HCS Project 3 - Written English Classes

Hey folks! Yes we are back in action! Apologies for the huge delay :frowning: Yesterday we (Adhish and I) met Mr Arvind from MVF. They are planning to start a month long (?) english language course for their documentation assistants. Since the t…

Hey folks!

Yes we are back in action! Apologies for the huge delay :(

Yesterday we (Adhish and I) met Mr Arvind from MVF. They are planning to start a month long (?) english language course for their documentation assistants. Since the target audience will be the doc assistants (DA), we need to lay more stress on written English this time. So a simple copy paste of our approach last time will not work! :)

Objectives:

1. The DAs have to draw the program calendars (PC) etc of MVF. We've asked MVF to send us a copy of a "near perfect" PC so that we know what it is that these guys r expected to do once they are thro with this course. Also asked them for a PC drawn up by one of the DAs so as to know at what level these guys are.
2. To be able to communicate a little in English, so spoken English is gonna be there on the "syllabus"
3. TO be able to do some elimentary Maths problems. Here elimentary is a subjective word, don't know what exactly they have in mind.

Background of DAs: Most of them are 10th or 12th pass. And atleast some of them do prepare these PCs in English. Some of them prepare it in telugu and send it to head office for translation.

Likely start date: May 15th

They were planning to start the program in the first week of may, but we've asked for a postponement to may 15th as the engg folks are having their eggjams, even and I wont be in town :)

Venue:

1. Chevalla Trng Center Our participation might be restricted to 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday effectively giving us 36 hours (assuming it will run for 3 weeks, and 1 hrs lunch brk). Transportation to be provided by MVF.
2. Somewhere in the city We will be participating during the week too. Much more effective in terms of knowledge sharing, but might not be financially viable for MVF.

We need to tell to them on Monday the number of ppl who commit to option 1 / 2. If the no. of ppl committing to Option 2 is a good figure, then they might conduct it in the city itself.

I have created a yahoo poll for this on the Y! grp: mvf_hyd_vol. So those from hyd willing to help, please subscribe to that list and register ur vote over there. We don't have much time on our hands if we need to start it on May 15th!

Any queries/suggestion, post back!

take care,
have fun,
Uday


Venue:
1. Chevalla Trng Center Our participation might be restricted to 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday effectively giving us 36 hours (assuming it will run for 3 weeks, and 1 hrs lunch brk). Transportation to be provided by MVF.
2. Somewhere in the city We will be participating during the week too. Much more effective in terms of knowledge sharing, but might not be financially viable for MVF.

We need to tell to them on Monday the number of ppl who commit to option 1 / 2. If the no. of ppl committing to Option 2 is a good figure, then they might conduct it in the city itself.

I have created a yahoo poll for this on the Y! grp: mvf_hyd_vol. So those from hyd willing to help, please subscribe to that list and register ur vote over there. We don't have much time on our hands if we need to start it on May 15th!

Any queries/suggestion, post back!


Uday,

I will go for option - 1. I would like to contribute even to the 2nd one, but I've my own reservations as my job may not permit me to do so. Well, as I've posted in the HCS thread, the news from my frnds can be known most probably on monday. So I may give u the news by Monday evening.

I'm waiting 4 approval from Y! grp mvf_hyd_vol. I would like to see what activities went on there previously.

Aah....Feels so good to see some action again on the HCS front.....So all ya new people out there, and the oldies too....Its time we pulled up our socks folks.... :)

I will go for option - 1. I would like to contribute even to the 2nd one, but I've my own reservations as my job may not permit me to do so


That really wouldn't be an issue prasanna....Go thro' the thread for the previous english course and you will find that most of the volunteers back then are people who were working.....We could always try and come up with a time-table thats acceptable to most constraints :)

And this time around we will have to chalk out a propah time-table before hand.... 😉

As for my availability, hmm...cant guarantee anything as of now ğŸ˜ž But yea, if I am around in hyd, you can take it for granted I'll be there

Cheers

I will more than eager to join u guys if that day is a holiday for my office.

So any day which is not a working day for my office is OK for me

I have the same problem which I had last time around too :whatthat:

Can folks who arnt well versed (heck leave well versed,rather zero) in Telugu be of any help? :whatthat:

Uday,

I will go for option - 1. I would like to contribute even to the 2nd one, but I've my own reservations as my job may not permit me to do so. Well, as I've posted in the HCS thread, the news from my frnds can be known most probably on monday. So I may give u the news by Monday evening.

I'm waiting 4 approval from Y! grp mvf_hyd_vol. I would like to see what activities went on there previously.


