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What is Learning World?

The Learning World series is not just about students having fun while learning English. It carefully considers Japanese children’s age and developmental stages. From one level to the next, there is some overlap, gradually expanding and increasing the language used. This gradual expansion allows children to confirm the language they already know, while naturally recognizing and accepting new language. The entire Learning World series has been carefully designed to meet these goals of naturally acquiring language. The books in WELCOME to Learning World can be used with beginners from preschool age; their basic design is a picture book packed with chants, songs, dialogues and activities. The backbone of the eight-book Learning World series is Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3, which were revised in 2008 and 2009.The books’ new design is a truly unique course book which incorporates an effective 2-page spread focusing on communication activities, and uses well-established chants and dialogues to efficiently remember language. READY for Learning World condenses essential English into one text and is designed so that upper-level elementary students studying English for the first time can effortlessly understand and enjoy English. Learning Wold for TOMORROW, the highest level in the series, incorporates more creative writing and its aim is for students to gain a better command of language they’ve learned so they can easily express themselves in English.
Learning World をお使いの先生へ
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WELCOME to Learning World PINK

For: Children aged 3 to 5.

WELCOME to Learning World PINK tells about the daily life of a 3-4 year old child. It uses chants, dialogs and songs with fun actions to introduce communication between mother and child. The daily scenes include get up in the morning, have breakfast, go to a playground, go out with mother, put the toys away, go to a supermarket with mother, take a bath, put on pajamas, and go to bed. Each unit has Arts & Crafts material (in the Student Book), using TPR to reinforce language.

for Students

WELCOME to Learning World PINK Student Book
Welcome to Learning World PINK Student Book ISBN:978-4-89991-034-3
1,456 yen+tax
WELCOME to Learning World PINK Student CD
Welcome to Learning World PINK Student CD ISBN:978-4-89991-036-7
1,000 yen+tax

for Teachers

WELCOME to Learning World PINK Teacher’s Manual w/Class CD
Welcome to Learning World PINK Teacher's Manual w/Class CD ISBN:978-4-89991-035-0
4,500 yen+tax
PICTURE CARDS PINK (w/Scene Posters + CD)
PICTURE CARDS PINK ISBN:978-4-89991-460-0
5,000 yen+tax
Color Kyogu (Teacher’s Aids) PINK
Color Kyogu (Teacher's Aids) PINK ISBN:978-4-89991-076-3
4,500 yen+tax
PINK Teacher’s Pack
PINK Teacher's Pack ISBN:978-4-89991-456-3
12,500 yen+tax

WELCOME to Learning World YELLOW

For: Preschool children who have finished WELCOME to Learning World PINK / children from 6 to 9 years old who are studying English for the first time.

Learn English through fun songs, chants and simple dialogues! The level and amount of material makes YELLOW a perfect picture-based textbook for kindergarten through elementary school second grade. It covers the following topics: Greetings, Numbers, Family, Colors, Body Parts, Alphabet, Animals, Food, Playground, & TPR.
Main characters: Jenny (6 years old) & Tomoya (5 years old)

for Students

WELCOME to Learning World YELLOW Student Book
Welcome to Learning World YELLOW Student Book ISBN:978-4-905737-40-7
1,456 yen+tax
WELCOME to Learning World YELLOW Student CD
Welcome to Learning World YELLOW Student CD ISBN:978-4-89991-007-7
1,000 yen+tax
WELCOME to Learning World YELLOW
ACTIVITY BOOK
Welcome to Learning World YELLOW ACTIVITY BOOK ISBN:978-4-905737-49-0
476 yen+tax

for Teachers

WELCOME to Learning World YELLOW Teacher’s Manual w/Class CD
Welcome to Learning World YELLOW Teacher's Manual w/Class CD ISBN:978-4-89991-046-6
4,200 yen+tax
PICTURE CARDS YELLOW (with audio CD)
PICTURE CARDS YELLOW (with audio CD) ISBN:978-4-89991-443-3
5,000 yen+tax
Color Kyogu (Teacher’s Aids) YELLOW
Color Kyogu (Teacher's Aids) YELLOW ISBN:978-4-89991-077-0
4,000 yen+tax
30 Lesson Plans for Young Learners (for YELLOW)
30 Lesson Plans for Young Learners  (for YELLOW) ISBN:978-4-89991-043-5
1,800 yen+tax
YELLOW Teacher’s Pack
YELLOW Teacher's Pack ISBN:978-4-89991-457-0
13,000 yen+tax

WELCOME to Learning World BLUE

For: Preschool children who have finished WELCOME to Learning World PINK and/or YELLOW / children from 6 to 9 years old who are studying English for the first time.

