(30 September 2014, Boston, MA) To further engage and inspire English Language Learners, National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of global education company Cengage Learning, today announced a partnership with TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. Through the agreement, NGL will integrate TED’s expansive library of TED Talks videos into three programs for English Language Learning.
TED Talks are presentations filmed at flagship TED conferences and events where speakers present great ideas in 18 minutes or less, with a goal of sharing Ideas Worth Spreading, in fields such as science, technology, business, culture, art and design.
The first series to be published through this partnership is World English, second edition, a general English program for adults that features real people, places and language, and includes a wealth of National Geographic content to connect learners to the world. New to the second edition, TED Talks are incorporated to provide compelling examples that will motivate and empower learners to share ideas and spark conversations.
Read the press release here.