Programmed English Reading Language System
PERLS is a wholly South African developed vocabulary-based English Language and Reading Comprehension program. Scope: Senior The content covers school years 0.0 to 12.0 English Second Language (ESL). The tutorials have international appeal and are written as low vocabulary/high interest stories to engage the older learner. Each lesson is based on a controlled vocabulary for that particular grade. PERLS Senior introduces 3800 words in 200 graded lessons that have been tested as to their readability level. Repetition of the vocabulary occurs in different forms as the learner proceeds through the tutorial. PERLS uses the latest psycho-motor technology in the form of tachistoscopic (flashing) vocabulary which is matched to a sound component. The use of a tachistoscope improves concentration, visual ability and optimizes the average span of recognition (the number of words recognized during a fixation).