´´Janala´´ program in Bangladesh caused a rush of more than 300,000 subscribers to learn English by cell phone.
The surprising response to the program is another testament to the economic significance of English.
For many, a command of English is a ticket to upward social mobility. The ability to communicate in English plus another professional discipline are often a winning combination in the global economy from Bangladesh to Baltimore.
Professor Winn has returned after a hiatus of posting to his blog dedicated solely to the English language.