One of the ironic paradoxes of the modern world is that the more important the language arts become, due to the growth and widespread use of new communications technologies, the more the integrity and the mastery of those arts erodes.
A good example is the abbreviated language used by the younger generations to communicate with texts on phones and mobile devices. While it’s true that tiny keyboards make traditional typing impossible, and the use of abbreviations greatly increases the efficiency of communication with such devices (as long as all parties understand what the abbreviated words mean), at the same time the use of this digital language has a corrosive effect on the correct usage and structure of English spelling and grammar, as well as reading proficiency.
Excellent English language skills are arguably more important today than at any time in history. The world is growing ever more connected, and the written word is still the primary method of communicating. Yet public schools don’t emphasize language arts these days, and English skills are suffering. If you’re one of the many parents concerned about this trend, you should consider giving your child the advantage of supplemental tutoring through the Eye Level English program.
The Eye Level English program is based on U.S. Department of Education curriculum standards and focuses on the fundamentals of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Your child will acquire the core skills that make up the foundation of English language mastery, and gain a significant edge in today’s academic arena. The Eye Level English program is the perfect summer activity for your child. Contact today for more information.