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—Notable works like Hamlet, Up from
Slavery, and Great Expectations teach us beautifully about life and mankind.
Thoughtful class discussion and essay questions over thematic elements such as humility,
justice, faith, and love help your teen approve thoughts that are
excellent—whatsoever is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report!
Composition—Good writing and proper grammar take practice! Your teen will work
on perfecting paragraph unity and
coherence and improving sentences in his continued efforts to write clear and concise
Spelling, Poetry—The 20 weekly spelling
words and 10 weekly vocabulary words from the literature will take your teen one
step closer to perfecting his communication skills. Along with his video
classmates, he will memorize 10 inspiring pieces, including Portia’s famous speech
from The Merchant of Venice, “The Quality
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.