BLUE is the same level as YELLOW! It covers similar topics but with slightly different language and vocabulary. A great text to slowly expand children’s language ability and build their confidence. Like YELLOW, BLUE uses fun songs, chants and dialogues with wonderful picture spreads to stimulate children’s interest. It covers the following topics: Let’s play together, Greetings, Numbers, Colors, Alphabet, Animals, Family, Food, Body parts, Transportation, On/in/under, Seasons, & TPR.
Main characters: Sarah & Andy

for Students

WELCOME to Learning World BLUE Student Book
Welcome to Learning World BLUE Student Book ISBN:978-4-905737-64-3
1,456 yen+tax
WELCOME to Learning World BLUE Student CD
Welcome to Learning World BLUE  Student CD ISBN:978-4-89991-008-4
1,000 yen+tax
WELCOME to Learning World BLUE
ACTIVITY BOOK
Welcome to Learning World BLUE ACTIVITY BOOK ISBN:978-4-905737-66-7
476 yen+tax

for Teachers

WELCOME to Learning World BLUE Teacher’s Manual w/Class CD
Welcome to Learning World Teacher's Manual w/Class CD ISBN:978-4-905737-98-8
4,200 yen+tax
PICTURE CARDS BLUE (with CD)
PICTURE CARDS BLUE (with CD) ISBN:978-4-89991-444-0
5,000 yen+tax
Color Kyogu (Teacher’s Aids) BLUE
Color Kyogu (Teacher's Aids) BLUE ISBN:978-4-89991-078-7
4,000 yen+tax
BLUE Teacher’s Pack
BLUE Teacher's Pack ISBN:978-4-89991-458-7
11,500 yen+tax

Learning World 1 Second Edition

For: Lower elementary school students who have finished WELCOME YELLOW and/or BLUE.

Get students to really say what they want to say through Communication Activities, Oral Presentations, & Original Chants. Fun pictures, songs & chants make it easy for students to remember new language. Introduces phonics, and basic reading and writing skills. It covers topics, including countries & greetings, emotions, body parts, fruits & vegetables, animals, weather, time, months, days of the week, stationery, etc.
Main characters: Jamie (7), Jamie’s family, Jamie’s friend Sara.
 >> 現行版と改訂版テキストを比較

for Students

Learning World 1 Second Edition Student Book
Learning World 1 Second Edition  Student Book ISBN:978-4-89991-400-6
1,460 yen+tax
Learning World 1 Second Edition Student CD
Learning World 1 Second Edition  Student CD ISBN:978-4-89991-402-0
1,100 yen+tax
Learning World 1 Second Edition WORKBOOK
改訂版 Learning World 1 WORKBOOK ISBN:978-4-89991-401-3
840 yen+tax

for Teachers

Learning World 1 Teacher’s Manual CD-ROM
Learning World 1 Teacher's Manual CD-ROM ISBN:978-4-89991-414-3
4,000 yen+tax
Learning World 1 Class CD
Learning World 1 Class CD ISBN:978-4-89991-405-1
3,000 yen+tax
Learning World 1 Class Cards CD-ROM
Learning World 1 Class Cards CD-ROM ISBN:978-4-89991-415-0
3,500 yen+tax
Activity Sheets 90
Activity Sheets 90 ISBN:978-4-89991-406-8
6,500 yen+tax
Learning World 1 Teacher’s Pack
Learning World 1 Teacher's Pack Set of the 4 teacher’s items for Book 1
ISBN:978-4-89991-404-4
13,000 yen+tax

READY for Learning World

For: Children who have finished Learning World Book 1 or 2, and for beginners of ages 9-12. It can also be used alongside Books 1-3 to add extra content.

READY for Learning World is different from Books 1-3. READY is based on situational themes, instead of grammatical structures. The situations in READY revolve around school & home situations of elementary school children.
Main characters: four children from Canada, China, Mexico, and Thailand. READY also helps students think globally and relate to children from other cultures.

