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Big English is the most complete package for young learners. It gives your students all they need to learn English and provides everything you need to engage your class and get great results.

  • 7 level course: for primary school students
  • Suitable for: 6 to 12 year olds
  • Takes students from CEFR <A1 to B1

Internationally renowned authors

  • Authors Mario Herrera and Christopher Sol Cruz have more than 30 years’ experience in ELT and bring proven expertise. 
  • Together, they have developed top quality content for Big English 2nd Edition, designed to inspire and motivate primary students to learn English.


Big English is the first primary program to integrate with MyEnglishLab, which includes fun games, videos and puzzles that are great at capturing the attention of energetic young learners. Personalize tests and assessments for each student and check their progress quickly and easily.

Big English is built on three educational pillars

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

  • Ready-made Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) lessons help you to challenge students to be creative, think critically and collaborate. It brings the world into the classroom with up-to-date content that is relevant to student’s lives.

In-built Assessment for Learning (AfL)

  • AfL help you pinpoint where students need help. It’s a great way to get students more involved in the learning process to become more effective learners.

21st Century Skills

  • 21st Century Skills, embedded throughout the course, help students develop essential skills for life, such as Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Digital Literacy.

Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as those that separate pupils who are prepared for a more and more complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare pupils for the future.

- Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Why choose Big English?

Encourage critical thinking

Big English uses 21st Century Skills to teach young learners about the world around them with photos and culture pages. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) topics from across the curriculum extend students’ vocabulary and English skills and get them interested in the Big picture.

More time to prepare

Big English comes with all the support you need to help you organize your class schedule. Engage your students with the handy photocopiable tests and exercises, videos, audio tracks, songs and other fun activities.

Engage students

Engaging students is the key. Big English includes games and videos to make learning fun with short tasks and a mix of heads up and heads down activities. Students can then practice their English with interactive exercises on MyEnglishLab online and on their mobile devices, wherever they are.

Continual teaching support

Big English is a complete course that gives you everything you need to teach each class. Step-by-step support throughout means that every teacher can use it. Don’t even worry about organizing class content, as time guidelines help you do that.


Work in mixed ability classes

Big English gives you the tools you need to assess students’ progress continually and quickly with its AfL approach. Easily identify who needs help and personalize activities for each student, including extra activities for more advanced student, to help them all reach their potential.

Demonstrate results to parents

Use ongoing assessment to show students their progress and where they need help. Student online tests and at home assessment tools immediately show parents how their children are improving. Use Big English to prepare students for the popular Cambridge Young Learner’s Tests with inclusive review pages of these exams.

Big English and Assessment

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How does Big English map to CYLETS?

Pearson English International Certificate - Young Learners

The Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners provides fun English language assessment for students aged six to 13, delivered by Edexcel, the UK's largest examining body. There are four different levels of the International Certificate – Young Learners, to suit students from pre-A1 to A2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference. The tests assess a young learner's ability to use English language communicatively, with an emphasis on real-life scenarios rather than on knowledge of specific language items and vocabulary.

Big English prepares learners for the requirements found in the exam - First Words, Springboard, Quickmarch and Breakthrough.

Big English & International Certificate – Young Learners Correlation Chart

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Learn vocabulary while competing in exciting games and building your own town.

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