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English Without Sighs and Tears, but with Clicks and Signs

Spoken English, Speak English, Spoken English Online, Learn English, English Learning, E-learning, English language teaching, Technology-enabled learning, RightToRead, English writing, English reading, English speaking

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 in them. He believes that it has been successful because of its compatibility as the classes are integrated with the school syllabus and taught by the existing teachers. Schools are also happy to introduce the program as it is not a strain on their finances and provides a simple way to teach English writing, reading, and speaking.

The ease of integration into the schools’ curriculum and the effectiveness of the English language teaching provided by the technology have empowered numerous students to aspire for more. Students also enjoy learning with the software, which reads aloud from their textbooks, shows picture meanings of difficult words, and guides them to pronounce words correctly.

To know more about technology-enabled learning, and what students and teachers from government schools have to say about it, click on the link below.

The original article has been written and published by The Hindu Business Line:

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/india-interior/english-without-sighs-and-tears-but-with-clicks-and-signs/article9728707.ece (June 2017)

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