Integration and Contextualization

Listen

Students hear vocabulary as they watch a video

Learn

Students learn the new words and get to say them

Practice

Students practice identifying the vocabulary words

Target material is integrated throughout the domains

Research clearly shows that to effectively learn target vocabulary in another language, it must be in a context that students understand and can relate to. In Joy School, all language taught in the program is contextualized. 


Additionally, the target material is leveraged by integrating it throughout the language domains. Whether it's in a story, or a game, or an introduction to vocabulary, the target language is used and multiple domains are utilized which in turn is self-reinforcing. 


The chart above illustrates that every Joy School unit consists of six lessons, and each lesson contains at least five activities (a book, a song, a game, etc).  And whether it's Speaking, or Listening, or Vocabulary, or Literacy—each lesson integrates these separate domains, giving the students opportunities to experience language learning in a more authentic and holistic way. 

Level One

Joy School is the perfect solution for beginning English learners, even for children as young as 3 or 4 years old. 


Level One contains 24 rich and expansive units, providing beginning students with more than enough material to keep them engaged and learning for a full school year.