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Animated Tales of the World DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education
Series of 2 DVDs each containing 13 x 15 minute programmes. These 2 DVDs provide a variety of traditional stories from a range of world cultures conveyed through animation. Child heroes, animal heroes and grown-up heroes of one country are portrayed in a variety of animation styles by animators from another country - but essentially these tales show that we are all very similar, wherever we come from. Curriculum Connections: Speaking and listening, reading, writing and drama skills, range of traditional multicultural stories, moving image texts conveying meaning and emotion, shows common themes in folktales, supports citizenship and inclusion. How the DVDs can enhance your lessons: Multiple language soundtrack, ideal for promoting language awareness, see programme list below for which indicates language of the soundtracks after the name of each Tale. A great cross curricular resource supporting citizenship and inclusion. Added value, the DVDs included downloadable support material, making lesson planning quick and easy. The DVDs are fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need without cueing, saving you time planning lessons and enabling you to spend more time overseeing other areas of work. Can be used on computers with DVD Rom drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards. DVDs offer greater flexibility and control, making them easy to incorporate into your lessons. Animated Tales of the World 1 DVD: 1 The Magic Paintbrush China, FRENCH. 2, Cap o' Rushes, England. 3 The Tree With the Golden Apples, The Netherlands, GERMAN. 4 Fionn and the Fianna Ireland. 5 The Chief and the Carpenter Latin American, SPANISH. 6 Raven Steals the Daylight, Alaska. 7 The Three Sisters Who Fell into the Mountain, Norway, GERMAN. 8 Podna and Podni, Pakistan. 9 The Two Brothers, Russia. 10 The Green Man of Knowledge, Scotland. 11 Aunt Tiger, Taiwan, FRENCH. 12 King March, Wales, FRENCH. 13 Ewenn Congar, France, FRENCH. Animated Tales of the World 2 DVD: 1 Bad Baby Amy, Australia, SPANISH. 2 The Tyrant and the Child, Burkina Faso, FRENCH. 3 Timoon and the Narwhal, Canada. 4 The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, Denmark, GERMAN. 5 The Enchanted Lion, Germany, GERMAN. 6 Persephone, Greece, SPANISH. 7 The Crown and the Sceptre, The Gulf States, SPANISH. 8 King Solomon and the Bee, Israel, SPANISH. 9 Shepherd Boy Tunur, Mongolia. 10 The Flower of Fern, Poland, GERMAN. 11 The Story of Redhill, Singapore. 12 How Tortoise Won Respect, South Africa. 13 John Henrey, USA. Interactive Whiteboard compatible. FREE PREVIEW: this DVD is available on 14 day FREE PREVIEW, simply click the option below - an invoice will be issued for any items retained after this time.
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Key stage: 2, 3, 4
Age range: 7-16+

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Aventuras Vascas and Espana - Campo y Ciudad DVD

Aventuras Vascas and Espana - Campo y Ciudad DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

The DVD features 2 x titles consisting of: Aventuras Vascas 5 x 20 minutes programmes and Espana - Campo y Ciudad 2 x 20 minute programmes. Curriculum Connections: Listening, writing, speaking. Benefits: Stimulates discussion and written work. Provides interesting and varied listening material. Gives insights into contemporary Spain. Target language subtitles to facilitate comprehension.

AVENTURAS VASCAS tracks the progress, problems and adventures of two British students, Sophie and Richard, during a fortnight spent with host families in and around Bilbao Each programme can be used as an independent resource. The format offers learning scenarios that are relevant and meaningful to the target age group, including the fun of trying, succeeding and sometimes failing; overcoming difficulties in communicating; collection material for project work; getting on with the locals; coping strategies; and getting to grips with common problems in Spanish grammar and pronunciation.

ESPANA - CAMPO Y CIUDAD programmes, originally made by Channel 4 for the geography curriculum, have been re edited to provide interesting, up to date material for language students. Programmes: 1. Bilbao, El Renacimiento de una Ciudad, focuses on the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art, the cleaning up of the river Nervion and the state of the art public transport system. 2. Almeria, El Campo en Crisis, focuses on the human misery behind the production of fruit and vegetables in Almeria where immigrants from Morocco as young as 12 are risking their lives every day to work in what they see as a promised land.

