Accelerating Young Minds | AYM and ELL Success
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AYM and ELL Success

Use of Accelerating Young Minds programs has been documented to help ELL children learn the English language rapidly.

The following are some ways in which this is achieved.  Click the image for more information.

  • Vocabulary:

    Our programs increase knowledge, understanding and use of English vocabulary. Our programs offer a broad range of vocabulary words to children, each with a visual reference.

  • Confidence:

    As they master the English language through our programs, ELL students, build self-confidence that helps them enter into the classroom discussion, volunteer and participate more. ELL students using our programs have been observed to be less reserved and speak out more.

  • Multimodal Language Learning:

    With our digital activities, ELL students simultaneously see the text of written word, hear the word being spoken and see an image of the word. This multisensory approach leads to better retention of words in verbal memory and greater understanding of vocabulary words.

  • Communication:

    Children are shown correct use of words and phrases in various social contexts. This provides a cultural context or reference to each word/concept. They learn proper order of words in a sentence and the basics of grammar, tense and syntax. ELL students are able to apply what they learn from the programs to their lives immediately and practice articulation in English.

  • Pronunciation/Enunciation:

    ELL students are given opportunities to speak out words after being given instruction on how to emphasize the syllables of a word. Voice Recognition is coming soon!

  • Reading and Spelling:

    Accelerating Young Minds programs teach phonemic awareness and provide instruction on reading and spelling through phonics. A child is able to learn through our programs rapidly and can easily catch up with the rest of the class even when introduced to English much later.

  • Building Cognitive Capacity:

    Bilingual children who regularly speak two or more languages employ extensive cognitive resources to communicate proficiently in the secondary language. The cognitive training exercises in our programs build the capacity of memory, attention, sequencing and processing that is required for this process.

  • Test Scores:

    ELL students using our programs perform well on state standardized tests of reading and do better than ELL students who have not used AYM. A preliminary comparison of our program with another reading program suggests ELL students have greater success at mastering language concepts with our programs in a much shorter span of time.