Little Bugs

A fun, lively course for young learners of English

Little Bugs provides a motivating starting point for children who are either learning English for the first time or who have done an initial course. It also develops interest and enjoyment in learning English and promotes an active desire in children to communicate in English. The new language is contextualised in stories to give pleasure and confidence in learning English, while the fun and easy-to-use craft activities help cAhildren to learn by doing.

Little Bugs can be used with Big Bugs as part of a six-level course.


Carol Read and Ana Soberon

Key Features

  • Little Bugs provide a motivating start for children who are learning English for the first time or who have done an initial course
  • There are six story-based units in each level with extra materials for festivals.
  • Children learn through the stories and special ‘content-based’ lessons connect the language of the unit with the real world. Subjects include natural science, health and fitness, science and art
  • Stickers, songs, rhymes, dances and musical games make learning English fun
  • Flashcards present and review new vocabulary, and the Story Cards help pupils to revise the stories
  • A picture dictionary helps with spelling and learner autonomy
  • Children are gradually introduced to reading and writing in English. An optional Busy Book provides more activities to practise these skills


Winner of the 2006 British Council ELT Innovation Award

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