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

Welcome to my podcast “The Voice of English” Season 2.

Season 2 focuses more on communication. In each episode, I bring a guest and he/she will give us tips to become a better communicator as a person who speaks English as a second language.

In Episode 20, I invited Erin from Peta-Eri based in Japan.

Erin currently is an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in elementary and junior high schools in Japan. She plans lessons to instruct proper English pronunciation and grammar through fun and interesting activities that promote communication. In addition to ALT work, she aims to reach Japanese English-learners together with her husband, Peta (ペータ), through their English blog, . She creates sentences using colloquial English and makes recordings for learners to hear the target phrase in use. Her goal is to show that learning a language doesn’t have to be a boring and monotonous process; it can be fun and enlightening, too. In addition to teaching English, she finds introducing cultural differences to be an important aspect of her lessons. This coming April, she will be transitioning from her ALT position to a private English instructor.


Erin and Peta’s social media links:
blog : ペタエリ英語 (
Twitter:@peta-eri (
Facebook:ペータとエリンの毎日こつこつ英語 ()
YouTube : ErinGlish (work in progress)


Here are my notes

  • Everything is a learning opportunity!
  • When you teach, you learn
  • Output what you input
  • Recognize your progress


Enjoy the episode!


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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.