By: Cristian Sandoval
This being my first blog for Yes al Inglés, I wanted to make sure to share the reason why we started the program and why the organization is so committed to the English language.
A year ago MATT’s Executive Director approached me with the idea of creating an online English language program to help developing economies attract foreign investment. The idea of teaching English intrigued me, and the challenge of developing a comprehensive program to teach English online was really exiting.
In 1985 UNESCO wrote a report in regards to why Mexico was failing to educate its elementary school children. It was failing for the same reason you don’t see many Mexican restaurants in Western Europe…the system lacked the appropriate infrastructure to supply the students with the right tools. Try to find black beans and jalapeno peppers in the Czech republic.
Yes al Inglés came to solve a lot of infrastructure challenges for teaching English. By being online it reduces the dependency on classrooms, it’s easy to follow, makes it easy for students to learn without the need for a teacher, and we tried to make it entertaining and fun for the students. Best of all, the low cost makes it accessible to everyone… like chips and salsa in Texas!
There is a lot to do and we have many opportunities. Let this be the start of our journey to teach English to developing economies.