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This seven-level course gives children a confident start to learning English, and makes lessons a joy for teachers. Perfect for general use, the course has been updated new vocabulary and activities to cover the syllabus of the revised Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE).

The Starter Level, designed for the international edition, gives children a quick start to English before they can read or write, and can be used in the last year of Infantil.

Authors
Caroline Nixon and Michael Tomlinson

Number of levels
7

Level
A1-A2 (Complete Beginner to Elementary)

English for Spanish Speakers
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Informed by the Cambridge English Corpus
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Key Features

At Starter Level:

  • Lively songs and stories introduce new language
  • CLIL and Values sections present other subjects through English and develop children's social awareness
  • DVD-ROM and activities offer extra language practice

For levels 1 to 6:

  • New exam content and activities validated by Cambridge English Language Assessment prepare for success in the revised 2018 Young Learners tests.
  • New online activities with more grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening practice.
  • 'My Home Booklet' revises vocabulary and grammar and helps self-assess basic competences development at home with parents.
  • Phonics sections help improve pronunciation, spelling and reading skills.
  • Grammar, Functions and Vocabulary boxes and highlight the language taught in the unit, while a Grammar reference in the Pupil's Book plus a Grammar practice in the Activity Book give even more grammar practice.
  • Resources to exploit stories in the classroom: character masks, story summaries, and playscripts.
  • Updated exam-type tests in levels 2, 4 and 6 help to assess the children's progress, and familiarise them with the format of the revised Cambridge English: Young Learners exams.
  • Digital Box for Interactive Whiteboard includes the Digital Pupil’s Book and Digital Activity Book with answers and interactive activities; integrated audio; animated stories, flashcards, wordcards, posters and Teacher’s notes.

English for Spanish Speakers

Levels 1 to 6 of Kid’s Box include extra content specifically designed for Spanish speakers:

  • Spanish handwriting font for levels 1 and 2 in the Pupil's Book, and levels 1 to 6 in the Activity Book.
  • The new ‘My Home Booklet’ helps involve parents in their children’s learning and provides a review of the contents covered and the Basic Competences developed.
  • Pronunciation and phonics activities, together with the 'Say it with me' sections, focus on common pronunciation problems for Spanish speakers.
  • Pages dedicated to CLIL and Social awareness topics connect children to the world outside the English classroom.
  • Levels 5 and 6 include a ‘Get it right!’ section on common errors made by Spanish speakers, in order to help them avoid typical grammar, vocabulary and spelling mistakes. This section is informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus.
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