The Bastion | Learning English

English (Win)glish: Using Technology to Improve Public Education Today, anyone with the knowledge of English seems to have better job prospects, opportunities, and access to the world. In India, surveys have shown a gap between reading and English comprehension skills of students assessed in public schools. Can technology help in learning English and solve the deteriorating English learning outcomes at […]

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The Statesman | English Language

Software Solution to Improve the English Language in Gujarat Weakness in understanding the English language is a problem for poor children in government schools in Gujarat. Children from economically deprived sections of society in Gujarat are not introduced to the English alphabet until the fifth grade. What then is the best way to help improve English language comprehension amongst these […]

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The Hindu | English Language

RightToRead Initiative Gets Under Way in City Schools According to a survey conducted by the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), more than 50% of students in Standard V cannot read Standard II textbooks. What then can be done to improve the English comprehension standards and English Language skills of students in Government schools in India? RightToRead is an initiative […]

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RightToRead Initiative Gets Under Way in City Schools Despite our preference with the English language as a nation, its proficiency among government school children is low. According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), a survey conducted by Pratham Education Foundation, more than 50% of students in government schools cannot read English at a very basic level. What then […]

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The Hindu | Learn English

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 […]

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Teaching India’s Children English with Read-To-Me Software

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 […]

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English Without Sighs and Tears, but with Clicks and Signs

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 […]

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Deccan Herald | Spoken English

Kannada-Medium Students Learn Queen’s English the King’s Way 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 […]

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