(For Young Learners)
Features of Eurekaâ€™s Cambridge Coursebooks
Eurekaâ€™s series of Cambridge coursebooks combines the Cambridge Young Learners syllabuses with Eurekaâ€™sÂ communicative approach to teaching school programmes. With its age-appropriate activities, andÂ child-friendly graphics, these programmes introduce essential English used in everyday life. It also servesÂ as a preparation tool for the Cambridge Young Learners exams.
With the use of Eureka Family characters, our coursebooks go to greatÂ lengths to introduce natural scientists, social scientists, philosophersÂ and artists from history. All the Eureka Family characters have specialÂ personality traits, hobbies and famous figures that inspire them. ForÂ example, the character Albert, the youngest brother in the family,Â admires Albert Einstein and Issac Newton. His role models also includeÂ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the great 19th century fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. We do this to allow learners to expand theirÂ worldview while learning English.
All illustrations in the series adopt the hand-painted style, which creates aÂ sense of liveliness and creativity. Furthermore, the choice of colours thatÂ influences taste stimulates young learnersâ€™ nervous system. These special colours, together with original cartoon illustrations, are tools that lead toÂ attentive learning.
Teaching and Learning
In all four sets of the three levels of Cambridge Young Learners,Â Eureka has adopted the following features
â€˘ Topic-based curriculum covering all essential areas of the Starters level; listening,
Â Â speaking, reading, writing and grammar
â€˘Â Visual-Audio-Kinaesthetic learning style with the use of PowerPoint, songs
Â Â andÂ recordings for listening activities
â€˘ Structured lesson plans for classroom delivery
â€˘Â Exam-format exercises, denoted by a star *icon in the coursebooks
â€˘Â Final mock tests to evaluate learning
â€˘Â Unit-by-unit vocabulary list
â€˘Â Richer contents to enrich studentsâ€™ general knowledge of the world
From Set 2 onwards, there are tip boxes in the upper two levels: commonly used phrasal verbs in Movers and English idioms in Flyers.
Set 3 and Set 4 of all levels stand out in the series in that they have the following unique features, thus they are termed â€śEnglish Explorationâ€ť.
1. Vocabulary and language structures beyond the syllabuses
2. More challenging tasks, including story-reading in Movers and writing
Â Â assignments in Flyers
3. More advanced grammar exercises where students create sentences using key
Â Â structures
There are four parallel volumes designed for the Cambridge English exam. Together they serve as a great English resource, to be used alongside regular school studies. These books corresponds to the Pre-A1 to A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). They are recommended for students from K3 to P6.
|Â||CEFR||Hong Kong Schooling||Age|
|Starters||Pre-A1||Kindergarten 3 - Primary 2||5-7|
|Movers||A1||Primary 2 - Primary 4||7-9|
|Flyers||A2||Primary 4 - Primary 6||9-11|