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Thanks a lot. There is a problem with sound in this video. It goes acynchronous after 1:26 min.

Saturday, August 8th 2009

    Andrey — the problem with the sound sync has now been fixed. Thanks for letting us know.

    Saturday, August 8th 2009

      Hey can i have a link to the forum because i cant find it and I have many questions to ask for i need help.

      Tuesday, February 5th 2013

I think James is one of the best teachers ever known to me. I am Nisha . I am from India. My English is good but after listening to James’ lectures I could not resist falling in love with his style of teaching. I think his enthusiasm and his crispy humors while teaching is incredible. Not only English but he has helped me improving my teaching skills also, as I am a teacher by profession.

Saturday, August 8th 2009

    Dear Nisha,

    I am from Pakistan. While reading your comment, I found something strange; You used the word “humor” as a countable noun in your comment. I believe the word humor is an uncountable noun in the above context. However, it can be used as a countable noun only when it means the state of your feelings or mind at a particular time for example to be in the best of humors or when it means one of the four liquids that were thought in the past to be in a person’s body and to influence health and character, the latter meaning is of course not in use anymore. I hope I haven’t offended you.
    Ali Amiri

    Wednesday, December 2nd 2009

I think you are wonderful teacher for me,I am Ozlem.I am from Turkey ,my English is terrible but I am still training.First my grammar so bad:)))) I hope so I will to learn very soon:))))) Thank you very much….

Saturday, August 8th 2009

    i think Mr Ozlem that “when there i a well there is a way”.So, jut try to convince yourself that you are able to learn ,and that may help u in improving your english.I wih you all the luck

    Friday, January 8th 2010

hi engvid i’m studen from indonesia,,..i was happy whn i knew about this video,,.coz i wanna learn english intensivly,.and i hope after i join wih u my english cn increase faster.,.,.!!!!thanx very much

Thursday, August 13th 2009

Hi, My name’s Tatiana, I’m from Argentina. My teacher recomened this page to practice listening. I’m learning English, so my english isn’t good.. ja ja.. I liked this page a lot.

Friday, August 14th 2009

    well, I had some mistakes.. E.g. My teacher recommended me this page…

    Friday, August 14th 2009

I am Jeyasugiththan from Sri Lanka. I hope it is good to follow James to improve my English. I have been never seen this type of teaching before. I like this page a lot.

Sunday, August 16th 2009

I was looking for along time free English on internet. Finally i discovered best teacher on engvid .God bless on all of you. Keep on good work . Thank you.

Sunday, August 16th 2009

Congratulation to James, he is pretty nice teacher, understandable all the time. I am studying from Panama, but living in USA. These english’s videos are very usufull to many people.

Monday, August 24th 2009

Well done. Excellent with high sense of humor, thanks

Wednesday, August 26th 2009

James an excellent teacher!Many thanks!

Friday, August 28th 2009

Hi James!
I like the way to teach. Its very simple but understandable. I like your style man! :)

Friday, August 28th 2009

    mr james i did nt wtite ur s tecqniques for an effective essay.

    Tuesday, February 12th 2013

i like the way u teach god bless u , u realy help us allot

Tuesday, September 1st 2009

Hi James,
I loved your video, you should be congratulated…

Thursday, September 3rd 2009

[ I’m using engvid to improve my teaching skills as well and James is really helping, I really like your dynamic style and Im sure my students will apreciate it too. Thanks a lot James! ]

Monday, September 7th 2009

Thanks very much for all teachers.

