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Big English Plus engages students with rich and varied content, encourages progress with on-going review and assessment and helps develop independent learning and critical thinking with challenging activities.

  • 7 level course: for primary school pupils
  • Suitable for: 6 to 12 year olds
  • Takes students from CEFR A1 to B1
  • Supports up to 10 hours of class time per week

* Not available in the United States

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What is Big English Plus?

Big English Plus takes the proven methodological approach and features of Big English and enhances these with 25% additional reading, grammar and exam preparation material.

Big English Plus addresses the needs of intensive, aspirational schools for more teaching material to consolidate core skills and prepare students for exams.

Big English Plus provides everything teachers need to deliver great lessons and achieve high results: rich content and photo-intensive design, a real world focus, integrated assessment and an online practice and diagnostic tool.

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 Plus, designed to inspire and motivate primary students to learn English.

Big English Plus, like Big English, is built on three educational pillars

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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.

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In-built Assessment for Learning (AfL)

AfL helps you pin-point 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.

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What makes Big English Plus great?

Engage students with rich content

  • Content Connection presents topics from across the curriculum, extending students' vocabulary and enabling them to embrace a wider academic environment.
  • Culture Connection teaches young learners about the world around them.
  • Games and videos make learning fun with short tasks and a mix of heads up and heads down activities.

Consolidate core skills with extra materials

  • Extra reading and grammar material gives students more opportunity to practice.
  • New exam style tasks and formats build confidence in taking external exams right from the beginning of the course.

Motivate students to achieve their learning goals

  • Goals are identified at the start of each unit so students know what they need to achieve.
  • Ongoing assessment shows students what they know and where they need help.
  • Online tests immediately show parents how their children are improving.
  • Extra exam preparation activities familiarize students with the content and format of the Cambridge Young Learners English Tests (CYLET).


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

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Engage with young learners.

Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Readers help kids discover the world around them through topics such as art, science and geography, presented in English.

Pearson English Kids Readers (CLIL) feature carefully graded stories that enable English language learners to enjoy reading, whatever their language level.

These readers are available in print and as interactive eBooks via the Pearson English Kids app.

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Pearson Test of English - Young Learners

Pearson Test of English for Young Learners (PETYL) provides fun English language assessment for students aged 6 to 13, delivered by Edexcel, the UK's largest examining body. There are four different levels of PTE 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.

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