1 mn people in Bangladesh learn English through BBC’s mobile service

BBC World Service Trust has said that Janala, a mobile service which helps people learn English via mobile phones in Bangladesh, has delivered one million English lessons in the country. Janala, which means window in Bengali was launched in November last year and is run by BBC World Service Trust and funded by UK’s Department for International Development.

Users need to dial 3000 and they get access to three minute long audio lessons and SMS quizzes. The lessons vary from Essential English for beginners to story telling lessons for advanced learners. Telecom operators charge 1 Taka per minute for the lessons. Source: MediaNama

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