Joy School® English is the perfect way for young children to learn English and character-building values that incorporate social and emotional learning. With relatable phrases, built-in reward systems, unique art, and fun stories, young children are captivated by the Joy School English program.
Teacher-led instruction is paired with an engaging student app where kids can work independently. Joy School English provides beginning students with more than enough videos, songs, games, books, and activities to keep them engaged and learning through multiple years of instruction.
The first lesson in each unit is all about introducing vocabulary. Joy School English does this with videos featuring kids and adults in authentic speaking situations. Target phrases and vocabulary are integrated into the videos.
Interactive video is also used to teach useful commands and actions like "raise your hand." Kids are encouraged to use their voice to interact with the child in the video, while speech recognition technology evaluates what they say and gives appropriate feedback.
Once students become familiar with vocabulary words and phrases, they start to use them in songs. Music is widely considered one of the best ways to remember new information. Notice how the unit's target vocabulary (hand, foot, head) are used in this song.
New songs are continually introduced as students progress through the program. Children keep on practicing familiar words while being introduced to new vocabulary and more complex conversational phrases. In this song, listen for the phrases "this is my/your..." and "these are my/your...."
Fun, interactive games give students a chance to master new skills. Activities use speech recognition technology and voice commands to encourage kids to speak. Differentiated feedback and customized pacing provide an adaptive learning experience unique to each child.
In games like Hear! Hear! students demonstrate their listening comprehension by listening to conversational phrases from authentic situations—such as expressing a personal preference—and selecting the corresponding image.
Students listen to stories which contain the target phrase and vocabulary from each unit. Animations reinforce comprehension, and while students will see the book again with text, the first time contains no text so students can focus on listening comprehension.
As students progress through Joy School English, they listen to and begin to read stories that slowly increase in complexity. In this book, students practice using phrases to express personal preferences, like "What's your favorite animal?" and "My favorite animal is a...."
Universal character traits are integrated into the The Joy School English curriculum to support social and emotional learning. Songs, books, and activities incorporate values such as honesty, positivity, kindness, and self-discipline.
Joy School English supports teachers and parents with additional resources that enhance the classroom experience and provide data that gives insight into student progress. A teacher menu with activities designed exclusively for whole-group interaction, teacher lesson plans, project books with printable group project materials, and reports are all included.
Joy School English has three levels of spiraling content, which means the instruction is not just repeated, but each level builds on the previous one, deepening the learning. Take a look at some examples from each of the four domains of language learning: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.
Joy School English makes teachers' jobs easier with a host of classroom resources that facilitate interaction between teachers and students. With an emphasis on oral language production aided by cutting-edge speech recognition technology, and a value-teaching curriculum that fosters social and emotional learning, Joy School English is producing noticeable results with children around the world. Watch this video and see what teachers are saying about it.
"Students absolutely love the program and have been engaged from day one. In my 23 years in education, I have not seen such active student engagement with a virtual program. Students are speaking into their microphones, they are actively listening and participating. "
—Angela, Principal, New Mexico
"The children are completely immersed in Joy School English and continually interested in learning every day. We found that the students’ pronunciation and spoken English are much better now."
—Teacher, SiTang Kindergarden, China
“Joy School English is very user friendly. The songs, books, and activities are so colorful and friendly—my daughter really likes them. We’re very happy with the program.”
—Paula, parent, Mexico
"With speech recognition, students develop good pronunciation and are eager to speak. Kids like to hear their own voice. They have great fun learning with Joy School English!"
—Teadher, Dahua Kindergarden, China.