Grand Café English
Grand Café English is an English Language Learning (ELL) series about an aspiring immigrant woman entrepreneur from Mexico named Sylvia.
Sylvia and her friends are on a journey to start up their own businesses in the U.S. while improving their English. But what obstacles will get in the way of them fulfilling their dreams?
Grand Café English is an 18 episode broadcast quality soap opera (telenovela) series for intermediate low and high ELL learners. Each episode includes a video, a student workbook and a teacher’s guide.
What Educators are Saying
"This is truly amazing. I have already sent it to my coworkers as another resource. I will definitely be using this as a resource in the future.....I know so many women in similar situations to Sylvia and her friends. They will be able to connect to it on a deeper level."
"Thank you for sharing this resource.....Short stories told in a video format are easy to engage with and remember. In my first year of teaching Adult ESOL in Florida I attended a workshop on teaching methods, and the trainer started her presentation with this statement, "In every class, try to take your students to MMU - Meaningful, Memorable and Useful!" These videos reminded me of that bit of advice."
- Adult ESOL Educator
"I've found that lessons with video components are really engaging with students, so I'm always interested in adding these materials to my list. I like the way that your materials complement the video and offer some flexibility in expanding the lessons. And honestly, anything that Heide Spruck-Wrigley is involved with automatically gets my approval. :)"
Adult Language Learning Office
East Providence Public Library