wordies in space
comics for kids learning english

Online cartoons for kids learning English

A simple picture story with easy-to-read dialogues and audio files to learn English expressions in a fun way.

learning and teaching resources

resources to help esl kids learn english expressions in a fun way

Wordies in Space is a picture story arranged in 36 episodes. The story tells of some aliens, who are on their way to visit Earth. Kids follow their adventures while being gradually introduced to lexical items.

using the comic strips

You can work through the comics systematically, from the first episode to the last one, or in any other order. Each episode focuses on a particular topic (for example, Greetings, Polite Requests, etc.), has the same format, and comes with both online and printable resources.

They are short, easy to read, and funny - each one presents a language concept in a humorous context. You can download and print the pdf version for each episode.

The story is told through words and pictures. You can use these pictures to practise English by doing simple exercises. For example, ask kids to describe the picture, make sentences that go with it, ask questions about the picture, give the picture a title, and so on.

audio files
Each episode is accompanied by audio files, so you can hear Wordies and their friends talking. To hear the sounds, click on the picture, text or sound icon. The audio files are in the mp3 format which works in the newest versions of all major browsers.

how to browse the resources

You can browse the resources using this picture guide. You can also search by episode topic or number. If you are looking for printables, check out the reader sheets section.