Initiative: English Language Learning By Using Social Network
Organization: Search English
Search English is a platform for Bangladeshi people of all ages, genders and professions to learn English. Through constant practice, users of the platform develop their level of proficiency in English reading, writing, speaking and listening. Without the fear of being ridiculed or intimidated, users can also engage in peer-to-peer learning through a closed community group on Facebook.
Search Engine is a Facebook group that has created an environment to practice English writing and speaking. In the beginning, a user is encouraged to post one-word or one-line comments, up to 30 a day. As users become more comfortable in reading and writing in English, they are encouraged to comment on 50-100 posts a day. This way, over a period of three to six months, learners overcome their fear and hesitation about writing. Meanwhile, to develop spoken skills, members are encouraged to post video messages regularly on Facebook.
The group has more than 3.5 million members, most of them ahed been 18-24 who publish more than 600 posts every day.