Welcome to Our World

Dr. Joan Kang Shin, Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

  • American English
  • British English
  • CD-ROM
  • DVD
  • Audio
  • 1-4 contact hours a week
  • +5 contact hours a week

Welcome to Our World is a three-level pre-primary series in American English. It uses traditional children’s songs from around the world, with amazing National Geographic photos and images, to introduce very young learners to the world of English.

  • Learn English with songs performed by young learners around the world.
  • Games and activities make learning English fun!
  • Beautiful photos from National Geographic capture the imagination of very young learners.
  • The Professional Development video helps teachers use the songs and games effectively.

Each level of Welcome to Our World includes:

  • Traditional songs from around the world
  • Vocabulary presentation and practice
  • Relevant content and topics
  • Opportunities to hear and repeat target language
  • Fun games and activities
  • And classroom video hosted by Dr. Joan Kang Shin.

Songs from Around the World

Welcome to Our World introduces very young learners to traditional children’s songs from around the world, teaching them English through music, rhythm, and motion. Each song is taught by Dr. Joan Kang Shin and performed by young learners in real classrooms, and fully supports the language and concepts introduced in the Student Books.

  • Watch young learners perform the songs….
  • then sing along with Joan!

Teaching Support

To help teachers use the songs confidently in their classrooms, a teaching video is provided, hosted by Dr. Shin, with step-by-step instructions for teaching each song to their young learners.

  • Song Overview – Learn about the songs and watch young learners perform them in their native language
  • Learn the Gestures – See Joan demonstrate how to perform the song gestures
  • Teaching the Song – Listen to Joan give tips on how to teach the songs to young leaners

Video that Captures the Imagination of Very Young Learners

National Geographic video is the perfect way to bring your English classroom to life. Created especially for very young learners of English, and hosted by Dr. Shin, the Welcome to Our World Student Video is fully integrated into the Welcome to Explore Our World teaching and learning materials, with manageable segments that support the content of each unit, including:

  • The unit song, performed by Dr. Shin and very young learners around the world
  • Vocabulary Presentation
  • Content Concepts Presentation
  • And Listening and Speaking Practice

Professional Development for Every Teacher

To ensure teachers of very young learners are fully supported in their classrooms, the Teacher Video also includes a series of Professional Development videos, with best practices for teaching English using songs and games.

Hosted and developed by Dr. Shin, the videos include:

  • Using songs with very young learners
  • Adapting songs to different cultures
  • Keeping students’ attention
  • Making and using puppets
  • Additional songs for classroom management

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American English:

Level 1

Student Book with Student DVD 978-130-510-527-0

Activity Book with Audio CD 978-130-510-551-5

Lesson Planner with Audio CD, Teacher’s Resource CD-ROM, and Teacher DV 978-128-587-342-8

1-3 Picture Cards 978-130-508-235-9

Poster Set 978-130-510-521-8

Daddy Bear, Open the Door!

Big Book 978-130-510-406-8

What Do You Want? Big Book 978-130-510-407-5

The Doll Big Book 978-130-510-414-3

Let’s Play! Big Book 978-130-510-400-6

Level 2

Student Book with Student DVD 978-130-510-528-7

Activity Book with Audio CD 978-130-510-552-2

Lesson Planner with Audio CD, Teacher’s Resource CD-ROM, and Teacher DVD 978-128-587-351-0

1-3 Picture Cards 978-130-508-235-9

Poster Set 978-130-510-522-5

I Can Too! Big Book 978-130-510-415-0

Bye, Bye Animals! Big Book 978-130-510-416-7

Ming and the Caterpillar Big Book 978-130-510-419-8

A New Bike Big Book 978-130-510-401-3

Level 3

Student Book with Student DVD 978-130-510-529-4

Activity Book with Audio CD 978-130-511-263-6

Lesson Planner with Audio CD, Teacher’s Resource CD-ROM, and Teacher DVD 978-128-587-352-7

1-3 Picture Cards 978-130-508-235-9

Poster Set 978-130-510-523-2

The Snowman Big Book 978-130-510-420-4

Little Parrot Can Skate Big Book 978-130-510-421-1

The Magic World Big Book  978-130-510-422-8

Around the World Big Book 978-130-510-402-0

 

British English

Level 1

Student Book 978-130-558-309-2

Activity Book with Audio CD 978-130-558-308-5

Lesson Planner with Audio CD and Teacher’s Resource CDROM 978-130-558-462-4

Flashcards Set 978-130-558-624-6

Big Book 978-130-558-540-9

Interactive Whiteboard DVD-ROM 978-130-558-634-5

Level 2

Student Book 978-130-558-311-5

Activity Book with Audio CD 978-130-558-307-8

Lesson Planner with Audio CD and Teacher’s Resource CDROM 978-130-558-463-1

Flashcards Set 978-130-558-625-3

Big Book 978-130-558-541-6

Interactive Whiteboard DVD 978-130-558-635-2

Level 3

Student Book 978-130-558-315-3

Activity Book with Audio CD 978-130-558-306-1

Lesson Planner with Audio CD, Teacher’s Resource CDROM 978-130-558-464-8

Flashcards Set 978-130-558-626-0

Big Book 978-130-558-542-3

Interactive Whiteboard DVD 978-130-558-636-9