Monday, September 7th 2009

Hi James

I liked a lot your video class. I have one comment to you. I think that it will be better for the student just think in 3 steps on the essay task. Introduction, body (main ideas, support ideas) and conclusion (about main idea) as you explain. Because, when you read about the task you already have a question, so, you do not need to think about another question. And about the thesis, I think is kind of confusing. However, I really enjoy your class.
Thank you

Friday, September 11th 2009

I’m Ken , I’m from Malaysia , currently I’m studying in Dalat International school in Penang, for the most part i not doing good cause my grammar is bad , the reason is that my previous school didn’t teach a very good job in grammar since the most i could remember is them teaching vocab.heck maybe i just plain forgot everything, so basicly i don’t even know the basic of basic grammar like noun or pronoun or the rest of the basic . I don’t really want to kick out from that school so is there any advice from me ?

pls reply

Saturday, September 12th 2009

hiii from new zealand!
i’m so happy to find out this great website,i’ve been preparing the EILTS that essay is most considerable to take it.i try to write essay everyday so may i send you those, and then you can check it for me??i wanna to learn my addition, my other problem is that to memorize academic words which are NOT used in daily life therefore i cannot make listening although i live in New zealand.., after to memorize,all of them flyy from my mind rapidly!!do you have any suggestion for it??
thankk you soo muchhh JAMESS

Wednesday, September 30th 2009

Hi you all¡, My name is Lorena Valenzuela, I am from Chile, I was looking for english resources and I find this great web site on the internet. I want to improve my writing skills and i think this lesson is very useful, doesn’t it?. Thank you very much James for share your knowlegde with us, I really appreciate your effort and enthusiasm in your classes, it feels that you really love what you do, thank again.
In my english class, we are studing QUESTION WORDS AS SUBJECT, and i am not totally clear whit this issue. May you explain the grammar use?, Thank you and Bye, bye.

Saturday, October 10th 2009

Hi,i am jai.i am just new to your site ,i felt its brilliant.I am wright IELTS exam in January,i am very week in writing (specially in forming sentence and spelling) please give me some tips to improve my wright,This exam is very important to me,thank you

Wednesday, November 11th 2009

thank you very much when i starting see the your lesson I am very encouraged myself. Because I always afraid when I start my writing. Thank you

Saturday, November 14th 2009

this very good explain thank you

Saturday, November 21st 2009

how to write essays

Saturday, December 5th 2009

Teacher are yuo good man tanks

Thursday, December 10th 2009

Hello respected Sir,
I saw your videos and Iam really happy that i found a solution for my problems…………..
Sir my problem is that Iam not good in english and Iam doing O levels. And Iam facing lots of problems in english class I can’t solve comprehension…. Please kindly help me …

Sunday, December 20th 2009

Hi, my name is Khojiakbar. And I’m 17 years old. I’m from Uzbekistan, It’s in Central Asia. I wanna improve my english. I’ve problems in English, especially on grammar, I mean writing and speaking… my vocabulary isn’t good… Can you give advice??? pls…

Thursday, January 21st 2010

hi i am abdou from morocco , i’m an elelmantary school teacher, i teach Arabic but i like to learn new languages, really your web site helped me especially these fascinating videos it’s surely a very effective tool to teach English ,i wish you more progress.bye.

Tuesday, February 9th 2010

Hi James!
Congratulation to your video-lesson! I enjoyed it very much. Your explanations are clear and understandable. I will share this video with all my friends who are learning English.¨
I am looking forward to all you new topics.
Your fan Inka

Thursday, February 11th 2010

Hey:) My name’s Maria and would say, that your video lessons are really good for improving the language skills! Relying my own experience, I thought it’s perfect to study English, when you’re surrounded by native speakers only…but now I fully realized, that your classes are of much use as well – one gets to know so many new interesting words, expressons and even sentences (!), which you can further use in your own speech. Well, I’m completely satisfied with what you’re doing and how you’re teaching! Thanx a lot for that!

Friday, February 12th 2010

thank’s james

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010

thank you very much

Monday, March 22nd 2010

thnx very much

Saturday, April 17th 2010

would be more interesting if having more examples. A very nice a attrative teaching method.

Wednesday, April 28th 2010

thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks alot for this lesson

Sunday, May 2nd 2010

Hi James i enjoy your way of teaching

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

sir james can you send me some essays basing on above rules which you taught for explanation.

