My name is Emma, and in today's video I want to tell you about a very exciting opportunity;
but before I talk about this really great opportunity, I wanted to tell you a little
bit about myself and what I do.
So, I hope you see this heart, here.
I put this heart here because I want to talk something that's very close, and near and
dear to my heart, and that is teaching English.
I believe English learning or learning the English language can help people change their
lives for the better.
A lot of you are learning English, and I want to ask you: Why are you learning English?
Maybe some of you want a promotion at work, maybe some of you are looking for a new job
or the love of your life, maybe some of you want to travel and see the world and you know
English is going to help that goal; for others it might be about studying at a different
university abroad; or maybe for those of you who work in business, maybe English can help
you conduct your business better.
Whatever the reason, there are many, many reasons why somebody might learn English,
and I'm here to help you with your goal.
So, my job is to help you meet your goals-whatever they are-by providing free English lessons.
I have been doing this for a very long time.
Since 2011, I have been creating YouTube videos about all sorts of things related to English;
from listening, to grammar, to vocabulary, to test preparation.
I create a lot of videos about English-language learning.
But what a lot of people don't realize is that these videos take a lot of time and effort
to create, so I wanted to talk a little bit about that.
What goes into creating one of our videos?
Well, first of all, our videos require a team.
You see me in front of the camera, but we have people working behind the camera who
I'd like to thank; we have people who film, people who edit, who produce, we have people
who create the closed captioning at the bottom of the videos to help our learners understand
So, we are a team who create these videos.
The second thing I wanted to say is that these videos take a lot of time and effort, and
we're very happy to create these videos because they are very important to a lot of people;
and we believe in free, accessible education.
So, let me tell you a little bit more about myself and why I do what I do.
So, I have spent years learning on how to teach and what goes into learning a language.
I have gone to different conferences, I have taken many courses and certifications, as
well as recently I obtained a master's related to language learning.
Another thing that a lot of people might not know about me is I still work full time.
So, during the day I work and I teach; and it's in the evenings and on weekends when
I do my passion.
Well, my passion is teaching, but I mean my passion at work of creating these free videos.
So, some of you might wonder: Why do you spend your evenings and weekends creating these
Well, to me they're very important for the following reasons.
I like to help to create these free videos because I think they really help people.
I've met a lot of different people who have watched my videos, and I'm always glad to help.
I think that English can help people reach their goals, and I want to be a part of this
and I want to help people reach their goals, so this is one reason why I do this.
I also very much believe in accessible education.
To me, I like the idea of a fair world; I like the idea of free education where it doesn't
matter how much money you have, and it doesn't matter where you live, or even what...
If you have a disability or not.
I like the idea of everybody having access to education.
So, one reason I create these videos is to make the world more accessible and to provide
free education for all.
I also think it's important that when you know something, you should share it when it
comes to new research, or new information, and new knowledge.
I've spent a lot of time learning about the best ways to learn a language, so I like sharing
this with others.
Finally, I love sharing my culture.
I'm a very proud Canadian and a very proud Torontonian, which is somebody from Toronto.
So, in these videos I get to talk a lot about my city and my country, and I get to share
aspects of my culture, and I also love learning about other people's cultures, so doing this
really helps me to do that.
So, I wanted to take a moment to thank you.
Thank you for watching, thank you for your comments, thank you for your kindness.
I think I have some of the best fans in the world, and some of the...
I would say the best audience in the world - you guys are amazing, and I really appreciate
all of the things you do.
I also wanted to offer, for those of you who want to maybe do more support, I also wanted
to offer something.
This is the exciting opportunity I was talking about earlier.
I want to tell you about the idea of patron.
So, if you're interested, you can show your support by becoming a patron.
This might be a new word for you.
What's a "patron"?
Well, a "patron" is somebody who supports creators, so they support artists, painters,
maybe writers, or directors.
In this case, I'm a teacher, but I'm also a creator.
So, a patron is somebody who supports creators.
How do they do this?
There's many different ways to support creators; sometimes it can be through money, it can
be through endorsements, it can be through telling people about a teacher or a creator
- there's many different ways to support and to become patrons.
So, I invite you to become a patron.
And I'm going to tell you a little bit about how being a patron can benefit you.
So, not only by becoming a patron will you support me, and what I do, and my work, and
my mission of the following; you will also, as a thanks, receive some additional content
that's not available on YouTube.
So, the content...
There's a lot of different things that you will be able to see as a thank you for becoming
So, to find out more about the benefits you would receive, as well as what's involved
in the process of becoming a patron, please check out my website http://www.teacheremma.com
and learn more.
Again, I want to thank you for watching this video, as well as for being so supportive.
You guys are the best.
Until next time, thank you and take care.