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ENGLISH | KANNADA
Both Swalpa English ,Thumba Fun as well as EASY English offer teaching-learning material for L-S-R-W skills, designed for young children who are newly being introduced to the English language. Both are child-friendly as well as teacher-supportive and gradually progress from listening-speaking to reading-writing skills. The content covers themes and images in familiar contexts and is mindful of the background of the young learners.

EASY English
EASY English is a digital programme which is also graded for beginner learners. EASY English has interactive lessons for first-generation English learners who get to hear the ‘sounds’ of the English language, along with pronunciation, syntax and structure. Themes of everyday interest such as My Family, Birds and Animals, Telling the Time and so on, are expanded through 6 components: Conversation, Rhyme, Phonics, Grammar, Reading and Writing. The objective is to give basic communication skills to children.

The Tab has a section for Teachers, which contains modules for Teacher enrichment including activities and exercises. The modules include short selected English passages (audio) for listening skills, grammar tips for correct usage; exercises for writing practise. The Tab is designed to be a supportive tool for developing language proficiency of the teacher.

All of these can be downloaded using Genie, an android app from www.ekstep.org on a Tab or a smartphone.

Swalpa English Thumba Fun
Swalpa English, Thumba Fun print material is graded into 3 Levels based on the child’s learning ability. The following teaching-learning material is free and can be downloaded and used in any geography .

The Package consists of:






LEVEL 1
This is for beginners. The content has familiar themes and uses simple language structures. The emphasis is on listening comprehension with encouragement to begin speaking.
Pictorial Chart
The chart contains 7 themes and stories around which conversations are designed.
Teacher’s Manual
This manual has pictures which are numbered and divided into parts for easy conversation. The manual provides guidelines on the use of the Workbook, teaching of rhymes and phonics.
Alphabet Flash Cards
These flashcards can be used to introduce phonics through short words and recognisable images.
Workbook
The workbook introduces beginners to writing English along with practising letter sounds.



LEVEL 2
Builds on the listening skills of level 1. This level has slightly enhanced vocabulary in the context of more themes and familiar stories and introduces simple reading skills.
Alphabet Flash Cards
These flash cards can be used to introduce phonics through short words and recognisable images, including words on the reverse of the cards.
Workbook
The workbook consists of activities to help the child practise letter and sounds, form three letter words and read and write short sentences.
Pictorial Chart
The chart contains 8 themes and stories around which conversations are designed.
Teacher’s Manual
The manual consists of guidelines for teachers as well as tips for conversation through questions and answers, phonics, stories, rhymes as well as on the usage of the workbook.
Reading cards
This is a set of 7 cards (numbered 1 to 7), which teaches reading in easy steps and uses simple words and sight words in an attractive context. Say-aloud words provide additional vocabulary.



LEVEL 3
Introduces new vocabulary words, sentence structures and encourages conversation and reading.
Alphabet Flash Cards
These flash cards can be used to introduce phonics through short words and recognisable images; these familiar words are ideal for making short sentences.
Workbook
The workbook consists of activities for children to practise short words; supports reading and writing of sentences; introduces basic language structures.
Pictorial Chart
The chart contains 9 themes and stories around which conversations are designed.
Teacher’s Manual
The manual consists of guidelines for teachers and engages through dialogue and Total Physical Response (TPR) activities; along with workbook activities.
Reading cards
This is a set of 8 cards (numbered 8 to 15), which helps to widen the vocabulary base. Students learn to read short paragraphs. Say-aloud words add to the vocabulary.



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