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How Englist does online learning better than others

How Englist does online learning better than others

We understand that online learning is hard for families. Online classes might mean parents need to do a little extra work in helping their kids, or might need to pay a little bit closer attention to how their student is behaving in class. It’s no fun for anyone – parents, students, and teachers. What makes Englist such a great program is that we both understand the difficulties and drawbacks of online learning, but we are also able to transition to an online system in the blink of an eye.

How to prepare for the TOEFL

How to prepare for the TOEFL

A good TOEFL study plan can do a lot to prepare you for the test. These steps will help you organize an ideal study plan.   TOEFL format and scores Useful resources Practice strategies Tutoring Conclusion TOEFL format and scores Overall, TOEFL scores you on a...

5 books that Englist elementary students love

5 books that Englist elementary students love

Elementary level books can be the most fun and lighthearted, but also pack an emotional punch that will stay with students into their adult lives. At Englist, we find the best books for this level are a combination of fun and humor, but with a dose of heavier topics and deeper meaning.

What is academic writing and why is it important?

What is academic writing and why is it important?

Academic writing has become an increasingly important part of education as parents and educators realize the value of critical thinking skills and preparing students for college. Still, many students, parents, and even other teachers don’t have a great grasp on this area of learning and why it is so critical. As such, at Englist we find it is important to not only teach academic writing, but also help everyone understand why it is imperative to the development of thoughtful and capable students.

How to prepare for the IELTS exam

How to prepare for the IELTS exam

By Teacher Jon A good IELTS study plan can do a lot to prepare you for the test. These steps will help you organize an ideal study plan.   Useful resources Ideal study space Understanding the test format Immersion - not over-study Taking mock tests Practicing...

Reading is the most important thing you can do

Reading is the most important thing you can do

Reading will not only help your student at Englist, but it will help students in their other classes. It improves students’ brains. Reading ensures academic success. And even more than all of that – reading ability is one of the strongest predictors of success in life.

How to write an essay

How to write an essay

Writing an essay is hard. However, learning how to write an essay is imperative not only for high school, college, and tests, but also for developing your critical thinking and analytical skills. If you are in a rush, this guide will give you the tools you need to write an essay right now. The essay style covered in this guide is perfect for quick, in-class writing or for writing tests like the TOEFL exam.

How to write a Simple Persuasive Essay (SPE)

How to write a Simple Persuasive Essay (SPE)

At Englist, one of our goals is to train students how to write academic essays. Many of our students have never been asked to write an essay before, and those who have tried to write one before probably never learned any type of structure or concrete method for how to do so. Understanding this, we have developed a system that trains new writers. We call it the Simple Persuasive Essay, or SPE, and it is just like it sounds – an easy-to-write persuasive essay.

Why your kids are studying the wrong way for the SAT

Why your kids are studying the wrong way for the SAT

Students practice until their heads hurt, and as soon as the test is done, they forget most of what it was they were learning. Cram, forget, cram forget. It is how testing works in Taiwan and how it will continue to work. The thing about these methods is that students aren’t actually learning, and this sort of training has very little value.

5 great (and 5 overrated) extracurricular activities for college

5 great (and 5 overrated) extracurricular activities for college

High school students need to take up activities that make them stand apart from other candidates and show them to be thoughtful, engaged, passionate, and bright. A popular way of ensuring you stand out is to plan a “spike”, or an extracurricular that is highly unique, independent, and impactful.

Why are tests like the SAT such a big deal?

Why are tests like the SAT such a big deal?

This guide will help readers better appreciate the idea of testing, especially in terms of college entrance exams like the SAT, college credit tests like Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, or English proficiency exams like the TOEFL.

The importance of social skills

The importance of social skills

Table of Contents What are social skills and why are they important? 1. Speaking and conversation 2. Forming and fostering relationships: peers, strangers, and different kinds of people 3. Lawyer skills: explaining, negotiating, convincing 4. Active listening:...

There is no such thing as “smart”

There is no such thing as “smart”

As educators, we constantly encounter parents, students, and even other teachers who will praise a particular student’s intellect by calling students “smart” or “intelligent” or “bright”. We need to resist this sort of thinking - not only is it incorrect, but it is...