Fundamentals

Elementary Level

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

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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.

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Spectrum Writing

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.

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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

Fundamentals 1

Students will develop the ability to converse comfortably with some mistakes, write basic sentences, read storybooks independently, read novels with class, developing grammar skills.

Fundamentals 2

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

Fundamentals 3

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.

chloe tseng
chloe tseng
2021-07-26
我們之前也在別的地方上過英文課程,在綜合評比之下,真心覺得englist的教學態度真的很棒。 千萬不要害怕讓孩子在嚴謹的環境上課,有要求的老師才是認真的,也不要過度自信孩子能自律,哈。 englist的老師在期末會提供一份書面說明,在各個方面予以孩子學習講評,不過度嚴厲也不討好,讓家長與孩子有跡可循,我個人覺得中肯負責。 平時englist也利用line與家長有效率的聯繫溝通,在督導孩子這點很令人放心。 總之我認為很信任englist,謝謝老師與行政人員。
Mei Wu
Mei Wu
2021-06-30
上過其它貴桑桑的強調快樂學習的美語班,卻總是只有口語稍微進步一點。而這裡強調閱讀和寫作課程,在練習閱讀和寫作的過程中,口語也加強到了,一舉數得。這裡的老師都很熱情和專業,小班制更是它的優點,每個學生都可以被妥善的照顧到,因此十分推薦。
吳奇穎
吳奇穎
2021-06-26
真的很喜歡!從最基礎閱讀,慢慢進入寫作,非常紮實,而且老師幽默有趣小孩很喜歡,環境也很明亮整潔,進出管理嚴格,家長可以很放心把孩子交給他們!非常推薦!
Eric Ke
Eric Ke
2021-06-26
老師能充分掌握每個學生的學習狀態,教學生動活潑有趣。 比照美國小學程度精選教材,加強閱讀分析文意,提升學生的理解力。 持續的寫作練習,對文章架構&文法能力亦有顯著進步。 孩子非常喜歡並期待上課!
Yichia Lin
Yichia Lin
2021-06-26
老師對學生的觀察很細膩,能鼓勵學生在生活上多尋找不同的寫作素材,對於學生的寫作方式也有嚴格的要求,每次批改完都會要求孩子重新謄寫rewrite 孩子持續穩定進步中。
Amy Chen
Amy Chen
2020-10-30
對於年紀小一點的學生來說,老師授課靈活生動,讓小孩願意來上課也喜歡去上課。年紀稍長的學生來說,老師上課變的嚴謹且有要求,不論是在閱讀或寫作上看的出學生的進步。但是,閱讀跟寫作真的不像背單字,今天背明天就看得出成績,家長要多點時間及耐心。
Deborah Tsai
Deborah Tsai
2020-08-13
My son attended this school during our summer break back to Taiwan and he loved it! We felt that he needed extra support in learning how to become a better writer but have not had much success with other enrichment programs. Heard about the program from a friend in Taiwan and couldn’t believe our luck. Current plan is to enroll him every time we go back.

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