Penn Explorer – Running A

Opening: 30/11/2022
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Thời lượng khoá học: Running A1/A2/A3/A4: 3 months (36h) 90mins/2periods/day 2 days/weeks
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This course will allow students to develop strategies and skills needed to be successful in all academic areas.
Students use skills related to language arts in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Students will be able to actively think and skillfully interpret, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information. They will also use appropriate strategies to construct meaning and an expanded vocabulary to enhance one’s ability to express ideas and information.


Students at 8 years old

Course outline


The course content is designed based on the Common Core State Standards for third-grade English of American education.

It will focus on skills related to language arts in the area of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Teaching staff

Penn Academy has a team of passionate and commited teachers who who are always eager to assist the young Vietnamese generation on their development journey. The native and Vietnamese teachers at Penn Academy all have teaching degrees that meet international standards and have many years of experience working with, and teaching English to children.

Form of learning

In addition to its lessons at the center, Penn Academy will run online classes through the Penn E-Learning system. The system has a user-friendly interface and numerous advanced features that allow students to easily communicate with teachers, use free online storage, and save lessons, among other functions.

Teaching model

The teaching and learning strategies provide teachers with models for developing learning materials for their students, which can be adapted and used in other contexts and curriculum areas.

Vocabulary building: This strategy focuses a portion of each classroom session on building a better vocabulary. Teachers invite students to point out unfamiliar words, cover meanings in class, and use interactive vocabulary-building exercises related to the class’s reading material.

Writer’s workshop: The writing workshop model allows students to learn about and take part in all aspects of the writing process; drafting, revision, editing, and publishing.

Peer response and editing: A valuable teaching strategy. Students are given the opportunity to analyze others’ writing and see the results their classmates got from a writing assignment. In addition, teachers observe how different students learn and what strategies are the most effective.

Cooperative learning: Cooperative learning tasks students with discussing a piece of literature in small groups. By allowing the students to engage in meaningful discussion, they begin to learn to analyze literature and engage in an educational process that they can take full ownership of. Students have found this to be a more engaging strategy than most traditional methods.

Student-chosen texts: Allowing students to choose their own reading materials is a strategy that literacy specialists recommend as a way to develop lifelong readers. Students select material from an age and reading level appropriate book library. Following a time of solo reading, students form book club-style groups and discuss what they’ve read, followed by reflection. When successfully applied, students dive deeply into the meaning of the text, develop critical thinking, and engage in debate with their classmates about the book they selected.

Key selling points of the course

A team of highly qualified teachers
Penn Academy's native teachers all have certifications in teaching English that meet international standards. They have all additionally passed a rigorous and professional recruiting procedure.
Flexible and streamlined curriculum
The course will be offered in two forms: online and offline, with a set of textbooks based on the Common Core State Standards.
Modern and dynamic learning model
Lessons are delivered in a variety of formats; such as games, songs, and stories, coupled with real-life themes.
The learning path corrisponds with the student's ability
With student centered teaching methods, Penn Academy designs a personalized learning pathway that is tailored for each student's level and ability.
Diverse range of progress assessments
The course content includes tests and assessments of students' abilities to provide effective review and development plans.
Small class sizes, modern equipment
Penn Academy holds small class sizes, with only 12-15 students per face-to-face class and 8-10 students per online class.
Moderate study time that is suitable for the age group
The study time is broken down into weeks and is tailored for students' zone of proximal development. This ensures that they can keep up with the curriculum while being challenged.

Students read, understand, and respond to informational text, emphasizing comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and making connections among ideas and between texts with a focus on textual evidence. This is done as a whole-group, in small-group guided reading, through partner reading, and in individual reading contexts.

Students read and respond to works of literature, with emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, making connections among ideas, and between texts with a focus on textual evidence. This can also be achieved in whole-group, small-group guided reading, partner reading, and individual reading contexts.

Students write for different purposes and audiences. They write clear and focused text on conveying a well-defined perspective and appropriate content.

Students present in formal speaking situations, listen critically, and respond appropriately individually or in group discussions.