In the Classroom: ESL Writing Class – Community College of Aurora

In the Classroom: ESL Writing Class – Community College of Aurora

– [Daniel] What we’re going to do now is this. We are going to review the process in our textbook on how shampoo cleans hair. Remember, that this is… Could you hand me the book Nate? Remember that this is a chemical process. So, what I don’t want you doing is explaining how you clean […]

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Strengthening Community through Equity

Strengthening Community through Equity

I think of equity as a concept that involves removing barriers that keep systems in place that don’t work to help people. The Y’s purpose is to strengthen the community, and we can’t strengthen the community without everyone having equal access to resources. The way that we do that work is by creating strategic partnerships […]

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8 Cultural Differences between Native Speakers and English Learners

8 Cultural Differences between Native Speakers and English Learners

Hmm. Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Hi. James from engVid. I’ve often said that learning language, a foreign language is great. In this case, you’re learning English, so congratulations. But a lot of students, they learn the language, and they kind of forget about the culture, like it doesn’t really matter. Being an English speaker, I was born in […]

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1944, January 11 – FDR – Fireside chat #28 – State of the Union – closed captioned

1944, January 11 – FDR – Fireside chat #28 – State of the Union – closed captioned

VO: Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States. FDR: Ladies and gentlemen, today I sent my annual message to the Congress, as required by the Constitution. It has been my custom to deliver these annual messages in person, and they have been broadcast to the nation. I intended to follow this same custom […]

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Thanksgiving Prep – U.S. Culture & English Vocabulary with JenniferESL

Thanksgiving Prep – U.S. Culture & English Vocabulary with JenniferESL

You all likely know that the highlight of Thanksgiving is the holiday meal. But what happens the day before Thanksgiving? In this video, I’ll give you a look into the preparations for the big feast. Thanksgiving is on a Thursday. So the weekend before Thanksgiving, I go to the grocery store and I buy a […]

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Idioms and Expressions about LUCK – U.S. Culture – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Idioms and Expressions about LUCK – U.S. Culture – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For this lesson, I decided to put on a necklace with a special charm. It was given to me by a friend. Can you see it? It’s a horseshoe. Horseshoes are considered lucky. Why? There are different explanations. People also have different ideas about how you should use a horseshoe to bring you good luck. […]

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Grocery Shopping in the United States – English Vegetable Vocabulary – American Culture

Grocery Shopping in the United States – English Vegetable Vocabulary – American Culture

Hi. I’m Denise. Thank you for watching my video. Right now I’m going to go grocery shopping. It’s 9:30 at night and I’m just going to go in here so we can take a look at a grocery store. This store is open 24 hours so I can shop at any time. I think it’s […]

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Stop for that School Bus! – United States – American Culture

Stop for that School Bus! – United States – American Culture

Hi. I’m Denise. Today I want to talk about school buses, specifically what to do if one stops in the street in front of you. If you drive in the suburbs in the United States, then you are likely to see school buses, and if you do drive here then you should know the law […]

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[Phrasal Verb Practice] FIGURE OUT vs FIND OUT: Advanced English Vocabulary

[Phrasal Verb Practice] FIGURE OUT vs FIND OUT: Advanced English Vocabulary

Hello. Hello. Welcome to today’s live English lesson, here on the Speak English with Vanessa YouTube Channel. If you’re new here, welcome, we have live English lessons every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. EST, that’s the New York time zone. In the next two weeks there’s going to be a couple time changes because […]

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