TEACHER FEATURE JUNE 2011
“EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING”
PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS AND EFL
We know that summer has just begun, and yet it is already time to start thinking about the 2011-12 school year!
Parents - have you ever considered teaching English to your pre-schoolers (and a few of their friends) in your own home? Think about the convenience, think about the achievement, think about the savings and/or extra income...
Teachers - have you ever considered running an after-school chug for pre-schoolers? Chuggim for EFL* students are in really high demand and groups for preschoolers have become incredibly popular. Fact: there are about 400,000 preschoolers in Israel right now. Why not open up a few groups at home in the afternoon, raise the level of English in Israel, and supplement your teacher's salary nicely?
We have amazing, easy-to-use materials that are perfect for parents and/or teachers and lend themselves to small groups in a home/chug environment! Scroll down and read about 5 of the best courses and/or products for early childhood instruction in English, both in terms of content and value for money. To help you get started with a new program, we are offering Teacher and Student Kits at huge discounts. Just click on the relevant link to see our special pricing.
So read on, and then call us to place your order!
*English as a Foreign Language
English Travels Starter Level
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s English Travels makes the journey as exciting as the destination for preschool EFL students. Navigating English language instruction has never been easier. This is a structured, user friendly program that facilitates learning, practice, and enrichment. Its developmentally appropriate materials are engaging and the series includes a Practice Book for each Student Book that contains additional exercises for all strands. The Starter level introduces the letters and short vowel sounds, and includes robust vocabulary enrichment.
Pockets 2nd Edition
Pearson Learning’s poplar 4-level course (Little Pockets and Level 1-3) for children aged three to five features an easy-to-use, five-step pedagogy of Warm Up, Presentation, Practice, Application and Assessment. It's composed of fun, hands-on activities that support language acquisition and skills development and will ensure happy, productive English learners! The first 2 levels encompass vocabulary enrichment, pre-writing and pre-reading skills. The 3rd and 4th level include literacy and numeracy skills such as phonemic awareness and letter recognition.
Young Children's Picture Dictionary
The Longman Young Children's Picture Dictionary uses a variety of drawings, songs, and chants to illustrate 280 words appropriate for young learners. The collection of words helps them describe the world as they see it. Organized into 26 themes with toys, animals, and fairy-tale characters, this dictionary makes learning loads of fun!
Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers. The course is a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It teaches the letter sounds in an enjoyable, multisensory way, and enables young children to use them to read and write words in English.
Preschool Prep DVDs and Board Books
This multiple award-winning series includes Meet the Letters, Meet the Numbers, Meet the Shapes, Meet the Colors, Meet the Sight Words 1-3, Meet the Vowels, Meet the Phonics Blends, Diagraphs and Letter Sounds. It combines a basic need (learning the alphabet/vocabulary) with a tried-and-true method (repetition), all while keeping Junior thoroughly entertained. The DVDs, board books and flashcards serve as excellent supplementary multi-media materials for young learners.