"We make children speak English!"

For Schools

'Sam and Mel' has been successfully trialed in kindergartens and primary schools in China, Japan and South-East Asia. It is wonderful to see young classes interact with the lessons as a group in an engaging and fun atmosphere.

Sam and Mel Classroom

Equipment

The classroom will need to have an internet connection and a computer. For medium-sized and large classes the computer should be linked to a data projector or television with a big enough screen for the whole class to see the video clearly. Powerful external speakers are also recommended so that the whole class can hear the lessons clearly. For very small classes Sam and Mel can also be viewed on a laptop or tablet, although depending on the classroom environment you may still need some external speakers so everyone in the group can hear clearly.

Teachers

'Sam and Mel' is flexible in how it can be used in a classroom situation. You may wish to use the video lessons as just part of your lesson, or you may wish to base a whole lesson around the language content from each 'Sam and Mel' lesson. If your English class is 40 minutes long, you might like to use 'Sam and Mel' during the first 10 minutes or the last 10 minutes of class. All you need to do is play the program and encourage the students to interact (do the gestures, speak, sing). You can also help your pupils revise the lesson yourself, or play the video revision exercises. If your pupils have a 'Sam and Mel' membership, you can encourage them to replay the same lesson (or do the video exercises) at home for homework.

Benefits

  • High student participation: The group dynamic with Sam and Mel encourages all the pupils to participate.
  • Teacher observation: Student interaction with the video allows the teacher the opportunity to step back and watch the pupils and monitor their progress.
  • Pupils' confidence: Quiet or timid pupils are able to join in with the group and gain confidence in a non-threatening environment.

Happy Customers

Siria is going to enjoy the certificate. Siria is 6 years old and enjoys the lessons. She sings along with the songs, she repeats and makes the signs.

Daria, Switzerland

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