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241 COMMENTS

I think this is a very important lesson. I learned a lot of new thing so I am going to understand west better. Thanks from Turkey.

lathyrus

It’s very beautiful lesson! Thank you!

ogorod39

Very good lesson! i liked it! Thanks! 6 out of ten.. i will do better next time! ;)

kampor

Thank you very much James!!!
Have you ever thought about making a video about Canadian culture, tradition and habits??It´d be really interesting for all of those who have never been there, like me…

knopfler86

    Me2!!!

    Ashley Pei

Thank you for this great lesson!

I did 10 out of 10. I like this type of discussion.

:D

abayomi

    Hey, what do you think about add me on skype ? we can talk in english
    Ricardinho_veiga

    Thanks

    ricardoveiga

Hi James.Interested lesson from you and helps people who emigrate from East to West (like me) to understand the new mentality.But as I’ve noticed since I have been living in UK ,some “cultural difference “become common;for exemple,many companies from UK are interested of 5 years history of work and if you had a goal ,you have to explain why did you have it…so an so.From this point of view I’m inclined to belive that some rules from East have influenced the West.As like you,I don’t know if it is good or bad !

Cornelly

    Actually, nowadays people in China also care about the results seriously. From this point of view, West also have influenced the East.

    atwelltsang@gmail.com

Many thanx, James. I reckon again that Ukrainian culture is a bridge between East and West)

Natalie Rieznikov

    Hi natalie i’ll may name yassou i’m 23 years old i’ll be happy if you accept learning english together

    yassou21

    According to this video I’ve done the same conclusions

    Zzzombyyy

I have got 100% in the quiz, and it is my result of my efforts in learning. But I can help others) Thank you, James!

vovchick

thank you. teacher James it’s was a very good lesson and what I wanna say is we are people from middle east we are mixed the culture between west and east

ahmadalahdal

i got 8 but i still don’t understand about this lesson

Surya Andika

Thanks for your great lesson. After having lived in Australia, which I think it is still considered as West, for almost nine years, I can see now more clearly that there is absolute difference between West and East. I like things more in Western way.

sunhoek

Thank you James for interesting lesson about culture. I think the different approach between west and east in the 5th point is the most important and many things depend on it . If the law isn’t same for all ,there isn’t normal development .

anahit15

Hi James, I like your classes I’ve learned so much with you. Thank you.

marilialibrare

    Hi Mary if you want we can spreak each other.I think it helps our speech

    Vugar Beshirov

Hi James,

I would like to know why I cannot view the video content as usual. This is the message appearing on the screen each time I click to view your clip. “This video contains content from Learnvid. It is restricted from playback on certain sites. Watch on YouTube.”

Bests

Lee

Lee

Thank you James!!! In my opinion you’re a successfull teacher!!! I have had a lot of fun watching your video!!!It has made me think very much!!!

Triciator

    So do i,he knows very well about East,and all the conclusion are real China,i can’t agree more

    Fianna-law

Thank you a lot ))

Caelum

Thanks James for this lesson about differences between cultures, it is very important to know, specially if we have contact with people from different countries.

I really enjoyed this video!

Aleachi

Hi, thank for making this great lesson. It is not only interesting but also important to know about culture because we can understand people. It will be very cool if you make a specific lesson about culture. For examplo, what is the difference between Canada and England? South America. Euroupe…thank you, Thiago

LEARNER

thank you very much.

ame shanon

] admire you Because i think you are best enlish teacher between the all teacher in this website.

ma10110024

Thank you

cindy20

Thanks for this interesting lesson, and i agree with you, so It’s so helpful for different mentalities, so It’s a great lesson ever i hear about.
Thank you very much

Ramadan Nayel

Hello James. Very interesting lesson! I liked it a lot. I got 100. Thanks!

Júlio César L Sousa

it’s amazing lesson. james, you know the culture of the East very well. thanks a lot, i understand all of it :D

chrisbates

Hi James, this lesson is very clever but also very daring, because showing the cultural approach to the fondamental matters of life could easily create some misunderstanding. Best regards.

