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The English Sessions

51 EpisodesProduced by Mike ButlerWebsite

Join host and American English teacher Mike, as he guides you through the English language. Make sure to visit www.englishsessionswithmike.com for more content and to book private lessons with Mike. These podcast episodes will help ESL learners with their pronunciation, grammar, structure... and we … read more

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Ep. 39 - The ‘GH’ in English (Pronunciation: Taught; Thought; Tough; Though)

October 9th, 2021

24:05

The ‘GH’ in English (Pronunciation: Taught; thought; tough; though)

Welcome to episode 39 of The English Sessions. The pronunciation of ‘GH’ in English. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts …

Teacher, I Have a Doubt (Doubt or Question? with Native Brazilian Portuguese Speaker and English Educator, Miguel)

September 17th, 2021

17:38

Teacher, I have a doubt… or do I have a question?

— A big THANK YOU to the latest Patreon supporters, Chris and Anna —

Hello everyone. Today’s podcast is a special episode. It is a conversation with a young man in …

(BONUS SNEAK PEEK - FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS) Get the Word! Episode: Bon Voyage Mon Amour

September 7th, 2021

18:01

As a bonus to all of my loyal listeners to The English Sessions I am offering the latest episode of Get the Word! before it's officially released on the Get the Word! with Mike Butler podcast. I also have an …

Ep. 38 - For or During?

September 2nd, 2021

24:16

Welcome to episode 38 of The English Sessions. For or During? I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 37 - Make / Do

July 4th, 2021

23:46

Welcome to episode 37 of The English Sessions. The verbs: MAKE / DO. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… …

BONUS: Get the Word! Episode on 'Crow' (A New Podcast!)

June 28th, 2021

17:37

Hello loyal listeners. I have exciting news! Get the Word is now its own official podcast. Here is the latest episode (FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS AND NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS). Make sure to find 'Get the Word! with Mike …

Ep. 36 - "ED" Endings, Part 2 (Adjectives)

February 14th, 2021

17:58

Welcome to episode 36 of The English Sessions. ED Endings, Part 2 (Adjectives). I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… …

Get the Word! Etymology of "Grandfathered In"

January 26th, 2021

20:58

FOR ADVANCED AND NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS


Welcome everyone to another episode of Get the Word! The series focusing on the etymology, or history and …

Get the Word! Etymology of "Often"

December 15th, 2020

14:57

FOR ADVANCED AND NATIVE SPEAKERS
Good morning good evening good afternoon everyone, this is a short but sweet episode of Get the Word! Our series on …

BONUS: Episode of Baja AZ, "The Blues Wizard"

November 18th, 2020

1:11:40

NOTE: FOR ADVANCED AND FLUENT ENGLISH LISTENERS

Hello everyone, this week has been very busy, selling a house and finishing a degree at the same time. I wanted to release something today, however, so here is an episode …

Ep. 35 - Know the Verb 'Know'!

November 11th, 2020

18:18

Welcome to Episode 35 of The English Sessions. Know the verb ‘know’! I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… …

RE-RELEASE Grow / Grow Up

November 4th, 2020

15:39

This is a re-release of Episode 18 with a correction. NOTE: Phrasal verbs need more than one WORD to complete its meaning. Often, this is a verb and a preposition. I misspoke on the podcast.

Send your suggestions AND …

Ep. 34 - Talk / Say / Tell (Rock and Roll Edition!)

October 28th, 2020

16:22

Welcome to Episode 34 of The English Sessions. Talk / Say / Tell (Rock and Roll Edition!). I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These …

Ep. 33 - Earn or Win?

October 21st, 2020

12:27

Welcome to episode 33 of The English Sessions. Win or Earn? I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 32 - Child / Children

October 15th, 2020

7:13

Welcome to episode 32 of The English Sessions. Child/children. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 31 - Next to / Near

October 7th, 2020

9:46

Welcome to Episode 31 of The English Sessions. Next to / Near. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 30 - Stop + Gerund / Stop + Infinitive

September 30th, 2020

14:16

Welcome to Episode 30 of The English Sessions. STOP + Gerund/Infinitive. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… …

Ep. 29 - Few or a Few?

September 24th, 2020

15:47

Welcome to episode 29 of The English Sessions. Few or a few?. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 28 - Transitive / Intransitive Verbs

September 12th, 2020

15:44

Welcome to episode 28 of The English Sessions. Transitive / Intransitive verbs. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… …

Ep. 27 - The Passive Voice

September 3rd, 2020

19:44

Welcome to episode 27 of The English Sessions. The Passive Voice. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 26 - Don't Count those Nouns!

August 26th, 2020

26:19

Welcome to episode 26 of The English Sessions. Don’t count those nouns! I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… …

Ep. 25 - Could (Modal Verb Series)

August 19th, 2020

15:00

Welcome to episode 25 of The English Sessions. Could (Modal Verb Series). I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help …

Ep. 24 - The Infinitive (The Basics)

August 13th, 2020

28:10

Make sure to listen to the end for A NEW ENGLISH SESSIONS CONTEST!

Welcome to episode 24 of The English Sessions. The Infinitive. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your …

BONUS EPISODE: Bisbee, Arizona, USA

August 6th, 2020

16:07

Welcome to a bonus episode of The English Sessions. This podcast episode suggestion came from my student, Anna, in Brazil. She wants to know more about where I live, Bisbee, Arizona, USA. So, today, I am going to tell …

Ep. 23 - The Letter 'U' Vowel Sound (Pronunciation)

July 30th, 2020

27:12

Welcome to episode 23 of The English Sessions. Vowel Sounds (Pronunciation THE LETTER ‘U’). I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about …

Ep. 22 - Fun or Funny?

