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English for 8-9 year old kids

In the 2nd grade kids are able to understand some aspects of the educational process. For third-graders, learning becomes their leading activity. It's a perfect time to dive into English!

Managing attention is the key to success

For second or third graders English lessons at school don’t often bring joy or draw their interest. Generally, school teachers focus on drilling grammar rules and practising reading techniques at a time when the students are just learning to manage their attention and it is an effort for them to concentrate.
The Novakid program considers these psychological features of 8-9 y.o. kids in-order to increase the effectiveness of learning. It motivates kids to study and develop their skills.

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With students of this age it is important not only to master language skills, but also to increase their interest in learning.

Why do we teach English to kids at the age of 8-9 years old?

    • At this age kids' mental abilities are dramatically expanding, memory and their cognitive abilities are developing intensively.
    • New information raises a huge interest.
    • Children are very sociable and emotional.
    • Game is a still a favorite type of activity.

Our Starters Program is developed for students of 2nd and 3rd grades, who begin or continue their learning.


Special Format of Classes

For schoolchildren who begin to study English in grade 2 "from scratch" and continue to study it in grade 3, it is very important to build the process so that lessons, on the one hand, form the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and on the other hand, interest and desire to continue. Far from always, English language programs for schoolchildren of 8-9 years old are organized in such a way that the child enjoys the expended volitional efforts and his interest grows from lesson to lesson. Most often, teachers focus on working out the rules of grammar and reading technique, rather than on live communication and interaction in English.

Result at the Core

Novakid starters programs include all grammatical structures and lexical units compulsory for 8-9 y.o. students. In contrast to regular schools, in our classes, kids acquire reading and grammar skills via playing and communicating with a teacher. Thus, we create motivation for learning. By the end of the course a student is prepared for passing Pre-A1 exam (YLE Starters - Listening and speaking)