Monday, May 17th 2010

    r u from india or pak. “sir” is a post colonial remark

    Sunday, August 7th 2011

Thanks a lot

Tuesday, May 18th 2010

James is very artistic . I love the way he teaches : )

Sunday, May 23rd 2010

I am Sri Lanken these all lessons are fantastic and attractive i love it so much

Sunday, May 30th 2010

hi i m from india . i just love the way you teach

Thursday, June 10th 2010

i just love the way to teach…am feeling prpoud to found dis website…lol
keep up dis gud work
raj from canada

Thursday, June 17th 2010

Hi James
I wrote an essay about Walt Disney and my thesis is Why Walt Disney is so famous? and I can’t think of any supporting idea, can you suggest one for me please…

Wednesday, July 28th 2010

your lessons are very helpful and this website is great ..everytime i have problems with the english language this website is the solution ..thank you ..
kamila from albania..

Friday, July 30th 2010

wonderful i love it :)

Thursday, August 12th 2010

funniest teacher ..

Thursday, August 19th 2010

Hello engVid!I am Veronica from Baku,Azerbaijan.I should say this video is very usefull!Thank you for making such effective websites that helps us a lot.James is an incredible teacher!

Sunday, August 22nd 2010

that’s nice video

Thursday, September 9th 2010

The podcast is an academic and fundamental one. It’s absolutely stunning. Many thanks.

Sunday, September 12th 2010

This videos are very helpful, i love the way how james explains his class. Thank you very much James

Monday, September 13th 2010

The videos are very helpful and James is a great instructor Thanks James

Monday, September 13th 2010

Video was very clear and informative.

Tuesday, October 5th 2010

Hi James,

This video help me to write .Specially , the first point and second point are helpful to write.

James, What about map mind? I always use it to write paragraph.

thank James again for this video

Thursday, October 7th 2010

thank you james . you are a helpful person.
i like your way in the explaination.

Thursday, October 7th 2010

Hi Alesia. There is currently a problem with the registration. It should be fixed by the end of October 2010. Until then, you can comment without signing up. After that, only members will be able to comment.

Thursday, October 21st 2010

I am a 31 year freshman from Ohio.James’s video on how to write an effective essay has helped me immensely, thank you. I will pass this site along to my study group.

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

This is my first time to visit your website. In my first day, I stayed 5 hours just to exhaust all the basic knowledge I need to learn in speaking. I love to write. But since English is my second language, am not yet expert in using some prepositions appropriately in sentences. I am hoping you can help me on this problem.

Friday, November 12th 2010

    FIVE HOURS IN ONE DAY!??! That is great, mar! Please register and tell your friends about the site if you can. Let us know if you think there are things we can improve. We have some preposition classes, but this is a topic that involves a lot of memorization, unfortunately.

    Saturday, November 13th 2010

Is there a video lesson here? I’m sorry, I’m new here. Could you please tell me how to open the video?
Thanks alot!

Monday, November 15th 2010

    Hi Dian. You should see a video right at the top of this page, under the video title and description and above the quiz. If you don’t see it, please make sure you are able to watch YouTube videos on other sites. Try using a modern browser like Chrome if you are having trouble. Some countries (or schools/offices) block YouTube videos, so that may be the problem.

    Monday, November 15th 2010

Thank you soo much my techer, I’ll become okay with your vid.

Thursday, November 18th 2010

thanks, a lot

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

Hi, i am from the freedom country, canada.That is one of the best videos I saw from James. I would like to become one of my teachers. I wish you, James could make a persetation ( i can not spell very well) on speech. My class and I are starting to write speechs. I want to write a speech like OBAMA. THANK YOU!

Thursday, December 9th 2010

i realy like the way James teaches.

Tuesday, December 14th 2010

i looove the way u teach,James! u r so pleasant!thanx a lot!kiss u

Tuesday, December 21st 2010

I am from Brasil, and i loved all video, evary teachers this page. I have a poblem when a teacher talk fast i lost a focus. Has here a basic class, not i so basic, but i goint to start step by step again.

Friday, December 24th 2010

I like his teaching style.