July 22nd, 2020

14:20

Welcome to episode 22 of The English Sessions. Fun or Funny? I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 21 - "Most of People" (Common Mistake)

July 16th, 2020

11:05

Today’s episode is about something very specific. Why do some learners say “Most of people”. For example, “Most of people think that pizza is delicious”. I am here to say, to you, that this is not the common way to …

Ep. 20 - Silent 'W' (Silent Letter Series)

July 8th, 2020

12:15

Welcome to episode 20 of The English Sessions. The Silent ‘W’. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 19 - Determiners (The Basics)

July 1st, 2020

19:39

Welcome to episode 19 of The English Sessions. Determiners. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 18 - Grow / Grow up (Phrasal Verb Series)

June 24th, 2020

15:39

NOTE (CORRECTION): A phrasal verb needs more than one WORD to complete its meaning. 

Welcome to episode 18 of The English Sessions. Grow / Grow up (Phrasal Verb Series). I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. …

Great Gretas Doing Great Things! Biography Series, Ep. 1 (Greta Garbo)

June 22nd, 2020

24:21

NOTE: If you enjoy this episode, you can find another Great Greta episode on the Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/theenglishsessions


Welcome everyone to a bonus episode of The English Sessions. I am your host and …

Ep. 17 - Too much / So much / Too many / So many (Much/Many, Part 2)

June 17th, 2020

14:16

Welcome to episode 17 of The English Sessions. Too much / so much / too many / so many (Much/many, Part 2). I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we …

Ep. 16 - To/For, Part 2 (The Preposition, "TO")

June 11th, 2020

24:19

Welcome to episode 16 of The English Sessions. To and For Part 2 (The Preposition, TO). I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about …

Get the Word! Etymology with Mike and Alexa, Ep. 2 (Manure and Dung)

June 4th, 2020

1:03:30

- FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS AND NATIVE/FLUENT ENGLISH SPEAKERS -

This second episode of Get the Word! is being released to the general public, through the podcast and through our Patreon page (

Ep. 15 - To/For, Part 1 (The Preposition, "FOR")

June 2nd, 2020

13:45

Welcome to episode 15 of The English Sessions. To / For, Part 1 (The Preposition, “FOR”) . I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about …

Get the Word! Etymology with Mike and Alexa, Ep. 1 (Homage and Tribute)

May 28th, 2020

53:13

- FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS AND NATIVE/FLUENT ENGLISH SPEAKERS - This first episode of Get the Word! is being released to the general public, through the podcast and through our Patreon page (

Ep. 14 - Informal Contractions, Part 2: Multi-Word Contractions (For Advanced Learners)

May 24th, 2020

17:16

Let’s continue our series on contractions. As a reminder, a contraction is a word that is a combination of two or more words.

I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your …

Ep. 13 - Much/Many (Part 1)

May 20th, 2020

14:47

Welcome to episode 13 of The English Sessions. Much and Many Part 1. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… …

Ep. 12 - Person/People/Persons*/Peoples*

May 16th, 2020

10:47

There seems to be some confusion around these four words, person, persons, people, peoples. Yes, all of them exist in English, but don’t worry, I will explain the differences. 

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Ep. 11 - Gerund! (The Basics)

May 14th, 2020

13:53

Welcome to episode 11 of The English Sessions. Gerund (The Basics). I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 10 - Noun modifiers (using a noun like an adjective)

May 10th, 2020

12:22

Welcome to episode 10 of The English Sessions. Noun Modifiers (using a noun like an adjective). I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk …

Ep. 9 - Why do some learners say "I'm agree"?

May 4th, 2020

11:16

Welcome to episode 9 of The English Sessions. Why some learners say “I’m agree”. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… …

Ep. 8 - The Silent 'T' (Silent Letter Series)

May 3rd, 2020

12:35

Welcome to episode 8 of The English Sessions. The silent ’t’. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 7 - The Silent "H" (At the Beginning of Words)

April 26th, 2020

9:44

Welcome to episode 7 of The English Sessions. The silent “H” at the beginning of words. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about …

Ep. 6 - Story or History?

April 24th, 2020

8:19

Welcome to episode 6 of The English Sessions. Story or History? I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 5 - Informal Contractions, Part 1 (For Advanced Learners)

April 20th, 2020

14:46

Today’s lesson is for more advanced learners. If you find it challenging, remember to go to www.englishsessionswithmike.com for an audio transcript of this episode.

Hey y’all. Today we’re gonna talk about informal …

Ep. 4 - Look, Watch & See (What's the difference?!)

April 16th, 2020

14:48

Welcome to episode 4 of The English Sessions. When to use ‘look’, ‘watch’ and ‘see’. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about …

Ep. 3 - Contractions (The Basics)

April 13th, 2020

14:46

Welcome to episode 3 of The English Sessions. “The basics of contractions”. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… …

Ep. 2 - Other or Another?!

April 10th, 2020

13:08

Welcome to episode 2 of The English Sessions. Other or another. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… …

Ep. 1 - "ED" Endings (Pronunciation)

April 8th, 2020

7:46

Sometimes my students struggle with the ED endings of words in English. Words that end with the letters ‘ED’. When do you pronounce the ‘e’ in the …

English Sessions Trailer

March 1st, 2020

1:20

Welcome to The English Sessions! I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. This podcast is for English learners who want to learn English from an experienced educator. I share my passion about language, and many …

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