As discussed in our earlier post, there are only 4 sources to learn a language from: An environment which speaks that language | A peer network which converses in that language | An expert tutor who can teach in a structured manner | Technology which allows for self-learning
If the above context is accepted, then there are only 2 ways to solve this problem:
Recruit English-proficient teachers and send them to government schools at a pay which will compensate them adequately for the otherwise scarcely available skill
Develop an alternate pedagogy that enables the existing network of varyingly abled teachers to effectively teach English and deliver measurable outcomes.
We have used the second approach. Our solution completely eliminates the need of English expertise and enables existing teachers to take our students from English illiteracy to a stage where s/he can Read, Write, Comprehend & Structure grammatically correct sentences.
The primary elements of our solution are:
- Content: Highly structured, Modular & Rule based
- Delivery: English can be taught like any other subject in any local language e.g. Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati etc…
- Economical: At Rs.4 per day for a period of only 24 months
- Measurable: Through a proprietary assessment framework that allows effective measurement of individual student learning and recommendation of appropriate corrective teaching actions
The core of our solution is a set of rules that allows translation from English into any Indian regional language and vice versa.
We believe, our solution is the most complete solution that addresses the fundamental bottleneck of the English handicapped teacher and hence best suited to actualize an English Literate End State.