How NY Is Reaching Adult Learners Through Cell Phones and Text Messages

ET NY PHONE HOME: It’s hard to find the time or energy to attend class—especially for many immigrants who work around the clock. But here’s an effort worth buzzing about. The Associated Press takes a look at a low-tech “cellphone language learning program” in New York that delivers recorded lessons and text-message questions to any mobile phone. So far, roughly 300 people have signed up for the pilot, delivered by San Francisco-based Cell-Ed. If the program goes well and expands beyond the state, it could be a boon to the estimated 36 million US adults who lack basic literacy.

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