Canardo

I got 90. I absolutely agree.

vkachan69

Thanks for every lesson that you have for everyone, you are one of the most important teachers on this web page so please keep like this and if you have any different lesson please not take to long time to show us and practice more with you

kikesmash21

Thanks a lot, James for such a bit philosophical lesson. PS your bow tie suits you so well!!!

English addict

!Thx a lot

Foroshchuk

The difference between the Cowboy and the Samurai mentality! Very well explained!
Thanks!

Catoo

Thanks

Padi

Hello evernote. I’d like to practice my english. Who wants to practice with me? My Skype id is Willingtonzapata add me. Take care

wrzs90

Very interesting lesson, James. It is important to know (and respect) cultural differences to interact in a constructive way with foreign people. Thank you.

Luiz Alberto

Congratulations James!!
It was a very very good lesson!
Thaks a lot! xD

Rodrigo Silva

Thanks, James! it was a good lesson!
And if you have to meet someone from VietNam at 12 o’clock, meet at 12:30, you’ll be fine :)))

NguyenDuyAnh

thanks James

Rodrigo Ribeiro

I Haven´t realized on this before, and I learned things that didn´t even know about, It´s really interesting the things that you´ve tought us, thank so much

Noah

I live in Honduras and they have the same west culture, which is cool. Thanks Mr. James

Noah

Good lesson

Simou16benimessous

    fam im Algerian

    Anes57YT

thank you somuch

Abdishakur Abdi

wow, I’ve seen him first time, he’s really cool western speaker!

talyaba

Really interesting and informatively!! Thanks and good luck!!

OliaFB

Thank you for video. I am originally from place, where Western and Estern mentality mixed together. I am struggling now again, what mentality Namibians have… They come late, they talk around the bush, they treat people for the position but for latest thing also…

kztulip

it’s really true sir . I’m Asian

Habib Haraj

Thanks for your lesson, James!

Felipemsilva

I got 10 correct of 10! Thanks for this interesting lesson.

Maliban

Oh! All is perfectly correct. But nowadays is changing slowly. Thank you

Terrysam

Amazing lesson! tks

Eliane Souza

The differences between West and East are not so much those between cultures as those between countries with democracy, freedom and rule of law and countries without these things above. I come from China and I myself never identify with so called “Chinese culture.” Where there is human rights, where my home is.

Bladedrinks

Very good video. I like both sides :)

vysmek

Thank you,James.

ashouri1991

As I am from Turkey which is the middle eastern country you can say that again James! You really depicted cultural differences well between west and east…

Kadir

    Yes, Istanbul is literally where East meets West!

    engVid Moderator

Awesome ! I have learnt the differences between the east and west . Know what? I got 10 on 10. Finally thanks to James for this useful lesson .

Ahsan Habib Patwary

Thank you James. I’m from Mongolia. which is in Central Asia. I completely agree with you. but now everything is being changed day by day. We are getting more western..

gansukh

Thank you,James. Good lesson,That’s help me a lot.

bennaliu

wow!friend all around the world!

justin-jackson

This lesson is very useful! Thank you, James. I just noticed how we think groups is important

Kaoriot

Thanks James for this study about the differences between the western and eastern cultures!

I will not comment about the latin american culture, as a generalization. It’s “sui generis”. A mixture of other cultures and in-development. Different in different regions.

Fabio Cicerre

Hi James,
I respect you a lot as a very professional teacher of English for a long time.However the contents about “cultural differences..”are a little superficial and useless for me .The world it’s a little more big and different than you think.
But if it’s for fun ,ok!!! Sorry for my personal frankness!
Thank you very much for everything else.

s.scara

Thank you for a good lesson. My personality is more like western people though I’m from East hh

Chris.S

Very important lesson. Thanks James!
I do love such videos about cultural differences around the world. I’m a translation student and my major requires me to know about such things.
what you said in the introduction is so true and important.
Thanks again.You look so elegant today! :)

Rahaf

Tks, mate! Great lesson.

Fernando_Leal

yeay! i got 9! thank you James!

almidalla

Hello James,
I really liked this lesson. It’s very useful. Thank you!!!

lilu5lilu

Thanks James!!!! Good Lesson!!!!

