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Latest Lessons Avatar of James Animal idioms and expressions in English Avatar of James What does the word ‘SURE’ really mean in English? Avatar of James How to choose a textbook, so you can learn English at home Avatar of James English Grammar – Word Endings – What are suffixes? Avatar of James 3 Quick Grammar Fixes Avatar of James Confusing Sex & Gender Words in English – girlfriend, guys, partner… Avatar of James Learn English – Travel Vocabulary Avatar of James 3 easy ways to get better at speaking English Avatar of James How to use your dictionary to build your vocabulary

If you TRY, you can do anything! It’s always been my belief that you cannot put information in other people's heads. If you find a way to show them something, they can use their own intelligence to learn. This is my approach to teaching, trying to be both informative while allowing the students to find their own way of learning. I’ve spent the last 12 years teaching in various capacities.

I’ve taught martial arts to kids and developed a curriculum that was geared specifically to enhance their development.

I spent several years, first as a volunteer and then professionally, working with children suffering from autism and Asperger's -- trying to help them learn to deal with the world around them and to learn from their environment. Finally, it was while helping a child that I was asked to work at the Toronto School Board. While I was there, I helped out with kids who were learning English, and my love of teaching ESL began.

Teachers or other English schools who are interested in using these lessons, please go ahead and use them. That's what they're here for!

If you want to learn more about English grammar, vocabulary, and idioms, or if you have any other English questions or suggestions, feel free to go to the engVid forum and leave a message.

I hope you find the lessons fun, and valuable to helping you on your journey of English learning. Thanks for the support... what are you waiting for? Subscribe already!!!

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Latest Lessons Avatar of Adam English Grammar – Inversion: “Had I known…”, “Should you need…” Avatar of Adam How to say -ed endings in English Avatar of Adam English Grammar – Causative Avatar of Adam Vocabulary – Talking about MOVIES in English Avatar of Adam Advanced English Grammar: Collective Nouns Avatar of Adam 9 TURN Phrasal Verbs: turn on, turn off, turn over, turn around, turn out… Avatar of Adam Cooking Vocabulary in English – chop, grill, saute, boil, slice… Avatar of Adam Writing – Misplaced Modifiers Avatar of Adam English Vocabulary – EVEN: even though, even if, even when…

English is a key to the world. At least it has been for me. I’ve taught English for over 12 years, in North America, Asia, and the Middle East, to students from a wide range of cultures and perspectives. I have helped many students get their hands on this key and watched them open doors that would have otherwise remained locked. There is no greater pleasure for a teacher than to see his students succeed in realizing their dreams, be they traveling, working in a foreign country, or something as simple as being able to watch a Hollywood movie or TV sitcom without the use of subtitles.

I now specialize in test preparation instruction (TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS/SAT/GRE/GMAT) and work as well as a freelance editor. I love the English language and know that it is more than a key to the outside world—it is also a key to the inside of individual minds. I am currently working on my Master’s thesis, a project that I hope will evolve into my first novel, because I want to share what is in my mind while I explore the thoughts of others. This ability to share is what English provides me. I hope I can help you do the same and find the key to whatever doors stand in the way of your own dreams.

Good luck to both of us. :)

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Avatar of ValenValen
Latest Lessons Avatar of Valen 7 Common English Expressions about MONEY Avatar of Valen English Writing – Sequencing – How to use FIRST, NEXT, LAST, FINALLY, etc. Avatar of Valen ♥ ♥ ♥ 7 Common English Expressions to do with Love & Relationships ♥ ♥ ♥ Avatar of Valen Business English – 7 Common Workplace Abbreviations Avatar of Valen English Vocabulary – WISH & HOPE Avatar of Valen English Grammar – Negative Forms of MUST & HAVE TO Avatar of Valen Business English – More Common Workplace Expressions Avatar of Valen English Grammar – MUCH, MANY, A LOT OF (quantifiers) Avatar of Valen Commonly Confused Words in English – HEAR & HERE

Hi! I’m Valen. I am from Seattle, Washington and I have been teaching English for the past four years. I’ve taught ESL in Japan and Korea and am now home in rainy Seattle. I believe that learning English should be simple and fun.

Please leave comments on my lessons if you have any questions or requests. I am not offering private English lessons at this time and unfortunately cannot respond to private messages.