for Students

READY for Learning World Student Book
READY for Learning World  Student Book ISBN:978-4-905737-56-8
1,200 yen+tax
READY for Learning World Student CD
READY for Learning World  Student CD ISBN:978-4-89991-012-1
1,000 yen+tax
READY for Learning World WORKBOOK
READY for Learning World WORKBOOK ISBN:978-4-905737-63-6
700 yen+tax

for Teachers

READY for Learning World Teacher’s Manual w/Class CD
READY for Learning World Teacher's Manual w/Class CD ISBN:978-4-905737-57-5
4,800 yen+tax
READY for Learning World Class CD
READY for Learning World Class CD ISBN:978-4-89991-088-6
2,000 yen+tax
Vocabulary Cards CD-ROM
Vocabulary Cards CD-ROM ISBN:978-4-89991-491-4
5,000 yen+tax
Color Kyogu (Teacher’s Aids) READY
Color Kyogu (Teacher's Aids) READY ISBN:978-4-89991-080-0
4,000 yen+tax
30 Lesson Plans for Public Schools (for READY)
30 Lesson Plans for Public Schools  (for READY) ISBN:978-4-89991-081-7
1,800 yen+tax
READY Teacher’s Pack
Set of the 3 teacher’s items for READY
ISBN:978-4-89991-490-7
12,000 yen+tax

Learning World 2 Second Edition

For: Students who have finished Learning World Book 1 and/or READY.

Learning World Book 2 follows the same structure as Book 1, with great activities to get students thinking and talking on their own. At this level, students are expected to start writing simple sentences. It covers some new topics, including shapes, school subjects, rooms, vegetables, buildings, prepositions, opposites, sports, ordinal numbers, job titles, etc.
 >> 現行版と改訂版テキストを比較
Main characters: Mark (9, Canada), Yumi (Japan), Min (China), Nelson (Brazil), & Ema (France).

for Students

Learning World 2 Second Edition Student Book
Learning World 2 Second Edition  Student Book ISBN:978-4-89991-407-5
1,460 yen+tax
Learning World 2 Second Edition Student CD
Learning World 2 Second Edition  Student CD ISBN:978-4-89991-409-9
1,100 yen+tax
Learning World 2 Second Edition WORKBOOK
Learning World 2 Second Edition WORKBOOK ISBN:978-4-89991-408-2
840 yen+tax

for Teachers

Learning World 2 Teacher’s Manual CD-ROM
Learning World 2 Teacher's Manual CD-ROM ISBN:978-4-89991-416-7
4,000 yen+tax
Learning World 2 Class CD
Learning World 2 Class CD ISBN:978-4-89991-412-9
3,000 yen+tax
Learning World 2 Class Cards CD-ROM
Learning World 2 Class Cards CD-ROM ISBN:978-4-89991-417-4
3,500 yen+tax
Activity Sheets 133
Activity Sheets 133 ISBN:978-4-89991-413-6
8,500 yen+tax
Learning World 2 Teacher’s Pack
Learning World 2 Teacher's Pack Set of the 4 teacher’s items for Book 2
ISBN:978-4-89991-410-5
14,500 yen+tax

Learning World 3 Second Edition

For: Students who have completed Learning World Book 2, and for students who have had 4-5 years of English education.

Learning World 3 follows the same unit structure as Books 1 & 2, but the content is written to reflect the needs of upper elementary students and help them as they are becoming more aware of the world around them. At this level, students are expected to be able to begin writing short paragraphs. Introduces past and future tenses.
Main characters: Tina (11) & her friend Shota
 >> BOOK 3はどうかわったの?

for Students

Learning World 3 Second Edition Student Book
Learning World 3  Student Book ISBN:978-4-899991-418-1
1,460 yen+tax
Learning World 3 Second Edition Student CD
Learning World 3  Student CD ISBN:978-4-899991-420-4
1,100 yen+tax
Learning World 3 Second Edition WORKBOOK w/CD
Learning World 3 WORKBOOK w/CD ISBN:978-4-899991-419-8
1,100 yen+tax

for Teachers

Learning World 3 Teacher’s Manual CD-ROM
Learning World 3 Teacher's Manual CD-ROM ISBN:978-4-89991-425-9
4,000 yen+tax
Learning World 3 Class CD
Learning World 3 Class CD ISBN:978-4-89991-423-5
3,000 yen+tax
Learning World 3 Class Cards CD-ROM
Learning World 3 Class Cards CD-ROM ISBN:978-4-89991-426-6
3,500 yen+tax
Activity Sheets 111

>>Activity Sheets 111 Unit 7-1 Sample

Activity Sheets 111 ISBN:978-4-89991-424-2
7,800 yen+tax
Learning World 3 Teacher’s Pack

