BBC Janala. PRACTISE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS. SECOND CHALLENGE.

For this second CHALLENGE we have selected a video dealing with the utmost importance of learning English in emerging countries. If you want to try your hand, in short we shall also upload the answers.

1.- Why is the demand of learning English so high nowadays in Bangladesh?

2.- What is the perception of FLL according to current results at schools?

3.- How does the BBC Janala project intend to meet the needs of that population?

4.- Which is the main issue of the content in the materials developed?

5.- How would you consider the average of population watching TV in Bangladesh?

6.- Which is the aim in teaming up with big mobile phones companies?

7.- How much does a 3 minutes lesson cost?

8.- How do learners check their progress?

9.- The age range the project is aimed at is:

10.- Which is the percentage of women learners and how would you value these numbers in the context of the Bangladeshi society?

11.- Briefly resume the two examples of women following the project.

12.- What percentage of frequent users is happy with their progress? How many use English at work?

13.- How does the project work with NGOs?

14.- What was exactly the importance of the project in the summer of 2012?

KEY ANSWERS.

  1. It is an emerging nation in an increasingly global world.
  2. It is perceived as a difficult language to learn.
  3. Taking learning out of the classrooms through multimedia.
  4. Everyday English and also materials for work.
  5. High (74 %)
  6. To offer affordable lessons by phone.
  7. ¼ of the usual call rate.
  8. Through interactive multiple choice questions.
  9. 15-45
  10. 44% are women. This percentage is not enough to overcome gender inequalities in a society such as the Bangladeshi.
  11. Seyda: learns a second language to expand her business. Shadida: English teacher…inspired her to implement mobile phones sessions.
  12. 36% —17%
  13. Assisting them on how to embed English learning in their programmes; providing materials; training.
  14. They set up 1000 English speaking clubs to create more interaction among the learners.

 

 

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