Learning Your ABCs

Residents of Tainan, China, soon will meet their new English teachers as they toss out the trash: garbage trucks. Starting in September, the trucks are set to broadcast English lessons from loudspeakers as they pick up residential trash.

“Even grandmothers and grandfathers will be able to speak the most basic conversational English after listening for a few dozen times,” Tainan mayor Hsu Tain-tsair, whose wife came up with the idea, told the United Daily News. “This is Tainan's first step toward internationalization.”

Tainan is not new to the idea of using garbage trucks for dual purposes. Haulers currently broadcast classical music as they pick up garbage. And this fall, residents will be able to add a new experience to their cultural repertoire.

Source: Yahoo! News