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London is the World’s Classroom: World Record Attempt for the most nationalities in a language lesson

Every year English UK London holds a summer fete to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of students that choose to improve their English in the capital. This year, in recognition of all the different nationalities that come here, a world record attempt was held, to set the record for the most nationalities in a language lesson.

Breaking the World Record

The previous official record for the number of different nationalities in a single language lesson stood at 50 nationalities and is believed to have been broken at this event as participants with 57 different nationalities took part. The final number needs to be verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, which could take up to 12 weeks.

The class was taught on a five-a-side football pitch, by teacher Vikki Rowland from St Giles London Central school and three assistants. The topic of the lesson was “talking about your free time, using phrasal verbs”, and included typical “communicative method” interactions of pair work and group work as well as covering all four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Being such a diverse group of students, the all-important pronunciation practice was essential. “It’s a really exciting attempt that will show our inclusivity, energy and enthusiasm for teaching”, said teacher Vikki.

James Herbertson from London Nest who co-organised the event said, “The world record attempt was conceived as a celebration of London as the most diverse city in the world and the favourite place of choice in the UK to learn English.”

Mark Rendell, Chair of English UK London said, “We are now truly able to call London, the World’s Classroom, and leave so many students with magical and unforgettable memories of the time that they came to London and helped to make history.”

The record attempt was meticulously planned, with members of London Nest’s team calling and emailing schools to ask about students from more unusual destinations.  “We were really surprised to find students from Yemen, St Nevis and Kitts, Benin and Mongolia studying at our English UK London schools,” remarked James Herbertson, “It really shows that London is the place to come and learn English, wherever you’re from.”

Study English in London

London is open to students from all over the world. International students come to London from more than 220 nations and they make a vital contribution to the city’s diversity, society and economy while improving their skills and enjoying a life-changing experience. To find out more about studying English in London, visit the English UK London website

 

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