See how Early Start helps primary children enjoy success with languages:
For pupils, seeing real children in their everyday lives really brings language lessons to life; it is about their culture and how they live - not just rules of grammar ...
Hear the words first for better pronunciation: your pupils' model is the real native speakers they see on-screen using the language in context, rather than reading from a textbook page and relying on translation.
Careful progression doesn't overwhelm young learners with too much to learn too soon. Each section builds on what has been learned before. Using a "primary approach" avoids repeating the way children will learn languages in later secondary schooling.
A foundation for later language learning: Early Start introduces basic concepts of how the language works in an age-appropriate way, aiming to teach a small amount well.
Transforms dull memorising into enjoyable games: Early Start shows how language lessons can centre on group interaction and inter-pupil communication, with a competitive element.
Develops the potential of songs - using rhythm, catchy tunes and repetitive choruses to get pupils used to the new words. Find out more about "Learning with Early Start songs" with examples.
Great support for non-specialist teachers - with detailed help for lesson planning in the Teacher's Guide, together with the "talking dictionary" which helps the non-specialist linguist with pronunciation issues.
Cross-curricular links to help you embed languages in the wider curriculum - exploits the unique advantage of having the language taught by the class teacher who knows the children well and delivers all the rest of their curriculum.
See for yourself!
Try out Early Start materials with your classes, discuss with your colleagues - and show it to your senior management team. Click for a free trial of Early Start French, Spanish, German or Russian.