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.
World Literature—Devices such as figurative language,
theme, and setting are tools in the hands of writers! As your teen studies
these literary devices, he will use them to enjoy and appreciate Paradise
Lost, Don Quixote, and other selections by renowned world writers. A
highlight is the reading and study of Julius
Caesar and Silas Marner. Class
discussion and essay questions build your teen’s analytic skills.
and Composition—Your teen will be introduced to advanced grammatical
concepts such as mood, objective complements, and substantives. And to new
forms of writing such as a critical book review, which is part of the Author
Research Project. His
growing reasoning ability is strengthened through both grammatical concepts and
Spelling, Poetry—Watch your
teen’s vocabulary and thinking skills soar as he studies the origin of
vocabulary words; word analysis through prefixes, roots, and suffixes; and word
analogies! In addition to the 144 vocabulary words, more than 1,000 synonyms,
antonyms, and related words are part of this year’s study. Memorizing Shelley’s
“Ozymandias” and 9 other poems will give him a love for language and an
appreciation for the best thoughts presented in the best way.
Your teen will gain lifelong benefits as he is inspired to grow in
knowledge and skills by a master teacher, who provides clear explanations. The
responses of your teen’s video classmates will expand his own perspective. He
will feel as though he is a part of the class as the teacher pauses 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.