As Astro’s educational partner, we work with them on the ‘Oh My English!’ TV series, which had 7.9 million views in the last season. Our team of writers and qualified teachers advises on the learning curriculum, assists in the script writing and editing process, and helps to create a large variety of online materials to support the shows. The website www.ohmyenglish.my offers viewers fun grammar and vocabulary games, self-study worksheets, quizzes, articles with new ideas for English learning, and the chance to ‘Ask Henry’ language-based questions.
After 4 series of collaboration between Astro and the British Council, last year’s addition of the ‘Oh My English! Game On’ gaming app has been a success with already over 50,000 downloads and a rating of 4.4 on Google Play. The telemovies ‘Oh My Goat’ and ‘Oh My Ganu’ have provided another chance for fans to catch up with their favourite characters.
Viewers have the opportunity to spend a day doing fun English activities and meet the cast of the show when British Council trainers head out with the ‘Oh My English!’ team to conduct educational roadshows for up to 500 school pupils per event, right across Malaysia. There are plans for further roadshow events next year.
Plans for ‘Oh My English!’ in 2016 are well underway and will be announced shortly.