We Can! 2 by Yoko Matsuka

We Can! 2 by Yoko Matsuka

Learning English can be a difficult task for many students who don’t have access to the language in their everyday lives. That’s why We Can! 2 was created – an innovative program that provides students with an immersive environment to learn English without having to leave their home.

This program uses interactive activities, games, and videos to help students acquire the skills they need to understand and communicate in English.

Additionally, We Can! 2 also offers personalized feedback and coaching from experienced teachers so that students can get the most out of their learning experience.

By Yoko Matsuka

We Can! 2 is an educational program designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to become successful in their chosen field. The program focuses on providing students with a good curriculum, a good teacher, and good teaching material.

Through this program, students are able to gain the necessary skills and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen field. We Can! 2 provides an opportunity for students to increase their chances of success by providing them with the right tools and support they need.

We Can! Unique Features

  • Easy to Evaluate: The 384 goals make progress easy to see for students, teachers, and parents.
  • Spiral Curriculum: Students constantly recycle and reuse previously learned language.
  • English for Real Communication: Students use English in a real, practical way inside and outside the classroom.
  • Rhythm and Pronunciation: Students master rhythm and pronunciation skills through songs, chants, movement, drama, and role-plays.
  • Balanced Use of Phonics: Students learn good pronunciation and to read and write on their own.
  • Expansion of Discourse: Students develop language competence beyond the sentence level with carefully designed, fun, experience-based activities, and real interactions.
  • An Interactive Website: www.wecanenglishclub.com will offer electronic communication in English with friends around the world.


 At each level

• Student Book + Student CD

• Workbook + Student CD

• Flashcards

• Posters (10 per level)

• Class Audio CD

• Teacher’s Guide (English version)

• Teacher’s Guide (Japanese version)


• Phonics Workbooks 1-3

• Phonics 1-3 Teacher’s Guide

• Songs and Chants CD

Syllabus By Units And Topics


  • Talk Time: Good morning. Welcome to class. Hi! Let’s play a game. Good idea! Watch me. Make pairs. Okay. Let’s start! Yeah! Okay! Stop! Are you ready? Let’s do it again. One more time. Please listen to me. Wow! Good job! Let’s finish. You were great! Good-bye.
  • Rhythms and Listening:
  • Words In Action:
  • Phonics:

Unit 1: Feelings

  • Talk Time: Hello. Hi. It’s nice to meet you. It’s nice to meet you, too. How are you? I’m great, thanks. And you? I’m fine.
  • Rhythms and Listening: Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap your hands. Stamp your foot. Wiggle your hips. Snap your fingers. Thump your chest.
  • Words In Action: What’s the matter? I’m (hungry, thirsty, hot, cold, sleepy, scared).
  • Phonics: Phonics Jingle (Aa–Zz) apple, bear, cow, dog, egg, fish, goat, hat, ink, jet, king, lion, monkey, nest, octopus, puppy, queen, rabbit, sun, tiger, umbrella, violin, witch, fox, yard, zebra
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Unit 2: Things We Wear

  • Talk Time: Wow! I like your (hat). Thank you. Whose (hat) is this? It’s not mine. It’s mine. Thank you. You’re welcome.
  • Rhythms and Listening: Chant: Who is Wearing Green? I am wearing green today. Look at me. I am. I’m not.
  • Color review
  • Words In Action: I’m wearing (a T-shirt, a jacket, a cap, jeans, a skirt, sunglasses, a sweater, a blouse, a hat, shoes).
  • Phonics: Consonants – P and B
  • P and B Jingles
  • puppy, pen, piano, bear, banana, bed
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Unit 3: Things We Do

  • Talk Time: Hello. Can I speak to (Miki)? Speaking.
  • What are you doing? I’m (watching TV). And you? I’m (eating snacks).
  • Rhythms and Listening: Chant: What Are You Doing?
  • I’m doing karate. I’m playing soccer.
  • Words In Action: What are you doing? I’m (watching TV, eating snacks, doing karate / my homework, playing soccer / computer games).
  • Phonics: Consonants – T and D
  • T and D Jingles
  • tiger, tomato, telephone
  • door, doll, dog
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Review 1: Units 1-3

