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Readers are Leaders is the leading computer based reading and language program in South Africa.
We can provide you with of the best educational software and you can rely on superior customer service.

Why Choose Readers are Leaders?

Benefits of using Readers are Leaders:

• Dramatically improves reading speed
• Read with Comprehension
• All aspects of language are developed e.g. grammar, vocabulary and spelling
• Improves visual memory
• Over 1000 reading passages, each with a sequence of exercises
• Wide range of stories, English and Afrikaans
• Wide range of Levels, equivalent to Grade 1 to 12 and 3 tertiary levels
• Ability to add own content
• Assists in academic improvement in all subjects
• Use independently at own pace

What makes Readers are Leaders so great?

The exercises in Readers are Leaders have been specifically developed to accelerate the learning process, as each exercise was prepared and evaluated by professionals.

The integrated content editor allows the educator complete control over the content and nature of the exercises. Therefore, Readers are Leaders is fully upgradable and is an indispensable teaching aid.

There are many wide-ranging applications for our software including:

  • Adult literacy programs
  • Corporate training programs
  • Home schooling
  • Re-enforcement of school work

Readers are Leaders ships with both English and Afrikaans content. New content is continually being added by our researchers and old content is updated.


Benefits of Readers are Leaders:

  • Readers are Leaders has 15 levels of content, levels 1-12 catering for learners from Grade 1-12 and levels 13-15 for tertiary level reading
  • Automatic advancing and preset sequences allow users to progress through the program independently
  • Depth of exercises ensures sufficient practice to achieve noticeable improvements
  • Caters for both weak and strong users and thus reduces the pressure of learning
  • The dynamic, fun and user-friendly interface stimulates the learners’ imagination and captures their attention
  • Lessons are not time consuming, each one taking about 15-20 minutes to complete
  • Learners are challenged to increase reading speed and to improve learning skills and results
  • Readers are Leaders provides positive feedback. All results are captured automatically and accentuated with graphs
  • The learner’s general knowledge is increased through the variety of topics
  • Starting level is automatically determined by the calibration exercise
  • Readers are Leaders is a great tool to assist parents to help their children help themselves
  • The integrated content creation and editing facilities allow teachers and parents to add and edit their own or existing content
  • Readers are Leaders can also be used to train staff in businesses and for Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET)
  • Contains both English and Afrikaans content


“We have been using this programme (English and Afrikaans) for the past 19 years through the different names -Wake Up Genius, World Read and Power Education and now Readers are Leaders. We have been extremely pleased with the results that the learners have achieved in all areas especially with the Comprehension section – some of whom have added two years to their score on the Neale Analysis of Reading Ability Test in 7 months and also shown an improvement in their school results.

It is important that the Educator is present with the child working on the programme. Miss Livesey-Goldblatt has been the Computer Educator and has worked extensively with this programme and developed many ways of using it successfully.”

Mrs Joan and Miss Tessa Livesey-Goldblatt
Remedial and Computer Educators

Ek is baie beindruk met die program en sien ‘n baie groot verbetering. My seuntjie het gister met n kol hier teen sy kop gekom, toe vra ek hom wat is dit, toe se hy vir my hy’t dit gebring vir lees en hy’t vlot gelees.

Mev E Louw – Hartenbos, Western Cape

I own a copy of Readers are Leaders, and have seen great improvement in the reading of my kids. I now live in Australia, and continue to use the program.
Felicity Couperthwaite

Graceville Brisbane

My daughter really likes doing RaL at school… (She does well with the reading speed). She just came home and told me how well she’s doing on ‘the thing where the words flash and you have to type them’ grin.

Zena Swanepoe

Thank you very much. This is a very good tool to use and to have. Since we started using it,i could pick up a difference in my son’s schoolwork. Thank you for making this program available at an affordable rate.

