Our books and materials

The Speak4Kids direct learning programme is supported by 6 handbooks and other materials.

Our books were created in 2003 – 2004. Since that time they have been used to teach primary school children of grades I to VI (age 6 to 12) and constantly improved.

The Speak.pl Kids method materials consist of 6 books. With every book there is a corresponding set of colourful charts for the teacher. Every book is organised in the form of questions and answers. Every new word in the book is accompanied with an illustration, which helps children to learn and memorise them. With every book there is a CD with the recording of exactly the same material that appears in the book, containing also songs and rhymes. Additionally, there are exercise books compatible with the handbooks. Teachers may decide if they want to use these exercises during the lessons or assign them as a homework. The scope of grammar covered by the Speak.pl Kids method comprises all the major English Tenses: Present Simple, Present Continuous, Past Simple and Past Continuous.

The effects, even in the early years of using the Speak.pl Kids method, surprised us as well as the parents. The commnets we have most often received are:

- „my child started to speak English fluently, using full sentences”

- „my child – the weakest in English in the whole class – no longer feels intimidated and has started to take active part in the English lessons at school”

- „the English teacher from the school asked us what made our son start to communicate fluently in English”,

- etc.

You can see what children can learn thanks to the Speak.pl Kids method watching short films from our English classes at www.speak.pl/filmy

Contents of the particular parts of the method include among others the following subjects:

English for Kids. Part 1

PART I

Book 1 contains:

  • 28 lessons
  • 27 colourful charts
  • 18 homework
  • over 300 new words

Includes among others the following subjects:

  • names of objects in the nearby surroundings in the classroom, at home, at the playground, etc.
  • names of people (for example the family members)
  • colours
  • numbers
  • names of jobs
  • names of the parts of the body
  • the basic activities
  • letters of the alphabet
English for Kids. Part 2

PART II

Book 2 contains:

  • 27 lessons
  • 26 colourful charts
  • 24 homework
  • over 300 new words

Includes among others the following subjects:

  • names of activities
  • ordinal numbers
  • days of the week
  • months of the year
  • seasons of the year
English for Kids. Part 3

PART III

Book 5 contains:

  • 26 lessons
  • 26 colourful charts
  • 17 homework
  • over 300 new words
    • Includes among others the following subjects:

      • names of countries and nationalities
      • clothes
      • giving the time
      • meals
      • food and drink
      • animals, visit to the zoo
English for Kids. Part 4

PART IV

Book 4 contains:

  • 23 lessons
  • 24 colourful charts
  • 28 homework
  • over 300 new words

Includes among others the following subjects:

  • different kinds of sports
  • descriptions of places:
    • in the classroom
    • in the living room
    • in the kitchen
    • in the bathroom
    • in the hall
    • in the bedroom
    • block of flats
    • in the park
    • in the street
    • city plan
    • giving directions of how to get to a place
English for Kids. Part 5

PART V

Book 5 contains:

  • 21 lessons
  • 27 colourful charts
  • 21 homework
  • over 300 new words

Includes among others the following subjects:

  • activities in different seasons of the year
  • holidays in the city
  • at the circus
  • holidays in the country
  • at the fun fair
  • shopping
  • supermarkets
  • means of transport
  • popular fairy-tales:
    • Little Red Riding Hood
    • Goldenlocks
    • The Gingerbread Boy
English for Kids. Part 6

PART VI

Book 6 contains:

  • 12 lessons
  • 18 colourful charts
  • 26 homework
  • over 300 new words

Includes among others the following subjects:

  • the Clever Maiden
  • The Story of Five Little Goats
  • The Turnip Story
  • The Big Race
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Ugly Duckling