Set of the 4 teacher’s items for Book 3

Learning World 3 Teacher's Pack ISBN:978-4-89991-421-1
14,000 yen+tax

Learning World 4 BRIDGE

For: Elementary school students who have finished Learning World 3

Consolidate previously-learned language for a smooth transition to junior high

for Students

Learning World 4 BRIDGE Student Book
ISBN:978-4-89991-463-1
1,700 yen+tax
Learning World 4 BRIDGE Student CD
ISBN:978-4-89991-465-5
1,100 yen+tax
Learning World 4 BRIDGE
WORKBOOK w/CD
ISBN:978-4-89991-464-8
1,100 yen+tax

for Teachers

Learning World 4 BRIDGE Teacher’s Material
ISBN:978-4-89991-466-2
9,800 yen+tax

Learning World for Tomorrow

For: Students who have finished Learning World Book 3 and/or CHANTS for Grammar, for upper elementary to junior high students.

Learning World for Tomorrow is designed to help students consolidate and master previously learned language. Tasks include creative writing and making presentations about themselves. This textbook is really to further language education that doesn’t have specific right and wrong answers. It includes topics like environmental issues and bullying, with the ultimate goal being to foster students’ self-esteem.
Main characters: Rick (12), Rick’s family, and Rick’s friend Kelly.

for Students

Learning World for Tomorrow Student Book
Learning World for Tomorrow  Student Book ISBN:978-4-905737-58-2
1,300 yen+tax
Learning World for Tomorrow Student CD
Learning World for Tomorrow  Student CD ISBN:978-4-89991-013-8
1,000 yen+tax
Learning World for Tomorrow WORKBOOK w/CD
Learning World for Tomorrow WORKBOOK w/CD ISBN:978-4-905737-73-5
1,100 yen+tax

for Teachers

Learning World for Tomorrow Teacher’s Manual w/Class CD
Learning World for Tomorrow Teacher's Manual w/Class CD ISBN:978-4-905737-59-9
5,100 yen+tax

Learning World 5 TOMORROW Second Edition

For: Elementary school students who have finished Learning World 4 BRIDGE,
Junior high school students


Main characters: Daichi Asahi(12)& his friend Kelly

for Students

Learning World 5 TOMORROW Second Edition Student Book
ISBN:978-4-89991-470-9
1,700 yen+tax
Learning World 5 TOMORROW Second Edition Student CD
Learning World for Tomorrow 生徒用CD ISBN:978-4-89991-472-3
1,100 yen+tax
Learning World 5 TOMORROW Second Edition WORKBOOK w/CD
Learning World 5 TOMORROW CD付 ワークブック ISBN:978-4-89991-471-6
1,100 yen+tax

for Teachers

Learning World 5 TOMORROW Second Edition Teacher’s Manual w/Class CD
Learning World 5 TOMORROW CD付指導書 ISBN:978-4-89991-473-0
5,500 yen+tax

Author

Learning World シリーズ著者:中本幹子先生
元(株)エイム・イングリッシュスタジオ(大阪・堺市)主宰。
20年以上にわたり、自身が主宰する英会話学校、私立小学校、国立附属中学校といった教育現場で延べ1,500人以上の子ども達に英語を教える。
一方で、常に「日本の英語教育事情に則し、子ども達目線にたった」教材開発を手がけ、将来の児童英語教師養成のための講座で講師を多数つとめるなど、英語教育の第一人者としての呼び声は高く、著作の教材や絵本のファンは増え続けている。APRICOT児童英語教師養成講座講師。Learning World 認定校顧問。

Q & A

幼稚園(3,4,5歳)で英語を始めるなら?
幼稚園児、ビギナーなら迷わずWELCOMEの3冊で決まり!
3歳から順に PINK BOOK → YELLOW → BLUE BOOK と使っていくのが◎。

