Manual Tweens

Before you start

When you start exploring and working with Tweens, it makes sense to read the vision behind this blended learning method. If you try out Tweens, we advise you to give a number of (trial) lessons (e.g. 4 – 8 weeks). This way you experience the effect of Tweens much better.

Would you like to get acquainted with the method? We would be happy to visit you for a demo at your workgroup meeting.

Relevant links

  • Helptopics learning environment 
  • Other manuals


To make a smooth start, follow the step-by-step plan:


  1. Create student accounts, read in from a student list via a ParnasSys link.
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  2. Create teacher accounts and link them to the correct class.
  3. Link the classes to the subscription via Administration > Subscriptions.


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4. Start with students; log in via Adjust the course settings if necessary.
Pupils start with a level determination (entry test) and start working at their own level.
For group 5 students: Prepare them for the level determination, all in English.
The level determination (entry test) takes about 5-15 minutes and the student can then continue practicing immediately.

5. Have the students complete approx. 33% of the unit weekly (the first week 33%, the second week 67%, the third week 100%, etc.). For Beginners level: approx. 1 unit per week.
6. Adjust a student’s level for red scores.

reading skills
listening skills
writing skills
The color coding

Based on the score that the student achieves, a completed exercise is given a color. Red <55% (insufficient) Orange 55% – 75% (sufficient) Green >75% (good)

classroom lesson

The classroom lessons only start when the students can work smoothly online and are at the right level.

If you have purchased Tweens, now is the time to call up adventure books. Need advice, email or call us.

7. Starting classroom lessons based on the paper manual and the adventure book. The lessons for the Beginners level can be found in the learning environment.

During the trial period, copy the pages of the adventure books for all students. When purchasing Tweens, each student gets their own adventure book.


Storyline and Levels

A fun and interesting storyline takes the students to America and England. Places like the Grand Canyon and Route 66 suddenly come very close and pique the curiosity of the learner. In addition to immersion in the language, students are also introduced to American and British culture.

We have chosen to assign our own names to the levels that partly correspond to the international names. In addition, we use a designation that corresponds with the European Reference Framework (CEFR), such as A1, B1, and so on.

Outflow Level

The Beginners level has overlap with Kids (gr 1-4) and level B2 is comparable to English in HAVO/VWO 5. Our advice for outflow to VO is:

  • vmbo students: finishing pioneers
  • havo students: Breakthrough, unit 6
  • vwo students: Elementary, unit 6
  • vwo+/gymnasium students: Finish Elementary

NB. These are guidelines. Every student is different. Where desired, offer customization. Tweens was developed for this.