Tuesday, December 28th 2010

Dear James i was sent u a message .I watch every night ur lessons.really it is great to me because english is my second language.i have big problem with speaking .now i study English .my level is 1.but i have problem with speaking and undrstanding native people.would u please recomend me How improve my is kind of u if u send to me email with my u for ur help.with my Respects to u

Wednesday, December 29th 2010

Dear James i realy thank you that You made a video about how to write right! i am from Ukrain and you talk very good. i understand how to write but i have a big problem – How check grammar during speaking. I always make mane mistakes and i need your help.
Respects to you

Wednesday, January 5th 2011

Hello James I m Hafiz from Pakistan i really like your and your team’s lessons. I wana suggest you; plz creat a lesson on Phonetic symbols and about poetry how to explain the verses of long narrative poems I would be thankful to you.

Monday, January 10th 2011


Thanks a lot,James. I come from Thailand. I think my english skill does not well. I wanna improve it. If you have a suggestion for me,I wonder you mind sending it to my e-mail address. Thanks you again.

Sunday, January 16th 2011

thank you very much for posting this video this has helped my a lot with writing my essay.

Saturday, January 29th 2011

thanks jaimes

Thursday, February 10th 2011

thanks james,
its really help to improve my skills. but I need more examples for effective writing skills.

Sunday, February 13th 2011

This was my First class that I had with College I am at now. To teach us how to Read, Write, become Critical Thinkers, use the knowledge from your past to help you with your future. And by all means, if this will help me in the long run with my classes I will definatly come back and learn what I need to know.

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

Tomorrow I’m taking a test and writing an essay, this lesson really helped me a lot. Thanks

Monday, February 28th 2011

i am in grade8 and i need to write an essay about 1000and more. i learnd how to do it and i hoooooooop i will gat A OR B in thes essay. than MR James for helping me out and my friends in class.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011

and i hoop you can come and teach us in Dubai, UAE -_- hahahahahaah
but i realy liked your way of teaching.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011

and i told my class about thes vid and they say it is funny and helpfull.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011

Hello James, thank you so much for engvid. it’s really helpful for me…you are cool person & I really like your dynamic style :) just going on…

Thursday, March 10th 2011

dear james,
how 2 write a effective essay.then can i ask a ex. of essay!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 11th 2011

Thank you, James, for sharing this skill in writing a good essay. I will try to remember and apply your tips.

Wednesday, March 16th 2011

hello, i am wawa from Algeria. i want to thank you for your lessons but I have a big probleme with a writing it is very dificult to me when I write a paragraph.If it is possible to help.please

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011


Monday, April 4th 2011

HELLO I AM FROM PAKISTAN i want to thank you for your lessons but I have a big problem with a writing it is very difficult to me when I write a paragraph.I DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO START AN ESSAY. please help me and give me general idea how to start and write an effective essay .my ielts exam is held at 30 April 2011.

Tuesday, April 5th 2011

hi James, I want to write an essay for a competition. the topic is “I shudder to think” . Can you please give some tips regarding this essay
What example can be taken to explain the essay and would i will be required to ask a question or not in this type of essay..???? plz ANSWER..!!!

Wednesday, April 20th 2011

is it possible to make a video about participles? thank you

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

Hi James,
I haven’t been in school for over 20 years! I just decided to go back to school and pursue my dream career. Now, I have no problem being creative, but my problem is when I have an assignment, specially about writing, I panic and don’t know how to start! I searched how to write an essay and I came across your video and it was helpful. However, I’m still stuck and haven’t starting my essay, I’m finding it difficult to start. My essay is regarding an influential hairstylist and I have to detail his work and how he’s changed the industry, etc….then, I must write how his work influenced me. I can work on hair but I can’t write a simple essay!

Saturday, April 30th 2011

Hi James
Big thanks sir
I want to ask you…
how to make more idea

Sunday, May 1st 2011

Hi, Mr. James. Hope You are getting a kick of every moment of your life. The way you teach is really very fantastic. I found your lectures so useful. Frankly speaking you are an incomparable teacher. What if you please send me a video on how to conduct the introduction of the first day of the class. Thanks.

Friday, May 6th 2011


Saturday, May 7th 2011

Hi Mr. James I am from Syria thanks a lot about this lesson ,but I have a strange question
How can I think in English?
Do you have any lesson about this subject?
please healp me.