GCSE+, Scottish Level SG, NQs. Interactive Whiteboard compatible.

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Key stage: 4
Age range: 14-19

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Chez Mimi DVD

Chez Mimi DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

Curriculum Connections: Introduction to French culture, basic listening material, words on screen link sounds with writing, observes the modern languages 5-14 national guidelines, England, the KS3 modern language schemes of work are given alongside each programme.

Meet Madame Mimi, the cantankerous concierge of an extraordinary apartment block in a typical French town, where bizarre characters introduce us to their lives and language. These lively programmes feature simple French in a variety of colourful settings.

The DVD features 5 x 15 minute programmes: 1 En famille (Unit 2), 2 Les copains (Units 5,6), 3 A Table (Unit 10), 4 Nos amis les betes (Unit 2), 5 On joue? (Units 3,14).

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MON ALBUM A MOI! ACTIVITY BOOK: Bright, colourful, fun activities for younger students to enjoy at home or in the classroom, offering easy to tackle first steps towards building students' confidence in basic French. Includes useful bilingual vocabulary glossary. Full colour.

CD-ROM VERSION: Curriculum Connections: Greetings and personal information. Time, numbers and dates. Hobbies and animals. Food and drink, ordering and recipes. Clothes and colours. Weather and travel. This CD ROM features video clips from the popular Chez Mimi Channel 4 television series, featuring Madame Mimi and other interesting characters. The clips taken from these lively programmes feature simple French in a variety of colourful settings. The CD ROM is an ideal introduction to the complete series on DVD, and features: Video clips from Chez Mimi series, selected to feature key language learning points. Interactive activities, each with two progressive levels of difficulty. A glossary. Students achievement certificates. A teachers area, including printable transcripts, glossary and further activities. Guidance for teachers on making the most of the CD ROM in the classroom. Curriculum relevance information for all four UK National Curricula. A class progress report, allowing you to measure and monitor class progress. A users' guide included with the CD ROM. KS2, 3, Scottish Level C, D, E, Age 9-12. Interactive Whiteboard compatible.

Format: DVD Video Windows CD-ROM Print
Key stage: 2, 3
Age range: 9-12

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Extr@ English DVD

Extr@ English DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

The story of Bridget and Annie, Hector and Nick, four good-looking 19-22 year olds who are thrown together to play out their romances, life crises and contrasting interests in a familiar sitcom setting. Cleverly scripted language and plenty of visual humour guarantee enjoyment and learning at the same time. The two girls share a flat in London and Nick is their neighbour. When Hector, with only a very basic grasp of English, comes to visit, everything starts to go wrong. Or right! He speaks basic English and is keen to improve whilst learning about life in London. His efforts to get to grips with the language provide the central dynamic for the series and its language learning content.

Key features: carefully scripted dialogue that can be clearly understood without being patronising, engaging 'sitcom' format, clearly spoken language, lots of repetition, 2 on-screen summaries per programme using email technique to review the story so far, caters for different abilities, motivates students.

This series is on 6 DVDs, each containing 5 episodes, broken down into chapters, with the choice to view with or without English subtitles or the laughter track. Suitable for EFL, ESL and TEFL.

