Digital Labs: Bridging Language Divide
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Digital Labs: Bridging Language Divide

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India is on the cusp of launching itself on the global platform. With the potential that India has – both economically and in terms of its demographics – there is a need for the youth of India to be prepared to face the challenges that need to be countered for the nation to command the respect it rightfully deserves.

With the advent of globalisation, geogrpahies are not barriers anymore and English, as a medium of choice for communication between diverse nationalities and cultures has now become commonplace. If there is one thing that India lacks at this point is the ability of a large populace to communicate in this language. Add to that the dearth of good English teachers across the country, and one gets a rather dismal scenario. India already suffers from lack of access to educational facilities and access to formal education is still a distant dream for many. Those who have access and can afford education for their children always tend to send their kids to English medium schools. The less fortunate have to contend with schools not equipped with the ability to impart quality English education.

In such a scenario, digital language labs have come as a blessing for many. Companies in this space realize this well and have adopted innovative techniques to make this solution available to the masses through institutions and maximum use of ICT.

Though in its nascent stage, digital language labs have the potential to benefit the millions who have been unable to get a hold over this language and subsequently, to lack of employment opportunities. With the advent of ICT being integrated with education and the pace with which it is catching up, things could soon change. The demand for digital solutions is huge. There is hardly one family in rural and urban India that is not obsessed with the idea of English medium education. Moreover, it can also bring about a much-needed transformation in the domain of language learning and personality development that is crucial to the success of India’s aspirational youth and the country at large.

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