Aline Matos

bVery good lesson about cultural difference. Thank you for this lesson

Bhima Kanjariya

I am agreed with you James! Thank you for the important lesson. Cheers !

ANDONIEWOO

Once I was a teacher, but you teach much more better than me. I like your videos. thanks.

Ali Reza Emran

One of the best lessons I’ve ever learned from engvid. The more we use the mix of both, the better we’re gonna be in order to deal properly in different situations. Tanks a lot!!!

jonathagtr22

it is very nice!!!

luhaga

I am Georgian and my country always’s been mixed with western an eastern Methaly.

Roni Geo

This is awesome! I am from Turkey and I can understand these videos like my mother language.West and East I guess East side closer to me Thank you James :)

nurkavlak

Thank you sir ,

That was a real great lesson.

Appreciate that.

Bad boy

please sir make a video on use of be,being and been please explain it deeply

zammad

Great test! I got 10 correct out of 10.

Aditya maurya

Hey there!!! Is here anybody who wants to improve her speaking skills?

Traveller999

Hey Mr.James , I’m from Iraq and you’re definitely true.

Ramin87

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JGeorge

It is an amazing lesson,it learned us how your character should going to be?

Aymen Alswidi

i have 10 correct answers, it’s great!
I like the teacher pedagogy and his manner of teaching
Thaks

DaliaZ

Thank you so much for this lesson

layinka8

I really appreciate you Mr James for waking my brain from sleeping, thank you God bless you

layinka8

it is very important lesson! thank
you

Nurzhigitova

So true! I recognised myself in these facts. Mary, Russia.

Marywell

I am so blessed watching this video.
Now i know exactly how to deal with western and eastern people.

Got 10/10
Thank you James for this great lessons.

johnykiyojords

my lecturer also said the same thing on cultural differences between western and eastern. well, thanks for this additional knowledge.

adam manan

Thanks a lot James!
One of the best videos that you made! When you start to study a new language.. you will learn not only about grammar, rules, etc.. but also new cultures, this is awesome!

Lucas

I think it was a good lesson as it would help me to relate better with my manager and there expectations.

Chulbul

Nice lesson, is the first time watching a video from eng.vid and sure I will share this good job.

TNSC

This is my first lesson here and I loved it! Great teacher and nice subject :)

Milena Gimon

thank you

zhongting

Great lesson! Congratulations James!

adal12

Very useful, thank you James I learned a lot from your video.

pearly76

In my point of view it was a great lesson.

demessi10

Brilliant west and east comparison. I see both tendencies here, in Poland.

bartek.s

Great subject matter !!!

Ulrichej

The video record it’s really useful thanks James

luis2290

Spot on

ITeeClinic

thankyou..its very helpful to my studies.

miyushin

10 out of 10!!!! thanks James!

Guardian of Oak

Thanks,James. You explained it clearly about
how different between Western and Eastern. I totally understood it.

AeyJantana

10 out of 10, now i can understand better of the culture from another society. Great lesson.

Eury

Thank your, James! Your lessons are very interesting and useful, especially about compare different cultures.

Vadim7775

10/10 Thank you, James! I like your advanced lessons.

viacheslavkr

Things are getting clear:) Thank you, James, that was really insightful!

WildWind

thank you teacher JAMES very good lesson

nagimbasher

yes,definitely. Culture plays a vital role in shaping one’s thought and the way one communicates with others.

Brucechen913

    hi,which city are you living?

    Roy3020

I think we can’t specify which one is better east or west.We should combine and learn from the difference culture side.So in my country we respect the people who older then us because they have many experience and give a good advice to us.

k0rnnny

thank you so much James it was very beneficial especially with the below translation just think in the future makea print papier for the quiz it will a definitely a good idea and may hepl more to revise the explained lessons thank you for your great effort and engvid

jawaddo14

Hi there! Again 10 correct of 10. Thank a lot:)

TimkaZhm

Wow! James, you really have a special skill to choose interesting themes. And I agree with you about those differences. Generally speaking, in the Western World we are more individualist, imediatist and we don’t mind the traditios very much. However, I think we also are more tranquil and calm comparing to the Eastern World, where pepleo seem to be too strict with themselves and then become very stressed. By the way, I didn’t know you were British. That is nice!

