Curriculum

NovaKid curriculum is built in accordance with European Standard CEFR levels A1 and A2, which correspond to the Cambridge English YLE Movers and YLE Flyers tests, as well as grades 2 to 9 of the English language federal state program (GEF).

Pre-School programme
Level 0
Let's begin
14
Units
63
Lessons
25
Minutes
For beginners
2 TIMES PER WEEK/ 7 MONTHS
The kid will be able to:
  • greet and introduce him-/herself, answer basic questions about things around him/her
  • identify basic colours and shapes, count to 10
  • recognise letters of the English alphabet - a- z
  • reproduce most commonly used words
Level 1
Let's continue
10
Units
40
Lessons
25
Minutes
3 TIMES PER WEEK/ 3.5 MONTHS
The kid will be able to:
  • take part in simple conversations using polite forms, understand and follows simple requests, classroom instructions
  • understand and build simple sentences about things around him/her, face parts, home, his/her food preferences, toys, the position of things, family, age, clothes
  • speak about abilities using can and can’t
  • count to 20
  • listen and repeat words and phrases appropriate to the level after the teacher
  • read simple 3 and 4 letter words and simple expressions made up from them
  • read the key vocabulary of the studied topics
Level 2
Starters
10
Units
40
Lessons
25
Minutes
3 TIMES PER WEEK/ 3.5 MONTHS
The kid will be able to:
  • take part in a basic conversation on a familiar topic e.g. speaks about food asking and answering questions with ‘how much’ and ‘how many’, speaks about him-/herself
  • expand on previously learned topics (classroom, food, family)
  • describe routine actions using the Present Simple Tense and actions at the moment using the Present Continuous Tense
  • speak about past experience using was/were
  • speak about animals and his/her preferences, and compare them
  • describe appearances, what people look like
  • tell the time
  • speak about directions
  • read 4, 5, 6 letter words and sentences made up from them
  • read the key vocabulary of the studied topics
Having studied levels 1 and 2 a student is ready to take Pre-A1 exam (YLE Starters) in Listening and Speaking
Level 3
Movers
10
Units
40
Lessons
25
Minutes
3 TIMES PER WEEK/ 3.5 MONTHS
The kid will be able to:
  • ask questions about school activities and daily routines e.g. classroom tasks, homework, holidays
  • agree and disagree using ‘I think so’, ‘You are right’
  • understand and follow instructions given by the teacher in the classroom, such as ‘You must do this’, ‘Take off your coats’ 'You should do it.'
  • understand when somebody talks about their family and friends, clothes daily activities, plans for the weekend in simple sentences and support the conversation
  • use the Present Simple Tense for regular actions and the Present Continuous Tense for temporary actions, actions at the moment of speaking
  • speak about the future using the Future Simple Tense
  • speak about events in the past
  • compare different things using comparative and superlative degrees
  • use complex sentences with relative clause in his/her speech
  • speak about their favourite activities, purposes, obligations and rules
  • read the key vocabulary of the studied topics
  • read simple texts on familiar topics and answer true false/comprehension questions about clothes, daily activities, and plans for the weekend
  • understand simple stories and shorter texts with the help of some pictures
  • add words that are missing in a short and simple text
Level 4
Flyers
10
Units
40
Lessons
25
Minutes
3 TIMES PER WEEK/ 3.5 MONTHS
The kid will be able to:
  • communicate in familiar situations and on familiar topics
  • use the Present Continuous Tense for personal plans, e.g. to speak about plans for holiday celebration
  • use ‘going to’ construction to speak about future intentions
  • use the Present Perfect Tense to speak about what he/she has done
  • talk about a problem in simple terms
  • say he/she doesn’t understand something, cannot do something, ask for help using expressions like ‘Could you say that again, please?’
  • use basic conditional structures to talk about real and possible situations in the present or future.
  • give advice using ‘should’
  • make and respond to invitations, suggestions, apologies, requests such as arranging with friends to do smth/play together
  • understand longer texts on familiar topics
  • make up a story in English using ideas, pictures or words the teacher gives
  • read the key vocabulary of the studied topics
  • read simple texts on familiar topics and answer true false/comprehension questions
  • understand longer stories and longer texts with the help of the pictures
  • add words and expressions that are missing in the text
Our methodology

The NovaKid method of teaching is based on the effective and proven communicative approach combined with total physical response approach-TPR.


TPR. The method of learning from an entry level. Using facial expressions and gestures for achieving understanding of the material that is submitted in English.


Сommunicative approach. The approach that combines practicing communication with the study of grammar. Starting from the first lesson, the child becomes familiar with English speech and starts to practice speaking. This approach doesn’t allow a language barrier to form while also significantly speeding up further development of the language.

NovaKid offers individual lessons in which the student receives full attention from the teacher. It offers more opportunities for the teacher to engage with the student by communicating with them, and the student receives more feedback. In this way, a highly effective method of learning is achieved.

Every teacher in our school is a native English speaker, ensuring that the student’s language skills will develop rapidly in a full immersion of the English language. From the first lesson, the teacher will motivate their student to communicate in English.

NovaKid is designed not only for advanced students already speaking English, but for beginners trying to learn the language while starting from zero. During the lesson, teachers use different approaches to engage the student in the learning process, such as visual aids, TPR physical response techniques, and also interactive, collaborative learning games.

For developing beginner’s reading skills, NovaKid includes a modern approach of blended phonetics, which are used for learning how letters sound in addition to their names, and which also allow students to start reading faster. The NovaKid digital pen is used to develop the skill of writing.


TPR. The method of learning from an entry level. Using facial expressions and gestures for achieving understanding of the material that is submitted in English.


Сommunicative approach. The approach that combines practicing communication with the study of grammar. Starting from the first lesson, the child becomes familiar with English speech and starts to practice speaking. This approach doesn’t allow a language barrier to form while also significantly speeding up further development of the language.

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