For elementary 2nd and 3rd grades students studying English for the first time, should I use BOOK 1? Or YELLOW?
It is recommended to start with YELLOW at this age. For lower elementary school students, we recommend building a foundation with YELLOW (for about 1/2 a year) and then proceeding to Book 1.
小学校5年生でビギナーの子供達がいるのですが...
日本には小学校に入ってから英語を始めたいと考えるお母様がたくさんいらっしゃいます。
このケースではREADY を1年目にお使いください。Book2,Book 3はあくまでBook 1終了後にお使いいただくことを前提としているので、Book 1の代わりにライトグリーンのREADYで始めて、次年度にBook2に進まれることをお勧めします。
1歳で、もう始めたいのですが....
児童英語の開始時期は年々低年齢化が著しく進んでいるようですが、基本的にはLearning Worldシリーズ自体は3歳からで十分と考えています。 1,2歳時はテキストを持つならWELCOME の PINK bookになるでしょうか。ただし、その場合は「ママと一緒」あるいは家庭学習も考慮に入れるなど、あくまで「英語に触れる」スタンスを崩さないで楽しくインプットする感覚が必要です。また、歌の教材NEW Let’s Sing Together で英語の歌に慣れてからPINK bookにうつるケースも多いようです。
中学生に、文部省教科書と平行して持たせるテキストは?
中学に入った途端に英語を習うのをやめる―ということも少し前まではよく聞くことでしたが、最近はできるだけ長く続けることがいかに大事かということがわかってきたのではないでしょうか。そんな「継続」組にお勧めなのは、Learning World Book 3 → CHANTS for Grammar → Learning World for Tomorrowです。 過去形や現在完了、受け身など中学2,3年生で重要な文法が自然に学習でき、反抗期の子ども達にも好評です。
What is the difference between the Student CD and the Teacher’s CD?
The Student CD contains selected tracks from the Teacher’s CD. The Student CD does NOT contain karaoke versions, communication activities and listening tests, which are only on the Teacher’s CD.
テキストと生徒用CDだけで教えられますか?
まず、Learning World Book 1を使う場合は必ず「指導マニュアルCD-ROM」と「クラスCD」をお持ちいただきたいと考えます。
なぜならBook 1 は生徒がまだ文字をすべて読めなくてもいいことを前提としているために、音声内容がテキストにすべて印刷されていないからです。
コースブックをお使いの場合、毎時間、習った英語を使ってどんなアクティビティをおこなうかを考えることは、お忙しい先生方には相当負担になってしまうのではないでしょうか? Learning Worldの指導マニュアルはバイリンガルで書かれており、シンプルにレッスンの流れを示してありますので、年間を通して教えていかれる場合は、やはり指導マニュアルおよび教師用CDを持っている方がはるかに授業は進めやすいと思います。
『WELCOME to Learning World YELLOW BOOK CD付指導書』と『30 Lesson Plans for Young Learners』の違いは?
『30Lesson Plans for Young Learners』(年間30のレッスンプラン集)は、YELLOWをテキストにし、幼稚園で複数の先生が担当される時の基本の書として作られたレッスンプランです。先生の言葉掛けや生徒の反応例など細かな記述で、Warm Up~Closingまで、指導案形式で書かれています。
[一方、指導書には、テキストの該当のページで最低限おさえておきたいことがコンパクトに紹介されております。記述は『30 Lesson Plans for Young Learners』の方が詳しく、幼児クラスに便利な絵本を使ったレッスンも3レッスン紹介されておりますので、指導書と合わせてお持ち頂くと便利です。

What is the difference between the flash cards and the activity sheets (Kyogu)?
The flash cards are for practicing vocabulary, and the activity sheets are for “using” English to communicate. The activity sheets feature a variety of activity types relevant to the Communication Activity.
「Learning World 1を使っています。ワークブックの○つけはいつすればいいでしょうか?ワークブックを預かってしまうと生徒は次回のレッスンまでの宿題をできなくなります。1人で教えているので、○つけをお願いできる方もいません」
ワークブックを丸ごと宿題にせず、レッスン内に時間を設けて全員でおこない、子ども達が各自残りの問題を取り組んでいる間に、1人1人の机をまわり、前回のページをチェックするのはいかがでしょうか。また「4週目のREVIEWの時間」にそれぞれの子ども達のやりきれなかったところ、弱い箇所を見て回る先生も多いです。早く終わってしまう子どもには4線の『NOTEBOOK』を持たせ、テキストの単語や文章を書くようにしている先生もいらっしゃいます。
I’m planning to use READY after Book 1, but READY is for upper elementary beginner students. If I use READY after Book 1, aren’t the contents the same? Is it too difficult for students to go from Book 1 to Book 2?
Students can go from Book 1 to Book 2. The reason we recommend using READY between Book 1 and Book 2 is to give students more practice “using” English. READY after Book 1 helps with the slow spiral of increasing level, and helps students better remember and consolidate language.
Does the Teacher’s CD-ROM for Books 1, 2 and 3 work on Windows 7 & 8? What about Mac?
The CD-ROMs are compatible with Windows 7 & 8.
★For Mac users, please purchase the Windows version and contact APRICOT. We will send you Mac version.
Learning WorldシリーズのROMがひらきません。
「Learning World指導マニュアルCD-ROM」、「Class Cards CD-ROM」を開くには、PDF READER 6.0以上が必要です。パソコンにインストールされていない場合は、こちらから無料ダウンロードできます。

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