LONDON, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The Language Gallery teams up with YouTube sensation "Korean Billy" to launch worldwide contest
Students from around the world will have the opportunity to come to London and boost their English skills for free, thanks to a partnership between The Language Gallery (TLG) and popular YouTube sensation "Korean Billy". Complimentary accommodation and classes are up for grabs, in a competition featuring the East London dialect known as Cockney rhyming slang.
The TLG team met Seong-Jae Kong - a.k.a. Korean Billy - in London, to film a video exploring people's awareness of the East End slang. Talking with the public in Leicester Square, Billy challenged passers-by to a rhyming game, testing their knowledge of Cockney slang.
Famous for imitating a wide range of accents from across Britain, Billy has gathered more than 50,000 followers on YouTube. The release of the TLG video on his official channel will kick off a worldwide competition, giving his subscribers the opportunity to study English in London for free. Two lucky winners will have access to a four-week course, with no tuition or accommodation costs, in the heart of London.
Lea Aylett, Academic Director at The Language Gallery, said: "Immersion into the culture of a country is the best way not only to learn but also to understand its language. This has always been our driving force in delivering a comprehensive language-learning experience to our students, and it's something we have in common with Billy.
"The cost of accommodation and classes is one of the main things people consider when studying abroad, and we aim to widen access to a complete and engaging education with this competition."
Find out more about TLG's Cockney rhyming slang competition here.
About The Language Gallery (TLG)
The Language Gallery (TLG) delivers high quality language courses at a number of locations worldwide. With schools in London, Berlin, Toronto, Manchester, Birmingham and Hannover, TLG prides itself on its internationalism and communicative approach to the learning process.
Students are immersed in their chosen language thanks to city-centre locations, a multi-national student base and in-class simulations. These lessons use personal experiences and everyday situations as examples to place students in immediately familiar territory.
SOURCE The Language Gallery (TLG)