Unit 4: Beautiful Nature

  • Talk Time: Look! It’s a (snake, bat). It’s (short / long, beautiful / ugly). Look at the beautiful …
  • Rhythms and Listening:  Song: I Love the Mountains
  • I love the (mountains, rolling hills, flowers, daffodils, fireside when all the lights are low).
  • Words In Action: It’s (long / short, big / small, quiet / noisy, weak / strong).
  • Phonics: Consonants – C and G
  • C and G Jingles
  • cat, cake, cap
  • goat, gorilla, girl

Unit 5: Wild Animals

  • Talk Time: Look! It’s (a baby monkey, an elephant). Monkeys are cute. Elephants are big. Where’s the (lion, snake)?
  • It’s over there. / It’s here.
  • Rhythms and Listening: Chant: Animal Sounds
  • I will catch a (monkey, elephant, tiger, snake, bear) by the (toes, tail, nose). Sounds: monkey, elephant, tiger, snake, bear
  • Words In Action: Elephants (are big, have trunks).
  • Zebras (are black and white, have stripes). Crocodiles (are scary, have big teeth). Chimpanzees (are smart, have long arms). Snakes (are long, have no arms or legs). Hippos (are fat, have big mouths).
  • Phonics: Vowels – A, E, I, O, U
  • Vowel Jingle
  • apple, egg, ink, octopus, umbrella
  • ant, elephant, igloo, ox, uncle
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Unit 6: From Here to There

  • Talk Time: Excuse me. Where’s the train station? Walk straight and turn left. How do you go to school? I walk. How about you? I go by school bus.
  • Rhythms and Listening: Song: When You See a Red Light
  • red, yellow, green, stop, wait, go
  • Words In Action: Watch out! It’s a / an (truck, bus, train, motorbike, car, bicycle, taxi, police car, ambulance).
  • taxi stand, hospital, school, train
  • station, airport, space station, moon
  • Phonics: Vowels – a, e, i
  • ten, dig, bed, hat, bag
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Review 2: Units 4-6

Unit 7: My House

  • Talk Time: Hello. Welcome to our house. Would you like to come in? Yes, please. I’ll show you around. Thanks. This is the (living room).
  • Rhythms and Listening: Chant: Where’s the Ghost?
  • Where’s (Joe, Meg, the ghost)? In the (bathroom, kitchen, dining room, yard, bedroom).
  • Words In Action: The mouse is (on, in, under, next to, behind) the (chair, cupboard, bed, fridge, table).
  • Phonics: Vowels – o, u
  • ox, box, fun, sun, hot, not
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Unit 8: My Things

  • Talk Time: Can I have some candy? Sure. Here you go. Great! Thanks. How many are there? Let’s count them. Numbers 1–20. That’s a lot.
  • Rhythms and Listening: Song: Things on My Desk
  • pens, pencils, paper, glue, scissors, erasers, candy
  • Words In Action: What’s this? / What are these? It’s a / They’re (computer game/s, comic book/s, music player/s, cell phone/s, wallet/s, watch/es).
  • Phonics: Vowel Review – a, e, i, o, u
  • ant, egg, igloo, octopus, umbrella
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Review 3: Units 7-8

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More Fun 1: Saint Patrick’s Day

  • Talk Time:
  • Rhythms and Listening:
  • Words In Action:
  • Phonics:

More Fun 2: Valentine’s Day

  • Talk Time:
  • Rhythms and Listening:
  • Words In Action:
  • Phonics:

Children’s Talk

  • This is fun!
  • You’re it! I’m it!
  • I think it’s true / false.
  • I / We got it!
  • Oops!
  • I did it!
  • What? Once more, please.
  • I can’t remember.
  • Wow!
  • It moves!
  • Keep the string tight!
  • Speak up!
  • I was first! No, I was!
  • Hey! Oh!
  • Where is it? Here it is.
  • Yes, it is! No, it isn’t!
  • I can’t see.
  • Here it is! I found it!
  • Bingo!
  • I’m finished.
  • Quick! Hurry up!
  • Ha-ha!
  • That’s funny!
  • That was loud!
  • Let me try!
  • Come here.
  • Go over there.
  • What’s that?
  • Let’s do it again!

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