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Vol. 43 Trial lessons. What teaching materials do you recommend?

Let’s take a look at some popular activities that children who have no experience of English can enjoy from the very beginning.

『Let’s Make a Face』(Target 3-10 year olds)


This is an activity in which the children choose their own face parts of different sizes, lengths, and colors to make a face.


(From Teacher’s Manual English /Please click to enlarge.)

Using teaching tools, the children have fun making three or four faces on the board. The faces are numbered from left to right as 1, 2, 3 and the teacher chooses one of the faces and explains about it in English. The children listen hard to the English and can guess the face chosen by the teacher because they made it themselves.

After the activity, recite the lesson’s target English (in this case, the face part) in CHANT: Let’s Make a Face in a fun way. After the lesson, talk to parents about the lesson’s objectives.

CHANT: Let’s Make a Face  (Easy recite chants!)

♪Let’s make a face. A happy happy face. Eyes, a nose, and a mouth. (sad/ angry/ funny)


【Objective of the lesson】

  1. The importance of communicating one’s intentions in English
  2. The importance of creative activities that do not have pre-determined answers in language activities
  3. Listening should be able to be done if there is a purpose
  4. The importance of reciting target vocabulary and sentences in chants in a fun way
  5. Importance of knowing that there are people with different colored eyes and hair all over the world.

While you are talking to parents, you can ask children to draw a face of their own inspiration.

(Materials used: Learning World Book 1 Activity Sheets 90/Learning World 1 NEW Teacher’s Manual CD-ROM【3rd Edition】

Detailed instructions on how to teach are given on Learning World 1 NEW Teacher’s Manual CD-ROM【3rd Edition.

■The actual guidance document can be found here.⇒⇒LW1TB_U2_3

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Let’s Make a Face activities are based on Learning World Book 1.

Material to use:

Colour KYOGU No. 31 Let’s Make a Face ⇒⇒Click here to buy.

*If you are already using Learning World Book 1, you do not need to purchase the color teaching tools. Let’s Make a Face teaching tools are included in ACTIVITY SHEETS 90!


Vol.66 New Penmanship:How do I insert underlines?

I want to insert underlines like the example in the manual of New Penmanship. (For example: pen  _en  _en)   Please advice how to do it?

Thank you for using our product. We apologize for not stating it in the Manual PDF.

To insert an underline  :
Insert a space in where you would like to add an underline. Then select the space area and click “underline key” in the software. You can add a longer underline by selecting a longer space area.

In this software, space area is recognized as a letter. Inserting a space in advance will allow you to add an underline.

Vol.65 How can I use a purchased “Student CD App” with a new device?

I purchased Learning World STUDENT CD App but I changed my smartphone. Can I download the app to my new device?

(*Book 4 App release is scheduled at the end of June 2019.)

From iOS to iOS : Your purchased history is saved in AppStore.

From Android to Android : Your purchased history is saved in Google Play. All the apps are re-downloadable with the same ID.

From iOS to Android or vice versa : Your purchased history cannot be linked. You will need to purchase the app for the new device.

【No sound in app?】
– Please check the volume key on your device.
– Please check your device is not set to silent mode?
– Please check your device is not connected to Bluetooth.
– Try restarting your device.If the sound doesn’t work after trying all of the above, please contact :
★No sound from an app on iPad?
Mute setting for apps might be turned on. Please check your device setting.


Vol.64 Handwriting for Book 2 or Book 3?

Learning World 1 Handwriting has been published. Will Handwriting product for Book 2 and Book 3 be published also?
Handwriting (Book 1) was published as a writing workbook for the first and the second grade of Elementary students.

1 ”WELCOME to Learning World”(PINK, YELLOW, BLUE) will build vocabulary and basic expression.

2 At the beginning of “Book 1”, start tracing and writing. Getting used to writing will guide to word familiarity.

For learners of “Book 2” or “Book 3”, students already have 5 or 6 years of experience. At this stage they write sentences and words in a notebook, instead of tracing.

★Notebook 10 lines (Blue)

★Notebook 13 lines (Purple)

Although we recommend to use a notebook for “Books 2” learners, we have been receiving requests for Tracing “Workbook for Book 2” or “READY for Learning World”. We may publish them in the future depending on the requests and the needs.

*”Book” 1 also has a Workbook and adding Handwriting for homework might be too much? – Not quite! A school tried using “Handwriting” and “Workbook” homework (in “Book 1” class with 300 students in total) for one year and received positive feedback from parents.

Vol.63 What color of Reward Stickers should I give to my student?

In the product description, it says that these stickers are to show support from teachers to students. But some students compare the color of the stickers to other students’ and they seem depressed. When I see my students in a sad state, I feel like I should give them gold stickers even though I know that they have not achieved the level. But at the same time, I know that I should encourage them to get a gold one by trying harder. Is there a direction of which sticker should be given?
There used to be only gold and blue stickers and we heard that a lot of students who received blue stickers lost their motivation. Some teachers used the gold stickers with cutting them in a half or three-quarters, to support kids. Blue sticker is for “Keep it up!” Bicolor sticker is for “Almost there!” and GOLD Sticker means “Achieved”

Students should have Bicolor or Gold sticker for all the topics by the end of the textbook. Rewarding with a better sticker than it should be is not a problem, as long as it keeps students motivated.

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