Wednesday, May 25th 2011

thanks very much it help heaps

Sunday, June 5th 2011

hi james?many thanks for the great leason!but havee one qustion?can you tell me how to write thieses statement in essay?please help me?????

Friday, June 10th 2011

Hi James
i have a question
i have to write an essay on a literary term and show how

Sunday, June 12th 2011

it is related to the two novels i have to do
i am having problems with my introduction
i just can not find a way to start it off
any advice on how i should start off an essay on a literary term
Ex. Foreshadowing

Sunday, June 12th 2011

Thanks sir James!!! It helps me to make my essay and journal writing… anyway, I miss your partner Mr. E Worm….

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

Dear James
I did’nt understand what thesis is.Can u please explain it?

Saturday, June 25th 2011

Dear james
Can u please explain what thesis is?

Saturday, June 25th 2011

    someone was asking what thesis is, so can help! THESIS ITS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON…

    Monday, September 17th 2012

Thank you Jame! Your skill of teaching is so great. Let’s go on!

Thursday, July 7th 2011

Thanks Dear teacher!
If you don’t mind please explain and write an essay, show us procedure of writing about ”love better than money”.I mean your arguments.

Monday, July 11th 2011

Hi James , I really would like to thank you for all your support to us and your help to us but I’m still confused about thesis so can you more videos about thesis and give us examples please .

Monday, July 18th 2011

First of all,My English is very poor and I can not speak English as well but today I found your clip at then I believe you gonna be my best teacher.

Monday, July 18th 2011

Hallo James,
You are cool teacher!
all best to you!

Thursday, July 21st 2011

Thank You Very Much

Sunday, July 24th 2011

thanks james!

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

Thanks very much!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

Dear Mr James,

I am Hiep, living in Viet Nam. Incidentally, I watched your video about teaching English about how to write an effective essay. It was so exciting to me and the way you taught is very easy to understand for learners. Really, I liked it very much because you helped me to write an essay. Upon to now, I have just writen an essay without layout before writing that is reason why I often get a low point for test. Everything changes for me after watching your video. I think I should spend more time to write as much as possible with layout before starting to write. Thank you again, I always keep in touch with

yours sincerely,
New leaners,

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Hi James, I am Vietnamese and I must take an IELTS exam. thank you so much for giving an interesting lecture.

Thursday, August 18th 2011

so good so very cute. Sir. I`m very happy now because I learned from you: How to write an effective essay !!.. thank you very much.. From dinny from ALBANIA, KUMANOVO (Macedonia)

Friday, August 19th 2011

hey james your teaching is good and i had improved my speaking thank u all

Wednesday, September 7th 2011


Thursday, September 15th 2011

Hello Sir I am Habib from Pakistan, Balochistan…
thank u very much for all this..
Can U say how to make a precis?

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

hello, my name is said, im from morocco,a university studenet of english, concerning your teaching method frankly;is workable and effective,thank you so much mr james.finally,i want you to include a course about the difference between an essay and an article because in the exams we were given to write an article and we follow the esseay plan when writing the article

Thursday, October 13th 2011

James,u are just awesome.your tutorials help me a lot on TOEFl,got 106/120.Thank you.Fighting is good !!;-)

Sunday, October 16th 2011

Hi James..
you know!!
you are amazing

thank you a heap

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

hello James thanks alot for that tutorial , ur amazing , and I really love ur way in teaching , am from Egypt , and I really appreciate u for helping English learners and I couldn’t believe my self when I found that site thanks to all the teachers who are helping us , plzz continue and don’t stop , i hope u read my comment :-D but plzz dont get too much conceited ;-)

Monday, October 24th 2011

My brother recommended me to this blog. He was absolutely right. This post really meets my expectations. It’s hard to imagine how much time I spent on that information. Thanks Amelia

Thursday, November 17th 2011

Thanks for your help. I’m actually trying to write an essay but it’s harder then I thought. I Wish I would think like U. One idea after another just wow. It’s good that you’re positive and I think that u like what’s u doing and that’s a great advantage in your profession. Once again thank U! :)

Thursday, November 24th 2011

I really enjoy your introduction lesson James. Now where is the body of what you started. I would like to see how it all pans out.