Xavier Africa – Belville – Western Cape

“I bought this product for my grandchild and it is amazing to see him learn and play”

Christopher Sandmann – Bothasig – Western Cape

Ek, Mr. Jan Venter is baie gelukkig met die produk. My seun Riaan Venter gebruik dit van Januarie 2012 af. Sy onderwysers is baie gelukkig met sy vordering. Hy het 44 woorde per minuut gelees en nou lees hy 58 woorde per minuut. Ouers moet aangespoor word om die produk aan te skaf. Selfs ek en my vrou gebruik dit en dit verrig wonders. Dankie

Jan Venter

We at Erica Girls’ Primary School, would like to thank you most sincerely for the kind donation of the new monitor for our IT Dept. I can assure you it will make a huge difference to our work on the PCs. We are all enjoying using Readers are Leaders from the littlies up to our Grade 7 girls

Gillies – Erica Girls’ Primary School Media Centre

I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how happy we are that we purchased the Readers are Leaders programme for our son Taine. Taine is at DPHS in Grade 5.  We bought the programme when he was in the second term of Grade 4.  It has taken dedication on his part, as he tries his best to work on Readers are Leaders at least three times a week. He has also put in a lot of hard work himself, but I honestly feel that the programme has enhanced his learning skills.  Since having used the program, Taine has been in the top 5 of his grade EVERY single term.  In fact, he achieved first place for the 4th term of Grade 4!! We are also using the Afrikaans version. I am constantly amazed at his reading skills in Afrikaans.  I can only attribute it to Readers are Leaders. Thank you for a wonderful programme.  We are so very pleased that we made the purchase.”

Buys – Durban

Since receiving the above programme in September 1999 for use in our Remedial lessons, we are continually thrilled with the results. At the end of six months, each child is assessed on his/her progress. We have noticed that some of the children using this programme have increased their comprehension reading age by up to two years. Their reading speed and reading age in accuracy have also show excellent results. We found that the children, who range in age from 8 years to 13 years, thoroughly enjoy the stories, comprehension, vocabulary, sequencing and language and find them challenging. Both regular and remedial schools, private homes and remedial clinics should find this program beneficial. The programme applies equally to children who are coping at school as well as those who have reading problems

The Witness – Newspaper

“HEIL DIE LESER. Laer Meisieskool La Rochelle is al sedert 2004 baie tevrede gebruikers van LESERS IS LEIERS. Die program word gebruik vir leerders vanaf Gr 2 – Gr 7 in beide Afrikaans en Engels, asook vir inklusiewe leerders met taalspesifieke probleme. Dit is veral met laasgenoemde groep wat groot sukses behaal word. Die leerders geniet die program baie omdat die program veelkleurig en die instruksies kort en eenvoudig is. Die aantal repetisies per oefening is ook net genoeg dat lesers nie belangstelling verloor nie. Die program werk uitstekend op ‘n netwerk, en die admin rondom die lesers is baie eenvoudig. Ons beveel LESERS IS LEIERS met die grootste vrymoedigheid aan

Bothma Laer Meisieskool La Rochelle Girls’ Primary School

Dankie vir die uitstekende program. Die rekenaarsentrum het baat gevind met die program. Die skool het baie goeie resultate by leerders gevind. Hierdie program sal ons aanbeveel by alle skole en opvoedkundige instansies. Baie Dankie”


Goeie dag, Ek wil net graag vertel dat ek lesers is Leiers so 3 jaar gelede gekoop het toe my dogter in Graad 1 was. Vandag is sy in graad 4 cum Lade van haar graad. Boetie is nou in graad R en tweede in sy klas. Dit is ‘n lekker manier van leer sonder dat hulle agterkom hulle leer. Baie Dankie vir die goeie produk. Groete,”

Roberts Primêre Skool Gert Maritz

The software ‘Readers are Leaders’ has proved to be an absolute winner. The program was installed in August 2001 and over a 4 month period, learners, on average, improved their reading ages by 8 months. ‘Readers are Leaders’ is a wonderful program that provides material used both for English remedial purposes and English ‘extension’ work … Computers provide a limitless potential to learn in an exciting, up-to-the-minute and realistic way.”

