National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) and EnglishBolo™, a tech-enabled English speaking learning initiative by Schoolnet India Limited and English Helper, have come together and announced free online Spoken English program. As a special offer to registered NEAT users, EnglishBolo™ offers the first 25 days of English learning free of cost. The 25 days of English learning includes 25 self-learning modules and three live online classes with teachers.
NEAT, a Public-Private partnership model between the Government and the Education Technology companies of India, has come forward to work with EnglishBolo™ to support learners who may not have previously taken steps to learn English. EnglishBolo™ will deliver classes including translation, pronunciation and meaning of words with picture dictionary. This will improve proficiency in the English language, boost confidence and encourage its integration in everyday life.
Speaking on this collaboration, Shourie Chatterji, Head – Digital Initiatives, Schoolnet says,“We are delighted to be working with NEAT to facilitate and deliver the English-speaking skills through technology across the country. Our aim is to advance conversational fluency and help a learner to communicate clearly and effectively. English is the most popular business language; we recognise the language’s increased relevance amongst youth and professionals for better employment prospects. And the lockdown period has offered ample time and an opportunity to acquire the right skills.”
Varun Damodar, Vice President, English Helper says, “During these challenging times, we need to come together and find innovative ways to keep burning the candle of hope. For many people, who are now at home, this is an opportunity to learn something that will help them in their lives. We encourage you to make best use of your time by learning with EnglishBolo™!”
Learners can register themselves on the website, choose EnglishBolo™ from the product section and select buy now option. After clicking, learner will receive a coupon code through email/SMS. Go to EnglishBolo™ website/mobile app and login using the credentials. Once a learner is on the payment page, select the installment plan and enter the unique code to avail the offer.
EnglishBolo™ is a 100-day English language learning programme that blends 100 self-learning lessons and 10 live video-based teacher classes. By the end of the course, everyone would be able to speak and understand English.
EnglishBolo™, a joint initiative by EnglishHelper and Schoolnet, is an AI-powered English learning app to help learners improve their spoken English. It has been designed based on research on how languages are learnt. EnglishBolo™ teachers are trained to provide learners with a safe learning environment to practise.It is an easy, affordable way to learn to speak English with confidence. Learners improve their vocabulary and gain fluency.
Schoolnet India Limited (Schoolnet), along with its subsidiaries, focuses on the global “demographic dividend” opportunity, with its 3Es agenda (Education, Employability and Employment) through 3 key offerings:
- Edtech solutions to K-12 schools for improved teaching-learning-assessment outcomes
- Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) services for enhancing employability and job-linkages
- Providing English language education and skills to enable a global-ready workforce
Over the years, Schoolnet Group has created significant reach and impact at scale through its owned and diversified intellectual properties and partnership. Having established its presence across 32 States and Union Territories of India, in more than 40,000 schools and with a network of 200 Institutes of Skills, Schoolnet directly impacts 15 million people on a daily basis, with a potential to reach out to a further 120 million in the catchment. Globally, Schoolnet is present in 17 countries of Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia.
EnglishHelper is an education technology company with an established market presence and unique IP. The company is committed to make a compelling difference in the lives of millions across the globe. EnglishHelper was founded by Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, a Boston-based social entrepreneur and cognitive scientist. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Executive Officer (Global) is passionate about making available affordable and effective technology-enabled literacy and education solutions for every person across the world.
EnglishHelper aims to be a trusted organization and a global leader in the area of English language skills, providing innovative and effective products and services.