Since 1998 English Adventure has been a leading provider of comprehensive EFL programs for young learners around the world. Our reputation as an industry leader is based upon the way we present our learning material. We write mystery and adventure books that teach English to young kids. Each textbook is developed around an interesting, suspenseful, age-appropriate, storyline.
Motivation is one of the key learner characteristics that determine the rate and success of language learning (D. Zoltan and M. Swan). Our methodology is based on learners’ curiosity and motivation. English Adventure learners enjoy reading the story and at the same time learn English. Our programs are exciting and enjoyable, assuring a positive first experience that builds self-confidence. We combine rich and interesting content with theoretically based methodology and extensive testing to produce unique EFL programs that bring remarkable results.
We provide intensive teacher training seminars for teachers and teacher trainers.
Our vision is to provide children worldwide with a successful future by Motivating them to learn English Naturally, Enjoyably and Effectively.
CEO, English Adventure
What makes a good instructional program for young learners?
Tucker (2001) claims that “the validity of the adage ‘earlier is better’ (in language instruction) would seem to depend… on the optimization of a number of factors. These include… a framework that specifies, fairly explicitly, a set of language, content, cognitive, and affective objectives that are then tied to, or illustrated by exemplary techniques and supported by written materials”.
The English Adventure pedagogical concept in EFL program design is based on these essential conditions mentioned by Tucker. In addition, we emphasize the important connection between “WHAT” goes in the language teaching program, i.e. explicit Objectives and appropriate Content and “HOW” it should be taught, i.e. the Teaching Techniques and Activities (Bejarano, 1994). All programs designed by English Adventure take into account the learners’ cognitive and affective needs. Our concept is illustrated graphically in our Language Learning Model
Stories provide an authentic contextual framework for language learning and natural communication.
SECCESSFUL LANGUAGE TEACHING & LEARNING
Dr. Bejarano founded English Adventure in 1998 and has set the company’s roadmap to be a worldwide leader in EFL program development for Young Learners and Elementary School levels. Holding a master’s degree in TESOL from UCLA and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Tel-Aviv University Dr. Bejarano is an internationally renowned expert in the field of language teaching methodologies. She is a frequent speaker at English Teaching Conferences around the world. Dr. Bejarano served as the Head of the EFL Department and School of Languages at the Open University of Israel for many years. She has written 34 books for academic and educational systems, professional articles on effective methods of language teaching and testing, as well as the use of technology in TEFL.
Amir joined English Adventure in August 2008 as a partner and Chief Executive Officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Tel-Aviv University. Recognizing the growing interest in the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) to young learners all over the world, Amir is leading the company towards worldwide collaborations as well as brings the company towards the digital era of the new millennium with new exciting products and services. Previously, Amir served as the East Asia and Australia Region Manager at Vizrt (OSE: VIZ), a high-tech systems developer of content creation tools for the digital media industry. Amir lived in Taiwan for several years and has a warm spot in his heart for Asia’s people, culture and cuisine.
Yael joined English Adventure in July 2009 as VP of Research and Development.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and Law from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Law from Bar-Ilan University.
Yael also holds a teaching certificate from Beit Berl College.
Yael started her career in content development and editing in television and worked for networks including CBS News and WETA until she moved to Israel.
Before joining the company, she was an EFL teacher.
Yael is now responsible for the development of the company’s pedagogical approach and content.
She works closely with various parties in the education sphere to deliver interesting, effective, and compliant teaching and learning materials.