I'll share with you a google spreadsheet called English Curriculum and a Dropbox folder called Learning Dollars.
(0) Look at the "Phrases" Sheet in English Curriculum
(1) Add the appropriate article (a or an) before each noun
(2) Conjugate the verbs, adding nouns from the above noun list as direct or indirect objects, only if necessary. Use the present progressive tense by default, unless the verb is very commonly used in the simple present tense (i.e. to have, to be, to live, etc). Ask me if you are not sure whether to use the simple present or not.
(3) For adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions, you will have to be creative and come up with phrases (3 phrases per adj/adv/prep/conj to be specific). Make sure to vary the other words -- i.e. phrase 1: a green car, phrase 2: a green dress, phrase 3: She is wearing green. Be to changing these up to match the pictures you will find later.
Match phrases to pictures that CLEARLY express the meaning of the phrase
(i.e. (1) Show 3 pictures of different cats to teach the word cat, show 3 pictures of different mice to teach the word mouse, and show 3 pictures of different rabbits to teach the word rabbit. (2) Then show a picture of the mouse on top of the cat with the phrase "The mouse is above the cat", a picture of the cat on top of the mouse with the phrase "The cat is above the mouse", and a picture of the rabbit on top of the cat with the phrase "The rabbit is above the cat" By now, the user would have inferred the meaning of the word above. It is really important you only use words that the user already knows (in other words, that are above you in the spreadsheet)).
(1) Use [url removed, login to view]:fmc to search for creative commons pictures.
=> If the phrase can be matched to a picture of an Indian celebrity (who are listed in the "Celebrities" sheet), then make sure to do that. For instance the word "man" and the word "green" can probably be matched to images of Indian Celebs (i.e. a picture of John Abraham and a picture of Aishwarya Rai wearing green, respectively). On the other hand, you may not be able to match the word "ball" to an Indian Celeb -- although I would prefer if you are creative and find a cricketer holding a ball and draw an arrow using your image editing software to the ball. Do feel free to use image editing software -- make sure the creative commons license lets you "adapt". [DURING THE PROCESS OF COMING UP WITH PHRASES, YOU MAY WANT TO SEARCH FOR IMAGES AS WELL AND BUILD PHRASES THAT MATCH AN IMAGE YOU KNOW EXISTS -- SOMETIMES, IT WILL BE EASIER TO BUILD A PHRASE FROM A PICTURE THAN THE OTHER WAY AROUND ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE INDIAN CELEB CONSTRAINT -- see 6 below]
(2) Click Visit Page
(3) Download the picture and grab the wikipedia citation and put it in the spreadsheet as shown. if the wikipedia citation says "See Page for Author", then also provide a link to the picture in the citation. if it is a flikr picture, grab the name of the flikr user and a link to his/her profile, the name of the picture and the url of the picture, and the name of the license and the link to the creative commons license (ask if you have questions about this). if it is neither wikipedia commons nor flikr commons, don't use it.
(4) Rename the picture the next number available (i.e. 24) and move it to Dropbox/Learning Dollars/english_app_celebs/hindi/
(5) Fill in the picture number and the citation into the phrases sheet.
(6) Highlight the celeb used in the Celebrities Sheet. In the end, all the celebs should be highlighted.
(7) Use [url removed, login to view] to get the audio for every phrase, save it as #.mp3 to english_app_audio/ . Fill the # in the audio file column.
(8) Use google translate to fill the Hindi translation column. Use [url removed, login to view] and save to english_app_audio/hindi_translation. Fill the # in the next column.
You can actually grab a peak into the google spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/a/govindadasu.com/spreadsheets/d/1bGteB1D7lKaBeHR2vltlziV9KX6MATy3LNvXcm4yuHg/edit#gid=781761035
Look at the phrases tab at the bottom.
I was informed that the above instructions are unclear. Here is a new set of instructions: https://docs.google.com/a/govindadasu.com/document/d/1Z85154qzDNYZCI2eXaunz1YDlc2IUbuF0OVYRwGPJv8/edit#