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Reading, Not Daydreaming Anymore

Can digital technology help students in government schools learn English? 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 speak in English along with the voice that teaches them to read in English. The software helps students learn English. The new system aims to make the students self-reliant in the education process.

The idea to weave technology and education together is the brainchild of EnglishHelper, a global company that works in partnership with American India Foundation. As a result of this intervention children enrolled in government schools that are a part of the RighToRead initiative have the opportunity to develop their English language skills.

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: (July 2016)

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EnglishHelper offers many unique technology-enabled English learning products that can be used online, on any smart device. EnglishHelper’s free ‘Learn English’ program has been designed around multi-sensory learning, and helps in building vocabulary, improving comprehension and enhancing spoken English skills. Learners are exposed to correctly constructed sentences leading to usage based improvement in English grammar as well.

Develop your Spoken English skills

English is the most widely used language in the corporate world. So it is helpful to have a good command over English Language. In your journey to improve your English, focus on developing your skills in all aspects of the language – Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing (LSRW). Developing your skills in all aspects of the language will help you in improving your English speaking skills.

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