DVD 1 : Hector's Arrival, Hector Goes Shopping, Hector Has a Date, Hector Looks for a Job, A Star is Born
DVD 2 : Bridget Wins the Lottery, The Twin, The Landlady's Cousin, Jobs for the Boys, Annie's Protest
DVD 3 : Holiday Time, Football Crazy, A Wedding in the Air, Changes, The Bouncer
DVD 4 : Uncle Nick, Cyber Stress, Just the Ticket, Kung Fu Fighting, Every Dog has Its Day
DVD 5 : The Entertainers, Haunting at Halloween, Truth or Dare, Pilot Nick, Art
DVD 6 : Alibi, Can you live Without, Christmas, Camping, Love Hurts

Workbooks and Teachers Guides are also available - Workbooks provide tests and exercises covering all key grammar and vocabulary from each episode; Teachers Guide is designed to help you use the workbooks:
Workbook 1 : exercises and practice material for Episodes 1-15 (DVDs 1-3)
Workbook 2 : equivalent material to support Episodes 16-30 (DVDs 4-6).
Teachers Guide : answer keys and suggestions for using the programmes for all 30 episodes, also includes section on contemporary English terms that students may encounter throughout the series.

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Format: DVD Video Interactive
Key stage: 4
Age range: 14-19

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Extr@ Language Series

Extr@ Language Series

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

Available in French, German and Spanish, and on interactive DVD and CD-ROM. Both formats complement the TV series in which four attractive 19-22 year olds are thrown together to play out their romances and crises in a sitcom setting similar to 'Friends'. A fundamental complication in their relationship is that one of the four, Sam, is an American visitor with only a very basic grasp of the featured language. Sam's efforts to get to grips with the language provide the central dynamic for the language learning content. What makes Extr@ different is that the scripts that make up the footage have been carefully written so that the language is simple and accessible at all levels. The style and storylines make instant connections with the target audience group of 14-19.

EXTR@ INTERACTIVE DVD: contains 13 x 25 minute programmes covering three series. Series One: 1. The Arrival of Sam: Meeting people, friends and family, daily routine, house and home. 2. Sam Goes Shopping: Health, fashion, shopping, clothes, appearance. 3. Sam Goes Dating: Exercise and lifestyles, relationships, meeting people, making a good impression. 4. Sam Finds a job: Jobseekers, eating out, talking about cooking. Series Two: 5. A Star is Born: Adverts, recipes, weather, relationships. 6. Sacha Wins the Lottery: Numbers, future plans, lost property, saying what happened. 7. The Twin: Health and fitness, looking back to the past, relationships. 8. The Landlady’s Cousin: Assembling shelves, food and drink, dealing with the unpredictable, leisure. Series Three: 9. Jobs for the Boys: Job preparation, work and problems, work routine. 10. Annie Protests: Campaigning issues, animal rights, work situations, interviews. 11. Holiday Time: Holidays, plans, preparations and travel, ordering drinks and snacks in a café, interpreting. 12. Football Crazy: Football, using the phone, interpreting. 13. A Wedding in the Air: Leisure, celebrations, relationships including problems, character descriptions, interviews. Bonus features for the DVDs: Optional subtitles giving you the opportunity to alternate between English and the foreign language, great for improving aural and writing skills. Discussion points, Key Vocabulary and a multiple choice quiz at the end of every episode. Contains complete footage from all three series. Full transcripts embedded as PDF and editable Word documents. Dynamic link to the extr@ website from the DVD. Karaoke option enables students to mute, record and play back their 'voice over' for selected characters. Interactive Whiteboard compatible.

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EXTR@ CD-ROMs: These 3 CD-ROMs can be used with an interactive whiteboard, over a network or on stand-alone computers. DISC 1 footage: The Arrival of Sam: meeting people, friends and family, daily routine, house and home. Sam Goes Dating: exercise and lifestyles, relationships, meeting people, making a good impression. DISC 2 footage: Sacha wins the Lottery: numbers, future plans, lost property, saying what happened. The Twin: health and fitness, looking back to the past, relationships. DISC 3 footage: Jobs for the Boys: job preparation, work (and problems), work routines. Annie Protests: campaigning issues, animal rights, work situations, interviews. Bonus features for Extr@ 2 & 3 CD-ROMs: Interactive transcripts with links to audio/text glossary, interactive activities in addition to printable ones, students can access any vocabulary they didn't understand by using the audio/text glossary, a revamped funky design interface, a 20 page booklet to help make the most of your CD-ROM, role-playing each of the characters by muting their speech, a karaoke facility!

