Programs - TEP

Textbook Augmentation Program (TAP)

TAP is designed to support government primary school teachers who teach English to students from grade 3 to grade 7. Teachers are provided methodologies to teach from the government issued English textbook in a way that they can teach as they build their own capacities. The TAP has GET-Videos or Govt. English Textbook Videos and TEP or Teacher Empowerment Program:

GET-Videos – A single QR-code sheet enables each student of grades 3 to 7 to be able to view their textbook lessons and poems as videos with the text animated in time with the bilingual audio. Difficult words are explained in each paragraph. We currently have K-GET, C-GET and M-GET Videos, for Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, respectively.

TEP – Audio support provided as part of this program helps teachers of grades 1 to 7 with pronunciation of the English textbook. A teacher resource book provides translations for all lessons and provides viable solutions and explanations for activities associated with the lessons with the learning objectives as the focus.


  • The TAP benefits students from the 3rd to 7th grade in govt. schools by empowering the teachers directly


  • TAP is enmeshed with the govt. stipulated syllabus for grades 3 through 7. It gives the freedom of designing lesson plans to the teacher as per the requirements of each semester

  • Students can independently learn each lesson and poem at home and with their classmates so that they reinforce what is taught at school, at their own pace

Teaching and Learning Materials

  • Designed to provide support to the teachers while boosting their English skills and their confidence in and understanding of their English knowledge as they teach the government stipulated syllabus

  • Teachers are trained with phonics and are provided with resource books that offer detailed suggestions on how to conduct various language building activities

  • Teachers are provided with audio tracks for each textbook unit that they can use away from class to enhance their English language capability, while planning their upcoming lessons

  • Animation in the GET-Videos help students while they revise their material inside or outside the classroom. Meanings of difficult words in the local language helps students with comprehending the lessons better

Current News for TAP

  • The K-GET videos are on Diksha platform, with the potential of reaching 60 Lakh students across Karnataka

  • GET-videos are a low-cost solution to empower teachers and students across states for the govt. issued English textbooks

  • This year, K-GET is in 1,734 schools in Karnataka and C-GET is in 21 schools in Chhattisgarh

Content and Curriculum

  • GET-Videos

    • Text animation helps directly in reading of words.
    • Learning pace can be defined by each student by pausing, slowing down or speeding up sections
  • TEP

    • Phonic sounds of alphabets
    • Training teachers to sound out and read the words
    • Audio recording of the entire English textbook to aid teachers in preparation of each lesson
  • GET-Videos

    • Difficult words from each paragraph are displayed with their meaning in the local language to help with comprehension
  • TEP

    • Kannada translations in teacher’s resource book for all English lessons
    • Coupled with guided reading in audio recordings, this helps in improving English skills in teachers
  • TEP

    • Recommendations in Kannada customized to each textbook activity
    • Detailed examples
    • Establishing context to non-indigenous content
    • Questions and solutions to problems