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English Language Laboratory established in SOS Children Village.

ISLAMABAD -- An English Language Laboratory is being established at SOS village, H-11, Islamabad, to provide English language coaching classes for students from playgroup to Grade 10.

The program, utilizing specialized English language software, would also be used by existing SOS staff (12 in number) and 11 "mothers" to improve their English language skills.

Briefing the journalists about educational activities of village and establishment of English Language Laboratory on its premises with the help of Small Grants and Ambassador's Fund Program of USAID, Chairperson of SOS Children's Village Mrs. Naznin Murtaza and Director Mrs. Shama Khan said SOS Children's Village was striving to provide the best education opportunities to all its children.

The English language lab has been set up in order to ensure that students' English language , confidence level and communication skills were not up to the mark as compared to other students of same age group, making it a big handicap in the early stages of their career, particularly when they were competing with such students for getting admission into professional colleges or competing for jobs.

Rosetta Stone Software will be used in this lab, which is quite useful for fast learning language techniques all over the world, since it kept individual records and students can progress at their own level.

The English language teacher and the software staff shall monitor the progress and maintain all records, while Head Start School shall be responsible for maintaining a steady supply of books for students in English at all levels, so that they can practice their newly acquired language skills.

The IT support staff would also provide further training to the senior students in various software and computer skills such as basic programming, web development and other applications.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 1, 2013
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