ESL Podcast

Making a Judgment Call
Learn about three popular expressions in English: -Against my better judgment -Judgment call -To pass judgment on someone/thing For more uses of “judgement,” check our our Daily English 1075 – Defying Orders. ~Jeff P.S. Like this English lesson? Get a … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:01:39 +0000

Wintertime is English Time
For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a mostly cold time of year (even in Los Angeles!). But you can warm yourself up by learning a few popular idioms related to being cold in today’s video: -Chill and chill … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:26 +0000

Happy New Year!
A few more days and it?s the end of 2020. This past year has been tough (difficult) for most people. Maybe you?re like us and are happy to see the back of (say goodbye to) 2020, too! Thank you all … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:00:33 +0000

McQuillan Family Christmas Traditions
Learn about some of my family’s Christmas traditions in this video. More importantly, Lucy, the staff, and I all want to wish you a very Happy Holiday season! We hope you have a relaxing and peaceful holiday. And why … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:00:19 +0000

Give the Gift of English This Year ? Our New Video Course!
Give the gift of English this holiday season! Are you looking to improve your general English skills in a fun and interesting way? Missing Person is like your favorite TV series, but much easier to understand! Missing Person is a … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Dec 2020 08:00:34 +0000

Speaking English With Your Eyes?
We express (communicate) a lot of meaning in any language through our eyes. But in this video, I explain some common idioms related to eyes and seeing: -To give someone a dirty look -Wink-wink -To turn a blind eye To … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 15 Dec 2020 08:00:43 +0000

English for Cats and Dogs
I continue talking about idioms related to animals today by explaining two popular expressions: -The tail wagging the dog -There’s more than one way to skin a cat. To learn more about vocabulary related to dogs and cats, check out … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Dec 2020 08:00:33 +0000

Idioms and Expressions with Animals
I explain some common expressions in English involving animals in this video, including: To go down a rabbit hole To have your ducks in a row To be a sitting duck For more on “sitting duck,” check out our Cultural … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:43:23 +0000

Happy Thanksgiving, 2020!
Today is Thanksgiving, a holiday to remember all of the good things in our lives and to be thankful for them. If you’re not familiar with this American holiday, take a look at our Cultural English 60 lesson, where I … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:00:51 +0000

Questions and Answers on Improving Your English
In this video, I answer your biggest questions about *how* to improve your English. See the links below that I talk about in the video. This video will teach you: How your brain “acquires” languages Why the best way to … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:00:43 +0000