Digitalising Language and Learning: An Outlook to New Age Technology : Jasvinder singh, wordsworth elt (p) ltd.

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Jasvinder singh
ceo, wordsworth elt (p) ltd.,
actuniv group company

Tell us about the underlying vision of ACTUniv.

Our vision is to provide effective and affordable instruments for the development of learners at every level. Words Worth Digital English Language Lab offers a blended approach to benefit the learners, provides empowerment of the teacher with technology tools and self paced learning with ample opportunity to practice for enhancement of the student’s skills.  The resources and material provided are a composite system to deal with English language training for the Indian scenario and is based on an extensive research. 

Can you speak about the products and services that you offer to the beneficiaries?

Our products are developed to meet the diverse audiences, both urban and rural, at their level and environment. Segments include School, College, Higher Learning institutions, Vocational & Professional training and adult learning initiatives with organisations. Words Worth programmes have also been implemented by some Government, semi-government and local governing bodies to provide training programs with international certification for the masses.  Words Worth has also introduced ‘Papyrus’ that may be implemented with the minimum of hardware.  

Please share with us the details of the collaborative partnership you have with any specific state Government, if any. 

 We are the largest training partner of the Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English (SCOPE) that trains the youth with skills in the English language through our 350+ centres across Gujarat. We are also the training partners of Gujarat Knowledge Society (GKS), an initiative that provides vocational training, offering as many as 38 courses in IT and Non IT domains through 40+ centres in Gujarat. Recently we have been appointed as the education partner for Rajasthan Knowledge Corporation to provide the digital training content, both digital and in print media. The Training of Trainers programme has been conducted by the company to induct all teachers of all training centres.

Kindly highlight the features of Words Worth, the digital English Language Lab.

Words Worth provides the teacher and the learner with individual digital multimedia content and materials that include courseware for the learner; trainer manuals, flash cards and a comprehensive ‘Train the Trainers’ programme for teachers. Words Worth offers graded levels of learning each with a structured study plan that uses blended learning methodology, with the integration of the specially designed tools that provides an edge over other products today.

Words Worth is based on ALTE/ CEFR framework for languages. Kindly elaborate on the same.

The CEFR framework is the standards accepted by most professional institutions and governments globally for employment, immigration and others. Three full day training is provided to the trainers on the use of the product and delivery techniques. The trainers are evaluated at the end of the programme and certification is provided. The duration of the learners study plans is of around 60 hours and includes ILT and CBT sessions following which the learner can attempt the examination.

What is the mechanism for judging the progress and what kind of certification is available to the beneficiaries at the end of the course?

ACTUniv is honoured to be associated with international testing bodies of repute like Cambridge ESOL, Pearson language Assessments and Trinity College for certification.  The examinations are independently conducted by the third party and appropriate certification is awarded to the candidate at the end of the course by the examination body.

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