JLE Dual Language GEMS: Early Childhood Faith-Based Dual Language Acquisition
A Christian home/school curriculum that offers consumable dual language acquisition lessons and activities for children, Birth-age 5. Below, learn more about JLEDLGEMS on
"Teaching Children (0-5)
To Speak A Second Language
Our 4-Step Method to Teach Your Child a Second Language
G E M S
G - is Guided by the Holy Spirit.
E - produces Enthusiastic early learners.
M - helps early learners acquire dual language Mastery.
S - is taught in a Safe environment
JLE Dual Language GEMS is designed to create in each
F = Family time
P = Parents as first teachers
G = God-fearing children
R = Respect for self and society
What is JLE Dual Language GEMS: ECFDLA
An Online Dual Language Acquisition Curriculum for Children,
Our online prerecorded Zoom classes are for children whose
parents and teachers want to introduce dual language
acquisition into their home/school program.
We offer courses in 4 languages:
English, French, Spanish, and Creole.
10 lessons per course
Packed with songs and academic concept activities.
Lessons' length varies depending on the activities.
Gross motor exercise at the end of each lesson.
Reading book provided with each course.
Word cards are provided with each course
for added practice and language fluency building.
Curriculum guide available to families and schools.
Assessment at the end of each lesson to test your
Assessment at the end of each course to test your
child's overall knowledge.
We teach reading fluency in the child's home language
while they learn a second language. We know
children (0-5yrs) are young enough to be still
learning their home language. So, we tackle that too.
Your child learns at his/her own pace.
Certificate of Achievement upon completion.
JLE Dual Language GEMS is based on the "Jesus Loves Us And Our Favorite Colors" book from the Jesus Loves Everybody children's book series by Nicole Benoit-Roy.
Milestones: What To Expect
About the Book
Dr. Nicole Benoit-Roy gives a simple introduction to colors in this Christ-centered approach to an essential part of every child's education. It's a great way to teach young children about colors and see how Christ can even be found in the basics of everyday life. Jesus Love Us and Our Favorite Colors teaches children that Jesus not only loves them but also cares about the things that are dear to them through a rhyming presentation as well as a hands-on reading experience.
Course Outline: What You Get From Each Course
Days of the Week Song
Months of the Year Song
This Month Song
Identify the Letters in J_E_S_U_S
Spell & Write the letters from the Word J_E_S_U_S
Trace & Write J_E_S_U_S
Spell and Write Your Own Name
Count Numbers + Words (0-20)
Write Numbers & Words
Numbers + Words Song
Theme song -
(Jesus Loves And Our Favorite Colors)
Learn Vocab -
Watch Video Lessons
Respond to -
How many members are in your family?
What are their favorite colors?
What are 3 words that rhyme with cat?
We offer 5 course packages
All of the above (for schools)
Concretely, what happens in a class?After scheduling a class on our platform, you will be able to start the class and learn at your own pace. You will be given access to prerecorded lessons with learning materials that you can download at the end of class. Each class consists of 7 lessons. During the class, we encourage you to interact with the materials and the teacher. There will be a short assessment at the end of each lesson. Towards the end of class, the teacher will recap the lessons and ensure each child has understood the lessons.
What software & hardware do I need?Preparing to learn with us is simple. You need three things: - A stable internet connection - A computer - The free video Zoom conferencing tool for our scheduled (3rd Wed of every month) FREE instructional coaching sessions for parents and/or school teachers.
How long will it take the child to improve his/her language skills?It depends. As is the case when learning any new skill, your progress depends on your efforts. If you would like to learn quickly, then we suggest that you make language learning a consistent habit. Also focus and participate in class and complete the downloadable materials at the end of each lesson and class for best results. It also depends on which of JLE Dual Language GEMS online courses you choose, as some of our courses are offered in bundles. We offer 5 different course packages 3-course bundles 2-course bundles 2-Language courses 1-Language courses All of the above (for schools)
What learning materials will I get?As a JLE Dual Language GEMS client you can download the course materials for free and use them at any time. After your course, you will also find a quiz to help your child/students refresh and practice their new skills. For all 4 languages, downloadable exercises are available. All materials are uniquely created by JLE Dual Language GEMS experts using the Planned Language Approach (PLA) of the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center which include the Big 5 for All. If you want to learn more about PLA, view here. The Big 5 for All addresses these five key elements of early language and literacy development children need to succeed in school: 1. Alphabet knowledge and early writing 2. Background knowledge 3. Book knowledge and print concepts 4. Oral language and vocabulary 5. Phonological awareness
Is JLE Dual Language GEMS a learning app?We are an online language curriculum. However, we do have an accompanying learning app available: JLE Dual Language GEMS App.
