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If you live in an English speaking country, the scarcity of quality educational materials in Spanish, especially reading material tied with science and math curriculum, is overwhelming.
At the same time, in Spanish speaking countries, English educational materials are also in shortage. The selection of reading material to develop English vocabulary is very limited or very expensive.
Thus, we created 10e Learning in order to provide high quality bilingual materials at a low cost, (read more about our history).
We wanted a name that people could remember easily and associate with us and our mission:
- The number 10 relates to our ten philosophy principles.
- The letter e refers to the medium that we use to deliver our content, the electronic format.
- And Learning is our ultimate purpose, to provide materials that foster language and content learning.
We do not collect or store personal user information, unless it is necessary for providing our service. The only type of personal information that we store is the name of the account holder and their prefferred email, users nicknames (no real names required), and payment information.
We do not sell or share any user information with third parties.
We encorauge parents and teachers to teach children to decode both in English and Spanish. Bi-literate children actually have considerable advantages, cognitive and academic, over children who only read one language (Durgunoglu, Arino-Marti, and Mir, 1993).
Decoding skills should be taught first in whatever language the child is most comfortable with. Spanish in particular has advantages over English when it comes to reading instruction because Spanish orthography is much more consistent than English.
Once a child develops an understanding of the function and mechanics of text, and gains some proficiency with decoding in one language, transferring those skills to a second language is fairly easy. Then, reading actually facilitate second language acquisition by increasing exposure to new vocabulary and grammar forms.