What's new in Welcome to Our World, Second Edition

1-2 March, 2021


Sing and learn with Welcome to Our World, National Geographic Learning’s best-selling series for very young learners of English, now in its Second Edition!

Join Series Editor Joan Kang Shin and Development Editor Kristen Keating as they discuss what they learned from teachers and students of Welcome Our World, First Edition, all over the world and how the new edition improves the Welcome to Our World teaching and learning experience.

With new content and video and improved teachers’ and parents’ support, Welcome to Our World prepares learners for school, celebrates diversity, and helps children communicate better than before!

Whether you teach or learn with Welcome to Our World now or are interested in learning about a new series, we hope you join us for this informative webinar!


Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world. She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our WorldOur World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.

Connect with Dr. Shin: Google Site

Kristen Keating is a Senior Development Editor with National Geographic Learning and is currently working on the second edition of Welcome to Our World. Kristen has taught both English and Spanish at the primary level, and she has developed bilingual literacy and language immersion programs for primary students.


Kristen Keating
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