A myriad of families come to the United States each year for many different reasons. Many of these families have never learned to speak English. Learning English then becomes necessary in order to improve communication with teachers, employers, and the community.
Time4Learning does not consider itself an ESL program, but many members who use it for this purpose find it extremely helpful. Individuals already enrolled in a certified ESL course, or those learning English by way of a tutor, will find that Time4Learning acts as a useful supplement to help them refine and practice their skills.
Benefits of Time4Learning for ESL Students
Although Time4Learning was not designed for ESL purposes per se, many individuals and families use Time4Learning as an ESL program. Our Time4Languages online English course is perfect for ESL students looking to improve their communication skills in both speaking and writing, or children wanting to take advantage of learning a new language. Time4Learning also offers a complete language arts curriculum that correlates to all state standards for children in preschool through high school. Those with little knowledge of the English language could begin using the interactive lessons designed for the lower grades and work their way up. All of the lessons utilize funny characters and entertaining games that make learning English fun.
Time4Learning members are able to work at their own pace and repeat any lesson as many times as they feel is necessary. For an ESL student, this can prove invaluable since it allows the individual to thoroughly understand and master a topic before moving on.
Another plus when utilizing Time4Learning’s educational program to help master the English language is its ease of accessibility. Members don’t need to install any software, or download any programs in order to gain access to the lessons. Simply log in to the website via an Internet connection from any computer. Lessons are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; this way, the lessons can easily be worked into any schedule.
Time4Learning is available for a low monthly fee and gives you the ability to cancel at anytime. Members select a grade level during the sign up process, and are also given access to both a grade above and a grade below the level chosen. In addition to a complete math and language arts curriculum, Time4Learning provides social studies and science as a bonus for most grades For an additional fee, students can access our award-winning foreign language program, as well – – including American English!
The Time4Learning Program Structure
Time4Learning has been refined through years of feedback from educators, parents, and students. Subjects are organized into chapters composed of interactive lessons, printable worksheets, quizzes and tests. Students are guided through the activities at their own pace by an automated system.
When students log in, they choose a subject, select a chapter, pick a lesson and complete the activities. A bright green arrow tells them where they left off, and completed work is clearly labeled with a check-mark or a gold star. Visual and auditory prompts guide students through the lessons, making it easy for even young learners to follow, and an online playground (controlled by parents) rewards and motivates them to finish their lessons.
Parents get access to printable lesson plans, teaching tools, detailed reporting and parental support through our online Parent Forum.
Does your child have different achievement levels for math and language arts? No problem! Time4Learning lets you set each individual subject at the appropriate graded level, making this program great for special needs and gifted students.