Administrator | September 26, 2016

Multibhashi

Multibhashi

Multibhashi is an app to learn languages most effectively and effortlessly. The current version has audio-visual courses and quizzes to learn English from over ten regional languages and vice versa.

www.multibhashi.com

Incubated Since 2018 Headquarters Bangalore Sector Employability
Portfolio Manager Vikash Jha

“We aim to empower blue collar aspirants and workers towards gainful employment and career progression by linguistic upskilling via bilingual mode in a blended e-learning format.”
- Anuradha Agarwal

The Entrepreneurs

Anuradha Agarwal hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan. She finished her engineering and went on to pursue an MBA in Finance. She was a part of Dexter Capital Advisors before she started helping a few people in her immediate circle with English learning. Even before launching Multibhashi app, Anuradha created over 100 animated videos which taught various concepts of English and started posting them on Facebook. She also designed a chatbot for helping people play quizzes on various topics related to English.

The Challenge

When Anuradha was searching for online resources to help learners learn English, she realised that there is no single comprehensive solution to learn a language.

  • Blue collar workers who work on a daily wage basis cannot take a break to attend a classroom training as it impacts their daily earnings
  • Existing classroom trainings are expensive for the target segment
  • Personalised training, specifically linguistic training via native language is not feasible in CRT format

The Solution

  • Multibhashi offers self-paced learning that any learner can utilise in leisure hours, thereby, making this a more viable and affordable solution to the target segment
  • The self-paced learning is augmented by live tutor assisted training that ensures personalised blended learning to catalyse the learning process
  • Bilingual training ensures each learner can pick up a new language via the native mode of instruction before graduating to mono lingual learning
  • Multibhashi‘s interactive e-learning platform is based on the latest cloud technologies that ensures low latency and low data consumption on devices as varied as simple browser enabled feature phones to the latest smartphones, thus, making it a ubiquitous solution for the masses of India

The Impact

  • Multibhashi has reached the dark zones of Indian hinterland and empowered rural folk to upskill in functional spoken English as well as refinement in Hindi
  • Its association with Barefoot College has empowered community teachers in spoken English across 30+ districts in Rajasthan belt. These community teachers in turn disseminate the learnings to their immediate village community, thereby, having a multiplicative grassroots impact
  • Its association with Tortoise Learning was to empower tier-2 blue collar employees to upskill in spoken English (across Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh belt), thereby, enhancing their career progression
  • Its association with Vidya prasar Vidya Mandir in rural Karnataka belt has been an initiative to teach pedagogical English to school faculty in order to empower them to teach the students of the institution, thereby, having a deep and strong impact at the foundational echelons of society

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