One World Kits are designed with teachers in mind.

No teaching skills required we will teach you how to teach, and the materials are so easy to use you don’t need a formal teaching background to start Spanish, French, German or Chinese classes at your school or in your homeschool group.

Easy to follow instructions for activities and curriculum planning make setting up your language program straightforward and simple. All curricula are aligned with the Standards of Foreign Language learning of the 21st century. Each week through our comic, storybook, puppet skits, felt board, spinner activities, games, and play writing, students work on interpretive, interpersonal and presentational communication goals. All kits are available in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

We offer two unique curricula designed to engage children in either grades k-2 (Trailblazer) or students grades 3-5 (Explorer). Each kit is packed with age appropriate material to keep your class moving. Years of experience have helped us fine tune these kits to meet the specific needs of language learners at each grade level. Trailblazer kits pursue a purely oral communicative approach where are Explorers kits add a written language component.

 

Explorer Teaching Kits (Grades 3-5)

Each of the three modules is built around specific subjects, grammar and vocabulary. While the content for each kit will be different, the materials you receive will be the same. They Include:

Teacher Tools (Comic; Felt Board; Spinner Activities; Game Book; Skit Templates) and Classroom Materials (Flashcards; Game Materials)

Teacher Tools

Comic Book- This beautiful, full-color 25 page comic book introduces the vocabulary and patterns in real-life situations as the friends at the International School get to know each other your students will learn to express their own likes in the target language. Contextual full immersion incorporates cultural knowledge as it conveys new vocabulary and patterns. Visual aids help to introduce real life language while repetition of patterns helps to build recognition. Repetition is consistent throughout each chapter, allowing students to become familiar with new grammar patterns.

 

Felt Board– To introduce the vocabulary for the unit including a 16 pages instructional booklet as well as 86 laminated colorful flashcards with original artwork. The felt-board is meant to accompany the comic. Immediately reinforcing language patterns which the comic introduces naturally leads to comprehension and the beginning of independent sentence construction.

 

Spinner Activities- Randomly combine new vocabulary and grammar patterns to promote all possible uses of the new vocabulary. By randomly assigning words students will be encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and create individual responses to prompts.

 

Games Book- Engage the 5 primary learning styles through various mediums targeting multiple senses. Games will require different levels of response from Total Physical Response all the way up to student dialogues. these easy to use game instructions accompany the game materials they include target language within the game instructions making it easy to use in the classroom. Simply place the game instructions with your game materials at the beginning of class and you know how to play the game and what vocabulary you are reinforcing. There are six vocabulary and three pattern games per for each of the 10 units covered in this module.

 

Skit Templates- At the end of each Unit is a skit template outlining all of the grammar and vocabulary currently covered. Templates help guide construction of skits and dialog for performance with suggestions of included grammar patterns.

Classroom Materials

Flashcards- These colorful and black and white flashcards with words in the target language provide the foundation for the games. In your kit you will find 222 color and 256 black and white laminated flashcards.

Game materials- the following materials are also provided for your convenience together with the flashcards, comic and felt-board materials these complete your language kit in a box: Roll of yarn, beach ball, fly swatters (2), twister game, hopping bags, Chinese jump ropes, clothes pins, wooden spoons (2), bean bags (8),dry erase marker, fishing game (magnetic fishing rod and rings), bingo tokens, blindfold, Koosh ball, bell, bag of small balls, squishy snake, play doh, battleship template, dice game (2 large foam dice with Velcro and interchangeable Velcro game cards), suitcase, felt-board, bag of coins, and colored keys.

 

Explorers Module Summary

With six individual modules each encompassing a year of language learning there is sure to be something for everyone

At the International School

In this module we get to know the five friends, Alex, Jack, Sarah, Lina and Bo.. Alex loves geography and soccer, Bo is an aspiring artist who loves Rock and Roll and plays the drums, Sarah
is a math wiz who also enjoys sports such as basketball and swimming, Jack is a sports enthusiast who plays every sport you can imagine and loves playing during recess and Lina is an aspiring doctor who loves biology, music and fashion. In “The Arrival” unit we learn introductions when the friends pick Jack up from the airport. We will get to know the individual characters through their likes and dislikes.  For example, we learn clothing expressions when Alex is interested in trying ice hockey and Jack, the jock, helps him to buy his equipment.  Lina teaches us the rooms of the house as she shows Jack around the dorm. We learn sports and hobbies as we accompany the friends to their favorite activities. We get familiar with body parts as we study with Alex and Lina, who aspires to be a doctor, for a biology exam. Bo takes us into the art study where the friends help him on a collage and we learn arts and crafts materials. During the parent weekend we expand on the rooms of the house vocabulary adding furniture as the friends clean the dorm to prepare for the parents arrival. We spiral back through the sports and hobbies when the friends chat about their different after school activities this time adding the sports equipment and instruments. Lina, the fashionista, helps Sarah, a tomboy, pick out an outfit for a party in :Shopping with the girls”. A s they shop for a an outfit we add girl’s clothing to our boys clothing vocabulary base from the first semester. Lastly the “School Fair” unit introduces all the different subjects, days of the week and time as the kids discuss their schedules with the parents who are visiting again.

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After school at the International School

In this module we get to know the friends more in depth. Not only what they like to do at school but also their after school activities. We find out more about each friend as we meet their families
in the target language countries of Germany, China, Colombia, Morocco and the USA. The first unit also introduces the students to weather expressions,  seasons, and time of day. In the second unit we spend time with Sarah as she looks after and tutors different children here we learn the days of the week, time as well as toys and different verbs conjugated in the third person singular and plural. Alex takes us to his geography club meeting on Saturday where we learn different countries, commands, time and classroom furniture as we try to rearrange the classroom after a windstorm blows everything all over the place. During the brunch unit we learn about different cultural foods as we watch the friends each prepare a special dish from their home country. The vet unit teaches us body parts and review the weather expressions. Lina volunteers to help the Dr cure different animals with various ailments all caused by the crazy April weather. Finally all the patterns and vocabulary is reviewed during a play which the students put on for their parents. Here various fairy tale characters navigate their way through strange happenings but all turns out well in the end and there is a bbq feast at the king’s castle to celebrate the resolution of the conflict.

 

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Around Chengdu/Montreal/Berlin/ Granada

In the module we follow our five friends as they explore cities around the world. All of the friend have found ways of helping out around their city which will introduce us to some of the aspects of living abroad. In the first 2 Units we are reintroduced to all of the friends, what city they are living in and how they have come to help out in their new community. Jack and Sara go to the grocery store to help prepare a meal, introducing us to foods, commands for buying and preferences. Alex works at the local library helping people to find the things they need based on their interests. Bo works at a soup kitchen preparing cultural foods for all of the friends from Batatas Bravas to Mapo Dofu! Lina Interns at the Zoo showing off all of the different types of animals and even feeding mice to the eagles! All of the friends understand the importance of helping out in their community and in the end all volunteer at an elderly home, bringing their personalities and talents with them and learning about others in the process.

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