James – Principal – Woodlands Primary School

At this stage our opinion is that it is the best product for our purpose on the market, and the Dean has agreed that we can acquire the updated version, in which we can switch off the graphics … the University will acquire a general site license so that students will be able to access it on any of the several hundred machines scattered about the campus.”

Blacqueire – School of Language, Culture and Communication University of Natal Pietermaritzburg Campus

I am very glad that the school purchased the program as the learners are enjoying it tremendously… I must compliment you on the content and the user friendliness of the program

L.G. Maree Computer Teacher Assumption Convent

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Free State Department of Education

It is very helpful, with excellent OBE skills. Enjoyable! Kids enjoy doing Readers are Leaders. It is very user friendly and pleasing to the eye

Nicol – Brighton Beach Senior Primary

It is a fantastic spelling and reading program especially for our remedial learners and so easy to adapt to each individuals exceptional requirements.

van Zyl – The Kenmont School – HOD – Foundation phase

The child’s progress is carefully recorded enabling you to identify areas of weakness – reports can be easily accessed and sent home. I have found Readers are Leaders invaluable as I am able to offer assistance to a far greater number of children. More importantly I have found that the children are motivated and excited when doing the program and are developing into confident, enthusiastic readers!

Houston – Academic support – Crawford

My seun in Graad 3 hou niks van lees nie. Met behulp van hierdie leesprogram het hy sy simbole vir Afrikaans en Engels met ‘n volle simbool gestyg

de Villiers – Durban

Duisende dankies vir die wonderlike diens vanaf julle ouens. Die konsultant het vir my die nuwe CD geinstalleer en gewys hoe ek my programme kan druk. Ek het uitstekende en flinke diens gekry. Wees verseker van my volgehoue verwysings en positiewe komentaar as mense my bel en vra watter programme ek gebruik om die kinders se lees te verbeter. Niks kom nog by julle programme nie.

Bekker – Laerskool Durbanville

I purchased the CD Readers are Leaders in March. I am really enjoying the program and my English in school improved so much that I was given an academic award, having received distinctions in all my subjects. I will be in Grade 5 in 2012

Shanique Harilall – Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal

Nobody can function effectively in society without being able to read. The learners at Edgemead Primary School are fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the Readers are Leaders program. This program, enhances and improves the reading ability of weak and strong readers in both English and Afrikaans.

Matthew Breetzke – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 13

Readers are Leaders is amazing. It has helped me improve my English and Afrikaans marks and my spelling has improved drastically! Thank you Readers are Leaders.”

Annelize Douglas – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 13

“I have learnt a lot from Readers are Leaders. It has helped me improve my Afrikaans, so thank you.

Ashleigh Bloomer – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 13

Readers are Leaders has helped me to read and spell better

Jamie Cloete – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 13

Readers are Leaders has helped me with my spelling. It is helping me get back into books.

Tarryn Morris – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 13

Readers are Leaders has helped me with my English and Afrikaans, in both education and reading ability

Jarryd Sims – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 12

I think Readers are Leaders really has helped me because I didn’t really enjoy reading, but since doing Readers are Leaders, my spelling is better and I enjoy reading more. I can also understand more of the words that I read now

Melissa Weiner – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 11

I enjoy all the different stories

Hlumelo Kebeni – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 11

I think it has helped me with being able to read faster and spell better

Bryon Mitchell – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 11

My Afrikaans reading and spelling has improved because of Readers are Leaders.

Munadia Samaai – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 11

Readers are Leaders has helped me with many things like reading, spelling and I can read much faster now. I can read much bigger words. At times I try to get 100% for all or atleast two of the excercises

M’kia Kolbe – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 11

I enjoy Readers are Leaders. It helps me with my English and Afrikaans. The ye exercises are a memory competition. I like Readers are Leaders and you shall too!

Laiken van den Heuvel – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 10

“I like Readers are Leaders because it teaches me a lot

Courtney Vickerman – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 10

I like to type the words.

Ondela Ngqavi – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 10

I like it because it is fun to type.

Hanna-Elisa Schittek – Edgemead Primary 2011 – Age: 9

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