Sunday, November 27th 2011

thank for helping me get an A* in my are a really good teacher ^_^

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

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Friday, December 9th 2011

I would like you to do compere between formal and informal email and report please

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

thanks James

Monday, January 2nd 2012

I am from Tunisia and we study those topics at university and I find your lessons sir are very interesting thank you for your efforts

Monday, January 2nd 2012

I really like you way of teaching thanks a lot

Monday, January 2nd 2012

HIII JAMES, i wanna improve my writting but i don’t know how to do ??? PLZZZZZZ i need your help

Monday, January 16th 2012

Hi, James, very good job in this site. Amazing didactics and useful tips.

I took notes and composed an essay in 36 minutes. I know that I will have only 30 minutes to do in a iBT TOEFL Exam. Nevertheless, could you rate it, please? If so, I can send it you by e-mail.

Thank you
Best regards from Brazil.

Friday, January 20th 2012

I request that you teach a lesson about advanced grammer and anounciation.

Friday, February 3rd 2012


Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Hi!Very fine and very useful lessons ,but…Please,James, in the future speak a little bit slower,intelligible ,in other words be more”legibly” in expression .Thank you.

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Hey I study for hours a day

Friday, March 23rd 2012


Monday, April 2nd 2012

Hi James,
I am having trouble getting my ideas on paper when i write essays. I see the essay in my mind but i have difficulty putting it on paper. Please help

Monday, April 30th 2012

Hi! Thanks for the video. Some of the lessons are really useful for studying for the SATs. I wish you were my teacher!

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Thank’s for the lesson,I agree with Ami,I wish you were my teacher too,that would be awesome :)

Friday, May 4th 2012

best teacher EVER .Thanks

Saturday, May 19th 2012

thank u very much..

Sunday, May 20th 2012

Hey, how could you ever teach such a boring skill in such a humorous way? Congrads.

Sunday, May 27th 2012

Just wanted to say thanks! After watching this video (several times). I took my college Accuplacer essay test again and scored a 6 (up from a 4) and avoided remedial english. :-)
Thanks again!

Monday, July 9th 2012

thank you so much <3

Friday, July 13th 2012

thank you alot, James!)

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

I’m sure it will help me to write an essay!

Sunday, August 12th 2012

This is Talal from Saudi Arabia

I really like the way of explanation, as well as the smart body languages that used to pass the ideas, and appreciate your efforts in this regards.

Monday, August 13th 2012

Thanks you James it’s an effective way to explain an effective essay, that’s really helpful for me, I have to write an essay of “King Speech” movie, it’s a good movie I recommend it.
(bad english, im still learning)

Monday, August 20th 2012

Hay, theacher, i just wont to say that i like your lessons very much, but this particular one i dont quite understand. i ll trie to figure out while trying to write an essay.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

What is the difference between care and loving?

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

It is really helpful lesson. The essay structure proposed here is nice and easy to understand. Thank you.

Monday, September 3rd 2012

Thankyou for sharing your lecture, it actually taught me how to write thesis statement and what is required for a good essay. You made my job easy. Thanks alot! :)

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Hi James, I am preparing to take the IESLT exam in a couple of weeks and I am having a hard time with the writing section, I just watched a video where you explain an easy way to write an essay, it was very fun the way you explained it and found it very helpful. Thanks and I will be watching more of your on line-classes. Octavio from Mexico

Thursday, September 20th 2012

wow that’s very helpful thanks :)

Sunday, September 30th 2012

thank you … i find this video is very helpful but i don’t think that it works for all kinds of essays , i mean when you write an essay about your your life you cant ask a question a first !!

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Thank You so much James sir for this lesson :)

Monday, October 8th 2012


Thursday, October 25th 2012

Thanks! ^_^

Friday, October 26th 2012


greatings everyone,
I would love if you would put a video on how to write a very good grabber for an intro ..

