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Hooray! Starter

The best start for very young learners

A comprehensive course for teaching English to 3-year-old children in kindergarten. Its main aim is to teach learning through play.

  • A motivating introduction to English for very young children
  • Songs provide extensive exposure to language
  • Total physical response action stories bring language to life


Student’s Book
  • 6 main units, each with pull-out worksheets including:
    • TPR (Total Physical Response) action story;
    • Song
    • listening comprehension
    • story/story song
    • thinking skill
  • Final sections focusing on festivals
  • Stickers
  • Songs Audio CD
Teacher’s Book
  • Teacher’s notes
  • Lyrics
  • Audioscripts
  • Games
  • Class Audio CDs with songs, stories, action stories (TPR) and listening exercises
  • DVD-ROM containing editable letters to parents, Worksheets for Extra Lessons and Teacher Training Video with practical tips on how to teach TPR, songs and stories
  • Also available in Spanish (Libro del Profesor)
Card sets
  • Story cards for listening to and retelling the stories
  • Flashcards to introduce and practise key vocabulary and to play games
Peter the Panda hand puppet
Interactive Book for Whiteboards DVD-ROM

Scope & Sequence

Download the Scope & Sequence PDF for details on the syllabus followed by this level.


Herbert Puchta

Dr. Herbert Puchta is a full time writer and teacher trainer. He has been a plenary speaker at numerous international conferences, and has conducted workshops and given seminars in more than 30 countries. For almost three decades, he has carried out research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology to the teaching of English as a foreign language.

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Günter Gerngross

Günter Gerngross was a much-loved teacher trainer and author of course books for Primary and Secondary Schools as well as resource books and graded readers.
He was fascinated by the dynamics of teaching and learning, and focussed on the practical application of cognitive psychology to the real world of the EFL classroom.

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