BBC World Service Trust is attempting to harness the power and pervasiveness of mobile phones to provide English language lessons for the 50+ million mobile users in Bangladesh.

In a wonderfully ambitious new project, BBC World Service Trust is attempting to harness the power and pervasiveness of mobile phones to provide English language lessons for the 50+ million mobile users in Bangladesh. This first-of-its-kind effort marks the first time that mobile phones have been used as an educational tool on this scale.

The project plans to offer English learning tools via the mobile phone, television, and Internet with BBC making Audio and SMS lessons available through its BBC Janala (“Window”), which transforms a mobile phone into an affordable “tutor” capable of coaching Bangladeshis through 250+ lessons.

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