Can digital technology make English language comprehension easy for students in government schools? Evidence from the Corporation Girls School in Puliyakulam, Tamil Nadu suggests that the answer is yes! Thanks to the RightToRead initiative, the white screen, projector and computer have replaced the blackboard, chalk and duster. Their textbook’s content has been fed into the ReadToMe software and the children […]Read more
Can technology-enabled learning prove to be a ray of hope for India’s reading challenge? Evidence from Cossipore Institute in West Bengal suggests that information, communication and technology (ICT) can play a critical role in teaching Indian youth to read and write in English. Cossipore Institute is one of the 769 government and aided schools using ICT to teach 1.84 lakh […]Read more
In India, roughly 70% of the population does not speak English. However, learning English skills; reading, writing and speaking is considered essential for the path to success. What then is the best way for over a 150 million children to learn English when they have such limited opportunity to do so? Sanjay Gupta, CEO and Managing Director of EnglishHelper, believes […]Read more
Can technology-enabled interventions make a difference in the lives of both students and teachers for the better? Observations from classes conducted under EnglishHelper’s RightToRead initiative supported by USAID and the America India Foundation indicate that the answer is yes. Sanjay Gupta, CEO of EnglishHelper, says RightToRead is mainly focused on government schools, as the level of English proficiency is low […]Read more
Thought – leadership conference to discuss and deliberate on the road map for technology enabled English Language Learning in India.
Millions of children and youth across the country aspire to learn English. Can technology play a role in solving this problem effectively and efficiently? EnglishHelper partnered with IL&FS Education, to organize a thought-leadership conference on October 25th. Several global experts in the field of education-technology attended this conference to deliberate on the road map to enhance literacy outcomes with specific […]Read more
Can a multi-sensory approach to English language learning prove to be more effective than traditional methods of teaching? ReadToMe has transformed the way children in several government schools across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, and five other states learn English. This revolutionary technology engages children on multiple levels and provides them with a digital learning experience that teaches them to read in […]Read more
Over the last decade, surveys conducted across government schools in India have highlighted a significant gap in the reading and comprehension ability of students. In 2013, EnglishHelper launched an initiative RightToRead, with the objective of improving reading and comprehension skill of students in government schools using technology. By 2016, RightToRead had expanded to reach in excess of one million students […]Read more