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Think Big! Dream Big!

Big English is the most complete package for young learners. It gives your students all they need to learn English. And it gives you everything you need to engage your students and get great results.

  • A new, complete seven- level English language primary programme
  • For 6 to 12 year olds
  • Takes students from CEF A1 to B1

WHAT IS BIG ENGLISH?

Big English gives you the most complete English course combined with the very best of technology. It gives you everything you need for your lessons so that you have time to focus on what you do best – teach.

  • Big English is perfect for a well-balanced approach to teaching English. Ready-made Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) lessons and those all important 21st Century Skills help you to challenge students to be creative, think critically and collaborate.
  • Big English is the only primary level course that uses ground-breaking Assessment for Learning techniques. These techniques help you pinpoint where students need help. It’s a great way to get students more involved in the learning process to become more effective learners.
  • Big English takes the pain out of preparing for your class as it gives you all the materials you need to run each lesson. Track individual student progress so you can personalise your teaching for them.
  • Big English is the first primary programme to integrate with MyEnglishLab, which includes fun games, videos and puzzles that are great at capturing the attention of energetic young learners. Personalise tests and assessments for each student and check their progress quickly and easily.

LEVELS

Correlation to exams

Click here to see detailed correlation chart to CYLETS

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COMPONENTS

WHY CHOOSE BIG ENGLISH?

MY STUDENTS WANT TO HAVE FUN BUT I NEED TO SHOW RESULTS

Engaging students is the key. Big English includes games and videos to make learning fun with short tasks and a mix of heads up and heads down activities. Students can then practise their English with interactive exercises on MyEnglishLab online and on their mobile devices, wherever they are.

I DON’T HAVE TIME TO PREPARE

Big English comes with all the support you need to help you organise your class schedule. Engage your students with the handy photocopiable tests and exercises, videos, audio tracks, songs and other fun activities.

I WANT MY STUDENTS TO BE CRITICAL THINKERS

Big English uses 21st Century Skills to teach young learns about the world around them with photos and culture pages. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) topics from across the curriculum extend students’ vocabulary and English skills and get them interested in the Big picture.

I’M NEW TO TEACHING ENGLISH

Big English is a complete course that gives you everything you need to teach each class. Step-by-step support throughout means that every teacher can use it. Don’t even worry about organising class class content, as time guidelines help you do that.

MY CLASSES ARE MIXED ABILITY

Big English gives you the tools you need to assess students’ progress continually and quickly with its Assessment for Learning approach. Easily identify who needs help and personalise activities for each student, including extra activities for more advanced students, to help them all reach their potential.

MY STUDENTS ARE REALLY KEEN TO LEARN AND THEIR PARENTS ARE KEEN TO SEE RESULTS

Use ongoing assessment to show students their progress and where they need help. Student online tests and at home assessment tools immediately show parents how their children are improving. Use Big English to prepare students for the popular Cambridge Young Learner’s Tests with inclusive review pages of these exams.

WHAT IS MYENGLISHLAB?

Learning doesn't stop once the bell rings and class is over. The interactive, online activities in MyEnglishLab make practising English fun. Teachers can keep track and parents can get involved.

READY FOR SOME BIG IDEAS?

Big English is the only primary course to combine altogether the latest
techniques to engage students to create the most effective outcomes.


Watch the author Mario Herrara as he describes how language training is changing.

AUTHORS

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MARIO HERRERA has a degree in education and an MA in EFL. He has taught English for more than 30 years at all levels, from young children to adults. He is the author and co-author of many acclaimed ESL/EFL series that are used in levels ranging from pre-primary to junior high schools.

His previous series include Backpack, a seven-level primary EFL course, Pockets, a three-level pre-primary EFL course and Cool Chat Connected, an EFL course for secondary schools. As an international consultant and teacher trainer, Mario Herrera travels the globe, directing seminars and delivering professional development workshops throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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CHRISTOPHER SOL CRUZ has been involved in the field of English language instruction and materials writing since 1988. Christopher Sol Cruz has written numerous English learning materials for a variety of age groups in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and the US.

In addition to writing, Christopher Sol Cruz has given academic presentations and run teacher professional develop- ment workshops around the world, and is an avid language learner.

TRY BIG ENGLISH

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

ETEXT

To access the sample Teacher's eText:

Enter the access code below to view the sample Teacher's eText: 
EESBSE-SETUP-PURSY-SAYAN-PATHS-PORES


View a sample Teacher's eText

MYENGLISHLAB

To access the Student experience:

Username: be_prim_STU

Password: Password@123

Student Access: ESSPBC-FRILL-PURSY-SAYAN-FIERI-GAMES


To access the Teacher experience:

Username: be_lvlprimary_edu

Password: Password@123

Teacher Access: EESPBK-COWS-POME-SYNC-FOOT-SAGE


View the MyEnglishLab Demo

PERFECT PARTNERS

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If you want to encourage reading in your class, we recommend that you take a look at our range of perfect partner readers. These readers are carefully graded to enable English language learners to enjoy reading whatever their language level.

We have carefully chosen the readers that best enhance each unit in the Big English Student Books. Select your level to find out which Penguin Reader best complements your course.

Below are only three of the many readers available.
  • Katie Grows a Bean Plant
  • Clothes at Work
  • Butterflies and Frogs
  • Pearson Test of English - Young Learners

    Pearson Test of English for Young Learners (PTE YL) provides fun English language assessment for students aged six to 13, delivered by EdExcel, the UK’s largest examining body. There are four different levels of PTE Young Learners, to suit students from pre-A1 to A2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference. The tests assess a young learner’s ability to use English language communicatively, with an emphasis on real-life scenarios rather than on knowledge of specific language items and vocabulary.

    Big English prepares learners for the requirements found in the PTE YL – First Words, Springboard, Quickmarch and Breakthrough.

  • Big English & PTE Young Learners Correlation Chart
  • Big English Word Games

    Learn vocabulary while competing in exciting games and building your own town.

WHY CHOOSE PEARSON?

If you thought learning was confined to the classroom, think again.

We love what we do in English Language Teaching (ELT) at Pearson, because we get to work in lots of different types of classrooms around the world. Every day we look at ways of combining content, assessment, technology and services to help teachers and students across the world teach, learn and practise their English skills, making us, Pearson, the world's leading education company.

We believe in all kinds of learning, delivered at any time, in any place through materials of the highest quality, enabling you to achieve your English learning and teaching goals.

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