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Technology-Enabled English Literacy for Every Child

An Introduction to RightToRead: RightToRead was launched in 2013 in 100 government schools in 6 states covering 20,000 students. This was an initial partnership between EnglishHelper and American India Foundation (AIF). In 2014-15 the program was expanded to 9 states, 325 schools and 60,000 students with multiple partners. Today the program, co-sponsored by USAID and in partnership with IL&FS Education […]

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India’s Reading Challenge – The Technology Compulsion

India has a reading crisis. Year after year, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) highlights that more than half of the students in government schools are unable to read text books of lower grades. It is important to note this is the measure of their reading ability in their first language of instruction. Given the plethora of languages in […]

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Language Workouts Can Be Byte-Sized

Fitness experts will tell you that exercising regularly is crucial. Consistency is more important than intensity and duration. It is better to work out every day for 30 minutes than to spend 3 hours at the gym once a month. When you are practicing your English language skills, we recommend you follow the same approach. Practice your English exercises at […]

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Your Language Workout: Make it Fun

When you are trying to improve your level of fitness, you must exercise and workout every day. In the same way, when you are trying to improve your English reading, speaking, comprehension and writing, you must spend time practicing these skills every day. Think of it as your daily English language learning workout. To enjoy your English practice workouts, find […]

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Let Your Learning Material Multi-task

When you are trying to improve your English language skills, it is important for you to practice or work out every day. Earlier, we have suggested that the learning material you use should be interesting, so that you enjoy the process of learning as you practice English. It should also be at the level best suited for you. Let us […]

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Am I Too Old to Learn English?

The short answer to this question is an emphatic “No!” The old belief that the adult brain remains static and does not form new connections has been debunked by research on brain plasticity. It is now known that even adult brains are dynamic and can change, adapt, and form new connections. But let us talk specifically about adults learning a […]

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Learning English: The Best Way to Get Started

Have you ever noticed how children learn their first language? They hear it spoken all around them and slowly pick up the words or labels for the different things that are important to them – water, apple, juice, toy, ball, shoes, milk, and of course, chocolate! To help children with early reading, their first picture books often use these familiar […]

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Your Language Workout: Start at the Right Level

If you have never exercised at a gym before, it may not be a good idea to start your first day lifting 40-pound dumbbells. It would be better to start off with easier, shorter workouts and increase their difficulty and intensity as you find yourself getting stronger. It is the same with your English language learning workouts. Practicing English at […]

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