About the Learning English Video Project

Learning English Video Project

The Learning English Video Project is a unique seven-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 seven 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 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 EmmersonDaniel Emmerson:
independent filmmaker and researcher from England, Daniel is Project Producer and Director. Daniel recorded production and background on his Blog.
Joel CarrJoel Carr:
a media arts graduate from the University of Plymouth, Joel is Assistant Director and Photographer for the project.
Tom CarrTom 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 ErreyMatt Errey:
creator of the award-winning ESL board game Word Up, Australian-born Matt is Editorial Consultant for the project.
Tara BenwellTara Benwell: a Canadian freelance ESL writer and editor, Tara is responsible for the self-study exercise material released with each film.
Liz ReganLiz Regan:
born in England, Liz created the classroom worksheets and teacher's notes available for each film.
Josef EssbergerJosef Essberger:
is the founder of EnglishClub.com and sponsor of the Learning English Video Project.