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How To : Understand tenses in the English language (for ESL)

An English teacher shows some of the differences between the present tense and the present continuous tense in making statements, negatives, and questions. For ESL students. If you are learning to speak English, watch this video on present tense vs. present continuous tense.

How To : Write a TOEFL essay for ESL students

People spend months writing the perfect TOEFL essay. This ESL video lesson will help you avoid one of the number one mistakes people make, forgetting the details. Make sure you have at least two main points and two details, one for each main point, and you'll be ahead of most ...more

How To : Speak English better by always speaking slower

Instantly improve your American English pronunciation by following these invaluable tips on how to speak more slowly. You'll be amazed at the difference in your speech! This video is best for people learning to reduce their accent or students learning English as a second langu ...more

How To : Describe the feeling of fear in English

In this English language tutorial we look at fear and being afraid. There are many words to convey the emotion of fear and anxiety. This ESL lesson teaches you how to talk about your fear and the names of some common phobias.

How To : Develop a natural rhythm when speaking English

In this two part episode, Jennifer shows you how to develop your awareness of the natural rhythm in English. Learn to pause naturally by grouping your words into thoughts, also called thought groups. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second languag ...more

How To : Pronounce the alphabet correctly when spelling

Trying to learn the English language? Then it's vital to start with the basics: the alphabet. Learning larger words won't be difficult once you understand how each letter of the alphabet is pronounced. Check out this helpful English video to learn the correct pronunciation fo ...more

How To : Describe a famous person in English

In this English tutorial we look at fame and words connected with it. There are many words to describe a person who is famous or a "star." This ESL video lesson teaches you how to talk about well known people in the English language.

How To : Learn the English phonetic alphabet

Learn English with Mr. Duncan as he provides basic grammar instruction and speaks in basic English phrases. Check out this English language tutorial to learn the English phonetic alphabet. Some people think that this is a helpful tool for improving spoken English, while others ...more

How To : Speak English smoothly without using filler words

Filler words like "um" and "you know" can make speech choppy and disconnected if used too much. Learn how to improve your English pronunciation and reduce your accent using these simple speaking techniques. You'll be glad you did! This video is best for people learning to redu ...more

How To : Use English words to describe your personality

In this ESL how to video we look at your character and the English words that describe it. The way you act or the way you behave among other people is very important... at least it is to you! Learn how you can use positive and negative descriptive words to talk about yourself ...more

How To : Use common negotiation phrases in English

In this episode learn common phrases used in business negotiations in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Pronounce the English word "pause"

Today's word is "pause". This is both a noun and a verb. As a verb, it means to stop an action temporarily. For example, you can say, "Let's pause what we're doing for this special announcement." Pronunciation accent american accent american slang american teacher education e ...more

How To : Ask and reply to questions in English

The world of English is a fun and exciting place to be. Learn English with Mr. Duncan as he provides basic grammar instruction and speaks in basic English phrases. Check out this English language tutorial to learn how to ask and reply to questions in English. This language les ...more

How To : Stress words for better pronounciation in English

In this four part episode, Jennifer goes over how to stress parts of certain words to pronounce words correctly in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 4 - How to Stress words for better pronounci ...more

How To : Use the passive voice in the English language

In this three part video language lesson, Jennifer goes over the passive voice: what the passive is, how it's formed, and why it's used in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Watch this video language tuto ...more

How To : Make the AA sound in American English

Learn how to pronounce the AA sound in American English with this ESL lesson. The aa sound is a front vowel, which for me means it feels like it comes more from here, aa, than from here, ah. It's a bit difficult to explain, so I am going to explain it in terms of another vowe ...more

How To : Use the words "hope" and "wish" in English

In this episode, Jennifer goes how to use the words "hope" and "wish" in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 4 - How to Use the words "hope" and "wish" in English. Part 2 of 4 - How to Use the w ...more

How To : Use the past tense when speaking English

This episode goes over how one can ask and respond in the past tense when speaking in English. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Pronounce "l" in the English language

In this six part episode, Jennifer goes over the pronunciation of the letter "L" in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 6 - How to Pronounce "l" in the English language. Part 2 of 6 - How to Pro ...more

How To : Pronounce the letter "R" in English

A lot of the English you hear in the real world isn't taught in the classroom. This ESL how to video teaches you the pronunciation of the letter "R" in English. The letter "R" is not rolled in English like it is in many other languages. Watch this tutorial and you will be spea ...more

How To : Speak English smoothly using the marble technique

Destroy filler words, overcome stuttering, speak smoothly, improve enunciation, and get better at public speaking all around with just marbles and your mouth! This video is best for people learning to reduce stuttering or students learning English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Ask for the time in English

