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.
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!
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.
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!
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.