• Vientiane College

Young Learner Program

FOR INFORMATION ON THE FOOTPRINTS PROGRAM CLICK HERE

FOR INFORMATION ON THE WORLD ENGLISH PROGRAM CLICK HERE

The Vientiane College Pathways: Footprints English and World English Programs aim to inspire young people to become confident and proficient English language users by engaging them with interesting and creative content to stimulate their thinking skills. 

 

THE FOOTPRINTS ENGLISH PROGRAM

For 7 - 12 year olds, is designed to help children develop all language skills through balanced and integrated activities. Emphasis is placed on the reading of 'real books' and 'graded English books' as well as phonics and comprehension tasks. We include drama and project work to provide increased opportunities for applying the language learned.  

On completion of the Footprints English Program, or at the age of 13, students test in to the World English Program.

 

THE WORLD ENGLISH PROGRAM

For students from 13 years of age, focuses on developing students as active learners. The visually stimulating materials from National Geographic encourage development of all language skills by engaging with authentic content from around the world. Project work and extensive reading help to enrich students’ learning.

On completion of the World English Program, students  test in to the Global English Program at the appropriate level.

 

USEFUL RESOURCE LEARNING SUPPORT LINKS

https://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/elt/parents/oxforddiscover/materials-2e/od2e_l1_parent_guide.pdf 

Oxford Discover Parent guide/checklist

 

https://elt.oup.com/parent/oxforddiscover/projects/?cc=global&selLanguage=en&mode=hub

Oxford Discover project link

 

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/es/helping-your-child/learning-english-through-picture-books

This has downloadable Thai version of their tips as well (see the bottom of the page).

 

https://freekidsbooks.org/subject/early-reader/

Free books - both online and pdf are available