By Mario Herrera and Barbara Hojel
Big Fun prepares students for a natural and positive experience with language.
- Communication: because young children like to express their interests and ideas.
- CLIL: because young children are learning English and so much more.
- 21st Century Skills: because young children need to be prepared for the world that awaits them.
- Assessment for Learning: because awareness and confidence lead to success.
Why choose Big Fun?
Keep young learners focused
Big Fun ensures you have a variety of video, listening, audio and play activities to keep your young learners engaged. The Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach of using the nature topics in the Amazing units challenges your students and brings the real world into the classroom. You can also use associated activities, such as bringing in real objects for children to observe, touch, smell, listen to or taste, to help them learn.
Learning English alongside their native language
Teaching children to follow directions and communicate makes learning English meaningful and fun. Songs, chants and simple conversation practice as part of the audio program helps students learn English even while they are not literate in their native language. And by the end of Level 3, students are able to read and write.
Prepare children for the world that awaits them
Illustrated scenarios, songs, chants and games help your students learn the values that are as important for children as the language skills they are learning. Critical thinking/problem solving, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration are the foundation to this 21st Century Skills approach.
Awareness and confidence lead to success
Assessment for Learning techniques use age-appropriate activities to help raise children’s awareness of what they are learning and help you assess their progress. Children record what they like best in the unit Wrap-Up, and you can use these responses to plan the end of year show. Working towards the show encourages collaboration as your students make scenery and costumes for the show.