Apps for learners of English

Learn English with TED Talks

Learn English with TED Talks is a supplemental resource for students enrolled in English language learning programs. This video-based language learning app helps learners understand and discuss powerful ideas from TED Talks.

With easy-to-use classroom resources, Learn English with TED Talks supports any English language curriculum and inspires learners to find their own voice in English.

The app includes 40 TED Talks, with support and activities that help students interact with powerful ideas from TED independently outside of the classroom. 

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Learn English with TED Talks makes powerful ideas accessible for learners at four language levels.

On the app, interactive transcripts include definitions for words and phrases found in the TED Talk. Learners practice new vocabulary, grammar, and speaking strategies independently, and prepare for discussions in the classroom.

Learn English with TED Talks works with Android and iOS devices. Every lesson on Learn English with TED Talks is downloadable for offline use.

The access code is valid for 9 months!

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You can order the code here.

Accessing the Learn English with TED Talks App

  1. Go to
  2. Click Start to create your NGL Digital Access account.
  3. Enter your Access Code.
  4. Enter your email and create a password. NOTE: Make sure to save your password because you will need it to sign into the app.
  5. Follow the instructions to install the app on your phone. These instructions will also be sent to the email you provided.

Teacher Resource Website

In the classroom, a Classroom Presentation Tool and lesson plans help teachers support and reinforce the TED Talk with additional activities and discussion topics related to the idea worth spreading.


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