English with Jack & Jill is ideally suited for Japanese
children starting to learn English between the ages of 5 and
12. Then content of the course and the techniques used in its
presentation have been selected very carefully after much trial
and error in the classroom, the preliminary material having
undergone a continual process of revision until the editors
were satisfied that a very effective series of lessons, with
real appeal to children, had been produced.
sample pages (Workbook) [jjb1.pdf (331kb)]
pages (Teaching script) [jjb1tg.pdf (140kb)]
|Teaching Script 1
|Teaching Script 4
|Tape set for
Workbook1 to 4 (2 cassettes per book)
Book 1 aims at making the children?s first contact
with English as much fun as possible. Thus, every lesson involves
a rapidly changing series of oral practices, games, quizzes,
as well as writing and coloring activities, which revolve around
the introduction of the alphabet. Short dialogues and pattern
drills that appear in the teaching script only are taught orally
and realistically so that the children assimilate language in
a natural way.
Book 2 teaches the students to recognize simple
3-letter words, all of which are spelled as they are pronounced.
This is a technique used in grade schools for native speakers
of English, and it is used here to reap the same psychological
benefits ? the children start to discover the mysteries of the
written word and are encouraged by the number of words they
Book 3 introduces contrary adjectives and various
prepositions as the backbone of the ten lessons. These lend
themselves to a great variety of games and activities. Several
kinds of WH-questions are introduced, and there is also a section
in each lesson devoted to verb practice. With all this, the
scope of the student?s understanding and manipulation of English
patterns is considerably widened.
Book 4 introduces short reading passages based on
the groundwork of reading laid in the previous three books.
Many activities which involve physical movement around the class
make these ten lessons very meaningful and enjoyable.
sample pages (Workbook) [jjb2.pdf (319kb)]
pages (Teaching script) [jjb2tg.pdf (195kb)]
|Workbook Vol. 1
|Workbook Vol. 2
Designed for upper level elementary school children,
or for younger children with previous experience studying English.
Teaches the alphabet (reading and writing), numbers from 1 to
100, basic vocabulary, and fundamental grammar necessary for
English conversation, using themes such as introductions, greetings,
requests, ordering and paying at a restaurant, etc. Ample games,
quizzes, and coloring activities ensure that students will have
fun while they learn.
By having short conversations with the teacher and
with their classmates, students learn to tell time, talk about
dates and schedules, ask for and give directions, have telephone
conversations, and much more. Through these functions, students
are introduced to a variety of grammatical concepts, including
several verb tenses (past, present, present progressive, and
future), count and non-count nouns, comparisons, preposition
use, and affirmative and negative commands. Short stories and
letters provide both reading and writing practice.