EWAS Programs

EWAS means English With A Smile
​Brother and Sister in the Land of the Bears

 

Brother and Sister in the Land of the Bears is the first course in the English With A Smile series. It is a program designed for children aged 3-5. The program teaches speaking and listening skills through rhymes, songs, games, activities and movement suitable for the very young learner. 

Synopsis of Brother and Sister in the Land of the Bears

Brother and Sister in the Land of the Bears tells the story of the Bear Family. The family consists of Mother and Father Bear and their two children, Brother and Sister Bear. Doggie and Kitty are the family's two pets. The Bear Family lives in harmony in a comfortable home. The story focuses primarily on the bear children and sees the world through their eyes.

The first chapter of the picture storybook introduces the main characters. The second shows the children welcoming a bright, new day. In the third chapter, Brother and Sister Bear play in their rooms. The fourth chapter takes place indoors at Miss May's preschool. We see the bear children busy with the outdoor activities of the preschool in the fifth chapter.

 

Indeed, the storybook presents surroundings and situations young learners can recognize and understand with ease. The story depicts the bear children in settings familiar to young children: at home and at preschool. The bear children in the story interact with friends their own age and with adults as well.

 

The pupils will identify with Brother and Sister Bear. And just as important, they will enjoy the adventures of Brother and Sister throughout the storybook

Topics: family, greetings, what we do in the morning, breakfast foods, the child's room, toys, pre-school, numbers 1-5, primary colors, selected clothing items, eating utensils, playing outside at pre-school.

 

Language & grammar: present simple, present progressive, questions and statements; very simple wh questions, very simple yes/no questions; singular and plural form of words; using the plural form in sentences; contractions, possessive, negative, using articles; string sentences, simple sentences, sentences with compound subjects, prepositions of position, the alphabet and simple phonics.

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Bobby English in the Land of the Bears

Bobby English in the Land of the Bears is a program designed to teach pupils to understand and speak English. The program is an oral-aural pre-reading course for young learners aged 5-7. The program targets young children who have completed Brother and Sister in the Land of the Bears and slightly older children in kindergarten and early elementary school.  It is the second course in the English With A Smile series.

Synopsis of Bobby English in the Land of the Bears

Bobby English in the Land of the Bears tells the story of a special day in the life of Brother Bear and Sister Bear. It is the day that Bobby English, a very unique character, shows up at their house and spends the day with the children at their school.

Bobby English and the Bears, Brother and Sister Bear are a year or two older than they were in Brother and Sister in the Land of the Bears..

 

The first chapter of the picture storybook introduces Bobby English and "commands." The pupils learn to respond to the following commands: Stand up! Sit down! Listen! Look! Quiet! Point!

 

In the second chapter, Bobby English meets Brother and Sister Bear and the other members of the Bear Family, including Mother, Father, Grandmother, Grandfather and the dog and the cat. At the end of the chapter, Brother Bear and Sister Bear say goodbye to the family and leave for school. Mother and Father go to work. Grandmother, Grandfather and the dog and the cat stay at home.

 

The third chapter begins with Brother and Sister arriving at school where Bobby English greets them and the other bear pupils. This is the beginning of a school day in which Bobby takes on several different roles and appears in a variety of costumes.

 

In the ensuing chapters (four through ten), we see Bobby as the classroom teacher wearing the traditional academic cap and gown, as the art teacher in his artist's smock and beret, as the science teacher in a white lab coat, as the physical education coach in a sweat suit and sports shoes with a whistle around his neck, as the counterman in the school lunchroom (he's wearing an apron and a chef's hat), and finally as the drama coach seated in a director's chair, giving instructions to his pupils through a bullhorn.

 

The final chapter of the picture storybook shows Bobby and Brother and Sister Bear on their way home. Mother and Father Bear also return home. The family meets in the kitchen for an after school/after work snack. And then Bobby and the children say goodbye.  

 

As in the In the Land of the Bears storybook, we see the bear children in settings and situations familiar to young children: at home with their family and at school in the company of their friends. The pupils will identify with the characters and enjoy their adventures throughout the storybook.

 

For his part, Bobby English is a very special character who adds spice and humor and just plain fun to the story. He sings and plays with the bear children, juggles cans of soft drinks and a bottle of water, balances a book on his head, shoots crumpled up pieces of paper into the wastebasket, balances a chair, a wastebasket, a clock, a book, and a pencil on the palm of his hand (and then drops them all on the floor, kerplunk!), and teaches his pupils by example how to act happy, sad, angry, afraid, tired and ill.

 

The children--both the ones in the story and the pupils in class--find Bobby to be interesting, amusing and entertaining.

Topics: Greetings, commands, family, places connected to family life,  numbers, simple arithmetic, colors, body parts, actions, getting dressed, clothing, eating at school, food, drinks, school, classroom objects, telling time, feelings.

 

Language & grammar: present simple, present progressive, questions and statements; simple wh questions, simple yes/no questions; singular and plural form of words; using the plural form in sentences; contractions; possessive, negative, using articles; string sentences, simple sentences, sentences with compound subjects, the alphabet and phonics.

Together in the Land of the Bears

Together in the Land of the Bears is a program designed to teach pupils listening comprehension and speaking skills in English. The program is an oral-aural pre-reading course for young learners aged 7-9. The program targets young children who have completed Bobby English in the Land of  the Bears. The program is suitable for early elementary school. It is the third course in the English With A Smile series. The vocabulary and structures that are introduced are more advanced and challenging.

Synopsis of Together in the Land of the Bears

Together in the Land of the Bears tells the story of the Bear Family in new, exciting but also familiar settings. Mother and Father Bear take the Bear Children on different outings where they have fun and enjoyment.

The first chapter of the picture storybook, Mother Bear and the children go downtown using different types of transportation. We experience their excitement taking a taxi, a subway and even a double-decker bus.

 

In the second chapter, Brother and Sister Bear go on a shopping trip with Mother Bear. They visit a mall with many interesting shops.

 

In the third chapter Father Bear takes Brother and Sister to the park. They enjoy flying kites, playing tag, sailing toy boats and feeding ducks and swans.

 

The fourth chapter is especially exciting. The Bear Children go with Father Bear to the zoo. They observe many different animals in very special and pleasant surroundings.  

 

Chapter five shows the family at home at the end of the day. We see a typical modern family involved in modern day activity: computer games, TV, story time. We see a loving and caring family.

 

The pupils will recognize the familiar settings in the story and enjoy the adventures along with Brother and Sister Bear.

Topics: Going downtown, (transportation), different vehicles, shopping: shopping in different shops at a mall (bookstore, music store, dress shop, cookie shop, candy store, flower shop) the park, visiting the zoo and learning about different animals, activities connected to home life.

 

Language & grammar: present simple, present progressive, questions and statements;  wh questions, yes/no questions; singular and plural form of words; using the plural form in sentences; contractions, possessive, negative, using articles; string sentences, simple sentences, sentences with compound subjects, phonics and reading readiness.

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