Karren Tolliver

is creating the Slow American English Podcast

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English-Learners

$5
per month
For anyone learning ESL (English as a Second Language):
MONTHLY REWARDS:
  • Reward 1. Exercise worksheet (three exercises; downloadable pdf file). The Vocabulary and Multiple-Choice exercises help you improve your listening comprehension. And, if you read the free transcript on this website, you can use the same exercises to test your reading comprehension, too. The Discussion exercise gives you ideas to practice speaking English, or you can use the same questions to improve your writing.
    • Note: Level 2 rewards include a FULL Exercise Worksheet, which includes the three exercises PLUS a transcript with line numbers and answer keys! See below for details.
Reward 2. After each 12 months of continuous contributions as a patron, you get a free Slow American English workbook. You choose which one! Each workbook contains transcripts, bonus material, exercises and answer keys for a year’s worth of podcasts: 12 episodes per year. So far there are five workbooks, and you can choose a digital or print version of the one you want.

NOTE: When you pledge money for the Slow American English podcast on this level, you will be able to download some rewards ONLY FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.
Learner-Level Worksheets and Full Exercise Worksheets are only available for the current calendar year. If you would like worksheets from previous years, please buy Slow American English workbooks on Amazon. Each workbook contains exercises, transcripts with line numbers, answer gaps, any bonus material, and answer keys for each episode for an entire year of the podcast. There is a workbook for each year beginning in 2014.
Bonus Material and Natural-Speed Recordings will always be available for patrons to download here on Patreon at all times. Only Level 4 patrons have access to all materials published since the podcast began in 2014.

Instructors/Serious Self-Study Students

$10
per month
This level is for teachers of ESL (English as a Second Language) and serious students who want to work on their own to improve their English skills.

Teachers, use these valuable rewards to help your students!

Students, use your rewards to quickly improve your English!

MONTHLY REWARDS:

Reward 1. All Level 1 rewards (see above) PLUS

Reward 2. A FULL Exercise Worksheet (downloadable pdf file). 
  • Vocabulary and Multiple-Choice exercises to help you improve your listening comprehension.
  • A Discussion exercise provides ideas to practice speaking English, or you can use the same questions to improve your writing.
  • Each worksheet has gaps for answers.
  • Answer keys appear at the end.
  • The Transcript is included and has line numbers so you can easily refer to the text. Using this included transcript, you can use the exercises to test your reading comprehension.
  • Any Bonus Material for the episode is also included.
  • Teachers: Each Exercise Worksheet is a ready-made lesson! You can photocopy it up to 30 times per term/semester. Your students will appreciate the extra reinforcement, and you’ll appreciate the time savings!

Reward 3. An mp3 file of the Natural-Speed Recording of that month’s podcast episode.
  • Serious self-study students, use the recording to practice listening to faster, natural-speed speech.
  • Teachers, use this recording in your classroom to help your advanced students improve their listening skills.
Employing a combination of the podcast episode or Natural-Speed Recording, plus the FULL Exercise Worksheet, allows teachers and serious self-study students to take full advantage of the podcast.

Reward 4. An exclusive, patron-only Slow American English Patreon RSS Feed. Just like you listen to the regular, monthly podcast, this RSS feed brings you the Natural-Speed Recordings automatically. However, only Level 2 patrons and above can access this feed to stream or download the recordings.

NOTE: When you pledge money for the Slow American English podcast on this level, you will be able to download some rewards ONLY FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.
Learner-Level Worksheets and Full Exercise Worksheets are only available for the current calendar year. If you would like worksheets from previous years, please buy Slow American English workbooks on Amazon. Each workbook contains exercises, transcripts with line numbers, answer gaps, any bonus material, and answer keys for each episode for an entire year of the podcast. There is a workbook for each year beginning in 2014.
Bonus Material and Natural-Speed Recordings will always be available for patrons to download here on Patreon at all times. Only Level 4 patrons have access to all materials published since the podcast began in 2014.

Schools/Language Institutes

Limited (5 of 5 remaining)
$20
per month
This level is for schools, language institutes and anyone who seeks effective, convenient teaching and learning tools.

How do you advertise your school and receive useful teaching/learning tools at the same time? 

Patron Level 3!

You get:
  • Patron Level 3 podcast rewards for teachers and students (see below)
  • Your school’s name and contact information heard by over 1,000 worldwide listeners per episode
  • A growing number of global website subscribers and visitors to see your school’s information on the podcast website
MONTHLY REWARDS:

Reward 1. All Level 1 rewards (see above) PLUS: 

Reward 2. All Level 2 rewards (see above) PLUS:

Reward 3. A big THANK-YOU to your school once in each podcast episode
  • including an advertisement about your school and contact information (website, phone number, or email address) – 80 words maximum.
  • the same message will be included in the website transcript at www.SlowAmericanEnglish.net
Reward 4. Downloadable mp3 recording of the podcast episode – transcript only - without ads
  • I read just the transcript slowly, without intro, outro, ads or thank-you’s
  • Useful for teachers with less-advanced students who need less text
  • Podcast exercises can still be used with this shorter recording
A total of nine (9) rewards!

Level 3 is a great advertising opportunity for your school or language institute, not to mention a huge benefit to your teachers and students.

                     Hurry! This level is limited to five patrons!

NOTE: When you pledge money for the Slow American English podcast on this level, you will be able to download some rewards ONLY FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.
Learner-Level Worksheets and Full Exercise Worksheets are only available for the current calendar year. If you would like worksheets from previous years, please buy Slow American English workbooks on Amazon. Each workbook contains exercises, transcripts with line numbers, answer gaps, any bonus material, and answer keys for each episode for an entire year of the podcast. There is a workbook for each year beginning in 2014.
Bonus Material and Natural-Speed Recordings will always be available for patrons to download here on Patreon at all times. Only Level 4 patrons have access to all materials published since the podcast began in 2014.

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patrons

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About

Slow American English is a monthly podcast written, performed and produced by Karren Doll Tolliver, an experienced ESL instructor, author, blogger, photographer and editor. Each month Karren reads an article about the USA slowly so English-learners can practice listening skills. She also creates exercise worksheets and natural-speed recordings for each podcast. Listener support assures the continuation of this valuable learning tool for students worldwide.

Your Patreon pledge benefits hundreds of ESL teachers and students around the world, so THANK YOU!

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