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1 Anglia Network Europe Marian Schreppers

2 Anglia Network: Stimulate & structure English English with the English

3 First Step Level Junior Level Business English Plus Advanced Business English Intermediate Business English Practical Business English A1 Breakthrough A2 Waystage B1 Threshold B2 Vantage C1 EOP Primary Level Preliminary Level Elementary Level Pre-Intermediate Level Intermediate Level Advanced Level Proficiency Level C2 Mastery Masters Level

4 Very Young Learners’ working party three main goals: 1. organise teachers’ courses about teaching pre literate and young children 2. develop assessment tool for pre literate children 3. develop after school activities

5 Teachers’ courses In cooperation with Euroschool Primary teachers skills in action course (November 2006)Primary teachers skills in action course (November 2006) Study visit Barcelona (Spring 2007)Study visit Barcelona (Spring 2007) Study visit Bristol (March 2007)Study visit Bristol (March 2007)

6 Assessment of pre-literate children In cooperation with Chichester College / Liz Bangs Jones Study visit Bristol (March 2007)

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8 Cool! English after school After school activities for 4-12 year olds. 1.primary and/or secondary Anglia schools 2.Anglia teachers / native speakers > minimum requirements 3.1 teacher or assistant per 10-16

9 Cool! English after school 4.Three groups related to the group system in Dutch Primary schools: 4 – 6 years old > no writing 7 – 9 years old > start reading / writing years old > writing 5.10 meetings of 1 hour / 1,5 hour for years old

10 Cool! English after school 6.All in English 7.Materials / lesson plans provided by Anglia EU 8.Website supported course 9.Teacher training before starting

11 Theory and didactics What are children like as learners? What does this mean for your didactics? How can you help them learn English as a second/ third / … language? Do’s and don’t’s …..

12 Theory and didactics What are children like as learners? They: are quickly developing individuals are quickly developing individuals learn by watching / imitating / doing learn by watching / imitating / doing can not understand grammatical rules and explanations about language can not understand grammatical rules and explanations about language use non verbal clues to understand your message / language use non verbal clues to understand your message / language

13 Theory and didactics What are children like as learners? - II They: will talk most of the time in their mother tongue will talk most of the time in their mother tongue can copy and imitate sounds and language quite accurately can copy and imitate sounds and language quite accurately are naturally curious are naturally curious

14 Theory and didactics What are children like as learners? - III They: love to play and use imagination love to play and use imagination like routines and enjoy repetition like routines and enjoy repetition have a short attention span and need variety have a short attention span and need variety

15 Young learners need: to hear clear pronunciation and intonation to hear clear pronunciation and intonation to feel successful when using English to feel successful when using English plenty of opportunities to communicate plenty of opportunities to communicate to enjoy their efforts at speaking in English to enjoy their efforts at speaking in English to know they have achieved something worthwhile to know they have achieved something worthwhile

16 Teaching children under 7 Remember they: acquire through hearing and experiencing acquire through hearing and experiencing learn through doing and playing: incidental learning learn through doing and playing: incidental learning love playing with sounds, imitating, funny noises love playing with sounds, imitating, funny noises can not read and write can not read and write learn grammar gradually if provided with lots of English learn grammar gradually if provided with lots of English

17 Teaching children between 7-12 Remember they: are learning to write and read in their mother tongue are learning to write and read in their mother tongue are developing as thinkers are developing as thinkers will use their first language to understand the second language (they translate more) will use their first language to understand the second language (they translate more) understand the difference between the real and the imaginary understand the difference between the real and the imaginary can work with others and learn from others can work with others and learn from others

18 Songs, rhymes and chants Language learning and cognitive development Reading in English Writing in English

19 What makes Cool! an Anglia activity? All in EnglishAll in English Based on Anglia Step by step approachBased on Anglia Step by step approach Learn English through fun activities and in a communicative settingLearn English through fun activities and in a communicative setting Anglia schoolsAnglia schools native speakers or minimum of proficiency levelnative speakers or minimum of proficiency level supported by special Cool! websitesupported by special Cool! website involve parentsinvolve parents certificate of participationcertificate of participation

20 Three age groups 1.Starlets > 4-6 year olds 2.Bright Sparks > 7-9 year olds 3.Super Stars> year olds Cool! English after school

21 Starlets ( 4-6 years old): listening and speaking activities around 10 themeslistening and speaking activities around 10 themes daily life vocabularydaily life vocabulary songs and chantssongs and chants lots of gameslots of games end performanceend performance vocabulary and grammar based on Anglia’s first Step and Junior levelvocabulary and grammar based on Anglia’s first Step and Junior level

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23 Bright Sparks (7-9 years old): mainly listening and speaking activitiesmainly listening and speaking activities start writing and reading wordsstart writing and reading words 10 themes10 themes songs and chantsongs and chant riddlesriddles games and craftsgames and crafts end performanceend performance vocabulary and grammar based on Anglia’s Junior and Primary levelvocabulary and grammar based on Anglia’s Junior and Primary level

24 Topic family

25 Super Stars (10-12 years old) Working to preliminary maybe even elementary levelWorking to preliminary maybe even elementary level around a thematic unitaround a thematic unit Writing and reading exercises involvedWriting and reading exercises involved Vocabulary / grammar gamesVocabulary / grammar games End assignment >performance End assignment >performance Can join other EU Anglia Activities like join other EU Anglia Activities like

26 Topic health

27 For each group and each of the 10 topics there will be: 1. Word/grammar list for teachers 2. Five activities: lesson plans and worksheets 3. Songs 4. Chants 5. Background information 6. Flashcards 8. Puzzles on the website 9. Web links on the website

28 4-6 year old 7-9 year old year old Colours and numbersFamiliesSpare time BodyHouseFashion AnimalsHobbiesFuture plans Toys and gamesThe weatherCommunication Food and drinksDays of the week and timeMeet other people ClothesNature (animals and plants)Health Party time / play / songs Party time! TransportationJobsMovies, tv, radio, books SeasonsSportsWhat gives you goosebumps… presentation for parents Cool! topics

29 Websitewww.coolenglish.eu

30 Cool! Start Cool! Not only for your kids but also because it’s a PR tool Join our pilots

31 Cool! Anglia Network Europe will: - stimulate starting of Cool! > pilots - support through training teachers - provide materials - match teachers and schools who are interested

32 More information?


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