Eduardo França

Great lesson

candidaanitta

Teacher James, thank you very much for teaching me those important cultural differences in terms of businesses around the world.

Walpetrelli

Thanks

thiagovaz

Very useful tips!

sobhan-nzr

How about building a relationship with a person from Africa or South America? Are they categorized as the Cowboy Mentality?

nasrinnapiah

not exactly

hotdog168

this is really fun thanks james

masterkyle

Great lesson! Thanks from Russia. Right now more clear difference between West and East culture.

yuri.kovrygin

Thank you so much James

Felipe68

i got 100…!!!

sujith857

I think that a great lesson cause learner speakers from Latam ignore what kind behaviors means something. We imagine that all it´s obviously, and I discover that Southamericans are eastern mentaly must part.

lpsora

thank James, Such a helpful lesson

Nguyen Van Hau

thanks James,such a interesting lesson.

dashain

Very good and true

sandystorty

Thanks, James.Good course.

davidxu

thanks! mr james very helpful this lessons its alway good to know how to behave in from of some peoples around the world .

mignon05

nice lesson thanks James

albertblue

thanks James. I learned a lot of new things from this video. I am Eastern but i love western culture

aynakiris

Nice one :) Thanks

KHYRK

Hello and thanks for nice lessons.
Your lessons is very nice and lovely Mr James. You are very master in teaching english. Your body language is professional and lovely. I see your lessons for body language. Shahrokh from iran

Shahrokh33

It’s a helpful lesson to me, thanks!

Joyce Wang

I learn enough thank you teacher very much

Vugar Beshirov

Excellent lesson, thank you Mr. James

Thestudent91

Thank you so much. I am happy, in Central America we have different overview and culture. It is not like West. We don´t belong the West

Marta Lopez

Nice lesson. The teacher is good at teaching. However, there are too much stereotypes and huge generalization, and it was misleading as well. See, I am a easterner but expressing my opinion directly. Anyways, still like your lessons!

naozo

Good subjet, simple examples and great lesson

cesarleitao

How I am enjoying your classes. They are very funny and amusing. I have to be greatful and pleased to listen your explanations, it’s the best choice to learn English. Thanks a lot, James.

angardiobel

hi friend! 10/10… and i don’t speak well …. good lesson! thank you!

leandronada

good thanks

careerist

amazing explanation done by you james….this video helped me in better understanding of western culture and ofcourse my culture too.

russellsingh1981

amazing lesson

happy goyal

GrReat lesson James.

Jhow

THERE ARE CHANCE TO AMALGAMS BOTH CULTURE SLOWLY FOR THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION.IS NOT IT?

jaugham

TRUE JAMES. It’s useful to know by all immigrants in west. Thanks. I got 10.

Mary esther

I’m in the middle between East and West. Here in Russia we used to think more like Eastern but we are getting used to be Western more and more nowadays. Thanks for this brilliant comparasion. Both side of it I can feel and use in everyday life ;)
That’s my first comment here, I’ve just resumed my English studying. Hope that at this place I can find a huge ideas how to improve my language skill.

FastMotion

Thank u ..

Emtiaz

as always good lesson

karik44

i got 10 of 10,thanks you very much,your video is very helpful, i guess if i have a oppotunity working with Western people, i will know how to deal with problems.

Hoai Manucians

i got 10/10

i’ve a good background of culture wow

Barca86

it is a very useful lesson ,thanks !

BingFung

Thank you James, it was a great lesson!!!

