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B4

ETJ Member’s Teaching Materials

For more information and to buy the materials: Contact Jim Jensen by email.

For support with teaching very young children: Go to the Ara-Kara English website

All enquiries and communication about shipping, payment etc. . . should be made directly with Jim Jensen.

This is a free service to support ETJ members. If you are an ETJ member and have developed your own teaching materials, click here to contact Language Teaching Professionals about having your materials included on this site.

B4

Hearing the sounds is fundamental.

B4 enhances phonemic awareness.

b4 aims to teach the sounds of English. Based on the latest research into phonemic awareness, b4 exposes learners to the difficult sounds of English using:

  • • friendly faces
  • • songs
  • • tongue twisters
  • • animation and puppets

 

Aka-Kara.com is the website supporting b4. There is a lot of free material and members can get full access to all the material in the b4 videos.

Membership fee: $10. a year

b4 DVDs

A Set of 3 DVDs that focus on teaching the difficult sounds of English

A set of three DVDs that focus on teaching the difficult sounds of English. They train learners in phonemic awareness, which is the ability to hear and identify phonemes. The title is inspired by the fact that before children learn to speak or read a second language, they should to be able to discriminate the language’s sounds. And, to do that, they must learn to discriminate the sounds. Phonemic awareness is not phonics, but can be taught concurrently to make phonics more effective.

Each DVD is aimed at a different age, so age appropriate songs, tongue twisters and stories are employed. The DVDs are designed to be used in classrooms or as homework, so parents are encouraged to watch with their children.

Length: Approximately 60 minutes. Price: ¥900