By providing 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 Abeka English program is known for excellence in its systematic study of grammar and composition, spelling and word usage, and inspiring literature.
· American Literature—Great American short stories, poems, and other selections are organized by genre and periods to exemplify the specific characteristics of the time period—a great introduction to college literature studies! His eyes will be opened to literary craftsmanship as he traces a theme through Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Both class discussion and essay questions will build his analytic skills.
· Grammar and Composition—The grammar handbook used in grades 11–12 will become an invaluable resource, even in college! It provides a complete treatment of the elements necessary for effective writing and correct grammar. Eleventh graders work on college-prep writing assignments in research, essays, and literary analysis.
· Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry—The emphasis on the origin of vocabulary words; word analysis through the study of prefixes, roots, and suffixes; and word analogies is an education in itself! In addition to 144 vocabulary words, your teen will learn more than 1,000 synonyms and antonyms. Through joining his video classmates in memorizing Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and 8 other poems, your teen will be inspired by great ideas presented in great language.
Your teen will gain lifelong benefits from these lessons as he is inspired 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 “students watching” opportunity to participate.
The prerecorded online video streaming or DVDs give you the flexibility to set your own daily schedule. The video lease provides a full 12 months to complete the 170 lessons and 6 months to complete 85 lessons for a semester. You also have the option to purchase either the Video & Books or Video (for those who may already have some of the materials and wish to purchase individual items separately). A video manual is provided with either option to help you stay on track with the video teacher. Also, record-keeping progress reports are included with both options to document your child’s progress through the school year.
Abeka Academy offers two different program types to meet your family’s specific needs. The Unaccredited program allows for more course flexibility and relies solely on the home teacher to keep track of student records. For an additional charge, the Accredited program provides official report cards and standardized testing as well as reliable record-keeping by our academic team. With either option, academic assistance is accessible through email, live chat, or phone. Conveniently view our Homeschool Agreement before purchase to understand the requirements.