By providing your child an excellent education in language studies, you are giving him vital skills for his life’s calling. The benefits of learning to communicate well cannot be overstated! The A Beka English program is known for excellence in its systematic study of grammar and composition, spelling and word usage, and inspiring literature.
- Literature—Well-written stories about people—pioneers, patriots, professional athletes—entertain, motivate, and teach young people. Great storytellers like Dickens, O. Henry, and Kipling will develop your child’s vocabulary and reading comprehension. Thoughtful class discussion and essay questions over the best and most beautiful of what has been written train him to approve thoughts that are excellent—whatsoever is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report!
- Grammar and Composition—A foundation in traditional grammar teaches your child how language works and develops his logical thinking. A variety of writing applications ensures that his communication skills are strengthened.
- Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry—Knowing the best word is often what distinguishes the best communicators. The 20 weekly spelling words and 7 weekly vocabulary words from the literature will take your child one step closer to that goal. And, with his video classmates, he will memorize 8 inspiring poems, including “If” by Kipling!
Your child will gain lifelong benefits from these lessons as he is challenged to grow in knowledge and skills by a master teacher, who provides clear explanations. As your child becomes acquainted with his video classmates, he will feel as though he is a part of the class. The teacher will even pause to allow “classmates watching” opportunity to participate.
The prerecorded online video streaming or DVDs give you the flexibility to set your own daily schedule. You have a full 12 months to complete the 170 lessons, which take 40–50 minutes of viewing time each. You also have the option to purchase either the tuition and books or tuition only (for those who may already have some of the materials and wish to purchase individual items separately). Both options include the assessment materials, a video manual to help you stay on track with the video teacher, and record-keeping progress reports to document progress through the school year.
A Beka Academy also offers the option of Independent Study, in which you keep your child’s academic records, or our Accredited Program. Our Accredited Program does not cost a penny more and provides official report cards, an official transcript, and free standardized testing. It also gives you the option to choose digital assessments. With either option, academic assistance is only a phone call or an e-mail away.
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