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Welcome to Slow American English, the podcast for learners of American English. I’m your host, Karren Tolliver.

This is a special podcast to ask you for help.

Are you learning as much as you can from each Slow American English podcast episode?

You could be learning more faster as a patron of the podcast!

All patron contributions help me continue to bring this podcast to you.

To become a patron, visit

There you can choose from four levels of patrons, each with valuable monthly rewards.

Patreon Patron Level 2 is really the BEST level, with the most rewards for your money!

Here are the details for Patron Level 2: Instructors and Serious Self-Study Students.

I consider Level 2 to be the best level for the money. The cost is $10.00 USD per month, which is only about 34 cents per day.

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.

Here are the rewards you get for Level 2 every month:

Reward 1. All Level 1 rewards, which include

  • a downloadable pdf file with exercises
  • a monthly, live discussion of the podcast topic with me and other patrons
  • a free Slow American English workbook, digital or print version
  • and a chance to win private English lessons with me

Reward 2. A FULL Exercise Worksheet (downloadable pdf file)

  • Vocabulary and Multiple-Choice exercises 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 also.
  • 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 this 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.

In my opinion, Patreon Patron Level 2 is really the BEST level, with the most rewards for your money!

So please visit

and become a patron today.

Teachers, use these valuable rewards to help your students!

Students, use your rewards to quickly improve your English!

This has been Slow American English. I’m Karren Tolliver. Thank you for listening!