Curriculum

The Joy School program has been carefully, meticulously, and creatively designed by curriculum experts. Its foundation comprises five distinct themes which together uniquely position Joy School as the most effective and innovative program of its kind. 

5 pillars of Joy School
Research, Oral Language, Integration, Core Values, Engagement

5 Pillars of Joy School

Joy School is built on a foundation of five proven instructional principles.

I. Research

The program is designed based on experience, research, and standards. 

II. Oral Language

Joy School places a strategic emphasis on oral language development.

III. Integration

In Joy School, learning is contextualized and language domains are tightly integrated. 

IV. Core Values

Core values are interwoven throughout Joy School.

V. Engagement

Joy School gives kids an irresistibly engaging experience. 

Research

The program is designed based on experience, research, and standards. The Joy School team has over 50 years' combined experience in educational technology and is the same team that built the most successful English-teaching program in the United States. Using the latest research and targeting key standards, they now have designed a program for kids around the world.

Oral Language

While Joy School also teaches literacy, speaking and listening in a new language are more difficult to learn than reading, so Joy School deliberately places a strategic emphasis on oral language. Children acquire the sound patterns of language better than adults. If they learn a language young enough, they will speak without an accent. 

Integration, contextualized learning, language domains

In Joy School, learning is contextualized and language domains are tightly integrated. To effectively learn vocabulary in a new language, it must be in a context that students understand and can relate to. By integrating the target material throughout all the domains, information moves from working memory to long-term memory. 

Core values, universal values,

Joy School includes universal values that will help students be successful in all aspects of their lives. These values are interwoven throughout Joy School’s books, videos, and even taught explicitly in values activities.

Engagement, game-based learning, motivational psychology,

Joy School gives kids an irresistibly engaging experience. It incorporates proven principles of game-based learning and motivational psychology to create a fun and rewarding experience for young learners.