Adopted Russian Child Gets “Clicking!”

One of the best uses of our program, Fast ForWord, is reinforcing or teaching the sounds of English.  In fact, in Asia, this is how Fast ForWord is used, to help English language learners

This child was born in Russia, and so heard Russian, not English in the first three years of life, when language and learning skills are developed.  Not surprisingly he has had auditory processing difficulties, eroding confidence and reading comprehension problems.

That was before his mother found Gemm Learning.  Here is an update:

“It’s like  something all of a sudden is clicking that hadn’t been clicking before.  He is doing his homework without a fight, and is taking the initiative to do things on his own.   And he just read Curious George Flies a Kite to me.    He read it all on his own and was able to tell me about the story afterwards, which is something he’s never been able to do.  

I can’t believe how much he’s grown since doing the program.  Before Gemm, he couldn’t comprehend even a paragraph and he was resistant to reading.  Now he is a willing reader and he is getting what he is reading.  It’s tremendous.”

Marianne J., parent of adopted 4th grader

Reading Progress For ELL Student

This 7th grader had difficulties in reading comprehension in particular, but was struggling all around.  English is her second language, adding to her difficulties.  We received this brief email, three months after program completion:

“We definitely see her progress. Emily reads faster and her comprehension is much better. She can read 50 pages in one day. Before this was not possible.”

Jol K., parent of 7th grader

Our program, Fast ForWord, is widely used for English Language Learners, where English is a second language, to help them gain dexterity with English.

Help for English Language Learner

We received this feedback today from a family where English is not spoken at home.  The mother speaks very little English.  And so for this child, our Fast ForWord program which is increasingly used by ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)  has been a wonderful addition to this family’s life:

“I couldn’t be more excited to see the how my son is learning and improving, not only in school but also at home as well. I’m glad to have you guys on his life. He is getting more responsible and yet having fun. Thank you  for making our lives much easier with your teaching program.”

Marcelo A., Parent of 4th grader