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March 2004Issue Seventeen
LANGEdizioniPBM Editori Spa
corso Trapani, 16 - 10139 TorinoFax 011 75021510per informazioni:uffici di Milano, Tel 02 74823207E-mail: primary@langedizioni.comhttp://www.langedizioni.com
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LANG Primary 17 includes details of the new publications of 
LANG Edizioni 
for the Primary school teacher and student, conforming to the revised national guidelines for the new 
Scuola Primaria
.The new MIUR guidelines decree that children must be taught the Englishlanguage from the first year of the Primary school. Consequently, new programmes and materials must be available for adoptions in classes 1, 2and 3 for the coming scholastic year.Although in principle, the introduction of English language tuition from the first year is a very positive development, the reform has become involved in purely financial considerations.In order to finance text books for children in the first two years, the number of pages in text books for children in years 3, 4 and 5 will probably be reduced.On page 2 the reader can find a chart showing the distribution of text book pages for the 
editions.Will text books contain enough pages for all the lessons during the school year? Based on our experience,probably not.To give the children more opportunity to practice and consolidate the language during the first two years 
has developed and published 
 , a series of Englishlanguage Course Companions. Details are on page 17.
Continued on page 20 
The new Primary school andEnglish language classesThe new Primary school andEnglish language classes
section in the changes to the programmes forthe Italian Primary school in 2004/5introduces the study of the English language fromthe first year of compulsory schooling.There are also some modifications to the learningobjectives published by MIUR which includechanges in the English language level descriptorssuch as the inclusion of the ability to do simplemathematical calculations.The learning objectives are divided into those forthe first year, years two and three and years fourand five, representing a change in the subdivisionof the classes.In May 2004 for classes starting the followingSeptember:Teachers of a year one class will adopt a textbook for the first year class.Teachers of a year two class will adopta text book for a course taking intoaccount the learning materials thechildren used in 2003/4. The course adoptedwill be used in the progression of the class toyear three.Teachers of a year three class will adopt a textbook for that year only, taking into account thelearning materials the children used in 2003/4.Teachers of years four and five will continue touse the course adopted in 2003/4.The modifications in the structure of the Primaryschool will probably include a redistribution of thenumber of pages in text books ‘
a prezzo ministeriale 
’.The change for English language text books is from96 pages for the third, fourth and fifth years to theexpected number of pages illustrated in the tablebelow.
class 1class2class3class4class5
4848 9696 96
of pages
class 1class2class3class4class5
3248 6464 80
of pages
LANG Edizioni
offers Primary teachers fourcourses of English for children. These courses allhave their own ‘identity’ and are diverse in theirmethodological approaches, catering for variousteaching styles.Teaching styles are influenced by the individualpersonalities and English language learningexperiences of the teacher as well as the linguisticcompetencies of the teacher and learning abilitiesand social ambience of the children.All the courses offered by
follow, within thefive years of the Primary school, the indications of the specific learning objectives in the new nationalguidelines.The new editions of coursebooks of success such asSunshine, New Come Along and Mini Club alsoinclude, either in the Student’s Books or Teacher’sGuides, new learning materials to conform to thenational guidelines.
LANG Edizioni
, in the interests of teachers andlearners, offers more pages in all language courseprojects than the pages foreseen, taking intoaccount the number of teaching hours and theframework of the coursebooks that both childrenand teachers are used to using during lessons.The coursebooks for the English language offeredby
LANG Edizioni
for the five years of the scuolaPrimaria have the following number of pages:
LANG Edizioni - projectsLANG Edizioni - projects
Teacher’s Resources
Particular attention has been given to makeavailable supplementary teaching materials linkedto the individual coursebooks to assist the teacherduring the school year.Apart from the audio cassette with recordings of allthe listening tasks and songs in the Student’s Book,each course has an individual Teacher’s Guide with
suggestions for the development of the children’smaterials.Supplementary materials for the teacher differ ineach course and include posters, wall banners,festive classroom decorations and video cassettes.Suggestions and material for the development of aPortfolio Dossier by each child are either includedin the Teacher’s Resources or are downloadablefrom the LANG web site at www.langedizioni.com.
LANG for the new scuola Primaria
class 1
pagesclass 2
pagesclass 3
pagesclass 4
pagesclass 5
English language classes in the first and second year, that have more hours of lessons in theschool year than are indicated in the national guidelines, will need more teaching materialsthan are available in the new shorter coursebooks.
has developed
, a series of supplementary Course Companions whichrevisit all the language items listed in the new national guidelines.(see page 17)2005200520052005

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