your teen 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—No study of literature is complete without
exposure to authors such as Robert Frost, Pearl Buck, and Carl Sandburg.
Memorable selections based on missionary and military adventures go straight to
the reader’s heart and inspire perseverance and courage. Class discussion and
essay questions build analytic skills.
and Composition—Dive deeper into
punctuation protocols, antecedents and appositives, diagraming and dependent
clauses. Your teen will combine his understanding of grammar and usage with
researching and writing techniques to deliver quality compositions.
Spelling, Poetry—Knowing the best word is often what distinguishes the best
communicators. The 20 weekly
spelling words and 10 weekly vocabulary words from the literature will take
your teen one step closer to that goal. Along with his video classmates, he
will memorize 9 inspiring poems, including Frost’s “Stopping by Woods.”
Your teen 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 teen becomes more 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 teen’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.