Category Archives: English in Bangladesh

BBC Janala – Essential English

An advert to promote the BBC World Service Trust’s English language learning service in Bangladesh, BBC Janala. Visit the website… Advertisements

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27m to gain ‘language of prosperity’

The British government has committed $100m to fund an ambitious education project aimed at raising the English language skills of 27 million people in Bangladesh by 2017. The guardian, April 4, 2008. Read the whole article…

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English in Action: Mobile Learning in Bangladesh

In her role as the Content Producer for the SOCAP conference series, Amy Benziger has the opportunity to interview innovators from around the world on how they are changing the landscape of social enterprise. For this installment of Digital Diversity, she interviews … Continue reading

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English and imperialism in Bangladesh

Recently, a Bengali lecturer of an English course in a private university was unable to translate “Nogorayan” – a Bengali word that stands for “urbanization” – in a class when a student asked her for help. The teacher proudly said … Continue reading

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Bangladesh calls up 1m mobile phone lessons

In our March 2010 diary, we reveal that English lessons delivered to mobile phones in Bangladesh were accessed over 1m times in their first three months. Plus, Saudi Arabia sends its passport officers abroad to learn English and etiquette. The … Continue reading

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Welcome to English in Action

English in Action (EIA) is a nine-year (2008-2017) language education Programme aiming to develop communicative English language skills for 25 million people in Bangladesh. The Programme’s goal is to contribute to the economic growth of the country by providing communicative … Continue reading

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BBC Janala project overview

The BBC World Service Trust is working in partnership with BBC Learning English on an educational initiative, BBC Janala, to significantly increase the number of people able to speak English who can contribute to the economic growth of Bangladesh. BBC … Continue reading

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