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Avatar of RonnieRonnie
Latest Lessons Avatar of Ronnie Speaking English: How to say P, F, B, V Avatar of Ronnie Conversation Skills – How to avoid a conversation! Avatar of Ronnie What is St. Patrick’s Day? Avatar of Ronnie Internet Safety Avatar of Ronnie SEX with Ronnie! Avatar of Ronnie Learn English: Basic Kitchen Vocabulary Avatar of Ronnie How to talk about prices in English – Basic Vocabulary Avatar of Ronnie English Vocabulary – Bad Eyesight: glasses, contacts, optometrist, eye doctor… Avatar of Ronnie Transportation Vocabulary & Phrasal Verbs – GET ON, GET OUT OF, RIDE, GO

Hi, I'm Ronnie! My first ever teaching English experience lasted 4 years in the beautiful remote region of Obihiro in Hokkaido, Japan! And now I find myself in Toronto, Canada teaching ESL and business English.

I'm a bit of a "nutter" - which makes learning from me very very exciting! I wish to only teach you REAL LIFE things that are useful, and that we use TODAY - no outdated old school grammar textbooks. You need to know how to survive in this fast-talking, hustle of an English world!

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Avatar of JadeJade
Latest Lessons Avatar of Jade Grammar: 8 rules for using ‘THE’ in English Avatar of Jade American English & British English – 8 Grammar Differences Avatar of Jade How to use apostrophes in English Avatar of Jade Sound like a native speaker: the BEST pronunciation advice Avatar of Jade IELTS, CAE, or FCE? Which English exam should you take? Avatar of Jade How to sound like a native speaker – Word Stress Avatar of Jade How to make suggestions in English Avatar of Jade The BEST way for YOU to learn English – Extrovert or Introvert?

Hi, I'm Jade. I believe how you feel is even more important than what you know when speaking English. That is why I tell true stories from my experience coaching English, give advice and share tips to help you feel more motivated and confident when communicating in English. My videos are informal, personal and motivational. My objective is to make you feel inspired and excited about your English studies. I like to keep my lessons practical by teaching essential grammar alongside useful phrases.

I will always teach the real English that I hear spoken around me. Whenever there is a difference between what native speakers actually say and standard, grammatically correct English, I will tell you about it.

For me, learning a language goes far beyond doing grammar exercises and reading lists of words. To learn English successfully, you will also need to develop your communication skills. That is why in my lessons I also share insight and knowledge about becoming a successful communicator.

More from me on the web:
In addition to my EngVid videos, I have a second YouTube channel, Jade Joddle with over 150 videos about English mistakes, accents and communication skills. If you are a fan of my EngVid lessons, please take a moment to check out my second channel and subscribe.

You can also:
Join my mailing list to receive English coaching tips via email
Connect with me on Facebook

Do you want to learn English with me on Skype?
I can help you if you are looking for personal instruction to achieve your English language goals. In my work as a Skype English communication coach my commitment is to change the way my clients feel about their English. On a practical level, coaching means focusing our effort on what you’re not doing well already. On an emotional level, it involves your decision to change and my guidance to show you how. To find out about coaching options and fees, visit my website: http://jadejoddle.com/

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Avatar of EmmaEmma
Latest Lessons Avatar of Emma Learn English: 10 common Spanish speaker mistakes Avatar of Emma Speaking English – How to answer the phone Avatar of Emma IELTS Listening Avatar of Emma Learn English: 10 abbreviations you should know Avatar of Emma Telephone English: Emma’s top tips Avatar of Emma Speaking English: WHILE or MEANWHILE? Avatar of Emma 10 HEAVEN Expressions in English Avatar of Emma Learn English: “last year” OR “in the last year” Avatar of Emma Exclamations in English!!!

Hi, my name is Emma. Learning a different language can be hard, but it can also be a fun and rewarding experience. Although I am a native English speaker, I can relate to students because I had to learn French when I was younger. When I first started learning French, it was a real challenge, especially pronunciation. I was so embarrassed to speak and I would never put my hand up in class because I was scared of making mistakes. Finally, I had a great teacher who taught me that making mistakes and learning from them is the best way to learn a language. She was right!

I have been teaching for 3 years now. Before teaching ESL, I studied anthropology and archaeology at university. This background has helped me to understand some of the cultural differences of my students, including differences in how they may approach learning, writing, body language, and speaking.