A massive thank you ..

Friday, October 26th 2012

This video did help but, I have to write a essay on Foreign Policy about if Iran does have very powerful weapons or do they not but, know I have a awesome In the Beginning Paragraph thanks James for your help

Thursday, November 1st 2012

Thank you James for tips, they are very useful. I’d like see more lessons of vocabulary and listening.

Monday, November 5th 2012

Thank you James

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Hello guys,, please I have exam Thursday and I need paragraph about employee done good contract for his company and he sent email for his manger request for an promotion they need 100 to 150 words from me so please can any one help me…

Monday, November 19th 2012

My brother recommended I would possibly like this website. He was once entirely right. This post actually made my day. You can not believe simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

Monday, December 3rd 2012

i Just wanted to say thank you for this video but i still have problem to do the conclusion can you do another conclusion please? thanks and advance.

Saturday, December 22nd 2012

It’s really very useful for people who wants to learn English. Thank you very much..

Sunday, January 6th 2013

I am an ESL teacher and I wanted to show my students on of these videos. Due to blocking of many websites, is there any way we are allowed to download them?

Thursday, January 31st 2013

hi james! thanks for uploading the introductory part of the essay but i want to get more tips of body part and conclusion can u please upload this vidoes because im going to give ielts test

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

hello, I`m from Argentina and i love this page so i wrote my essay about which is better love or money, i wish if you could answer me if this essay is good or not.





is this correct?

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

okay, so I think I got the general idea of how I’m supposed to write an essay. But, I’m still kind of confused on how to start it…on the video I learned it will be a good idea to start with a question, for example:
(this is the topic given to me) Should students do part time jobs?) how would you turn that into a different question for my essay ? and what should I do next….this is what I came up with…………….
would a regular student be capable to hande the responsibilities and pressures a part-time job offer?.

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Very useful, i liked Rebecca’s explanation.

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

I am dara from kurdistan ,,thanks fa u James really u r the best English teacher that I have seen during my life ,,bcz u have so interisting lectures and u r so enthusiasm ,,,I wish best of luck fa u ,,,

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Help….can’t find the How to write an effective essay, Ultimate Body video.

Monday, March 11th 2013


Help….can’t find the How to write an effective essay, Ultimate Body video.–>me, too.

Sunday, June 2nd 2013

I am completely enamored with James. Thanks for helping me write my essay:)

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Hi, i really know the different between the essay and the paragraph but how can i write a well organized paragraph on the following topic: you were traveling by train when an unexpected event happened ,tell us about it .
plz help me plz

Saturday, June 22nd 2013

hi Hi, i really know the different between the essay and the paragraph but how can i write a well organized paragraph on the following topic: you were traveling by train when an unexpected event happened ,tell us about it .
plz help me plz

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

    Well…have you ever had anything surprising happen on the train? That’s the first step :)

    Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

hello James, hope you are fine by the Grace of God. im sarah from Pakistan. i have planed to appear for public commission exam in November. as time is limited can you please help me to get prepare for it.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

Long live for all Teachers

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

Hi! My name is Danielle and I am a nineth grader and I have to take a writing accuplacer and I have to study for it so I just wanted to say that this video helped me with learn how to write an essay. Thank you very much!

Friday, August 16th 2013

Hi! my name is Janet I go to college and I wanted to know if you can do a overall point in paragraph?

Thursday, August 29th 2013

Your videos are very nice and your style of teaching is very effective.Could u please prepare a video on self introduction or how to introduce ourselves in an interview or IELTS exam.
thanking you,
Anu Mary. :)

Monday, September 2nd 2013

you are amazing teacher

Friday, January 3rd 2014

Thank you for your lesson. If possible can you give information abut personal statement?

Sunday, January 12th 2014

Thanks you help me a lot.

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

Hi James.
thanks a lot for your video. I think EngVid is the best website for learning English I have ever seen. It helps me very much
take care

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

I,m always in trouble with essay. However from now on it has become clear due this amazing class. Thank you so much James.

Monday, May 5th 2014

Thanks so much James!

