Our World is a new primary series in American English. It uses fun and fascinating National Geographic content and stunning images to give young learners the essential language, skills, and knowledge they need to understand their world. Our World Starter can be used before both Our World and Explore Our World, and is for young learners with no previous exposure to English. It is designed to give learners the basic skills for learning the language, including: ? Understanding basic vocabulary in context ? Comprehending simple content concepts ? Developing phonemic awareness for the sounds of English, and ? Recognizing and writing the alphabet and simple words.