Support and development for the whole child
It’s a primary, British English ,7 levels (starter to 6).
Takes 100 to 120 teaching hours for each level.
Common European framework of reference “CEFR”
Beginner to Elementary (Pre A1-B2.1).
Methodology ( The science Family and Friends 2nd )
- Fluency Time! Sections introduce functional, everyday language so pupils can hold a conversation from the very beginning.
- Hands-on project and craft activities provide fun, motivating speaking practice.
- Optional culture pages offer more variety and opportunities for cultural comparisons.
- Exceptionally strong skills training programme in reading ,writing, speaking and listening.
- Integrated print and digital resources such as I tools.
- Step by step phonics programme to make the student talk correctly and fluently.
- Testing resources including Cambridge young learners.
- English tests and trinity examination practice paper.
- Values syllabus-social and emotional skills to improve children awareness of good behavior and how their behavior can impact on people around them.
- Songs and interactive exercises on the student site.
- Online Practice you can assign and track.
More about Family and Friends
Family and Friends has a very clear methodology with objectives for every lesson, and carefully staged activities to support your pupils’ learning.
Every unit opens with a clear vocabulary and grammar presentation to introduce new language. The challenging syllabus encourages children to achieve more.
Skills Time! lessons provide a strong structured skills programme so listening, speaking and literacy skills are continually improving. New and updated content for 2nd Edition means learners will engage even more with the topics.
New differentiated writing portfolios in the Teacher’s Assessment and Resources help with mixed-ability classes and mean you can keep a record of your learners’ writing achievements.
Phonics is straightforward and fun! Children learn to recognize and produce the sounds of English, the letters that form them and the words that contain them. This means each sound is taught in a way that’s easy to understand. The progression is specially written for non-native speakers and is particularly well structured for children who do not use the Roman alphabet.
New optional culture sections at the back of the book offer even more variety with opportunities for learners to compare their own life with those of English-speaking children of the same age. They cover topics such as family, wildlife, and school which are all familiar subjects so learners will have something to relate to and talk about.
Do you need help preparing for tests?
There are print-ready and customizable course tests so you can create tests to practise a particular language point or to suit mixed ability classes. There is new additional preparation and practice material for Cambridge English (YLE) and Trinity exams.
But it’s not only about academic success – Family and Friends develops the whole child too. The values syllabus, found in the songs and stories, helps children develop social and emotional skills which guarantee success in the classroom and at home.
New Fluency Time! sections come after every 3 units.
They introduce functional everyday English. Pupils learn key phrases that will help them in real-life situations, such as introducing people, making arrangements, looking for and finding things, or communicating at the dinner table. This means pupils can practise speaking and hold a conversation from the very beginning.
The Fluency Time! Sections are supported by a Fluency DVD. Learners can see British children using the new language in real-life situations that are familiar to them, for example, at the park and at school. They can also use the DVD as a model to act out their own stories.
There are new project and craft activities in the Fluency Time! sections too. Kinaesthetic learners will love the hands-on element and all learners can use their completed craft projects to practise everyday English phrases in a more personalized dialogue.
All the templates and instructions for the projects are in the Teacher’s Assessment and Resources making it really easy to set these activities up in class.
As well useful phrases which reflect daily life, the Everyday English phrases give additional preparation and practice of language needed for the speaking part of the Cambridge English: (YLE) exams.
All the Fluency Time! Material is supported by extra comprehension activities in the Workbook.
Useful Teacher Documents
Teaching children to read English :
Teaching the whole child :
Family and Friends Starter : Read and imagine starter
Family and Friends 1 : Read and imagine 1 + Read and discover 1
Family and Friends 2 : First 9 units Read and imagine 1 + Read and discover 1| last three units Read and imagine 2 + Read and discover 2
Family and Friends 3 : First 9 units Read and imagine 2 + Read and discover 2 | last three units Read and imagine 3 + Read and discover 3
Family and Friends 4 : First 9 units Read and imagine 3 + Read and discover 3 | last three units Read and imagine 4 + Read and discover 4
Family and Friends 5 : First 9 units Read and imagine 4 + Read and discover 4 | last three units Read and imagine 5 + Read and discover 5
Family and Friends 6 : Read and Discover 6 + Read and Imagine 6
Family readers answer key :