Disney’s World of English can provide benefits in different ways via multi-media means because of its wealth of materials. In conveying what it aims to instruct through a variety of scenes from daily life, it can cater to the interests of very different children.
Henry is quick in reading and learning about words, and can relate words to real objects such as car, van, bus, police car, and so on. He can put sounds and pictures together to form concrete ideas about what the vocabularies mean, because the course materials put the vocabularies in fun, daily circumstances in which Henry’s favourite Disney’s characters play out amusing stories.
Julius learns first and foremost from sounds, and then would often try to imitate the sound from objects and especially animals, such as horses, cows, and dogs. Through sounds, which are indeed available as a means of learning through Disney’s World of English, Julius manages to get a foothold into the meaning of different vocabularies. For example, he can relate the sounds of animals to the animals themselves, starting from pictures and then words.
Both Henry and Julius eventually can organise what they have learned through their very different preferred means and learning strategies into an integrated whole, because different elements of the course materials are designed so that children can easily combine them. I am so happy to see the two of them, having started in different ways, eventually coming to enjoy and benefit from the interactive DVD learning materials.