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The James Rice Show: Episode 1

The first episode ever of the James Rice show. In this episode, James will discuss the goals of...

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Flashcast - How Celine Dion Learned English

Celine Dion is a music icon. But she didn't start learning English until she was 15 years old....

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Idiom of the Week - Shoot for the Moon

Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson suggests that we need to change the idiom Shoot for the Moon....

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FlashCast - Improve Your Writing

James discusses how English as a Second Language (ESL) students can improve their overall writing...

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Teacher Talk - How to Teach Writing

Writing is difficult to teach. James has been a writer since he was 10 years old. He has studied...

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Episode 5 - James' CNN Adventure

James shares his CNN adventure with everyone in this episode. Plus he meets his former student...

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Idiom of the Week - Bite off more than you can chew

James discusses a very common English idiom, "Bite off more than you can chew". What does it...

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Sunday Bonus - Going Abroad: Federico from Italy

James interviews Federico from Italy who discusses his experience living in Canada and why he...

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Episode 6 - James Visits Saudi Arabia

James shares his experiences of living in Saudi Arabia and teaching Saudi students. Special...

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Idiom of the Week - Arabic Proverbs

In this week's Idiom of the Week, James discusses 5 Arabic Proverbs. These proverbs are...

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Teacher Talk - Teaching Saudi Students

In this episode, James shares his thoughts and insights about teaching students from Saudi...

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Episode 7 - Teaching with Passion

James read an article on Edutopia and decided to reach out to two passionate teachers - Anesh...

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Idiom of the Week - Passion

James discusses "passion" idioms that you can use for business, for hobbies and for love! James...

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Mauricio Minas, CIO, Bradesco, on developing, launching and improving the digital bank Next

Mauricio Minas, CIO at Bradesco, speaks in depth with iupana conversa about the Brazilian bank’s...

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Sunday Bonus - Gadeer from Saudi Arabia

In the "Going Abroad" segment, James interviewed a woman from Saudi Arabia who studied abroad in...

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Idiom of the Week - Text Talk

Do you Text Talk? OMG? LOL? These are common in English. But do you know IDC? TYVM? GTG? MEGO?...

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Episode 9 - How the Comma Stopped Gun Control in the USA

In this episode, James discusses how to use and teach  the present perfect and present perfect...

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Idioms of the Week - Baseball Idioms

Baseball is back. James shares his top Baseball Idioms. Baseball is an important part of American...

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How to Keep an English Only Classroom

Do your students speak their own language in your classroom? How do you stop it? How do you...

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Sunday Bonus: Going Abroad - Ricardo from Mexico Shares His Experiences

James welcomes a student from Mexico whom he taught 11 years ago. James discusses how Ricardo has...

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