Children’s Curriculum FAQ
Do you sell any of your textbooks in hard copy? I don't have a good printer to print the lessons. I'm interested in the ABC textbooks.
No we do not offer a hard copy paper version of our Children's books
Can you tell me the age range for your story books / story texts?
The interest level of the storybooks is appropriate for children aged about 7 to 12. The two books about Jambo are suited to the youngest.
I also note that the Children's Curriculum starts with letters and numbers. Would you say that level of instruction would be good for 4-year-old ELL students?
The readiness of the children varies greatly from culture to culture. Children in Hong Kong start at age 3 while they start at 7 in Central Europe. Books 1A and 1B may be just right for your four year olds or the children may not be ready to print between lines but parts of the books might be adapted and used very successfully. The advantage is that you don’t need to print every page.
Hello,I would like to know how your children's curriculum works. How many weeks or lessons is each package worth?Thank you.
Our Children's Curriculum is designed for students aged 5 to 12. There are 10 books - 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B. Each of these titles comprises three sub-titles:
Student Book, Practice Book and a Teacher’s Guide.
Each title includes 14 lessons of 3 to 5 pages in the Student Book, 2 pages in the Practice Book and games to reinforce each lesson in the Teacher’s Guide.
This curriculum is used by many different cultures worldwide. The amount of time required for students to complete a lesson varies greatly depending on their exposure to English, the age that they begin learning English and the number of classes / hours of lessons per week.
i will need some of your Jambo goes to the Moon, and the DVD video of Jambo Goes to the Moon and i will need each 100pcs so total will be 200pcs so can you please give me the total coast of so that i can now proceed on from there
It is important for you to know that we DO NOT mail the printed books. We don't mail any books. Our website gives you the ability to download the books you have ordered. You can print as many copies as you need. There is no time limit.
This will cut your costs.
Can you give me more information about your Storybooks?
We have a total of seven storybooks that can be downloaded. You can print as many as you need. We do not mail the printed copies as that would make them much too expensive. The books stress listening, understanding, reading and creative writing. There is a Student Book, Workbook and Teacher’s Guide. There are many activities for student participation in the Teacher’s Guide.
These storybooks are suitable for children aged 7 to 12 who know some English. Jambo goes to the Moon and Jambo’s Encounter with Robots have the easiest vocabulary and would be well suited to your African children. We also have a DVD video of Jambo Goes to the Moon if the orphanage has the equipment for playing it. It can be played on a television or a computer monitor. The presentation divides the story into short clips that can be presented separately. The video offers several choices. The children can listen and watch, they can listen and read or they can do all three.
Are the children’s books designed for specific age groups? Can you please give me an age group breakdown for the curriculum you are providing? If a child of 11 years is learning English for the first time, do they start at Book 1A or do they start at book 2A?
The Children's Curriculum is designed for children aged 5 to 12. Children start learning English at very different ages in different cultures. They start at 3 in Hong Kong and in Eastern Europe they start at age 7.
Regarding a student of 11 learning English for the first time the teacher would need to assess the child's background. Is he or she familiar with the alphabet? Is the student living in an English speaking environment? Young children learn a language in the same way that they have learned their first language. They listen and repeat - the teaching of grammar has little meaning for them. We suggest that you try some of the children's materials using the free samples provided on Successful ESL. This is the best way for you to decide on the correct approach.
We have noticed that the curriculum used here in Brazil, by other schools, have audio CD’s with the lessons for each student to listen to and follow at home. I believe it is for proper pronunciation and practice. Some or most of the teachers here can read and write English but are not pronouncing the words properly. Do you feel this is necessary for all of the children’s curriculum? I know you have it from 3A and up, are you planning to have it for 1A to 2B?
It is very difficult for very young children to listen to a CD. The content of 1A and 1B in particular doesn’t lend itself to CD. The alphabet song is readily available. They learn by listening to songs and we recommend this approach in conjunction with a regular program. We look forward to completing the recording of Books 2A and 2B within the next months.
Do I need to have both the text books and the story books? Budget will likely only allow one or the other. Which one can you recommend
In response to your question about the children's materials, we suggest that you purchase the 10 books in the Children's Curriculum. These are essential for offering a well organized program. the Children's Storybooks are designed for supplementary reading and activities.
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