Jose Lazzo

Hi James! nice lesson, really appreciate it! I’ve been thinking about one thing related to cultural differences recently, and I haven’t find answer. I even talked with one interpreter here in Ukraine about it (Hi from Ukraine by the way).The thing is the way you call strangers. In Russian we have word “дядя” or “тетя” literally mean uncle and aunt, and these words related not only to family ties but also to any strange man and woman (especially used between little child and parent) When child walks in a park with his mom and approaches to stranger and tries talk to him, mom might suggest that this is “дядя” which sounds quit friendly whereas “stranger” seems to sound cold and alienated. The question is are there in English similar words to russian “дядя и тетя” ? Hope my question makes sense)))

Mark Mischenko

Hi James, thank You for this fabulous full of wisdom video, this has explained a loooooooot, I am from the Czech Republic..what is considered as East, by my opinion is not a quiet true, geographicaly we’re right in the central Europe. I can confirm I feel like that, just somewhere between the EAST and WEST thinking. Otherwise I would recomend to see your nice explanation to everyone, cause it may make our world much better more tolerant and friendly place. You are precious teacher thanks for the inspiration)))

Veronika Phillip

Thank you, James! It was a very good lesson!

Evertonbh

i love the form by your teaching, so if anybody want practice with me , i’m available :D

Alonso Bravo

I totaly agree about the issue, it´s important to know with who we are talking to, in order to avoid a bad impression.

Josmar Rohrbacher

thank u

rafal redha

Hi…its a good idea speaking a culture …..and you speak very well….thank from iran

hesamedin

Probably the difference between westerners and easterners are not that much, especially when we talk about the young generations. Personally speaking, I will never make “Serving the master” or “Serving for the greater good” a priority, since I believe that you cannot talk about the public welfare or the national development without respecting individual choices. I strongly believe that the gap between west and east is minimizing, don’t you agree or disagree with me? I’m looking for your opinions. By the way, I like your videos, truly. :)

--Henry--

great lesson

branko85

thanks

Samson12

Nice lessons. Will share with my boss. Thanks.

zmxh20

What an extremely fascinating topic. While I knew the generalities, I was not aware of the specifics. Knowing just these 8 cultural differences and applying them to the basic characters I want to create will make my story stronger and much more believable. Thank you.

Nyre

Thanks for your lecture. And this is the first time i got 100 points in Quiz. Your lecture was expressed the true difference between East and West. I’m Vietnamese, so i agreed to your opinion, this is particularly in case, article 8 is about the Times. I’m following your way. You are awesome

trungch

Thank you teacher.

Zehmudassar

Thank you so much teacher great lesson

Osman 121

Thank you

rasheedalanesi

thank you! it’s very useful,

lachen

I HAVE A DREAM …..
and the Nobel goes to … JAMES !!!!!!!!!

lemarvillois

thank you so much.

but bunna

Haha, how come after I watched this lesson I felt violated some how. But what James said was pretty much true. I am from China. We have a lot of famous people from our history. Usually they were poets or authors and left some really nice works or ideas. But we do not really know what they were like. We just have been told that they are good people. In that clock case, I feel ashamed, I do not even know why we like being late for 5 or 10 minutes. What I think is we just get used to it and we do not mind being late. That is it.

BreezyMu

Thank you very much for lesson. It is very interesting and really fun. 10/10 is my result. I am happy. Have a nice day guys.

Ivan Gubanov

Very interesting lesson! Thanks James!

ggaray

Great lesson, 10/10 for me :D
It’s important to understand the listener, not only to send the message you want, but to receive the proper answer. Well done!

KarenCabral

Thank you for your excellent lessons with a sense of humor! :)))

Olga 555

I’m living in Ivory Coast, in Africa. Most of the eastern characteristics are perfectly appropriate to traditional African culture. I must say, in addition, that the South also exists, not only East or West!

mayekie

thank you so much! love you

mojariji

Tkanks a lot:) I think in west robots will be more important than people :)

as1r1n

Thank you for the beautiful lesson James. You are the good teacher.

Prjb89

Thank you James!Great Lesson…

Mari Borges

Thanks :)

mengham

Thanks so much James, a very interesting lesson.
This video made me think also about the “Hero” in the West movies and East movies: the differences You identified fit perfectly!

Tizo

thanks!

shihai182

Good lesson 🖒

Fuadpatandi

Hey James, thank you so much for this great class.
I totally agree with you about Japanese commitment about the time, I’m from Brazil, and I work at a Japanese Company, and Japaneses are very rigorous about their shedulle.

