Cambly to host IELTS classes for free during COVID-19 lockdown
New Delhi: Cambly, world’s leading on-demand access app to English tutors over video chat, has announced that it will be hosting free live sessions of its capstone IELTS classes during the ongoing nationwide lockdown in India. These classes will help Cambly’s user base remain engaged and encouraged during these uncertain times, and provide them with an outlet through which they can continue to hone their language skills. This will give people an opportunity to upskill themselves and take their minds off the current situation.
Customised for its Indian users, Cambly will offer a unique IELTS track consisting of a multi-part video series. Each 30-minute class will be taught by a Cambly Tutor, and cover a key aspect of the standard IELTS curriculum. Individuals can opt for these classes over the course of multiple weeks, with a frequency of one and two sessions a week. In the weeks to come, these classes will be complemented by additional sessions aimed at working professionals. All of these classes will be uploaded to Cambly India’s Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaT0Ssr_RbEr9DMTiMdlQaw.
In addition to this, Cambly will be launching a separate stream of free live classes for its global audience. Streamed through its global Youtube channel, Cambly will offer one class a week on a variety of subjects, tailored to the needs and interests of students. Led by a Cambly Tutor, each class will run for 30 minutes.
Commenting on the announcement, Senthil Thangavelu, Country Head for Cambly, India, said, “Cambly has always been dedicated to the development and improvement of its students’ English skills. With the global spread of the coronavirus shutting down businesses and driving them to operate remotely, the ability to communicate in English clearly and concisely has never been more vital. Through this initiative, we hope to give our community, both in India and across the world, the chance to improve their language skills. and emerge stronger from these uncertain times.”
Founded in 2012 by former Google Software Engineers Kevin Law and Sameer Shariff, Cambly was conceptualised as a unique English-learning app. Instead of relying on rote vocabulary lessons and tests, Cambly connects English learners with native English speakers via a live video chat. Through one-on-one lessons that can take place 24×7, Cambly offers a relaxed and fun learning environment. This allows students to improve their English speaking skills while also giving them the experience they need to ace standard language tests such as IELTS and TOEFL.
Cambly is currently used by students from over 130 countries. Besides India, some of Cambly’s key markets are East Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.In India, Cambly is seeing a spike in utilization not only in metro cities but also in Tier-II & -III cities. Cambly has seen strong demand from working individuals, with a significant proportion of subscribers employed in the IT industry.