05 Jan 2022
by Katherine Fedor
English For Everyone: Teaching a class with different home languages successfully
English for Everyone is a smart, simple, and highly visual language course designed to help anyone of any starting level to learn English. Though originally created for learners self-studying at home, ESL teacher Katherine Fedor of Virginia Beach City Public Schools has seen great success in using the series as a classroom resource for children learning English as a second language. We spoke with her to find out more.
When veteran teacher Katherine Fedor discovered DK’s English for Everyone series online two years ago, it quickly became an invaluable resource in her classroom. With young learners from kindergarten to fifth grade coming to her from over 70 different countries of origin—all with different language-learning needs and a number of them having no knowledge of English at all—Katherine was looking for a resource that could cover all the fundamental areas in the English language continuum and help her pupils build a strong foundation. The English for Everyone books caught her eye because the series was the only one she could find that taught English “as a language.”