Welcome to Our World

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

© 2015

Recommended for: Young Learners

Levels: Beginning Pre-A1

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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

American English

Level 1

Student Book with Student DVD
ISBN: 9781305105270

Activity Book with Audio CD
ISBN: 9781305105515

Lesson Planner w/Audio CD, Teacher’s Resource

CD-ROM and Teacher DVD
ISBN: 9781285873428

1-3 Picture Cards
ISBN: 9781305082359

Poster Set
ISBN: 9781305105218

Daddy Bear, Open the Door! Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104068

What Do You Want? Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104075

The Doll Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104143

Let’s Play! Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104006


Level 2

Student Book with Student DVD
ISBN: 9781305105287

Activity Book with Audio CD
ISBN: 9781305105522

Lesson Planner with Audio CD, Teacher’s

Resource CD-ROM, and Teacher DVD
ISBN: 9781285873510

1-3 Picture Cards
ISBN: 9781305082359

Poster Set
ISBN: 9781305105225

I Can Too! Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104150

Bye, Bye Animals! Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104167

Ming and the Caterpillar Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104198

A New Bike Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104013


Level 3

Student Book with Student DVD
ISBN: 9781305105294

Activity Book with Audio CD
ISBN: 9781305112636

Lesson Planner with Audio CD, Teacher’s Resource CD-ROM, and Teacher DVD
ISBN: 9781285873527

1-3 Picture Cards
ISBN: 9781305082359

Poster Set
ISBN: 9781305105232

The Snowman Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104204

Little Parrot Can Skate Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104211

The Magic World Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104228

Around the World Big Book
ISBN: 9781305104020


British English

Level 1

Student Book
ISBN: 9781305583092

Activity Book with Audio CD
ISBN: 9781305583085

Lesson Planner w/Audio CD and Teacher’s Resource
ISBN: 9781305584624

Flashcards Set
ISBN: 9781305586246

Big Book
ISBN: 9781305585409

Interactive Whiteboard DVDROM
ISBN: 9781305586345


Level 2

Student Book
ISBN: 9781305583115

Activity Book with Audio CD
ISBN: 9781305583078

Lesson Planner w/Audio CD and Teacher’s Resource
ISBN: 9781305584631

Flashcards Set
ISBN: 9781305586253

Big Book
ISBN: 9781305585416

Interactive Whiteboard DVD
ISBN: 9781305586352


Level 3

Student Book
ISBN: 9781305583153

Activity Book with Audio CD
ISBN: 9781305583061

Lesson Planner w/Audio CD and Teacher’s Resource
ISBN: 9781305584648

Flashcards Set
ISBN: 9781305586260

Big Book
ISBN: 9781305585423

Interactive Whiteboard DVD
ISBN: 9781305586369