l LIKE ENGLISH is a six-level program for teaching English as a foreign or second language to elementary school age children. There is in addition a Beginner Book designed for use in kindergarten or preschool. The skills presented in the Beginner Book are retaught in a new context in Book 1. The goal of l LIKE ENGUSH is communication in English. To achieve this goal the program provides materials developed to enable the students to use English actively from the very beginning. Every effort has been made to keep the language that is taught the language of the childrens own world. Thus by giving them communication tools that they can use and content that they will want to talk about l UKE ENGLISH offers both the means and the motivation for using the language. l LlKE ENGLISH: l is very carefully structured. Painstaking attention has been paid to the progression from one skill to the next and from one book to the next. Book 1 stresses oral language-listening and speaking. Printed words first appear midway through the book. In Book 2 the students begin to read English, in Book 3 to Write. Through systematic review and the careful introduction of additional vocabulary and structures Books 4-6 are devoted to increasing the students mastery of the four basic language skills. The authors have exercised strict control over both the sequencing and the amount of material introduced at any given time. The plan of re-entry and reinforcement has also been worked out in detail to provide constant review of previously leamed vocabulary and structures within new contexts. No new ski1l is ever introduced until the vocabulary and ! structures necessary to an understanding of that skill have been reviewed and practiced. This will enable both you and your students to approach each new lesson with confidence that they will meet with success. New vocabulary is taught and practiced separately from new structures. Then they are combined and practiced together. Every lesson also has a built-in test so that you can easily monitor the students progress. Thus any strengths can be built upon and any weaknesses quickly discovered and remedied. A detailed description of the program as well as complete page-by-page lesson plans can be found in the Teachers Editions of all six books.