Giraffe A+ English

There are no gifted kids, only forward learners.

Giraffe A+ program is the only program in Greater Vancouver that focuses on forward learning – study beyond grade level. Many local, native students face challenges in their grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing in their early grades. When they encounter significantly increased difficulties in Grade 11 and 12, they find it too hard to catch up. Giraffe wants to help students build a solid foundation and push them to learn forward at their early ages. In this way, students can excel their English learning when they grow up.

 

For Whom?

  • Local BC students
  • Currently in Grade K-10
  • Using English as the primary language in learning
  • Students who need extra practice to assist their school work
  • Students who experience minimal difficulties at school and want to be more advanced

What Can You Expect?

  • 86% of students possess an academic vocabulary of more than 6,500 words by Grade 6 when they join Giraffe A+ English for at least two years
  • 92% of students improve their English grammar by more than 15% in the first six months
  • 95% of students improve their English reading comprehension by more than 10% in the first three months
  • 88% of students improve their English writing and composition by more than 10% in the first six months
  • Students start writing Grade 12 level essays at Grade 8 when they participated in Giraffe A+ English for more than two years

Why Choose Giraffe?

  • Developed for local BC students by founders who have obtained their master’s degrees from Harvard University
  • Instructors recently obtained their bachelor’s degree, or are currently in their 3rd year or above in pursuing their bachelor’s degree at UBC, University of Toronto, and other prestigious universities in North America
  • Max 4 students per class for dedication (private class upon request)
  • Customized learning schedule to encourage individual growth
  • Evaluate students’ performance after each class and provide monthly performance reports
  • Re-evaluate students’ knowledge level to track study records and monitor progress through re-assessment tests every three-month period

 

“When I started my English learning with Giraffe, I was still in ELL level 4. I was worried about whether I can promote myself to the regular English 10 class. However, after a whole year’s hard work, I can achieve 90% in my English 10.” –– Karen S.

 

“When I just started learning at Giraffe, my English at school was around the high 70s. After learning at Giraffe for two years, I can easily attain 92% in my English course.” –– Claire C.

 

“I studied English with Giraffe when I was in Grade 5. I am now in Grade 8, and I am so glad that I will write my first full-length essay next week.” –– Kahlan S.

 

Study at Giraffe Learning to Ace your English.

Giraffe Math & English Learning Process

We focus on forward learning so that students can enhance self-learning skills and be prepared to take advanced courses such as AP and IB confidently. We help students go beyond what they’re learning in school in order to constantly challenge them, because we want them to become active learners.

Giraffe A+ English course covers the essentials of Gr K-12 BC English curriculum for Gr K-10 students. It has 2 parts. The first part emphasizes reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary building. The second part emphasizes on advanced reading comprehension and writing. The materials are carefully selected and summarized to ensure a sustainable pace of study and depth of learning.

Study at Giraffe Learning to Ace your English.

The Giraffe Method

Both Giraffe A+ math and A+ English use “The Giraffe A+ Method” (click to watch our video for details), a method of learning created by the founders of Giraffe to ensure every student learns at their own pace, while also learning topics beyond their grade level.

Classes will have a maximum of 4 students at a time where the instructor will hand out worksheets to each student. Students will begin by reading the new material, which also includes examples and exercises. If students have questions at any time, the instructor is there to help. At the end of class, homework will be given out that must be done by the next class. At the beginning of class, instructors will mark their homework and students must fix all their mistakes in the homework before moving on to new material.

Although it depends on your kid, most current students take 2 classes at Giraffe per week to allow for progression and balance with school. Students who want to learn more are suggested to take 3-4 classes per week. One class is one hour long.

Who Are Your Instructors?

The founders of Giraffe have obtained their master’s degrees from Harvard University. Giraffe hires instructors who have recently obtained their bachelor’s degree, or who are currently in their 3rd year or above in pursuing their bachelor’s degree. Giraffe instructors are from UBC, University of Toronto, and other prestigious universities in North America. We only hire candidates from these universities to ensure that they have a strong academic background and have the most recent knowledge about cutting-edge technology. All members of Team Giraffe teach depending on their schedules; however, unless for private classes, students who are in 4-person classes cannot select instructions.

How to Track my Progress?

Giraffe Learning uses a scientific way to measure success. We record, assess, and analyze students’ progress to constantly adjust their learning plans. We acknowledge and celebrate every little success. Our regular assessment and monthly reports allow you to visualize your children’s progress and improvement. We also re-assess students every 3 months to help the student pick up any knowledge points he/she has lost along the way. Click here to learn more about the Giraffe A+ Insight.

Study at Giraffe to learn ahead of others.

How Are We Different From Other Institutions?

Giraffe Learning offers services that other learning centres fail to provide, such as career planning and university application consultation. How are we different from other institutions? Click to view the Giraffe A+ differences.

Still have questions about our A+ programs? Check out the FAQ here.

