BrainPOP ESL is a comprehensive English language learning program that uses highly engaging animated movies to model conversational English while seamlessly introducing grammar concepts and vocabulary words. The movies are leveled, with each new movie and associated features building upon earlier ones, thereby reinforcing vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading comprehension, and writing skills. The building block structure enables students to master the language in a step-by-step process, giving them the confidence they need to read, write, and speak English.
Launched in 2009, BrainPOP ESL is the creation of Naomi Prawer Kadar, Ph.D., a devoted language teacher, scholar, and visionary with extensive experience as an educator, curriculum strategist, and teacher trainer.
Bringing together the best of language-learning pedagogy and innovative interactive media, BrainPOP ESL continuously engages and challenges English language learners while remaining sensitive to their varying needs and learning styles. The movies range from simple everyday scenarios to more complex content-related stories that reflect what students are learning in the classroom. Idiomatic and cultural nuances, as expressed through the actions of the endearing and funny characters, model social cues and demonstrate how to use the English language in every day contexts.
To support teachers, BrainPOP ESL provides detailed lesson plans incorporating learning strategies, graphic organizers, printable resources, as well as reading and writing activities.