Teaching and Curriculum Planning with MUZZY
MUZZY’s multisensory approach to language learning appeals to learners in every year and setting from nursery to university and adult education with learners of all abilities from the gifted and talented to special needs students.
MUZZY is used as a core programme for primary school and is able to be implemented by Classroom Teachers as a foundation programme. It is also used as a Foreign Language primary school and secindary school programme taught by foreign language teachers. In primary school, the MUZZY Lesson Plans and Activity Masters are a helpful and flexible tool - already prepared and a great resource for Substitute Teachers too.
MUZZY follows national foreign language standards and emphasizes the use of functional language. Because MUZZY is not rigidly sequenced it integrates easily and thematically as a supplement for Foreign Language and ESL Teachers.
University and colleges also use MUZZY as a methodology model, for reinforcement and as a reward. Teachers of these upper age groups typically integrate the MUZZY Language Course content thematically along with the teachers’ own lesson materials.
Foreign & World Language and English as a Second Language Classrooms
MUZZY is a spiraling language programme that is used successfully with student from nursery through adult. It is a favourite of educators and establishes high interest and motivation in students to learn second languages.
On-site Training Workshops can also be requested to assist a programme launch for classroom teachers or foreign language teachers. They are led interactively, by experienced MUZZY Teacher Trainers for a fee to cover professional time and travel.
Classroom Teachers and PTA Volunteers
When foreign language specialists are not available due to funding or staffing reasons, the advantages of early language learning can effectively be initiated by classroom teachers, staff or parents. Because MUZZY has had nearly two decades of success for millions of young student with parents who are not professional teachers, you can feel confident about providing the benefits of early language instruction with MUZZY.
Reproducible MUZZY Activity Masters and Lesson Plans, available in five languages, and the MUZZY Spanish Complete Elementary Programme enable classroom teachers to conduct interactive group activities following the presentation of the MUZZY multimedia programme content. In these cases, the non-fluent teacher’s role is only to manage class time and activities. The students view their classroom teacher enthusiastically as a “co-learner”. These teachers are not expected to be the speaking model for the new language – that’s the function of the MUZZY characters’ native speaker voices within the multimedia content.
The Classroom Teacher’s role includes:
- Cue up the DVD or Audio CD and photocopy the reproducible activities provided.
- Establish classroom routines and expectations for language learning.
- Direct the class to the specific attentive listening task for the day
- Play the MUZZY scene and follow the lesson plan as a guideline.
- Encourage participation by following lesson plans that include interactive role play, dialogue practise, enacting scenes or completing activity sheets and projects. For the most “hands-on” learning fun, incorporate typical classroom materials as props or the prop illustrations provided.
- End each session by showing the scene again for review or concluding with a game or song.
The MUZZY English DVD bolsters classroom teacher comfort by enabling the teacher to quickly know all the immersion language content. The Multilingual Script Book also contains scene by scene images to follow along with every word of dialogue and content – both in English and the target language.
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