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Language Acquisition

The five steps of language acquisition is the basis for all our learning programs

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  • Stage 1 - Listening, Observing & Repeating

  • Stage 1 is a “silent” period for a child to listen, respond to visuals and to copy movements to show comprehension. TPR is an especially effective method for teachers to focus on listening and understanding.

  • Stage 2 - Understanding & Speaking

  • Stage 2 is an active period for a child to be receptive to the learning material and build vocabulary. The teacher focuses on simple vocabulary, basic concepts and stories that are usually predictable for the child. At this stage, the child relies on visuals for learning to develop their listening, understanding and speaking skills.

  • Stage 3 - Applying & Inquiring

  • Stage 3 is an inquisitive period for a child to begin asking simple questions based on what a child sees, hears, and understands. The child is understanding stories read aloud with the support of pictures and is able to say simple phrases. Example activities that the child is able to complete are matching vocabulary words to pictures, completing a puzzle picture and sequencing stories.

  • Stage 4 - Inferencing

  • Stage 4 is a transitional period for the learner to create meaning within the learning environment. The child is making more complex sentences to express thoughts and continues asking questions to clarify what is learned. Most importantly, the child is inferencing and making connections between new information and previously learned content.

  • Stage 5 - Fluency

  • Stage 5 is an advanced period for the learner to be near native speaker level and continues to analyze and use language independently.

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Our Programs

Our learning programs can be started as early as 18 months and can be adapted to the needs of various markets

Foundation
LEVEL 1

Oral Language 1
Language Exposure,
Rhythm & Rhyme
(6 months)

Oral Language 2
Expanded Vocabulary
Development
(6 months)

Foundation
LEVEL 2

Foundation Skills 1
Vocabulary, Phonics
(6 months)

Foundation Skills 2
STEM, Nature
(6 months)

Literacy
LEVEL 3

Vocabulary 1
Around the Home &
Health & Exercise
(12 months)

Vocabulary 2
Nature & Community
(12 months)

Literacy
LEVEL 4

Basic Phonics
Consonant,
Short & Long Vowels,
Digraphs
(12 months)

Advanced Phonics
Diphthongs,
Control-R Vowels, Affixes
(12 months)

Advanced Reading
LEVEL 5

Reading Fluency
Sight words, Vocabulary,
Story Sequencing
(12 months)

Reading Comprehension
Critical Thinking,
Higher-Order Thinking Skills
(12 months)

Advanced Reading
LEVEL 6

STEM 1
Independent Reading
(6 months)

STEM 2
Reading Application
(6 months)

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Child Development Skills

There are five major developmental skills of a child

Social &
Emotional Skills
Social and Emotional Development is the child’s ability to interact with others and having self-control.
Gross Motor
Skills
Gross Motor Skills is the child’s ability to use their muscles for large movements.
Fine Motor
Skills
Fine Motor Skills is the child’s ability to use their muscles for small movements, specifically using their fingers and hands.
Speech &
Language
Skills
Speech and Language Development is the child’s ability to understand and use language.
Cognitive
Skills
Cognitive Development is the child’s ability to learn and solve problems.
Social & Emotional Skills
Social and Emotional Development is the child’s ability to interact with others and having self-control.
Gross Motor Skills
Gross Motor Skills is the child’s ability to use their muscles for large movements.
Fine Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills is the child’s ability to use their muscles for small movements, specifically using their fingers and hands.
Speech & Language Skills
Speech and Language Development is the child’s ability to understand and use language.
Cognitive Skills
Cognitive Development is the child’s ability to learn and solve problems.

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S-Phase Learning Curve

A learning solution based on developmental milestones