Britannica's Discover English with Ben & Bella uses an immersive language approach to introduce children to English pronunciation, vocabulary, and essential phrases. Language learning is presented through fun and engaging lessons, which cover topics that are familiar to children using animations, live action, chants, and songs. The program's two main characters, Ben (a bear) and Bella (a hippo), learn along with children as they experience a variety of everyday adventures. Supplementary materials, which include an Activity Book, a Storybook, and Instructor's Guide for each lesson, make language learning easy and enjoyable for children. By encouraging children to actively participate with mind, voice, and body, this delightful and effective program provides an engaging and dynamic setting for teaching the fundamentals of English.
An Entertaining Tour Guide Makes
Learning an Adventure
Pete the Parrot, the "virtual tutor," introduces the focus for each lesson and reinforces it with an array of activities. He keeps kids watching and listening for what comes next and helps explain some of Ben's and Bella's actions.
Creative Methods Help Improve Comprehension
Each activity combines oral comprehension with hands-on participation but also encourages creative expression, allowing children to learn at a flexible, comfortable pace. The content objectives for each lesson develop cognitive, motor, and affective learning skills, establishing a foundation for future English-language education.
Appropriate for Various Stages of Learning
Activities vary in difficulty to accommodate a range of ages and language familiarity and are suited to the child's progression of knowledge over time.
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"Our students are having fun while they are learning and that is a true celebration. Thank you and Britannica for this wonderful program. Our students are improving their reading skills and having a "grand" time."
— Principal, Yellowstone Academy