RafaelCorrea77

Great lesson – 10/10. Thank you !

arthurkomiyama

this new for me, good job! thank you so much for your lesson

jupriaman Naibaho

It is an eyeopener. Thanks a lot

tineke

Very good. Thanks!

macprivera

Really Good .. Thank you

jesuherc

thankyou

Boom

James,you are the best teacher I have ever seen,and this lesson is the best one I have ever learned,thank you very much.
I am Chinese,Eastern and Western cultures are really different,I totally agree with what you have said.

Quinn

Thank you

Al Maskri

I got 10, thanks to you James.

Beatrice

Great lesson, thanks Mr/ James.

m.soliman

It was a gorgeous lesson , I am agree with you, but they’re small difference in East or west not at all as you mentioned

alharth

Thank you again James! See you!

Sergio Ricardo do Nascimento

Thank you James! Very interesting!

Sergio Ricardo do Nascimento

Great efforts Mr James. Thanks

m.soliman

James, you wrote:
“If you are have a conversation with a western friend and you disagree with them, which is your best approach?” For me the correct sentence would be “If you ……..and you disagree with HIM (instead of THEM).
Similarly, in the next quiz you used “If you are on date with your new Western girlfriend and you want to impress them, which would they care about more?” again, for me, the correct would be “If …..to impress HER, wich would SHE care about more?

Could you help me to undestand your grammar stand point?

Edmilson Medeiros

Great! thanks

Soei

yup i get 100 score coz i am eastern and learned west culture well. thank you sir.

Doni Bungaa

really interesting!

Dudurito

You got 10 correct out of 10.

thanks a lot.

M kartal

very good

fthnyc

Thank you very much Mr. James!

Alex-1956

The way you explaining is superb :) Thank you, James!

annahnat

A great lesson.
Thanks James.

Adroaldo

Thank you, James. I am a Chinese.

Jesan Chuang

Aww! So proud of myself. Scored a 100%.

Tmarie4868

Thank you so much Mr.James !!

Sid87

You got 10 correct out of 10.:D

faruk.ahmed

I thought I couldn’t watch the full video because it’s quite long but it turned out really interesting and very educational. Glad that I’ve watched it.
Thank you!

Tanya

Video is amazing i learnt alot.

asimrazakhan

Thanks alot. but nowaday, estern in business has already changed style. The time, legal, individual.. that prior show you who you are.

minhthinh

Got 100. Great lesson and great teacher Mr James. As a western person,you know exactly the eastern culture. Good for you. Thank you for all your amazing lessons.
Could you give us lesson about the right way to read an English novel?

Algr

I took qiuz and got 100%

alishanansari

You are completely wrong.

maaa1939

my first time 10 out of 10

ChomreounKH

Great, I am West soldier… Lol.

Jorgeliecer80

You know Laos!!!! Great

Phongsavath

Unfortunately, I noticed recently that you are more respected in West if you have more money :/

Aggie.Ray

Hello everybody, and a big thanks to Mr James for this helpful lesson about difference culture between Western and Eastern people. I agree with you Mr James about all point that you cited in general, but if we analyse the situation deeply we will find that cultures are mixed now, because as you know the world became a smaller town, for example the people from America or Canada live in foreign country like China or japan and the opposite too. personally, i’m from Algeria and our culture is almost close to East country, now i’ll make one eye to one point, if for example i make a date with a friend to meet at 9:30, certainly he will come at 9:40 and the same for me, i know that it’s not good and we have to change it because time is expensive, but this is the truth , this is our culture. Salam.

LounesMath

thanks for this lesson. is very important know to this behavior about different culture..

Paulo Bet

Many thanks. I am from the east and all of those are correct. I can not refuse that one. Thank you to understand the different cultures to adapt for my future work!

mutencr

thanks for this lesson

ELKER MOHAMED

Thanks, James.

HarryKalas

Thanks James, it’s very nice and useful

Umesh kr Singh

Hey James!
very helpful and interesting lesson
I would like u to upload more vids of business English plz :)

THNX,
Utkarsh@LOL

utkarsh@LOL

Thanks a lot James!
I got 100/100.

Hasan Soledad
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