Getting Started with English the Smart Way

I’m Ivan Ottinger, creator of English the Smart Way. If you’re English learner who wants to become a fluent and confident English speaker, this page is for you! It contains the information that will help you to achieve fluency in speaking and actually enjoy the process of learning. :)

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Btw, if you are interested how I used to struggle with English speaking, check out the About page and then listen to my second podcast where I share my story.

Also, if you like listening, check out and subscribe to my English the Smart Way Podcast where I interview interesting people.

And if you want to find out what English courses and resources has helped me the most, check out the resource page. :)

Thank You!

I just wanted to finish by saying that I’m here for you - not only as a guide to help you speak better English - but also as a friend.

I do my best to respond to all emails (even it is getting a bit tougher as this blog gains in popularity, but I will always do my best to respond to your messages). And, you know I am just an ordinary guy who enjoys English and would like to help as many people as possible to get their English to the next level. :)

Thank you so much for your support. And if you have got this far, I’d love for you to come and say hi to me on my Facebook Page. I look forward to meeting you. Cheers!

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