PIMD has once again chosen to use Australian developed software for ESL to support the Lotus Program for ESL and Computer Literacy in villag schools in Sri Lanka. We have selected Phonics Alive by Advanced Software and Issues in English 2 by Protea Textware.

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In 2013 the Lotus Program will take a structured approach to building teacher fluency and confidence in listening, talking, reading and writing English using m-learning enabled through tablet technology. A trial will begin in January 2013. The tablets will be used by teachers in combination with a professional development program and self-directed learning. Follow us ...

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In January, 2012 the PIMD team visited the six schools participating in our Lotus Program to formally launch the Lotus Program at the start of the new school year. All teachers gave demonstration lessons. View videos of some of the standouts on our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PIMDInc

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PIMD at work with children in Sri Lanka - a guided reading lesson.

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Six schools in north-east Sri Lanka will formally launch the Lotus Program in January, 2012 at the start of the new school year using new teaching methods and resources supplied by PIMD. This program is a jointly sponsored by PIMD, the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka and the Provincial Departments of Education for the ...

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In July 2011 PIMD conducted the first teacher training workshop for the new phase of our Lotus Program focusing on English and Computer Literacy for Grades 3-5. Forty teachers from six schools participated. They were introduced to teaching techniques and approaches for English Literacy based on the use of levelled readers in both guided (small group) ...

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