‘Because‘ is one of the first words that people learn when studying English. It’s easy to use but as it’s often taught in conversation settings, students don’t always use it properly in writing. Here are a few reminders about how to use and how not to use because (don’t forget to put the subtitles on … Read more
Be careful when saying your name (and other words from your native language) while speaking English. This is something that happens a lot with my students. Probably not just them.
This video is mostly for Japanese people, but it can be helpful for people from other countries too, especially East-Asian countries. Japanese people sometimes don’t really know that the order between the given name (first name) and family name (surname, last name) is inverted in English compared to the Japanese order. And the fact that … Read more
Knowing when and how to use the definite article (the) and the indefinite one (a) can seem obvious for people speaking Indo-European languages, but it’s not that obvious for speakers of languages that don’t have an equivalent. I’m especially thinking about Japanese here, but it’s not the only one. I hope this video will help … Read more
In which I explain the origins of my English Tips YouTube channel.
“Did you?” is probably one of the first things you’ve learned in English. However, have you learned how to say it properly? Maybe not.
So, yes, I’m starting this Youtube channel. Not exactly “starting” as it’s my original channel, but since I’ve moved my videos related to Setouchi to their own channel, this one had been dormant (at least as far as public videos are concerned). Not anymore! Subscribe to the channel.