Think Big! Dream Big!

Big English is six-level primary course that engages students with fun, exciting topics and prepares them to become productive citizens of the world! The course is built on three educational pillars: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), Assessment for Learning (AfL) and 21st Century Skills.

  • 6 level course: for primary school pupils
  • Suitable for: 6 to 12 year olds
  • Takes students from CEFR <A1 to B1

* Not availble in the United States

Internationally renowned authors

  • Authors Mario Herrera and Christopher Sol Cruz have more than 30 years’ experience in ELT and bring proven expertise. 
  • Together, they have developed top quality content for Big English 1st Edition, designed to inspire and motivate primary students to learn English.

Who is it for?

Best suited to classes with anywhere between 4 and 8 hours of English each week, Big English is perfect for teachers looking for a well-balanced approach that includes ready-made CLIL lessons and a focus on the 21st Century skills development. For teachers who recognize the importance of ongoing assessment, and who want to involve their students in the learning process.

And for teachers looking to incorporate technology into their classroom? Big English provides the very best of technology without the headaches, giving teachers the freedom and time to focus on what they do best, teach! Big English does all the preparation work, helping teachers get the most out of every lesson, every student.

Big English is built on three educational pillars

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

  • Big English includes CLIL lessons that incorporate elements of the 4Cs: Content, Communication, Cognition and Culture. 
  • CLIL lessons are designed to build confidence, develop academic vocabulary and critical thinking skills, and broaden a learner’s perspective and sense of achievement.  

In-built Assessment for Learning (AfL)

  • Assessment for Learning (AfL) is embedded in the course, enabling teachers to review, challenge, reflect and modify goals, together.
  • Assessment takes into consideration the whole learner, including learning styles, feelings and barriers to understanding. They also ensure that all students are aware of what they are doing and why they are doing it.

21st Century Skills

 
  • 21st Century Skills, embedded throughout the course, help students develop essential skills for life, such as Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Digital Literacy.
  • Big English brings the world into the classroom with up-to-date content that is relevant to student’s lives.

Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as those that separate students who are prepared for a more and more complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.

- Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

MyEnglishLab

Big English is the first primary programme to integrate with MyEnglishLab, which includes fun games, videos and puzzles that are great at capturing the attention of energetic young learners. Personalise tests and assessments for each student and check their progress quickly and easily.

For your class

Are you looking for ideas for your class? Perhaps some teaching tips... or maybe a fun activity! Here, you'll find quick and easy ideas that you can use right away.

CLIL: Science (Ocean)

CLIL: Maths and Science (Shapes)

CLIL: Science (Spiders)

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Pearson Test of English - Young Learners

Pearson Test of English for Young Learners (PETYL) provides fun English language assessment for students aged six to 13, delivered by Edexcel, the UK's largest examining body. There are four different levels of PTE Young Learners, to suit students from pre-A1 to A2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference. The tests assess a young learner's ability to use English language communicatively, with an emphasis on real-life scenarios rather than on knowledge of specific language items and vocabulary.

Big English prepares learners for the requirements found in the PTEYL - First Words, Springboard, Quickmarch and Breakthrough.

Big English & PTE Young Learners Correlation Chart

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