Format: Windows CD-ROM DVD Video
Key stage: 4, GCSE, Scottish Level SG, NQs.
Age range: 14-19

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Hennings Haus

Hennings Haus

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

CD-ROM VERSION: Curriculum Connections: Greetings and personal information. Time, numbers and dates. Hobbies and animals. Food and drink, ordering and recipes. Clothes and colours. Weather and travel. This CD-ROM features video clips from the entertaining Hennings Haus television series, created for children who are just starting to learn German.

Based around Henning, an eccentric but friendly character, the stories follow a lively group of German children who meet up at his railway carriage home. The programme clips that are featured on the CD-ROM are entirely in German, at a language level suitable for the target audience. The CD-ROM is an ideal introduction to the complete series on DVD.

Each disc features: Video clips from the Hennings Haus series, selected to feature key language learning points. Interactive activities, each with two progressive levels of difficulty. A glossary. Students achievement certificates. A teachers area, including printable transcripts, glossary and further activities. Guidance for teachers on making the most of the CD-ROM in the classroom. Curriculum relevance information for all fours UK National Curricula. A class progress report, allowing you to measure and monitor class progress. A user guide is included with the CD-ROM.

DVD VIDEO VERSION: Curriculum Connections: Introduction to German culture. Basic listening material. Words on screen link sounds and writing. Observes the Modern Languages 5-14 National Guidelines. England, the KS 3 Modern Language Schemes of Work are given alongside each programme. This entertaining series has been created for children who are just starting to learn German. Based around Hennings, an eccentric but friendly character, the stories follow a lively group of German children who meet up at his railway carriage home. The programmes are entirely in German, at a language level suitable for the target audience.

Featuring 5 x 15 minute programmes: 1. Wie heiBt du? (units 1,4), 2. Auf die Platze, fertig, los! (units 3,5), 3. Der falsche Rucksack (units 8,11), 4. So ein Larm! (Unit 2), 5. Hennings Geburtstag (units 3,8).

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MEIN ALBUM ACTIVITY BOOK: Bright, colourful, fun activities that younger students will enjoy at home or in the classroom, offering easy-to-tackle first steps towards building students' confidence in basic German. Includes useful bilingual vocabulary glossary. Full colour.

Interactive Whiteboard compatible. Scottish Level C, D, E.
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Key stage: 2, 3
Age range: 9-12

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La Tienda de Luis

La Tienda de Luis

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

DVD VIDEO VERSION: Curriculum Connections: Introduction to Spanish culture, Basic listening material, Words on screen link sounds and writing, Observes the Modern Languages 5-14 National Guidelines, England, the KS3 Modern Language Schemes of Work are given alongside each programme.

Featuring 5 x 15 minute programmes, La Tienda de Luis, aimed at young learners of Spanish, is set in the old town of Oviedo, in the Spanish region of Asturias, where luis, a friendly, larger than life character opens a new shop with the help of his equally eccentric aunt Tia Maria. In each episode a group of young people join Luis in adventures around their home town. The scenarios introduce and reinforce new words and key phrases in Spanish. Students learn naturally, hearing the accents of their new Spanish friends.

Titles: 1. La nueva ayudante (Units 1,2). 2. Yo soy el jefe! (Units 1, 10). 3. Una tienda mas elegante (Units 2-4, 6). 4. Quiero ir de excursion (Units 4, 5). 5. La fiesta (Units 1-3, 8).

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MI ALBUM ACTIVITY BOOK: Features fun activities for use in the classroom or at home, and easy-to-tackle first steps towards building students' confidence in basic Spanish. Includes useful bilingual vocabulary glossary. Full colour.

CD-ROM VERSION: Curriculum Connections: Greetings and personal information, Time, numbers, dates and hobbies, shops and shopping, Food and drink, ordering and recipes, Clothes and colours, Travel. This CD ROM features video clips from the La Tienda de Luis television series, aimed at young learners of Spanish. The series is set in the old town of Oviedo, in the Spanish region of Asturias, where luis, a friendly, larger than life character opens a new shop with the help of his equally eccentric aunt Tia Maria. The scenarios that are featured on the CD ROM introduce and reinforce new words and key phrases in Spanish. Students learn naturally, hearing the accents of their new Spanish friends. The CD ROM is an ideal introduction to the complete series on DVD.