In this episode you learn how to ask for the time. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Pronounce the " rl " in the English language

In this two part episode, Jennifer goes over the pronunciation of the letters "rl" in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 2 - How to Pronounce the " rl " in the English language. Part 2 of 2 - H ...more

How To : Pronounce the past tense correctly in English

This video will teach you the 3 different pronunciations of the past tense -ed. If you leave off this little ending, many of your native American English speakers will seriously be lost! This video is best for people learning to reduce their accent or students learning English ...more

How To : Read British or American body language

In this English video lesson, we look at body language and facial expressions. Learn how to recognize certain signs and messages that are conveyed through body language with this ESL video. The hidden signals in this video are common to Britain and the USA.

How To : Say fashion related words in English

Fashion is always changing! Check out this English language tutorial to learn how to say words related to Fashion. This language lesson is perfect for ESL students or anyone looking to improve their fashion vocabulary. Fashion affects our lives much more than we realize. So wa ...more

How To : Make the 'ng' sound in American English

Learn how to pronounce the 'ng' sound in American English. This video provides a basic guide for pronunciations for ESL students. The ng, N-G sound, is similar to the nn, N sound, but it's a different part of the tongue that raises. In the ng sound, it's actually the middle-b ...more

How To : Use the word "seem" in the English language

In this episode, Jennifer goes over the use of the word "seem" in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the word "seem" in the English language. Part 2 of 2 - How to Use the word "s ...more

How To : Pronounce the soft "i" and a hard "e" in English

Many of my students have problems pronouncing the soft i. This ESL how to video explains how your mouth should move for the soft i and the hard e. You'll never say beach when you mean bitch again. Watch this how to video and you'll be speaking proper English in no time.

How To : Use English passive voice questions in present perfect

This ESL tutorial shows how to make yes-no questions in the passive voice in the present perfect tense. The passive voice un the present perfect tense uses have or has + subject + been + past participle. Watch this how to video and you'll be speaking English in no time.

How To : Use phrasal verbs in the English language

In this episode you will learn useful relationship phrases and phrasal verbs (such as move in, break up, and slow down)in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Express fear when speaking English

Learn how to express fear when speaking English and use adjectives with prepositions. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Use English slang

In this ESL language tutorial we look at English slang. Slang is when you replace a common word or sentence with a totally new one. English slang often depends on the country and then region of the country you are in. This how to video teaches you some widely used slang words ...more

How To : Use the word "rather" or "quite" in English

In this episode look at the difference between quite and rather and answer questions that start with "Do you mind if..." in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Exchange opinions in English

In this episode you will learn how to exchange opinions in English: how to ask for it and express your own views. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Pronounce "r" in the English language

In this five part episode, Jennifer goes over the pronunciation of the letter "R" in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 5 - How to Pronounce "r" in the English language. Part 2 of 5 - How to Pr ...more

How To : Pronounce past tense regular verbs in English

Learn how to pronounce regular verbs in English with this ESL tutorial. In English, the "ed" ending might be a "d" or a "t," depending on what comes before it. Watch this how to video and you'll be speaking English in no time.

How To : Discuss food you like and dislike in English

In this episode you will learn how to discuss food you like and dislike and how to express quantities in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a seco nd language (ESL).

How To : Talk about high tech gadgets in the English language

In this episode learn how to describe high tech gadgets in the English language. In this case the order of adjectives are discussed. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Use modal verbs in the passive voice in English

Modal verbs in the passive voice follow this pattern: Modal + be + past participle. There are many possibilities with modal verbs. This ESL tutorial gives a basic description of how to use modal verbs in the passive voice. Watch this how to video and you will be speaking Engli ...more

How To : Use the present perfect in the English language

In this episode you will learn how to use the present perfect when discussing your experiences in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).

How To : Make mistakes in English

Let's face it...We all do it! Learn English with Mr. Duncan as he provides basic grammar instruction and speaks in basic English phrases. Check out this English language tutorial to learn how to make mistakes using English words and phrases. This language lesson is perfect for ...more

How To : Use the simple present tense in English

A lot of the English you hear in the real world isn't taught in the classroom. This ESL tutorial is a quick lesson about using the simple present tense. The simple present tense are actions that are repeated or habitual and statements that are always true. Watch this how to vi ...more

How To : Use "ed" or "ing" with adjectives in English

In this two part episode, Jennifer goes over the use of "ing" or "ed" with adjectives in the English language. This is great for all levels of students learning English as a second language (ESL). Part 1 of 2 - How to Use "ed" or "ing" with adjectives in English. Part 2 of 2 ...more

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