Learn English with Emma [engVid]
Hi, my name is Emma, and I'm going to teach you English! Learning a different language can be hard, but it can also be a fun and rewarding experience. 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.

150 videos
Everyday English: Going to the PHARMACY Everyday English: Going to the PHARMACY
1 week ago En
In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn useful language for going to the pharmacy. The pharmacy is the place you go to get medicine. You will learn many important words and phrases like “drop off”, “pick up”, “prescription”, “generic”, “brand name”, “medication”, “medicine”, “pill”, “tablet”, “dosage”, “pay out of pocket”, “coverage”, and “to get a prescription filled”. This is common and useful vocabulary that you will use frequently. Knowing words like “generic” might actually save you money at the pharmacy, so you can thank me later! Test yourself with the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/everyday-english-pharmacy Vocabulary videos to watch next: Speaking English: How to answer the phone https://youtu.be/lCBF659RMtg The Secret to Remembering Vocabulary https://youtu.be/FNYNcCZpa9M
HELP! I failed my test/exam/course: NOW WHAT? HELP! I failed my test/exam/course: NOW WHAT?
3 weeks ago En
In my first year of university, I failed a math test and had to drop my class. At first, I was upset with my experience, and I dreaded having to take the class again. This experience became a life lesson for me. I learned how to use my failure to achieve success. The next year, I took the same test and received top marks. In this video, I will share advice on what to do when you fail something, such as an English class or a test. I will teach you ways to grow from the experience and transform it from negative to positive. Even if you haven’t failed anything, this video can still help you improve. https://www.engvid.com/help-i-failed-my-test-exam-course-now-what/ Watch next: IELTS Reading: Top 10 Tips https://youtu.be/4PDgVEhfKso IELTS Listening: Top 14 Tips https://youtu.be/OualsHB1FqE
Should you use slang? Should you use slang?
1 month ago En
In English, we use a lot of slang. But should you use it? In this video, I will explain what exactly slang is. I will discuss the pros and cons of using slang. Slang can be a lot of fun to learn and use, but if we use it in the wrong way, it can be embarrassing. Before learning and using new slang, you should watch this video. Some slang is outdated, and though it’s good to understand what it means, it’s best not to use it. I will also teach you more recent examples of slang in this video including “voluntold”, “woke”, “snowflake”, “gucci”, and “tea”. Learn what these new expressions mean, then take the quiz at the end to practice your new vocabulary. https://www.engvid.com/should-you-use-slang/
Basic English Grammar: Giving reasons with infinitives Basic English Grammar: Giving reasons with infinitives
2 months ago En
Simple English grammar lesson: An infinitive is when you have “to” plus a base verb. For example: “to make”, “to eat”, and “to be” are all infinitives. In this video, you will learn how to use infinitives when answering questions about why someone does something. For example, if someone asks, “Why are you going to the store?” you might reply, “To buy food.” Notice that we use the infinitive “to buy” to answer the question “why”. Watch the video to learn this very simple but effective formula to give a reason for something. I will also teach you about the expression “in order to”, which is also a very effective way to give a reason for something. I will show you how and when to use it, so you will always know how to answer basic questions in English. Then, test your understanding of the lesson by taking the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/basic-english-grammar-giving-reasons-with-infinitives/
English Fluency: Improve your INTONATION with the Banana Game English Fluency: Improve your INTONATION with the Banana Game
2 months ago En
Did you know that we can change the meaning of words by simply changing our voice? This is what we call “intonation”, and it is an essential part of learning and speaking English. In your native language, it is very likely that the way you move your voice up or down is very different from what is commonly heard in English. Native English speakers can recognize small changes in your voice to understand the meaning behind what you say. Your intonation also determines whether what you say is a statement or a question. There are different kinds of intonations for different kinds of questions. Changing your intonation can also give clues as to how you feel. In this fun lesson, we will play my Banana Game together to learn about intonation! You will learn how you can use your voice to change the meaning of your words. Next, take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-fluency-intonation-banana-game/
Understand what you read: Emma’s pronoun trick! Understand what you read: Emma’s pronoun trick!
3 months ago En
If you want to improve your reading and writing skills, it is important to learn about nouns and pronouns. In this video, I will teach you one trick to help you understand what you are reading when the person or thing in the sentence is not directly named. First, you will learn what a noun and a pronoun are. Pronouns are words like “he”, “she”, “they”, “you”, “I”, and “we”. These words are used to replace nouns. For example, if I say, “Tom likes apples. He prefers green apples.” what or who does the word “he” refer to? It is Tom. You can use “he” to refer to Tom without saying his name. Is this unclear? Don’t worry, because in this lesson, I will go over this essential grammar concept in detail and give you lots of examples. Understanding pronouns is a very important skill in English because it helps you understand sentences better. Take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/understand-what-you-read-emmas-pronoun-trick/ at the end of the video to practice pronouns.
How to use “USED TO” in English How to use “USED TO” in English
3 months ago En
Learn how to use “used to” to talk about the past in English. In this fun lesson, I will use the phrase “used to” to talk about my past tastes in fashion, music, and hobbies. I will compare my past and present preferences and teach you how to correctly use “used to” in sentences. Not only will you get to find out all the weird things I loved when I was younger, but you will also learn a useful idiom in the process! For example, I used to wear “phat pants” in high school. Now, I wear colorful dresses. The phrase “used to” is easy to learn and will come in handy in everyday conversations and interactions. At the end of the video, take my quiz to practice what you learned in this basic English grammar lesson: https://www.engvid.com/how-to-use-used-to-in-english/ Leave a comment and describe what you used to wear!