Each disk features: Video clips from the La Tienda de Luis series, selected to feature key language learning points; interactive activities, each with two progressive levels of difficulty; a glossary; students achievement certificates; a teachers area, including printable transcripts, glossary and further activities; guidance for teachers on making the most of the CD ROM in the classroom; curriculum relevance information for all four UK National Curricula; a class progress report, allowing you to measure and monitor class progress; a user’s guide included with the CD ROM. Interactive Whiteboard compatible. Scottish Level C, D, E.

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Key stage: 2, 3
Age range: 9-12

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Very Short Introductions

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World Book Online Resources

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"Our mission is to cultivate lifelong learners - because today's explorers are tomorrow's leader". Range of essential online reference resources for both teachers and students at all age levels.

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Offers thousands of fun, hands-on activities for students of all ages. Activities are perfect for cooperative small group or individual projects in the classroom or school library. Teachers can quickly navigate the searchable database to find terrific projects for their classroom based on such categories as topics, cost of materials, age range, or time required. All ages

DISCOVER
Offers compelling resources specifically developed for students reading below grade level due to language or learning difficulties, including reluctant readers, ELL, ESL, and adult literacy students. Rich collection includes reference articles, text-to speech capabilities, research tools, and interactive videos. Features easy to read articles on topics of interest to middle and high school students include reading comprehension questions to help students focus on key concepts. Well organised interface with easy to understand content and useful activities help older students grasp important concepts and succeed at their grade level. Ages 10+

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Improve readers' fluency and comprehension with dramatic readings in the classroom, library, or after-school program! Expands proven approaches to enhancing reading skills. By turning texts into plays, skits, and monologues and providing valuable tools for educators to apply these lessons effectively, helps students become more fluent readers, better understand core concepts, and more easily internalize content. Ages 7-18

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Engaging online resource for pre-schoolers and children in the early primary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Offers rich resources designed for easy integration into classroom instructional plans and library programming. Ages 3-7

ENCICLOPEDIA ESTUDIANTIL HALLAZGOS
Optimal beginner's Spanish language reference tool, offers all the best elements of World Book Kids: thousands of easy-to read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, designed to build key language and research skills throughout their education. Only available as part of the Advanced Reference Suite & School Basic packages free of charge. Ages 6-10

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Effective online resource developed especially for primary students. Site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. Age 6-10

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First of its kind Arabic language reference website that was developed specifically for elementary aged students through the partnership of World Book Inc. and Jabal Amman Publishers. Features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, and thoughtful hands-on activities to engage young learners. Added-value features such as My Country enable students to connect more easily with the community and world around them by introducing students to such things as local history, culture, and important people through an assortment of interactive games, vivid media components, and age-appropriate articles. Additionally, an English language reference resource is included to open a new world of language and learning. Ages 6-10

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Offers excellent articles and the vast possibilities of World Book media content in Canadian French. Based on the Student Discovery Encyclopedia of World Book, written by experts, to a level appropriate for young users with French as mother tongue, as well as for older students and adults for whom French is a second language. Offers easy navigation, easy articles to read, thousands of illustrations and a range of fun activities. Provides students with dozens of practical activities that allow young users to participate in research. The resources for teachers, attached to each activity, include a practical lesson plan that incorporates various subjects as part of the basic curriculum. Ages 14+

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Engaging and visually rich supplemental science learning site for upper elementary-age children. With interactive multimedia, teacher guides, and assessments included with each lesson, well suited for use in the classroom, school library, and public library. Features: Teach science topics using interactive, engaging tools, Evaluate student learning with tracked, scored assessments, Use the differentiated content to support struggling readers and ELL students, Improve students' cross-curricular literacy skills. (Prices per Student). Ages 8-11

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