Beyond Borders with Ethan #4 – What to Do if People Criticize Your English | Anna from English Fluency Journey

Anna Khoma, @HannahKhoma on Instagram, is an English learner and teacher, accent coach, and vlogger from Chernivtsi, Ukraine. On her YouTube channel, English Fluency Journey, she shares her own journey to get to a native level of English, and her continued journey learning English. Anna started studying English seriously shortly after her son was born, about four years ago. At that point, she had never spoken English. Through hard work, passion, and dedication, she has been able to achieve the incredible results that you will hear shortly. But, as she says, English fluency is not a destination, it is a journey, and so she sees it as something that she will be learning her entire life.

Speaking with Anna was an absolute joy, she really is a model English learner, and you will be able to apply so much from her English learning journey to your own. We discussed what she was working on before starting her YouTube business and how learning and teaching English has become a business for her that she never expected. She told me why she has no regrets about missing out on the chance to study abroad in the USA during high school. We talked about failures that she’s had learning English and what she’s learned from them. In general, we talked a lot about how important your mindset is when learning, and we’ll give you some tips on how to have a mindset that will help you achieve your goals. We also discussed native accents and whether or not it is important that you have one. Finally, we talked about how she is raising her son to be bilingual in English, so if you have children and you want to help them learn English, this information will be extremely valuable for you! And if you stick around until the end, we played a funny game. You’ll discover some secrets about both Anna and me! I hope you have as much fun listening as I had talking to Anna. So now let’s jump into episode 4 of Beyond Borders!

Words You’ll Learn in the App

  • Go hand in hand (with something)
  • Frontier
  • As it turns out
  • Buffer
  • Level it up
  • Shift into something
  • Tantrum:
  • Push through it
  • Innate attraction
  • Pushy

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  • Segius says:

    Anna definitely has a Russian accent! Because her native language is Russian. And it doesn’t matter where she lives in Ukraine or in another country.

    • Agnieszka from RealLife English says:

      Your ear is really fine-tuned, Sergius 😉 Anna told us that she is Ukrainian