Hey guys! It is Aiko with Schwagirl. I am an American English pronunciation coach.

Welcome to my podcast “The Voice of English”

The purpose of this podcast is to encourage English learners and also English teachers. We all share tips and points of how we can improve our English and become better communicators.

In Episode 13, I invited Ryo who is an attorney at law and an English coach based in the US.

Ryo is an attorney at law specializing in international law and taught writing at Harvard as a TF (Teaching Fellow). He currently teach English to students in Japan via LINE App. He tries to share useful English phrases and tips that are actually used in the U.S. Both on his Twitter and Youtube, he tries to bring in the ethics/morality perspectives in addition to the language because of the significant difference that lies between the Japanese and the American cultures.

Here are notes

  • When learning English pronunciation, vowels are important!!
  • Ryo teaches pronunciation as well as conversations. Contact him for more information if you are interested in his lessons!

Ryo’s social media links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharaoEnglish

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYCJlJsxBAiubXDq1eTFAWA


In the second segment, I shared my notes about the trip to Europe in September. There are 4 points. If you plan to visit Europe, check this out!


If you have any questions regarding English learning or pronunciation, living in the US, working in the US, or if you would like to be a guest on this show, please contact me through http://schwagirl.com/contact

Artist: Nicolai Heidlas
Title: Hawaiian Winter



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Aiko Hemingway’s online pronunciation study material “American English Pronunciation for Japanese Speakers” is available on Teachable. Check out the link: https://hatsuonkyosei.teachable.com/

American English Pronunciation for Japanese speakers

Next 3 month intensive pronunciation course starts in Jan 2019. If you are interested in it, please visit this page to learn more about this course. Only three spots available!


American English pronunciation coach. Studied linguistics at UCLA. Specializing in phonetics, phonology, intonation, and second language acquisition.

She likes music and Toastmasters. Recently she enjoys playing ukulele and hand bells.