Hi, I'm Dr. Nicole Benoit-Roy, the Dual Language Instructional coach for Christian families with children (0-5yrs). Thank you for your interest in JLE Dual Language GEMS: Early Childhood Faith-Based Dual Language Acquisition (ECFDLA) curriculum for children from birth to 5 years.
I began my teaching/leadership career as a New York City Public Schools substitute teacher. I ran my own group family daycare two years following my teaching debut. I went on to teach at the preschool and elementary levels in religious institutions and in private agencies for children with disabilities. I have been working in education for over 20 years. For over 10 years, I led the Children's Ministries Department at my local church. My love for teaching early childhood literacy and witnessing for Christ inspired me to author the Jesus Loves Everybody book series. It humbled me to have received the 2012 Sharp Writ Book Award for my first book, Jesus Loves Everybody: Especially Me. My books highlight Jesus’ love for humanity to soften the young learners’ hearts and lead them to accept Christ Jesus as their Savior. My hope is that they will become workers in His vineyard while they, themselves, are heaven-bound.
I completed secondary school and higher levels of education in the US. I earned my high school diploma from George W. Wingate High School in Brooklyn, NY. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Stony Brook University in upstate New York with concentrations in music and theater. I studied Early Childhood General and Special Education and graduated with a dual Master’s Degree from Touro College in New York City. After a long, seven-year journey, I earned my Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Andrews University in Michigan
How JLE Dual Language GEMS: ECFDLA Was Born
The back story that inspired this program is that as a bilingual student, I faced academic hardship due to the language barrier. I emigrated from Haiti when I was fifteen years old. 15 is the age when you have not yet fully acquired the language of your own country and at the same time learning a new language is rather difficult. Being an introvert with limited English language skills, I struggled during my high school years. A couple of years after I earned my Bachelor's degree, I began working with little people. And, the more I work with them the more I realize the importance of teaching them a second language early in life. Hence the creation of this Early Childhood Faith-Based Dual Language Acquisition (ECFDLA) curriculum, JLE Dual Language GEMS, so they don't have to go through the struggles that I went through. Parents, guardians, or schools, remember to keep the lesson from the back story in mind as you go through this curriculum with your child(ren) or students. They don't have to struggle later in life if they start learning a second language early in life.
What Qualifies Me To Create This Dual Language Reading Program?
For starters, I taught my son to read before I attended a teacher training program. He was only three years old. He went on to become the valedictorian at the Kindergarten graduation in his school while he was still in Pre-K. He was able to read the valedictorian speech on his own. He was doing so well academically, that during the Kindergarten graduation planning, his teacher mistakenly included him on the list of graduates not realizing he was only four years old. His reading skills continued to soar and benefit him throughout his college years. These skills also helped catapult his writing skills as writing played a huge role during the process of teaching him how to read. I used to read the Great Illustrated Classics book series such as Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty to him every night. Then one evening, he surprised me when he started reading along with me. I was flabbergasted. I didn’t know that reading to him while making sure I touched each word as he watched and listened was going to make him a three-year-old reader. That’s when I became intentional in teaching him how to read. Teaching my son inspired me to become a preschool teacher. And since then I endeavored to create early readers as a preschool teacher to my mainstream students and those with special needs.
"My daughter loves to work with Sister Roy. She has a way about her that motivates children and their families to fall in love with the Word of God. She encourages and engages young children in the reading of God's Word and in turn, produces excitement in them to want to read the Bible on their own. Her work with children and families highlights her commitment to helping them draw closer to Jesus."
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