The Right Approach. At the Right Time.
There is an optimal time to learn English - and that time is early childhood, when the brain and other muscles are still being developed. And there is an optimal way of learning as well, a way that we've developed that is specific to how children learn naturally. Its design and development were complicated, but its execution is elegantly simple and straightforward.
What is GrapeSEED?
An innovative language acquisition curriculum, based on the principles of natural language development.
Research-based, it closes the achievement in school language more quickly. Oral language proficiency is the foundation for academic success, providing a bridge to reading and writing for English Language Learners (ELL).
Focused on practical use of concepts, vocabulary, language functions, and meaning comprehension instead of the memorization of grammatical rules and structures.
Students learn to hear and recognize Standard English speech— and to process and speak their thoughts—without having to first think in, and then interpret from, their native language. By making Standard English learning meaningful and fun, GrapeSEED makes learning interesting. By teaching Standard English in the way that children naturally learn (through continuous exposure), GrapeSEED instills motivation and quickly builds fluency.
GrapeSEED equips students with the skills necessary for complete communicative proficiency — understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.
Students start by listening to the expressions of language and associating sounds with functions. Students begin to mimic sounds until they learn to reproduce them. The more students hear language functions (receptivity) and the more they use language functions (expression), the easier and faster they retrieve each language function (fluency) and communicate with known “notions” (proficiency).