Saturday, June 14th 2014

Great video, but why didn’t you include that caterpillar guy, you said he would appear in every video

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

hi Sir i am from pakistan i want to learn all the effective methods to improve my writing skills. please help me in it

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Where are the video lessons can any body guide me i want to listen them i have half the video just of intro upto TOPIC where Sir James talk about three main ideas after that my video do not play, this is the reason i searched this site and want to listen all the video lessons regarding English Essay, please help me.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

The intro for an effective essay is indeed a grabber!

Thursday, July 31st 2014

thanks a lot Mr.James
but why there is no quiz ?
anyway its amazing and you are really amazing teacher

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Great. That is useful.

I thing I need practice more and more, With yours website.

Thank James.

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Thank you Mr.James


How can I Know or write direct and indirect in the introduction ?

I hope from you answer my qeuestion soon

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

thank you for all lessens Mr.James

Monday, December 15th 2014

Thanks sir you are the best teacher in the world
That was very useful

Monday, January 12th 2015

Hi James,

Sometimes is very hard to write an essay for me I know I have to practice more this subject and I will use your tips in my next essays.

Thank you.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

thanks alot but i need more

Wednesday, January 28th 2015


Tuesday, March 24th 2015

This lesson help me to write in spanish too. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Dear James, I really enjoyed the lesson and I have acquired some of the skill of writing an effective thesis. Similarly, this lesson help me in improving my writing.
Thank you

Friday, May 8th 2015

Thanks for the lesson James it really help me a lot now I know how to write one

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Hi James! I love the way you explain :). Thank you for the videos.

Monday, June 1st 2015

Thanks for such a useful lesson

Sunday, June 14th 2015

thank you so much it is very useful

Friday, November 27th 2015

Thanks for your lesson, teacher Jame. You’re the best teacher ever :)

Monday, January 18th 2016

    oops, James not Jame :D

    Monday, January 18th 2016

Hi. My name is Andi Marlina. I’m from Indonesia. Thanks for the lesson from Engvid, it’s really help me to learn more. I like using Engvid ’cause it’s got all about the lesson that you may need. thank you.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016

Very helpful and easy to follow

Sunday, November 6th 2016

Well, reviewing all the concepts about how to write an effective essay, I can remember the rule of 5 steps: First, the question; second, the thesis statements; third, the introduction; fourth, to prove the thesis with main reason and supporting ideas; and the last fifth step, the conclusion. Thanks a lot teacher James from EngVid, a very interesting lesson.

Friday, December 9th 2016

Hi! I’m brazilian and i’m studying english. i hope that you help me. tanks all.

Saturday, January 14th 2017

Great lesson! Thanks James!

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

If you want to speak english with me my instagram account is zeynepmiri thanks

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

These are a good Ideas but I wanted more detials

Thursday, April 13th 2017

Thank a lot for great ideas, looking for more.

Thursday, November 9th 2017


Friday, December 29th 2017

Thank you very much! This is attractive lecture and I will keep following it!
i have one question. that is:-whenever we write either descriptive essay or argumentative essay and others, are these principles that you have told us before common or changeable?

Friday, June 1st 2018

Congratulations for share this information to us, indeed it will have a great contribution on my learning specially writing.
By the way there is no homework to support this lesson?

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

Thanks James.

Friday, September 21st 2018

Thank you for these tips

Wednesday, October 24th 2018

tahnk you jams

Sunday, November 4th 2018

Thank you Sir, I got many ideas from this video but I have a question that how to start an attention grabber introduction either with quotation or an other idea is there because I have no quotes about each and every essay…

Saturday, April 6th 2019

really really nice class james!!! thank you so much!
you are the man brow!

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

Dear James
Your video about essay structure make it seem easy but I always have problems with sequence and organisation. In particular when writing academic essays I can never pick out main headings for body proofs-for either side of the argument. where am I going wrong??

Sunday, March 1st 2020

The introduction and how to write an effective essay were excellent but where do i find how to write a body paragraph mentioned in the how to write an introduction video?

Thursday, April 16th 2020

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