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Learn English with Ted Talks

Video-Based Learning App Supports English Language Learning Courses

National Geographic Learning (NGL), a Cengage company, has announced the release of Learn English with TED Talks, an app developed in partnership with TED designed for students enrolled in programs to learn English as a second or foreign language.

The Learn English with TED Talks app gives students the English learning support they need to understand popular TED Talks and express themselves confidently in English. Designed to be used with any English course for young adults and adults, the app is accompanied by a classroom presentation tool and lesson plans that enable instructors to integrate independent student work on the app with a meaningful classroom experience.

“TED Talks inspire students, while modeling and motivating communication. This app will make it easier and more effective for English learning teachers to integrate TED Talks into their programs,” said Dennis Hogan, general manager of National Geographic Learning.

“Technology and innovation have enabled the learning experience to transcend the walls of the traditional classroom, as well as geographic boundaries,” said Alexander Broich, president, Cengage International. “We are pleased to partner with TED to further engage English Language Learners and help them find their voice in English.”

“TED is dedicated to spreading ideas, and creating a global community of people who want to engage with those ideas and share their own,” said Colin Helms, head of media at TED. “Our partnership with National Geographic Learning expands that community and helps students acquire skills that can change their lives for the better.”

National Geographic Learning offers a wide range of English Language Teaching materials that support instructors and engage students with content and digital learning tools. Its mission is to bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life—including the world of ideas found in TED Talks. The Learn English with TED Talks app is available on the Apple 9+ and Android 5.0+ operating systems. For more information on the partnership, visit


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