Hey sure, np.

You can chk out the main HCS Thread pages 15 onwards to get to know the activities done so far.

This thread was started once the first eng lang workshop finished: Hyderabad Community Service Project 1--->Successfully Completed :)
I have the same problem which I had last time around too :whatthat:

Can folks who arnt well versed (heck leave well versed,rather zero) in Telugu be of any help? :whatthat:


abbe u r already counted in!
Lets c whether u teach them english, or they teach u telugu

tere avataar ko kya ho gaya???:-p

abbe u r already counted in!
Lets c whether u teach them english, or they teach u telugu


Oh,aisa hai kya

tere avataar ko kya ho gaya???:-p


Avatar par shuru mat ho yaar..pehle hi kaafi lafda hogaya


Uday

Hi Uday,

I've spoken to few of my frnds - currently I've a list of three - Sunil, Supriya n Gayathri.
I've asked them to join here n also asked them to subscribe to mvf hyd Y! grp.
They'll join soon. 😃

Hi Uday,

I've spoken to few of my frnds - currently I've a list of three - Sunil, Supriya n Gayathri.
I've asked them to join here n also asked them to subscribe to mvf hyd Y! grp.
They'll join soon. :)


Nice to see that Prasanna.... Hope to see more folks from hyderabad getting actively involved in this project... Believe me guys, Teaching English isn't exactly as simple as we all probably expect. But yes, it is gr8 fun far beyond what we expect

Cheers

ps: Zarine and her avatar.....phew...mebbe I'll write a book on that 😉
uRmad Says
Believe me guys, Teaching English isn't exactly as simple as we all probably expect. But yes, it is gr8 fun far beyond what we expect


Yeah...we too discussed the same the other day. Well when r we gonna get the real picture of what we need to do - I doubt if we have 2 spend some .. if not more:smile: time on it b4 really going 2 the ppl......
prasannakumar Says
Yeah...we too discussed the same the other day. Well when r we gonna get the real picture of what we need to do - I doubt if we have 2 spend some .. if not more:smile: time on it b4 really going 2 the ppl......


Hi Prasanna,

We will be sitting on it shortly. Lets try to do it online, as both Subbu n I are not gonna be in town. The next one week you can Zarine for any clarifications. : for zarine: DHINCHAAK

In all likeliness we will be gng in for the weekend option as most seem to prefer that. Will inform MVF abt this in a short while.

As regards our preparations, i guess things will be a little simpler this time around, 'cuz of our prior experience in this field. 8-) But yes, we do need to chalk out a diff strategy for the "written english" aspect of it.

Hey can you plz PM me ur contact details.

thanks,
Uday
Hi Prasanna,

The next one week you can Zarine for any clarifications. : for zarine: DHINCHAAK

Hey can you plz PM me ur contact details.

thanks,
Uday


PMed my contact details..need to get in touch with Zarine again:)....

Hi Everyone,

It seems most ppl are comfy only with the weekends. So I've communicated the same to MVF. Just waiting for them to get back to us with further information.

They will be calling a couple of these DAs to city sometime next week, so that we can meet with them. Have specifically asked them send in guys who will be a representative sample of the entire batch, unlike wat happ last time.

Shall we plan for Y! Conference sometime this weekend? We have only 2 weeks left!


Uday

Shall we plan for Y! Conference sometime this weekend? We have only 2 weeks left!
Uday


I am ready! Finalize the time ASAP.
Hey,

We have been silent for quite some time!
15th is nearing.........
What's happening here?

Uday........any news?????????

Prasanna,Any news from NAANDI Folks?..Or if u want,we can personally go down there.

As mentioned by Prasanna earlier about the AegisIndia group,we had a disc regarding the project.

The project is good,the catch is only working junta can take part in it,as it is abt sponsoring needy kids for their education.

As the forum doesn't support fund raising activities,we've decided to pursue it off the forum.But we shall keep updating the thread on the activities on that front.

Prasanna,Any news from NAANDI Folks?..Or if u want,we can personally go down there.

As mentioned by Prasanna earlier about the AegisIndia group,we had a disc regarding the project.

The project is good,the catch is only working junta can take part in it,as it is abt sponsoring needy kids for their education.

As the forum doesn't support fund raising activities,we've decided to pursue it off the forum.But we shall keep updating the thread on the activities on that front.


Thanks Zarine for the updation on AegisIndia.
Yeah, I contacted Aparna of Naandi on this through mail.
She asked us to meet so that we can discuss the project better.
I'll finalize the time of meeting soon n will updt u on this.