Programmes
and Methodology

Learning by Immersion

Effectiveness
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Why is the Novakid programme so effective?

One important reason is that we use the immersive approach to language learning. This means that students learn English in much the same way that natives do - through communication with native teachers in a fun virtual classroom. Lessons are engaging, fast-paced and last just 25 minutes, making it easier for children to maintain focus and retain the material. Students look forward to their lessons - each one of which is an exciting quest!

Parents can easily monitor their child’s progress by means of the achievements system and by reading the detailed feedback left by their teacher at the end of every lesson.

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Parents can easily monitor their child’s progress by means of the achievements system and by reading the detailed feedback left by their teacher at the end of every lesson.

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Programmes and levels at Novakid

By Level

Check programmes based on your child's level of English

By Age

Check programmes based on your child's age

lessons with certified teachers who speak English fluently.

Programmes according to levels

Novakid programmes are designed 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 your child’s trial class, the teacher will determine the correct level for them. As your child moves on with their studies, their teacher will continue to monitor their progress through regular reviews and assessments.

Pre-K

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

Students will learn to:

  • greet people and say goodbye to them
  • talk about colours, shapes, toys and feelings
  • name items of furniture, animals, fruit, professions, body parts and clothes
  • count to 10 in English
  • distinguish the letters of the English alphabet and learn their sounds
  • make simple sentences with phrases "I like" / "I can" / "I have (haven't) got and with action verbs
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Level 1

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

Students will learn to:

  • recognise all of the letters in the English alphabet and the sounds that they make
  • start to identify more complex letter sounds (digraphs) such as ‘sh’, th’, ‘oi’, ‘oo’ etc.
  • start reading simple words
  • speak about their family, toys, clothes, homes, feelings, animals and actions
  • use the words ‘this’, ‘that’, ‘these’ and ‘those’ (demonstrative pronouns)
  • use prepositions of place
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Starters

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

Students will learn to:

  • speak about themselves and have 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
  • use gerunds (‘ing’ words like ‘running’, ‘swimming’, etc.) to talk about what they like doing
  • ask for and give directions
  • read short sentences containing words of 4-6 letters
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Movers

10
units
64
classes
3
times a week
5.5
months
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3 times a week
5.5 months

Students will learn to:

  • speak about school subjects
  • use modals like ‘must’ and ‘have to’ to talk about obligations and rules
  • speak about jobs, places, health and hobbies
  • 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
  • make comparisons and superlative statements
  • speak about hobbies
  • read and understand simple texts on familiar topics (clothing, daily activities, weekend plans)
  • start using English to learn about the world around them (via special lessons called CLIL lessons)
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Flyers

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

Students will learn to:

  • speak about holidays, professions, and personal interests and preferences
  • use phrasal verbs to describe travelling and cleaning
  • speak about future plans, decisions and arrangements and make predictions about the future
  • talk about certainty and possibility using different modal verbs
  • make up stories using 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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Intensive Speaking Courses

Time2Talk

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

Students will learn to:

  • 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
Intensive speaking course

Students will learn to:

  • 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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lessons with certified teachers who are native English speakers.

Programmes according to ages

Novakid programmes 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

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

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

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

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

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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15

Intensive Speaking Courses

Time2Talk

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

Students will learn to:

  • 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
Read more
2 times a week
7 months
Intensive speaking course

Students will learn to:

  • 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 programmes are based on the CEFR framework and consist of 4 main levels, as well as a special programme for pre-school students and two advanced speaking-intensive courses (Time2Talk and Virtual Explorer). Each level consists of 10-14 units and each unit has 4 classes on one topic, with defined grammar, vocabulary and speaking practice elements per unit.
  • Personal Approach
    All classes are taught 1:1, meaning that students really get to know their regular teachers. Teachers monitor, manage and reward students' progress with achievements and certificates. Additionally, teachers can assign extra grammar, speaking and reading practice classes based on each child’s specific needs.
  • Class Duration
    Lessons last for 25 minutes. There is enough time to cover the material adequately, but not so much time that students get bored or over-tired. Studies confirm that in 1:1 classes the workload is much greater than in group settings, meaning that 25 minutes really is the perfect length of class time.
CertificatesProgress Control
We track the progress of each student and regularly send out certificates outlining the skills they have demonstrated
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CertificatesLevel Certificate
At the end of each level, students receive a level certificate - their first serious achievement in learning English!
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We are convinced that students should have fun in class and be proud of their progress. After completing each level successfully, Novakid students receive certificates of achievement, and parents can even share these certificates on their social networks!
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TPR Method

(Total Physical Response)
Total Physical Response (TPR) means using the whole body when learning. The teacher not only presents language in written or spoken form, but with facial expressions, gestures and even movements of the whole body! This method enables a student to better understand the meaning of what they are being taught and also activates more areas of their brain to facilitate learning. Children are encouraged to repeat and join in with movements and gestures during class, helping them learn the material much faster and more efficiently. Together with the communicative approach, the TPR method gives great, proven results.
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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. All teachers continue to engage in professional development, helping to keep standards very high!
Caitlin
Caitlin UK

Experience: 3 years

Steven
Steven USA

Experience: 9 years

Lynn
Lynn South Africa

Experience: 3 years

Ashley
Ashley USA

Experience: 6 years

Joezer
Joezer Philippines

Experience: 6 years

Don't hesitate!Try learning English with a native speaker.

Our teachers will get along with your child, test their current level of English and inspire them to learn the language!
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