Because God has given us the great commission of communicating His truth to mankind, we must give our students the finest tools available to carry out this goal in a reasonable, well-articulated manner.
God gave us our powers of thought and language and chose to reveal His will and His ways to us in a written form, the Bible; thus we need to pay particular attention to the teaching of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, composition, and literature as we seek to educate students from a Christian perspective.
As Christians, we still believe that the Bible provides the only credible explanation for the Universe, of man, and of language. Therefore, it is easy to see in language a structure which reflects the logic, reasonableness, and order of the One who created man and his language. On this basis, we believe that there are standards for man to adhere to in the language as in all of life. The A Beka Book Grammar program emphasizes structure, rules, analysis, and the kind of practice that aims at mastery. We stress the importance of correct spelling and the continual enlargement of each student’s vocabulary. And we aspire to provide students with examples of the very best literature of the ages, by emphasizing the continual improvement of writing abilities.