Backed by Science
Simbi uses techniques backed by science. Our “Read Aloud” and “Read Along” 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.
Reading Along, 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 Along vs. Silent Reading consistently outscored the Silent Reading group.
You are more likely to remember something if you read it aloud. Studies show, that Read Aloud, dubbed the “production effect,” enable the dual action of speaking and hearing oneself that has the most beneficial impact on memory.