Join us at English as a Second Language (ESL) Podcast in celebrating our sixth anniversary with our annual video episode! This one is called The (Really) Serious Episode, and when you watch it, you’ll see why.
Thanks to all of you who have listened to us the past year, and especially to those who have either donated money or become a member of ESL Podcast. Your financial support is necessary for us to continue. If you’re not a member, consider joining today.
Thank you again!
~Jeff, Lucy, and the ESL Podcast Team
P.S. The transcript for the video is below.
Welcome to English as a Second Language Podcast’s Sixth Anniversary Video. I’m your host, Dr. Jeff McQuillan, coming to you from the Center for Educational Development in beautiful Los Angeles, California. We want to begin our episode by thanking you, our listeners. We recently released our one-thousandth episode and we have thousands of you in almost every country around the world listening and improving your English.
Now, you may know that in the past, our anniversary videos have been funny, or tried to be funny. But not this year. This year, we’re going to do a serious anniversary video podcast. It’s serious business learning English, and we thought that we should do a serious video podcast this year.
Now, before I do that, let me just say that some people have emailed us suggestions about things we should do. People have emailed and said, “Oh, Jeff, you should wear a funny hat. And you’re from Minnesota, maybe, maybe a Viking hat because the Minnesota Vikings are the Minnesota football team, a hat, something like this. Well, I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to wear a hat. That’s just not serious. It’s not dignified.
Where was I? Oh, yes, I also to want to thank those who help us here at ESL Podcast: Jessica, one of our writers and our customer service representative; Sue, our video editor and proofer; Warren Ediger of successfulenglish.com who writes blog posts for us; and Adriano, our wonderful webmaster.
Before I forget, some other people have emailed other suggestions, things they thought would be funny on our anniversary video podcast. Some people said, “Oh, you should grow a mustache, you know, something, something maybe like this. Oh, that would be funny.” Well, it’s not funny. As I said, this is a serious podcast episode and I’m not going to wear a mustache, mustache, just to be funny – not going to happen.
Our biggest thanks go to those of you who are members of ESL Podcast or who buy courses in our store. Your financial support is absolutely necessary for us. If you’re not a member, go to our website at eslpod.com and become a member and help us keep this podcast going.
Now, one more thing I got as a suggestion. Someone who thought it would be funny if I sang on this video episode, as I have in some of our previous anniversary video podcasts. They suggested I sing something by the Bee Gees, something like, you know, something like one of those horrible 70’s songs – [sings “How Deep is Your Love”]. No, that’s not going to happen. I’m not going to sing the Bee Gees as part of this anniversary video podcast.
Finally, I want to thank Dr. Lucy Tse, our producer and scriptwriter, for her wonderful work this year. Lucy also wanted to send a serious message as part of this episode. Lucy?
Thank you. From Los Angeles, California, I’m Jeff McQuillan. Thank you for listening.