What is English from England?
English from England is a website designed to encourage young learners to speak and understand English.
What is the Learning Zone?
English from England's Learning Zone is that part of our website that offers a structured teaching and learning environment. The content is based on the Cambridge Starters’ syllabus and also the Common European Framework.
What does it do?
The Learning Zone introduces graded examples of the English language using films. The same ideas are then reinforced through interactive practice and scored games.
What is special about your website?
Our films and games feature English children in their natural surroundings, both at home and at school. The appeal to young learners is emphasised through the use of youthful voices and presentation.
Are there any extras?
The Learning Zone also provides teachers' notes, worksheets and other materials.
Who is it for?
Although intended mainly for schools and groups, the Learning Zone also has a place in the home and for family use.
Who will benefit from using the Learning Zone?
The Learning Zone can help children in all parts of the world who wish to learn the English language and something of life in England. Equally, we hope that it will benefit children in English speaking countries for whom English may not be their first language.
What does it cost?
Schools pay either £350 or £700 per year to use our Learning Zone. The cost for home use is £40 per year. Local authorities and other bodies who might wish to purchase on behalf of a number of schools should contact us to discuss their interest and requirements.
How do I pay?
For online payment you can use PayPal or Protx. If you would prefer to pay by cheque, we can email an invoice to you on request.
What computer system do I need?
You should be able to use English from England on any computer with a broadband internet connection.
Can I buy a CD instead?
No. Our materials are only available online. Production, maintenance and support all necessitate online availability and distribution.
Why should I register?
Register with English from England to let us know of your interest in our website, register for your temporary password, and to enable us to keep you informed of new developments as they are introduced.
Why should I subscribe now?
Your children will benefit immediately from the existing resources in our Learning Zone. Your subscription will help us to improve and develop English from England more rapidly and to offer more powerful and innovative ways of promoting the use and understanding of the English language.
What are your plans for the future of English from England?
We are hoping continuously to expand the range of settings for our filming, and to match that with the development of children's language skills. From time to time we expect to update our existing films and games in response to user comments, and to introduce further support for teachers. We are always happy to receive suggestions for improvements to our English from England website.