Languages are learnt, initially, by listening and speaking. Subsequently, further language related development is supported by reading and writing. When early learners begin reading it is best the text they read contains familiar words, phrases and sentences used to describe context that is familiar as well. This makes reading easy and fun. Reading in turn opens the door to acquiring enhanced language skills and enables the reader to explore new concepts. With increased language proficiency, it is also possible to communicate effectively in writing.
English is learnt similarly. However, Learning English phonics is often challenging since the sounds of individual English letters maybe different when the letters come together to form syllables and words. When learners are not exposed to English in their everyday environments, understanding English phonics become an even larger hurdle to overcome.
EnglishHelper™ offers learning programs that are designed for learners at various levels of proficiency. These programs are supported by unique learning technology that enables learners to listen, read and speak at their pace. Early learners are offered customized options from the General Programs category. These programs contain text that pertains to everyday life, so that learners recognize the content cognitively. For example, StartHelper™, a program for beginners, introduces English greetings and days of the week in its early modules.
Learners at higher levels of proficiency may be offered customized options from the Special Programs category. These contain texts that pertain to a particular context. Learners find this relevant and engaging. For example, TeachHelper™, a program for teachers who are just above basic English proficiency has modules on effective communication with parents and lesson planning.