The Learning English Video Project is a unique 7-part series of documentary films about people learning English in different countries around the world.
Made by independent UK filmmaker Daniel Emmerson, the series features students from across the world who have different methods and reasons for learning English.
The students’ methodological approaches and grounds for learning are often determined by their geographical and social situation. These are the key aspects that the series focuses on, and by doing so it provides an entertaining and educational glimpse into the global ESL community; as well as being a learning tool in itself with accompanying self-study and classroom resources.
The series of 7 free videos is designed to:
provide an objective window onto today's world of English learning and teaching globally
motivate and encourage English learners of all ages and backgrounds
offer listening comprehension opportunities and exercises, complete with classroom and self-study materials
Each film averages 15 minutes in length, and is available with and without English subtitles.
Viewing can be either online or offline (after downloading to a computer).
All the films are also offered free to the ESL community, and webmasters are encouraged to use the embed codes provided to display any film on a website.
Daniel Emmerson: independent filmmaker and researcher from England, Daniel is Project Producer and Director. Daniel recorded production and background on his Blog.
Joel Carr: a media arts graduate from the University of Plymouth, Joel is Assistant Director and Photographer for the project.
Tom Carr: British musician and writer/producer who has contributed some of his tracks to film projects. Tom also plays bass guitar for the alternative rock band Duller in Colour.
Matt Errey: creator of the award-winning ESL board game Word Up, Australian-born Matt is Editorial Consultant for the project.
Tara Benwell: a Canadian freelance ESL writer and editor, Tara is responsible for the self-study exercise material released with each film.
Liz Regan: born in England, Liz created the classroom worksheets and teacher's notes available for each film.
Josef Essberger is the
founder of EnglishClub and sponsor of The Learning English Video Project.