The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help your pupils take their first steps in English, based around the adventures of Freddie the Frog (in levels 1 and 2) and the Fantastic family (in levels 3 and 4).

With a wide range of activities and communicative games, it will improve your pupils’ confidence in speaking and listening. The carefully written literacy syllabus will aid their reading and writing step by step.

Susan House, Katharine Scott and Paul House

Number of Levels

A1 (Complete Beginner to Low Elementary)

Key Features

  • Pupils’ language skills are developed through lively stories that can be acted out, valuable phonics practice, songs, tongue twisters, games and communication activities.
  • The course grows with your pupils, switching from a story-based approach in Levels 1 and 2 to a topic focus in Levels 3 and 4.
  • The stories teach a values syllabus, introducing essential social concepts such as making friends and sharing.
  • A CLIL feature in every unit focuses on core subjects such as science and maths, extending the pupils’ interaction with English.


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