[ "In Asia, we have seen a regional trend of enhancing students’ English proficiency and bridging local standards with international English standards, in particular, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Countries such as mainland China, Japan, and Taiwan have laid down specific timelines to achieve the expected level of enhancement.", "Throughout the years, EHLA has been working very closely with authoritative international and Asian educationalists to develop English learning solutions for Asian students, in particular, ESL students. The Reading Solution is a groundbreaking invention by EHLA. The levels are broken down into 8 bridging levels and 48 sub-levels of progressive learning. All reading resources are intricately levelled, vividly animated and accompanied with bilingual subtitles, exercises and diagnostic performance reports. English learning has never been easier or more effective. The Reading Programme provides a realistic and solid solution for Asian students to increase their learning incentive and fundamentally improve their English proficiency and bridge with international standards.", "China", "According to the ‘China’s Standards of English Language Ability’, promulgated by the China’s Ministry of Education in June 2018, the ability of English learners is classified into either of these categories - ‘basic’, ‘intermediate’, and ‘advanced’. The Chinese government requests that all primary students meet the English standard of ‘CEFR A1’ level upon the completion of six years of primary education, ‘CEFR A2’ level upon the completion of junior secondary studies, and ‘CEFR A2-B1’ level upon the completion of senior secondary studies. However, the general poor quality of English education teaching in China and the government’s strong intention to prohibit early English education in kindergartens are making the goal very hard to achieve without a solid and innovative English learning solution.", "Japan", "Based on a recent English Proficiency Index survey, Japan ranked 35th out of 72 countries on English proficiency. In view of improving students’ English proficiency, the Japanese government has announced that by early 2020, all high school graduates must achieve a level of English proficiency equivalent to ‘CEFR B1’. This is a significant leap from the past. In Japan, English education used to start only in the very late years of primary education, but the situation will be changed from 2020 onwards, as English education will start from the 3rd grade. To achieve the ‘CEFR B1’ level, students are generally expected to have over 2500 hours of exposure to English. But the reality is, Japanese students only have fewer than 1000 hours of English exposure in their study from elementary school to high school. So, English reading provides an essential remedy for such shortfall in English study hours." ]
What will you get in our Bridging Reader?
- Broaden your knowledge of the world and its inhabitants by reading our featured genres and a wide range of themes.
- Listen and practice genuine English accents with native speakers.
- Bilingual teaching by the UK and local English teachers.
- Various vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises with auto-marking, accompanied with teaching videos.
- Listening practice with or without scripts.