Elementary-aged children already have a natural curiosity for the world around them. Through enriching reading material we aim to inspire these young minds and instill in them an enjoyment and passion for learning.
Our classes are all-English, all the time.
Native English-speaking teachers
Our classes are all immersive English-learning environments because our teachers are native English speakers. This allows students to improve their language skills more fluidly and colloquially.
Small class sizes
Through group discourse and interaction with their classmates, students are encouraged to speak up and voice their thoughts and opinions. This cultivates their logical thinking and social skills.
Fostering critical thinking skills
Students are encouraged to express their ideas through question-and-answer sessions and think critically about their arguments. This helps them become independent thinkers and prepares students for more advanced levels of writing.
What is guided reading and sentence building?
There are two main areas of focus at the elementary level — guided reading and sentence building.
Guided reading is done as a group where students practice reading silently, out loud, and by listening to the teacher. As a class, they analyze texts to develop and enhance comprehension and vocabulary.
Sentence building is taught through grammar instruction and writing practice. Students are asked to employ grammar skills organically through their writing, and by rewriting sentences with errors, students are able to target mistakes and problems unique to their writing experience.
Class Materials and Workbooks
HMH Into Reading Series
This popular series of reading-based textbooks introduces stories built around of varying themes and topics, followed by an analysis of each article. This helps guide students in understanding the text on a deeper level. This series is well-known for helping cultivate students’ English reading comprehension skills.
Spectrum Writing workbooks clearly guide students in how to write for various styles of text, whether it is narrative, expository, or if they’re simply stating an opinion. This helps students develop the skills they need to be prepared for higher level academic writing later on.
Specially Chosen Literature and Novels
We customize our program according to the English level of the students enrolled in each particular class. Different novels and pieces of literature are chosen each semester. Through the analysis of this reading material, students improve their critical thinking skills and strengthen their understanding of the English vernacular.
Our Fundamentals Classes
Students will develop the ability to converse comfortably with some mistakes, write basic sentences, read storybooks independently, read novels with class, developing grammar skills.
Students will learn to converse comfortably with proficiency, begin writing basic paragraphs and series of sentences, read children’s novels independently, strong command of basic grammar functionality
Students will be comfortable using proficient English in a range of situations, ability to construct a paragraph and foundations for essay writing, can read young adult fiction independently, strong command of grammar and mechanics
All new students who are interested in enrolling at Englist must complete a reading and writing assessment for our academic administrators to determine their most appropriate course level.
Englist teachers all speak English at a native level and possess a wealth of education experience. Through all-English instruction, our classes help beginner learners develop strong pronunciation, listening, and speaking skills. By organically building a wider range of vocabulary through daily conversation with teachers, students also develop solid foundations for more advanced English learning and communication.
Intermediate learners further improve their English abilities by learning from material that covers different subject matters, which then serve as topics of class discussion and writing assignments.