

Winning English is published by Poorman Media Co., an Illinois, USA company.

See some free samples

Occasionally I publish some posts free of charge. Want to read and listen to a few?

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Talk soon!

I look forward to seeing you on my subscriber list, and remember to like and comment on the posts. I enjoy hearing from readers and listeners. Feel free to contact me. Talk soon!