I am TESOL-certified and have taught students from various backgrounds, ages, and levels. From immigrants to international students, private lessons to classrooms, my experiences have been varied and have allowed me to gain insight into the challenges that ESL students face.

Teaching is one of those great professions that allow you to be forever learning. While I teach students both French and English, they teach me about their cultures, their lives, and other ways to see the world. It is a privilege to teach and I am thankful for all of my students over the years who have shared their stories, interests, and dreams with me.

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Avatar of RebeccaRebecca
Latest Lessons Avatar of Rebecca English Vocabulary – Redundant Expressions Avatar of Rebecca Conversation Skills – How to END a conversation politely Avatar of Rebecca Grammar: How to ask questions correctly in English – Embedded Questions Avatar of Rebecca IELTS & TOEFL – The easy way to improve your vocabulary for English exams Avatar of Rebecca Speaking English – 8 ways to be positive & encourage others Avatar of Rebecca 3 ways to express negative ideas POWERFULLY Avatar of Rebecca Speaking English: How to express your reaction Avatar of Rebecca Business English – How to talk about your career Avatar of Rebecca How to express your opinion in English

Learning English is a partnership. Student and teacher must connect minds and hearts to achieve success.

For over 25 years, I’ve taught English to thousands of people from around the world. I’ve helped executives, diplomats, businesspeople, and international students to join university, ace English exams, get better jobs, earn higher salaries and sign business deals. I’ve also run a language school, written educational materials, and designed teacher training programs.

My lesson videos cover grammar, vocabulary, writing, idioms, business English, polite English, IELTS, TOEFL, and more. I do my best to teach with logic and clarity, as well as warmth and caring. I understand your fears, problems, and mistakes, and can help take your English to a higher level.

So, subscribe to my YouTube channel and watch your confidence increase, along with your English skills. I am sure you will succeed, partner :-)

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Avatar of AlexAlex
Latest Lessons Avatar of Alex 3 ways to use ‘HAVE GOT’ in English Avatar of Alex 5 Phrasal Verbs with HOLD – hold on, hold against, hold in… Avatar of Alex 5 adjectives to sound smart Avatar of Alex IELTS & TOEFL Academic Vocabulary – Nouns (AWL) Avatar of Alex English Grammar: Causative Verbs: Make, Have, Let, Get, Help Avatar of Alex English Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement with EACH, EVERY, ANY, SOME Avatar of Alex Vocabulary: How to Use ‘Aggravate’ and ‘Annoy’ Avatar of Alex Speaking English – “Dress up” or “Get dressed”? Avatar of Alex Phrasal Verbs – The 7 Meanings of ‘Make Out’

My name is Alex, and I have been teaching English since 2008 in a variety of environments. From private tutoring, to classrooms, as well as teaching over the Internet, I have had many wonderful experiences in my job. I love what I do, and I'm looking forward to sharing what I know with non-native English speakers from all around the world.


Currently, I am working in Montreal, Canada, but I was born in Poland. When I first moved to Canada at the age of seven, I didn't understand a single word of English. I remember the problems I had communicating with other kids, and the frustration I felt throughout my English learning experience. However, after some help from teachers and friends, and a lot of time and practice, I was able to learn the language that I now teach. The experience of being an immigrant has driven me to become a better English teacher, since I am familiar with the challenges and difficulties that new English speakers face. See you on the front page!

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Latest Lessons Avatar of Jon Common Mistakes: SOON, EARLY, QUICK, FAST Avatar of Jon Common Mistakes: SHADE or SHADOW? Avatar of Jon 5 great ways to improve your English! Avatar of Jon Listening Comprehension for Beginners – “under the weather” Avatar of Jon University degrees in North America Avatar of Jon English Vocabulary – afraid, afraid of, scared of, fear Avatar of Jon Listening Comprehension – Learn English with dirty jokes Avatar of Jon Conditionals – second & third conditionals (English Grammar) Avatar of Jon How to use the word ABOVE in English

I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach ESL in Vietnam, Peru, Brazil, and Toronto, Canada.

I am very passionate about teaching, and especially when students are motivated, interested, learning and having fun. Great teachers are only as good as their students, and this depends on 3 things:

1. If teachers are excited and motivated to teach and learn
2. If students are excited about teaching and learning
3. If your classroom has windows and good southern exposure

I hope you enjoy my English lessons and learn something you can use.

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