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Programs and Methodology

Learning by Immersion

Why learning with Novakid is so effective?

At Novakid children learn English as a native language. Students' skills are trained in live communication with native speakers. A class is organized in a fun yet efficient way and lasts for 25 minutes so that kids don't lose concentration and acquire and retain the material more effectively. The main teaching tool is a virtual classroom which turns a lesson into an exciting quest!

Parents can easily monitor their kids' progress through the system of achievements

Programs and levels at Novakid

Programs according to levels

Novakid programs are built in accordance with the A1 and A2 levels of the European CEFR standard, which corresponds to the Cambridge English YLE Starters, Movers and Flyers tests. During a trial class, teachers determine the level of English and further monitor their development as they continue their studies to ensure they progress.

For 4-5 year old kids

Pre-K

4-5 years old
15
units
67
classes
2
times a week
8
months
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2 times a week
8 months

A child can:

  • greet and say goodbye
  • describe colors, shapes, feelings
  • name furniture, animals, fruits, professions, body parts and clothes
  • count to 10 in English
  • distinguish all the letters of the English alphabet (from a to z)
  • speak about preferences and skills using the "I like" and "I can" structures
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Juniors

6-7 years old
11
units
50
classes
2
times a week
6
months
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2 times a week
6 months

A child can:

  • name the letters of the English alphabet
  • read simple words
  • speak about family, toys and clothes
  • understand and follow simple teacher's instructions
  • answer simple questions about family and preferences
  • tell the time in English
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Starters

8-9 years old
11
units
50
classes
2
times a week
6
months
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2 times a week
6 months

A child can:

  • speak about themselves, make a simple conversation on a familiar topic
  • speak about previously covered topics (food, family, classroom)
  • speak about daily routine and what they are doing at the moment
  • speak about past events using was / were
  • speak about animals and compare them
  • tell the time
  • ask for and give directions
  • read 4-6 letter words and sentences with them
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Movers

10-11 years old
10
units
64
classes
3
times a week
5.5
months
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3 times a week
5.5 months

A child can:

  • speak about school subjects and daily routine
  • agree / disagree by using the phrases "I think so", "You are right"
  • follow simple teacher's instructions
  • speak about daily routine and the events happening at the moment
  • speak about past events
  • discuss future plans
  • speak in simple sentences about family and friends, clothes, daily activities, weekend plans
  • compare different objects
  • speak about hobbies
  • read and understand simple texts on familiar topics (clothing, daily activities, weekend plans)
  • understand simple, short texts based on pictures
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Flyers

11-12 years old
15
units
84
classes
3
times a week
7.5
months
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3 times a week
7.5 months

A child can:

  • speak about holidays, professions, personal interests and preferences, the future
  • tell stories
  • speak about future events using 2 tenses
  • ask for help
  • make up a story in English using the ideas, pictures and words given by the teacher
  • give advice
  • think about possible situations at the moment and in the future
  • respond to invitations, offers, apologies and requests
  • understand more complicated texts on previously studied topics
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Speaking programs

Time2Talk

Intensive speaking course
40
classes
2
times a week
5
months
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2 times a week
5 months

A child can:

  • discuss various forms of art
  • speak about different genres of music
  • describe gadgets and compare them
  • speak about eating habits and healthy food
  • speak about the world of fiction, mystical creatures and superheroes
  • speak about different countries, their traditions, customs, languages, culture
  • share opinion about various genres, plot, cast of films and cartoons
  • describe humorous pictures and tell funny stories
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Virtual Explorer

Intensive speaking course
56
classes
2
times a week
7
months
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2 times a week
7 months

A child can:

  • Express their opinion on various forms of entertainment e.g. art, music
  • Speak about modern technology
  • Speak about key scientific breakthroughs and its impact on modern life
  • Use critical thinking skills to discuss solutions to modern issues
  • Speak about ancient civilizations and key historical figures
  • Speak about future trends
  • Make future predictions about environmental issues, science and technology
  • Speak about travel and tourism
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Programs according to ages

Novakid programs take into account psychological characteristics of children of different ages. At a trial lesson, the teacher determines a kid's level considering their age and knowledge. Novakid teachers and methodologists monitor progress and adjust the program according to the child's needs throughout the entire learning process.

4-5 years old

Level 0
15
units
67
classes
2
times a week
8
months
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2 times a week
8 months

A child at this age:

  • is curious and eager to learn about the world through another language
  • imitates adult’s speech and behavior
  • is not afraid of speaking
  • learns through playing
  • easily repeats phonetics, mimics, gestures
  • is becoming a more independent learner
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6-7 years old

Level 1
11
units
50
classes
2
times a week
6
months
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2 times a week
6 months

A child at this age:

  • has the natural language learning mechanism
  • has flexible thinking
  • is not afraid to speak
  • has good memory
  • explores the world through play
  • has a basic understanding of the world around
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8-9 years old

Level 2
11
units
50
classes
2
times a week
6
months
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2 times a week
6 months

A child at this age:

  • is sociable
  • is emotional
  • is interested in new things
  • has developed memory
  • likes playing games
  • is learning to concentrate
  • starts analyzing information
  • needs praise and approval
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10-11 years old

