The effectiveness of ALLiN’s Jnrlink® English curriculum has been affirmed in an independent study by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, in a research paper published at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.
Led by principal researcher Dr Chen Si, the study examined the effectiveness of Jnrlink® English in Qixingguan district in Guizhou, China, based on data gathered between September 2017 and April 2018. A total of 596 students from 31 Village Early Education Centre (VEEC) classes were assessed on their focus and attention span, memory, learning ability, and language ability.
Titled “The Experimental Impacts of a School-Based Language Intervention in Village Kindergartens in Rural China”, the research presented “empirical evidence to illustrate that embed appropriate early childhood education intervention programs can be an effective and economical way to improve rural young children’s development.”
ALLiN’s Jnrlink® English curriculum helped significantly in improving assessment scores across all testing parameters, including focus and attention span, memory, receptive and expressive vocabulary in Chinese, as well as the receptivity towards the English language.
There was also positive feedback on Jnrlink® English from teachers on the ground. Ms Yang Gui Mei from Xinlin VEEC commented on the ease of use of the programme. She said, “The programme is step by step starting with alphabets, which is very helpful for the children, unlike the adhoc lessons we used to do. The children enjoy the lessons, especially the older ones who are able to catch the activities faster.”
Ms Zhang Li from Wushimu VEEC added that, “The students also bring home what they have learned in Jnrlink® English to show to their parents, and their parents will tell us these things when we go for home visits. This makes me very happy.”
ALLiN is proud to be the first Singapore education company selected as partner with China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) for the Village Early Education Centre (VEEC) project in China.
To date, more than 300 schools in Guizhou have benefited from Jnrlink English, with over 500 teachers trained and 15,000 students receiving our patented multi-sensorial story-based learning programme regularly. Across the Asia-Pacific region, a total of 800 teachers and 20,000 students are currently using Jnrlink® English to enhance their educational experience.