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English on Instagram: useful teachers to follow ?

English on Instagram: useful teachers to follow ?

by Michał Bocian -
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Hello everybody

I've decided to start a thread to share with you some of the goodies over Instagram that I treat myself to from time to time. I think using social media could be a good way to progress with some nuances of language, together with pronuciation practice. It's also a good way for the beginners or early intermediates to get a flavour of some good native-speakers sound. Since I am keen on the UK and British English, my choice reflects these interests. However, feel free to contribute with any people worth following, just say why you recommend them and for what.

I'll start with:

John Howarth at johnsenglishpage who's done 1350 posts at the moment of writing this post. Really nice guy with a little East London accent, dropping his t's and all. I really rate highly his pronunciation and sense of humour. It's going to be a key to the choices I've made for you. I'd say he's more of a treat for advanced learners (B2, C1, C2), but with his funny Italian alter-ego, Luigi, who makes basic mistakes in English grammar, I think even lower lever students may find it a useful and at the same time hilarious experience. He does stuff about jokes, travelling, pronuciation, grammar, phrasal verbs, idioms. Lots of different stuff that's from the heart and really valuable.

Then there is 

mr.british.teacher, an older gent, with 260 posts and lots of things on grammar and vocabulary that A2-C1 students may find really useful. 

alexworldwide0 is another UK Native ESL Specialist in the group and family of the gent above I believe. He's managed to release 159 posts already and will be particularly useful for beginners and early intermediate students (A1-B1). He does a lot of grammar and vocabulary and is rather on the handsome side with regard to the rest of the group.

Ellie Caudwell Casey, ellieenglishteacher is a BrE pronunciation coach who's done a lot of good stuff that you could use to improve your pronunciation. Really high-quality and professional, she will give your tongue and mouth a proper good training.

and finally:

Nick Sydney, nick_the_teacher, a hilarious guy based in East London. I think he's the funniest out there with his strange choice of subjects to teach, slang, useful taboo words and such. Perhaps his voice and pronunciation does not feature the things I like in BrE, but in terms of personality he beats everybody I guess. I would like him to teach me the most, I guess. He does a lot of vocabulary for advanced learners (B2, C1, C2)
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Re: English on Instagram: useful teachers to follow ?

by Paulina Rataj -
Hello everybody,

I find this thread very useful as I believe that Instagram could be of a great support in learning a language. It could easily enhance vocabulary and improve pronounciation especially if it's used on a regular basis.
I have a few favourite accounts that I follow with a great pleasure.

Psenglish - Zuzanna Fyall & Michael Fyall - Michael (British) located in Wrocław with beautiful accent and very useful phrases and words shown in short movies made often while walking the dog. Good vibes and a very kind personality which makes me smile easily.

Stew Sensei - British English Teacher British pronounciation coach. He's a friendly, laid- back guy and very active with the posts (2812 so far). Sometimes showing the differences between American and British pronounciation and teaching slang words.

Dan @ BritSpeak || British English Teacher -Dan originated from Yorkshire and leaving in Japan. Funny, very enthusiastic guy, full of energy and ideas smile

learnbritishaccent - British Accent Academy - a professional teacher specialized in teaching pronounciation (modern RP) with 1109 posts. She pays great attention to phonetics and shows mouth and tongue positions while teaching the sounds. For those who would like to dive deeper into the IPA, which in this case means not a beer ;) but The International Phonetic Alphabet smile

Bryan Millar Walker | Scotland A very good looking Scott who is a tour guide not a teacher though. He shares his love to Scottish nature and landscape. His accent is challenging and very interesting as it's very poetic. Encourages me to go back to Scotland for hiking.

I hope you'll check out these accounts finding them enjoyable and usueful.

Have fun!