They use innovative computer-based programs in addition to printed materials and techniques which make learning easy. The ETL systems demonstrate multimedia, multisensory, multilevel learning at its best.
These systems supply sufficient enjoyable practice using learning materials that stimulate the brain enabling it to store and retrieve auditory, visual and motor-kinesthetic impressions. This results in prodigious amounts of sequential learning, much more than is usually acquired in conventional classrooms. These programs are designed to engage the students attention with less than one hour per daily session without homework.
Expressways To Reading is what its name implies: a quick way to learn the vast array of skills required to communicate in English.
Schools, agencies, industry, and learning centers using Expressways To Reading report student achievement increases rapidly with lasting retention in the full spectrum of language arts: reading, spelling, handwriting and comprehension. It is a comprehensive system of 340 lessons extending from beginning to advanced reading.
Students begin where they can immediately achieve success and continue until their goals are reached, usually in an amazingly short time. Each lesson may involve more than 20 different activities all of which are integrated and sequential.
The brain is actually retrained to remember what is seen, heard, and spoken. The vital information is processed and directed into long-term memory. Learning is easy with Auditory-Visual Impression Pairing (A-VIP), an innovative approach developed by Dr. Hoes.
Unlike tutoring, the changes often affect other areas of learning and living and continue after the student completes Expressways! Students train approximately 4-5 hours per week with no homework. Teacher training, servicing and technical support are provided with the lease. Teachers find it easy and rewarding to implement, requiring almost no preparation.
Expressways To Math makes use of the same A-VIP techniques used in Expressways To Reading. A-VIP is used to embed into permanent memory the fundamental facts of calculation.
Expressways To Math then exercises and integrates the accumulating memory base so that the learner can apply it to developing math skills through computer games, recitation to music and rhythms, and contests.
Expressways To Math Level II involves telling time, handling money, inequalities, types of fractions and their processes, decimal numbers, ruler fractions, percentages, measurements in the English and metric systems, basic plane geometric forms, averages, estimates, ratio, probability, exponents, circles, areas of circles, volumes of solids, negative numbers, temperature and some advanced lessons for logical thinkers. Each lesson has an interactive instructional introduction before a student is directed to perform the exercises.
Level III consists of the section of word problems from QuikComp.
QuikComp includes 155 lessons offering 253 stories or topics. Its purpose is to develop comprehension through vocabulary study and the silent reading of graded text, teaching how to find and remember facts, main ideas, and to draw conclusions. Text to increase reading rate begins with a few short sentences, followed by paragraphs, then chapters, and finally stories of increasing length and complexity.
The computer delivers text at rates ranging from 120 to 2400 words per minute. At various intervals questions interrupt the text flow to test for comprehension, or the text may be read without questions. Most questions come at the end of the reading selection. The suggested goal of such training is to read at least 400 words per minute and maintain comprehension of 90% or better. Remarkable progress has been demonstrated in field tests, where most achieved their goals in as little as 25 one-hour sessions.
AdVocab increases vocabulary while improving spelling, focusing, and visual skills. Utilizing 20 different computer programs, the 131 lessons are based on thousands of multi-syllable words not taught in Expressways To Reading. Words are disassembled and reassembled giving root spellings and definitions and unlocking 1000's of partner words in the process. It is a learning system which disciplines the mind to think while combining meanings with word forms, often using game formats.
AdVocab is generally used with teens and adults and is expected to help increase SAT and ACT scores measurably. If a higher vocabulary and word knowledge correspond to higher incomes and better personal relationships, then AdVocab should be every serious learner's companion.
With ETL Speed-Spell you can: