The Science

Proven Techniques to Improve Literacy

Backed by Science

Simbi uses techniques backed by science. Our “Read Out Loud” and “Read While Listening” systems, combined with the power of a collaborative platform, instil intrinsic and extrinsic motivational inputs to help drive a reader’s desire to read and improve the reading proficiency.


Woodall, Billy. “Simultaneous Listening and Reading in ESL: Helping Second Language Learners Read (and Enjoy Reading) More Efficiently.” Freshwater Biology. Wiley/Blackwell (10.1111), 03 Jan. 2012. Web. 13 Sept. 2018.

Friedland, Aaron, Michelle Gilman, Michael Johnson, and Abera Demeke. “Does Reading-While-Listening Enhance Students’ Reading Fluency? Preliminary Results from School Experiments in Rural Uganda.” New Media and Mass Communication. N.p., 5 Jan. 2017. Web. 13 Sept. 2018.

Read While Listening

Reading While Listening, often called, “Bimodal Reading,” statistically significantly improves comprehension and fluency gains. In trials conducted around the world (Canada, Uganda, India, Puerto Rico, and China), students exposed to Reading While Listening vs. Silent Reading consistently outscored the Silent Reading group.

Read Out Loud

You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud. Studies show, that Read Out Loud, dubbed the “production effect,” enable the dual action of speaking and hearing oneself that has the most beneficial impact on memory.

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