Cambridge University Press has announced the launch of a new YouTube channel, aimed at supporting English language learners by teaching them how to use English in the real world.
The channel Learn English with Cambridge – has been created to supply viewers with readily-available, useful content which shows language learners how they should be using English outside of the classroom, in everyday context.
The launch follows a global competition which took place last year, where the Press set out to find the best undiscovered influencer talent in the world of ELT to be presenters for the new channel.
The competition received over 700 entries, from countries such as Russia, India, Turkey and the UK. An expert panel whittled down the entries to a final ten, picked for their content suitability, global relevance and experience. Successful finalists then faced a world-wide public vote which saw the group halved and the five winning presenters announced: Greg Wagstaff from Spain, Rebecca Rios from Brazil, Andres Herrera and Maria Fernanda from Colombia and George Banks from the UK.
George Banks has taught both adults and young learners and enjoys teaching pronunciation and British English expressions. He said: ‘I feel incredibly lucky to be one of the presenters on the Learn English with Cambridge YouTube channel. I’m looking forward to making fun and informative videos for people around the world to study English with. I hope I can bring some humour and a sense of fun to my videos whilst highlighting the various nuances of the English language.’
Learn English with Cambridge launches on Wednesday, 17 April 2019. Visit www.youtube.com/LearnEnglishwithCambridge to find out more.