Level 3
11
units
64
classes
3
times a week
5.5
months
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3 times a week
5.5 months

A child at this age:

  • is curious and active
  • is interested in learning new things
  • still has games as a favourite activity
  • can concentrate and pay attention
  • can learn independently
  • can analyze personal experience
  • depends on other’s evaluation
  • can be easily distracted
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11-12 years old

Level 4
15
units
84
classes
3
times a week
7.5
months
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3 times a week
7.5 months

A child at this age:

  • wants to communicate a lot
  • is interested in the world around them
  • can organize and control personal actions
  • is ready for joint action
  • may be inattentive
  • frequently changes interests
  • may ignore school subjects
  • may depend on affirmation from others
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Speaking programs

Time2Talk

Intensive speaking course
40
classes
2
times a week
5
months
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2 times a week
5 months

A child can:

  • discuss various forms of art
  • speak about different genres of music
  • describe gadgets and compare them
  • speak about eating habits and healthy food
  • speak about the world of fiction, mystical creatures and superheroes
  • speak about different countries, their traditions, customs, languages, culture
  • share opinion about various genres, plot, cast of films and cartoons
  • describe humorous pictures and tell funny stories
Read more

Virtual Explorer

Intensive speaking course
56
classes
2
times a week
7
months
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2 times a week
7 months

A child can:

  • Express their opinion on various forms of entertainment e.g. art, music
  • Speak about modern technology
  • Speak about key scientific breakthroughs and its impact on modern life
  • Use critical thinking skills to discuss solutions to modern issues
  • Speak about ancient civilizations and key historical figures
  • Speak about future trends
  • Make future predictions about environmental issues, science and technology
  • Speak about travel and tourism
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  • Levels and Units

    Novakid programs are based on the principles of CEFR and consist of 4 main levels, a special programme for pre-school kids and an advanced speaking intensive course "Time2Talk". Levels consist of units. Each unit has 4 classes of the same topic with defined grammar, vocabulary and speaking practice.

  • Personal Approach

    Teachers monitor, manage and reward students' progress with achievements and certificates. Additionally, we have special grammar, speaking and reading classes so that teachers can adjust the curriculum individually for each child based on their specific needs!

  • Class Duration

    A lesson lasts for 25 minutes. This is the perfect amount of time as the child does not get tired and can learn the material effectively. Studies confirm that at individual classes (especially with a native speaker!) workload is much larger than in group settings.

Novakid Levels

Novakid programs are based on the principles of CEFR and consist of 4 main levels, a special programme for pre-school kids and an advanced speaking intensive course "Time2Talk". Levels consist of units. Each unit has 4 classes of the same topic with defined grammar, vocabulary and speaking practice.

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Personal Approach

Levels consist of units. A Unit is a set of classes on one topic. Each unit introduces new vocabulary and grammar and trains pronunciation and speaking. Units mainly consist of 4 lessons. Every 4th lesson reviews the material of the topic.

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Lesson Length

A lesson lasts for 25 minutes. This is a perfect time as a child does not get tired and is able to learn the material. Studies confirm that in individual classes (especially with a native speaker) student workload is much bigger than in group settings.

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Before and After

According to the survey, 85% of Novakid parents see distinctive results after 2-3 months of classes. Watch the video and see how it works!

Before

First lesson, Level 1
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After 

First lesson, Level 2 (42 lessons, 6 months)
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Certificates

We are convinced that students should have fun in classes and be proud of their progress in English. After completing each level and after Assessment classes Novakid students receive certificates of achievements, and parents can even share these certificates on their social networks!

Progress Control

We track the progress of our students and regularly send certificates of acquired skills

Level Certificate

At the end of each level, students receive a certificate - their first serious achievement in learning English!

TPR Method (Total Physical Response)

When using the Total Physical Response (TPR) method, a teacher not only shows slides but performs the material with gestures, facial expressions and movements. Children are happy to repeat movements after teachers and they learn the material much faster and more efficiently. Together with the communicative approach, the TPR method gives good results. We see that after just a month of regular lessons even children who have not studied English before, begin to speak.

Novakid Teachers

We carefully select our teachers. After rigorously checking diplomas and certificates, we ask them to conduct a ‘live’ demo-class with a Novakid specialist to test the professionalism of the teacher.

Bronwyn

South Africa
Teaching experience: 5 years

Ellen

USA
Teaching experience: 5 years

Garret

South Africa
Teaching experience: 4 years

Nica

the Philippines
Teaching experience: 4 years

Sky

South Africa
Teaching experience: 5 years

Reza

South Africa
Teaching experience: 8 years

Edgar

Ireland
Teaching experience: 5 years

Dani

South Africa
Teaching experience: 4 years

Kris

South Africa
Teaching experience: 6 years

Mariska

South Africa
Teaching experience: 4 years

Jeth

the Philippines
Teaching experience: 6 years

Justine

South Africa
Teaching experience: 9 years

Jamie

USA
Teaching experience: 5 years

Kristoff

the Philippines
Teaching experience: 4 years

Alice

the Philippines
Teaching experience: 5 years
And 1800 teachers more!

We carefully select our teachers. After rigorously checking diplomas and certificates, we ask them to conduct a ‘live’ demo-class with a Novakid specialist to test the professionalism of the teacher.

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