Libra Interactive offers English learning program

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 25, 2010

Libra Interactive Learning, a developer of custom built e-learning programs, has launched an interactive English learning program called SpeakToday. The company will follow the franchising model for expanding into other cities and towns. Currently, Libra Interactive Learning has tied up with several training institutes in Bangalore for imparting training in English through SpeakToday.

SpeakToday can train in the comfort of a home, with individual attention, perfecting oral communication skills and also refine the English accent. The interactive learning software comes with an animated trainer who not only teaches how to communicate in English but also grammar with pronunciation corrections. This training is imparted in regional languages like Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi, etc.

SpeakToday also incorporates a built-in Viro Meter, which gives instant feedback to the user (in terms of percentage) regarding the accuracy of pronunciation. User can change the required percentage for achieving better accent in their spoken words.

"SpeakToday’s user friendly graphic interface makes it an easy tool to operate even for those not conversant with using a computer," said Laxminarasappa, MD, Winners Academy, one of the franchisees of SpeakToday.

According to Sunjay Aryan, Managing Director, Libra Interactive Learning, in 2010, two million jobs are expected to be created in the organized retail sector, while BPOs may absorb 23 lakh employees. Both these sectors require proficiency in English — something that is currently absent amongst many high school as well as undergraduate youth.

"We are soon introducing the software in other regional languages including Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali and other major languages, after which we will launch the product in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and West Bengal markets as well," informed Aryan.

After the launch in Bangalore, the company plans to launch the Kannada version in Tier-II cities like Mysore, Mangalore and Hubli, owing to the need for a product like this in smaller towns. The company will also launch the Tamil-to-English version in Tamil Nadu; Hindi-to-English version in New Delhi, Mumbai and North India in the current fiscal.