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Language for Learning




Language Skills

Language for Learning provides practice in vocabulary, variety of word and sentence forms, the development of precise word knowledge, and in hard to teach concepts such as some/all/none and same/different.

The programme provides carefully sequenced lessons to help students:

  • Learn vocabulary commonly used by teachers, in textbooks and by other instructional material.
  • Develop precise knowledge of small, but important, words such as first, next, between, who, what, and where.
  • Use different sentence forms, ask and answer questions, and follow instructions.
  • Acquire important background information and world-knowledge, such as days of the week, months, and seasons.
  • Work out the logical aspects of language, such as classification and “if-then” reasoning.



  • Thinking and Understanding are part of every lesson.
  • Carefully orchestrated lessons teach the language of classroom instruction.
  • Provides the building blocks for verbal and reading comprehension.
  • Opportunity for both group and individual practice of the content of the exercise.
  • A continuous integration and review of all the concepts and skills.
  • Practice and Review Activities CD ROM.

Teach students to communicate effectively.

The research-proven content of Language for Learning is based on analyses of the words, concepts, and sentence structures that are used for teaching, as well as an analysis of the directions and content of textbooks and other instructional materials.

Features and Benefits:

  • Carefully organised sequences of daily exercises assure varied and thorough instructional delivery.
  • Detailed and easy-to-follow teacher materials maximise instructional time spent with students.
  • Additional resources such as picture cards, skills folders, and support for EAL students extend the programme’s effectiveness to a wide range of young learners.
  • Comprehensive tools for performance management, tracking, and assessment promote consistent achievement for all students in the programme.
  • A Fast Cycle option allows advanced students to move through the programme at an accelerated rate to match their capabilities.

With the addition of technology-based resources for both student instruction and professional development, Language for Learning helps teachers optimise each minute spent in the classroom. Explore the topics above to learn more about how this direct instruction language programme develops the foundation to help your students succeed for years to come!

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