Giraffe A+ English

There are no gifted kids, only forward learners!

  Giraffe A+ program is the only program in Greater Vancouver that focuses on forward learning – study beyond grade level. Many local, native students face challenges in their grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing in their early grades. When they encounter significantly increased difficulties in Grade 11 and 12, they find it too hard to catch up. Giraffe wants to help students build a solid foundation and push them to learn forward at their early ages. In this way, students can excel their English learning when they grow up.

 

For Whom?

  • Local BC students
  • Currently in Grade K-10
  • Using English as the primary language in learning
  • Students who need extra practice to assist their school work
  • Students who experience minimal difficulties at school and want to be more advanced

What Can You Expect?

  • 86% of students possess an academic vocabulary of more than 6,500 words by Grade 6 when they join Giraffe A+ English for at least two years
  • 92% of students improve their English grammar by more than 15% in the first six months
  • 95% of students improve their English reading comprehension by more than 10% in the first three months
  • 88% of students improve their English writing and composition by more than 10% in the first six months
  • Students start writing Grade 12 level essays at Grade 8 when they participated in Giraffe A+ English for more than two years

Why Choose Giraffe?

  • Developed for local BC students by founders who have obtained their master’s degrees from Harvard University
  • Instructors recently obtained their bachelor’s degree, or are currently in their 3rd year or above in pursuing their bachelor’s degree at UBC, University of Toronto, and other prestigious universities in North America
  • Max 4 students per class for dedication (private class upon request)
  • Customized learning schedule to encourage individual growth
  • Evaluate students’ performance after each class and provide monthly performance reports
  • Re-evaluate students’ knowledge level to track study records and monitor progress through re-assessment tests in every three-month period

 

“When I started my English learning with Giraffe, I was still in ELL level 4. I was worried about whether I can promote myself to the regular English 10 class. However, after a whole year’s hard work, I can achieve 90% in my English 10.” –– Karen S.

 

“When I just started learning at Giraffe, my English at school was around the high 70s. After learning at Giraffe for two years, I can easily attain 92% in my English course.” –– Claire C.

 

“I studied English with Giraffe when I was in Grade 5. I am now in Grade 8, and I am so glad that I will write my first full-length essay next week.” –– Kahlan S.

 

Study at Giraffe Learning to Ace your English.

Giraffe Math & English Learning Process

   We focus on forward learning so that students can enhance self-learning skills and be prepared to take advanced courses such as AP and IB confidently. We help students go beyond what they’re learning in school in order to constantly challenge them, because we want them to become active learners.

   Giraffe A+ English course covers the essentials of Gr K-12 BC English curriculum for Gr K-10 students. It has 2 parts. The first part emphasizes reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary building. The second part emphasizes advanced reading comprehension and writing. The materials are carefully selected and summarized to ensure a sustainable pace of study and depth of learning.

     Study at Giraffe to Ace your English.

The Giraffe Method

     Both Giraffe A+ math and A+ English use “The Giraffe A+ Method” (click to watch our video to learn more), a method of learning created by the founders of Giraffe to ensure every student learns at their own pace, while also learning topics beyond their grade level.

     Classes will have a maximum of 4 students at a time where the instructor will hand out worksheets to each student. Students will begin by reading the new material, which also includes examples and exercises. If students have questions at any time, the instructor is there to help. At the end of class, homework will be given out that must be done by the next class. At the beginning of class, instructors will mark their homework and students must fix all their mistakes in the homework before moving on to new material.

     Although it depends on your kid, most current students take 2 classes at Giraffe per week to allow for progression and balance with school. Students who want to learn more are suggested to take 3-4 classes per week. One class is one hour long.

Who Are Your Instructors?

     The founders of Giraffe have obtained their master’s degrees from Harvard University. Giraffe hires instructors who have recently obtained their bachelor’s degree, or who are currently in their 3rd year or above in pursuing their bachelor’s degree. Giraffe instructors are from UBC, University of Toronto, and other prestigious universities in North America. We only hire candidates from these universities to ensure that they have a strong academic background and have the most recent knowledge about cutting edge technology. All members of Team Giraffe teach depending on their schedules; however, unless for private classes, students who are in 4-person classes cannot select instructions.

How to Track my Progress?

     Giraffe Learning uses a scientific way to measure success. We record, assess, and analyze students’ progress to constantly adjust their learning plans. We acknowledge and celebrate every little success. Our regular assessment and monthly reports allow you to visualize your children’s progress and improvement. We also re-assess students every 3 months to help the student pick up any knowledge points he/she has lost along the way. Click here to learn more about the Giraffe A+ Insight.

     Study at Giraffe to learn ahead of others.

How Are We Different From Other Institutions?

Giraffe Learning offers services that other learning centres fail to provide, such as career planning and university application consultation. How are we different from other institutions? Click to view the Giraffe A+ differences.

Still have questions about our A+ programs? Check out the FAQ here.