Learn English with TED Talks from National Geographic Learning Wins President’s Award from English-Speaking Union

BOSTON—January 2, 2019 — National Geographic Learning (NGL), a part of Cengage, today announced that Learn English with TED Talks has received the President’s Award for the use of New Technology in English Language Teaching from the English-Speaking Union (ESU).

“We are honored to receive this award, which is a testament to the power of TED Talks for use in teaching English as a foreign language,” said Dennis Hogan, General Manager, National Geographic Learning. “Learn English with TED Talks is a universal classroom tool that works with any curriculum, making it a relevant, powerful tool for anyone learning English.”

Learn English with TED Talks is a video-based language learning app developed in partnership with TED for students enrolled in programs to learn English as a foreign language. It offers 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, Learn English with TED Talks is accompanied by a classroom presentation tool and lesson plans. The app supports any English language curriculum and inspires learners to find their own voice in English.

The English-Speaking Union, which has celebrated high quality English language teaching resources since 1971, is a unique educational charity and membership organisation that operates in over 50 countries, dedicated to helping people realise their potential through giving them the skills and confidence in communication to articulate their ideas and share them with others. The annual awards event recognizes advances in the field of English language teaching resources, focusing on materials which develop speaking and listening skills.

Learn more about Learn English with TED Talks here: ELTNGL.com/LearnEnglishwithTEDTalks.


About National Geographic Learning

National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage, develops programs for learning English that bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life. Its print and digital materials incorporate the compelling content and photography of National Geographic and TED Talks to make learning English meaningful and motivating.


About Cengage

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher ed, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.