“Why do I use this book and not any other one? I teach English to starters at public schools in Brazil.. During the last 15 years. . . I have the task of teaching English in these conditions: students who had never studied English before, and whose literacy in their own language is not good.
[upon discovering English Through Pictures]. . .Wonderful! Things started in the most simple way possible with the single word “I”, and developed at a pace that was very comfortable for me and for the students. . .
. . . The words are very carefully chosen and they keep reappearing, so I felt confident that the student mind could work on the books without too much strain.
I think that English Through Pictures is the perfect book for the students. Because, besides having careful design that introduces new words under strictly controlled conditions, it keeps. . .
. . . The student starts with one word and its pictured context and then proceeds, carefully guided, to one sentence with it’s pictured context. And then, when there is more than one sentence for each picture, the variation is a feedback on what has been already taught before, so the student has the chance to feel empowered in his/her ability to learn, instead of feeling overwhelmed by a lot of new words.”
~Tancredo Neto, Professor de Lingua Estrangeira Perfeitura