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The Learning English Video Project film crew – back on the road!!


For those of you who do not know, my name is Daniel Emmerson and I am the producer of The Learning English Video Project, a seven-part documentary series sponsored by On Wednesday 19th August, I will be flying to China from England in order start work on a future film for the series. My dedicated cameraman Joel Carr will also be joining me on the trip when we will be spending two weeks in the dazzling Chinese city of Shanghai. As with the previous films that have been released on, the Shanghai production will have a running theme based on identifying different methods and reasons for learning English Read on »

Tales From America Released


Project Update


It was just over one year ago that I started work on The Learning English Video Project and I have to say that I am thrilled with how everything is going so far. The support I have received from YOU, the audience, has been spectacular and I have really enjoyed reading your feedback since I began the blog posts in August 2008. Read on »

Lessons From Romania Released Tomorrow


The second film from The Learning English Video Project is set for release tomorrow (May 21st 2009). The film is part of the 7-part documentary series that looks at learning English as a foreign language across the globe.

As with every other film in the series, Lessons From Romania will be free to watch and download. It will be available with and without subtitles and will come free with quizzes, lesson plans and an audience comments page! Read on »

Stories From Morocco Out Now

Dear All,

‘Stories From Morocco’ – The first documentary to be released from The Learning English Video Project – is now available for FREE!

As you may have seen from the video blogs, I travelled to Casablanca and Rabat in October 2008 in order to film at the American Academy Casablanca. After six months of editing, the film is now available to watch for free on as well as Googlevideo, Youtube and

The film comes complete with quizzes, lesson plans for teachers and a comments forum.

I look forward to reading your feedback soon!

Thank you to EVERYBODY at EnglishClub and all the people who took part in the project.

All the best,



Learning English Video Project in China and Brazil


Firstly I would like to thank everybody at English Club for their comments and support over the last few months. Your input has made the project worth all of the hard work and I sincerely hope that you enjoy the films we have been putting together.

I would also like to thank everyone who has invited me to Iran, Chile, Tunisia, Indonesia, Argentina, Cameroon and many other countries around the world in order to produce more films. Since the project began, I have received so many invitations it is difficult to keep count…

Due to the phenomenal feedback that we have had, has announced that it will sponsor The Learning English Video Project so that we may make two more films; later on this year, I will continue the project in both China and Brazil!

Pre-production will begin in May 2009 and I will let you know when I can confirm exact times, dates and locations for the filming schedule.

In the meantime, the first episode of The Learning English Video Project; ‘Stories from Morocco’ will be available to watch FOR FREE on from April 21 2009!

I hope you enjoy the film and I look forward to reading your comments.

Best Wishes,

Audience Participation

The Learning English Video Project is entering one of the most important stages of production and we are offering YOU the chance to take part!

I have been editing each of the films for the last few weeks and should be coming to the closing stages of production at the end of January.

I am looking for 25 volunteers to be part of the test audience panel! Each video (England, USA, Spain, Morocco, Romania) needs to be seen by five people so that we can get some feedback on the films before the series is released in April 2009!

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Video Blog Vote!

Voting Time!

First of all I would like to extend a huge thank you to all who have taken part in the video project diary. It has been a real inspiration reading all of your comments and replies – all 1400 of them!

As you may have gathered, the filming stage of the project has come to a close. All that remains now is a LOT of editing. In the meantime though, it would be fantastic to keep in contact with the regular contributors and keep the video blog alive. I have therefore decided to ask your personal opinion on all of the video blogs that have been posted so far.

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We landed in Poland after a difficult journey involving two nights in Spain, a connecting flight in London and a loopy panic attack on my part. My first novel, Walking On The Left, was to be published in Poland the following morning and the plan was to spend a few hours signing books during the release ceremony at the Krakow book fair. We arrived at the fair twenty minutes late and I found myself sitting at a table, surrounded by copies of my book and a small gathering of eager teens, waiting for me to sign their new purchases… it was a surreal experience to say the least and I decided to make it even more so by tying a pink silk scarf to my neck… goodness knows why.

Book Me

I found it an interesting situation to be in as the majority of ESL students and experts we had spoken to at that point on the trip, saw reading books outside the classroom as an excellent way to learn a new language. My book is in Polish, which gave my experience a peculiar twist, but it still forced me to reflect on the impact of what reading a book in a foreign language can bring about. The Polish title of the book is Ktoredy. It is sponsored by and Outloud Productions.

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More Morocco

More Pictures from Film Location 04 – Casablanca & Rabat

We were in Morocco from October 12th – October 20th and we had a fantastic time there. Here are some more pictures of our journey and a short video blog detailing the events.


Hands up if you know the answer! – American Academy Casablanca


Tortoise Time with Joel Carr.


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