Welcome to Our World

Welcome to Our World

Levels: Beginning Pre-A1

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

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

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
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
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

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
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
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