This section, contains General Information about Search English- our vision and mission, functions, who can join etc. It will give you a general idea about this this platform.
What is Search English?
Search English is a English language practicing platform for Bangladeshi people. It is a non-profit, apolitical organization dedicated to the public welfare.
Vision: Build a better future by learning English.
- Develop Human Resource in Bangladesh.
- Encourage English writing.
- Develop English language contents on Bangladesh.
What do we do?
At Search English we help Bangladeshi people to become highly proficient in English language.
How Search English develop English language skills?
Aside from Bangla, English is the other language we learn in our educational institutions-schools, colleges and universities. The main problem of English language teaching in our country is that we give a lot of emphasis on English grammar. Most of the students in Bangla medium memorize grammar- Narration, Voice Change, Translation, Group Verbs, Common Errors and so on. They do not use the language in real life. They just focus on rote learning to pass the exams.
This whole process is very unpleasant and most of the students develop a severe dislike towards English language. Eventually, this dislike turns into fear. They face severe problem in higher education. In the universities, they have to study English books, write answers in English in their exams and write research papers in English. Poor proficiency in English language also affects their career.
Language is not just memorizing grammar. We speak fluently in Bangla language. Do we memorize Bangla grammar since childhood? The answer is, No. We can speak Bangla fluently because we use that language in our daily lives. We speak Bangla all the time. We hear Bangla audio, we listen to people talking, we read Bangla papers, magazines etc. In this way, we use Bangla language in our daily lives all the time thus becoming highly fluent in Bangla.
At Search English, we strive to create an environment where ordinary Bangladeshi people can use English language in real life. We focus on four skills of language learning- Reading, writing, listening and speaking.
At Search English Facebook Group, we encourage our members to write posts, read other members’ posts and write comments in the posts.
Search English Website contains quality English content. Members who become better in writing can publish their posts in Search English Website.
We also organize Audio Adda session every day where people can practice speaking English with each other.
Who can join us?
School, College, University student, job-holders, business people, anyone can join Search English.
What kind of content we do not allow in Search English?
Articles or Posts related to religion, politics, sexual content, or any subject that is considered controversial, indecent or vulgar according to social and cultural norms will be deleted immediately. Facebook Group Members or writer of Search English Website who would write such contents will be warned for the first time. If they write such posts again, their membership will be cancelled.
Every night, Search English organizes adda at Website. It is an informal speaking session where Search English members can participate and speak in English with each other thus improving their spoken English skill.
How to join Skype Adda?
Here is how you can join Search English Skype Adda:
- Add Skype Adda admin/host on Skype (Current host ID: myselfkhayer)
- Send a text message to the admin at or after 10 PM (Bangladeshi Time)
- Switch your account to online mode
- Mute your microphone during others conversation
- Ask to the admin for getting chance to speak
- You must have to stay on the Adda as a listener for at least 7 days and after this period you will become a speaker[/mks_toggle]
What to do?
Here is what we allow in our Skype Adda:
- You may add anyone in your friend list from the group and personally chat or have voice conversation with them
- You are allowed to talk about any positive topic on the group call and get others’ opinion
- You must have to follow the admin/host instructions
- You are free to join and leave from the call anytime and you don’t need to take permission from anyone for that
- If you get removed from the group, simply send a message to the admin/host and he will add you again.
- If you face any problem with your connection try to update your Skype application to the latest version or simply logout from Skype for 10 minutes and login back again.
- You may ask to the admin for any kind of technical assistance.[/mks_toggle]
What not to do?
Here is what we don’t allow in our Skype Adda:
- Never call to the program host/admin during the session.
- We do not allow discussions on political, religious, adult topics
- You cannot swear at other participants or use abusive words.
- Do not add any new member in the group by yourself. If someone tells you that he/she wants to join Skype adda, refer him to the admin.
- Do not disturb any members unnecessarily on Skype if they do not feel comfortable with you.
- Do not ask any personal or insulting questions to any member
- Do not send any marketing or spam message to the group conversation or any individual.
- Do not misguide anyone with wrong information.
- If you do not have good knowledge about any particular topic, then avoid it instead of providing wrong information or explanation.[/mks_toggle]
If you do not follow any or all the above mentioned conditions the admin would permanently block you from attending Skype Adda.
Search English Member of Day is celebrated to encourage our members. Those who regularly write contribute to Search English are celebrated regularly. A Cover is made containing the photo and name of the member. It motivates the chosen member as well as other members to write more.
What to do to become Member of The Day?
Do you want to see your photo in Search English Member of the Day? Here is what you must do to:
- You must have to be a member of Search English facebook group
- You must have to be active on our facebook group for at least 7 days
- You must have to attach your own photo on your facebook profile picture
- You must have to write comments on several posts by other members
- You must have to write at least 5 posts in a week on Search English group
What not to do to become Member of The Day?
Things you should not do:
- You cannot write on our prohibited topics
- You cannot do any unusual activity on our group
- You cannot harass anyone
- Other members should not complain against you.