Tony Kaizen

English Coach, Podcaster, Football Fanatic, Language Enthusiast

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Real English Radio

A podcast that teaches intermediate ESL learners how English is really spoken by covering a wide range of topics through engaging monologues and breakdowns of interesting videos.

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Tony Kaizen's Podcast

Casual, long-form conversations with interesting people from all walks of life. Previous guests have included priests, body builders, teachers, and hypnotherapists. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, fill out this form.

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An English coach for the last 6 years, Tony has taught hundreds of ESL learners to communicate naturally and confidently in order to advance their professional careers and personal relationships. Rather than taking the traditional approach of teaching grammar lessons and rote memorization skills, he uses the art of conversation for a more practical approach to the language learning process. He has helped management executives, software engineers, lawyers, and business consultants to land better jobs and more clients thanks to their ability to communicate effectively in English.

Kaizen is the host of Real English Radio, a favorite amongst intermediate and advanced ESL learners. The podcast was launched in February of 2023 with the intention of offering listeners a more natural and interesting way of learning how English is really spoken. Episodes cover a wide range of topics from psychology, culture, and language to self-improvement, relationships, and crazy stories. With weekly episodes ranging from 10 minutes to 2 hours, it’s quickly becoming one of the best resources to help learners stop obsessing over English and start thinking about life.

Tony also hosts Tony Kaizen’s Podcast, a long-form conversation with interesting people who have expert knowledge and/or interesting stories to share. Originally inspired by podcasting pioneer Joe Rogan, Kaizen aims to carry on the tradition of “education through conversation” by giving people from all walks of life a platform to exchange ideas and debate societal issues openly and respectfully.

Since 2013, Kaizen has been an avid football fan and Manchester United supporter. He also enjoys learning languages in his free time, and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai.

"Good communication skills are the key to everything you want in life."

- Tony Kaizen

Here's how I can help you

Quality resources for learners with busy schedules

Private Lessons

Help you express your ideas clearly and confidently in English.



Exposes you to real spoken English, American culture, and unique ideas.


Online Courses

Teach you natural English vocabulary in a practical way.

Karen Gomes

"Tony is a totally prepared teacher. All of the questions that he asks, how he makes me think and talk, how he conducts the conversation, it is really impressive. Thanks, Tony!!!"

Karen Gomes
São Paulo, Brazil 🇧🇷
Victor Verzellesi

"I believe that having real conversations with a native speaker is what made me improve my English the most... And Tony is just the guy for that."

Victor Verzellesi
São Paulo, Brazil 🇧🇷
David Costa

"Tony is an excellent teacher, always attentive, and he understands my needs. We always have good conversations. I don't feel time passing when I'm in class with him."

David Costa
Natal, Brazil 🇧🇷

"You can’t imagine how much I've enjoyed listening to the podcast Real English. Finding Tony Kaizen was an amazing discovery. The best tips for learning a second language I have found with him. So please Tony don't stop doing these amazing podcasts!"

Eloísa Vanegas
Medellín, Colombia 🇨🇴

“Tony's podcast has been crucial for my daily English learning. His style is unique, blending engaging conversations with a rich array of content. I recommend it to anyone who wants to move to the next level of English!”

Wellington Pimenta
São Paulo, Brazil 🇧🇷
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Not sure if this community is right for you?

The Life in English Community is NOT for everyone, and honestly, I prefer to help you decide if it’s not right for you BEFORE you join rather than waste your time.


  • English learners who have mastered the basics of the language and are ready to take their communication skills to the next level.

  • Someone who wants to get off Netflix or YouTube and start seeing real growth and progress in their English skills.

  • People who can already communicate in English but want to learn more about advanced vocabulary, culture, and communication skills.

  • People who don't want to study at an English school but who are still looking for some help and guidance - and are willing to put time and energy into making their dreams of fluency a reality.

  • Action takers who aren’t interested in watching a bunch of boring grammar lessons because they know that practicing and interacting with real people is the only way to become fluent.

  • Givers - the kind of people who genuinely want to learn, grow, help others, and make some cool friends along the way. The kind of people who are interested in giving and receiving, helping and being helped. If you fit into that category, then this is certainly the right place for you.


  • People looking for a fast an easy way to become fluent - if you think simply joining this community will make you fluent in 30 days, this is NOT the right choice for you!

  • Procrastinators - if you're constantly looking for the next lesson, course, or video but you're never trying to practice and speak to real people, this isn't for you. Learning a language requires commitment and focus.

  • Anyone looking for a 'quick fix' to all their problems or not willing to dedicate time to their studies. Mastering a language takes time and consistent effort, there are no substitutes for that.

  • Someone who wants everything done for them. I'm here to teach you and the community is here to support you, but no one can practice and learn for you. So if you're not ready to take responsibility for your education, this isn't the place for you.

  • People expecting a guaranteed result - I know that my methods work (because I've successfully used them myself) but I can’t guarantee specific results from following my advice. I'm sorry to tell you this, but no one can make that promise!