Welcome to Our World, Second Edition


Pre-Primary/Very Young Learners

3 Levels

True Beginner

American and British English

Up to 6 Teaching Hours/Week

Our World CEFR Chart

THE WORLD IS WAITING.

Teach English through music, motion, and culture with Welcome to Our World Second Edition, a 3-level series for very young learners of English.

Shape young global citizens and celebrate diversity through traditional songs sung by children around the world and global topics with real-world photos, content, and video.

Prepare learners for school with projects, games and activities that practice academic, social-emotional, self-care, and motor skills with integrated values instruction.

Teach confidently and engage parents with step-by-step lesson plans, classroom presentation support, professional development materials, and home-school resources.

With preparation for literacy, numeracy, and phonics, and a focus on real communication in English, Welcome to Our World prepares very young learners to use English and join a world that’s waiting for them.

Choose Your Language
Authors

Jill Korey O'Sullivan

Jill Korey O'Sullivan has worked in the fields of English as a second language and literacy acquisition as a teacher, writer, and editor. She has taught and developed materials for students of a broad... more

Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TC... more
Series Editors

Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TC... more

Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore... more
Buying Options/Components

FOR ALL CLASSROOMS

  • PRINT
  • Student's Book
      and Activity Book
  • BLENDED
  • Student's Book
      with Online Practice
      and Student's eBook
  • DIGITAL
  • Student's eBook
      with Online Practice


FOR LEARNERS

  • Student's Book
  • Activity Book
  • Online Practice
      with Student's eBook


FOR TEACHERS

  • Lesson Planner
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Flashcards
  • Big Book Anthology
  • Learning Management System
New to This Edition

The following new and updated features of Welcome to Our World, Second Edition are based on extensive research and consultation with teachers and learners from around the world:

  • UPDATED Global Content in the unit lessons and resources
  • UPDATED Projects, now integrated into the units
  • UPDATED Activities and Lesson Heads for easier on-page navigation
  • NEW Video Support for Vocabulary, Songs, and Language in Use lessons
  • NEW School Readiness support with activity suggestions
  • NEW Sounds of English support for phonemic awareness
  • NEW Mid- and End-of-Unit Reviews with games and activities
  • NEW Three-Step Teaching Routines for every lesson
  • NEW Classroom Presentation Tool with integrated resources for easy lesson presentation and teaching
  • NEW Online Practice with additional games and activities for at-home practice and parents’ engagement
Plan and Teach
COMPANION SITE
Find downloadable materials for lesson preparation, including Teacher's Books, video, audio answer keys, assessment materials, worksheets for a range of uses, and more!


CLASSROOM PRESENTATION TOOL
Bring together digital versions of all core instructional materials, including Student's Book, video, audio, and answer key, to present and demonstrate new language and skills, create opportunities for practice, and manage classroom activities.
INSTALL OR STREAM
LESSONS WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO
ACTIVITY BOOK
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES


STUDENT'S EBOOKS
An easy-to-access alternative to print, with everything a learner needs to be an active participant in any classroom and for self study.
Track and Assess
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Assign your students activities for Independent Online Practice. A gradebook allows tracking of student progress and provides information to support and assess individual and class performance.
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
STUDENT AWARDS AND PARENTS VIEW
GRADEBOOK
ASSIGNMENTS
MESSAGING


ASSESSMENT
Includes age-appropriate tests with notes as well as suggestions for informal and formative assessment.
AGE-APPROPRIATE TESTS
ASSESSMENT RUBRICS
Series Features
SHAPE GLOBAL CITIZENS
Shape young global citizens with real-world photos, content, and video on cross-curricular topics.

VOCABULARY
CONCEPTS


SING AND LEARN
Celebrate diversity and teach new language through traditional songs sung by children around the world with The Sounds of English for phonemic awareness.
WHERE’S THE CRAYON?
ARGENTINA
OH BUTTERFLY!
CHINA
IN A CASTLE
SERBIA


ACHIEVE REAL COMMUNICATION
Give children opportunities to use vocabulary and concept words in natural, functional contexts through language models and activities.


PREPARE FOR SCHOOL
Prepare learners for school with projects, games and activities that practice academic, social-emotional, self-care, and motor skills with integrated values instruction.


TEACH CONFIDENTLY
Teach confidently and engage parents with step-by-step lesson plans, song support videos, language presentation resources, and home-school resources.
STEP-BY-STEP LESSONS
SONG SUPPORT
FLASHCARDS
BIG BOOKS
POSTERS
THREE-STEP TEACHING ROUTINES


For a Complete Curriculum