CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

Our program is built in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) standard, which corresponds to the Cambridge English YLE Starters, Movers and Flyers tests for young learners.
Our aim is to ensure that the alumni:
understand internationally created content on the internet in English
enjoy books, songs, television, and films in English
make friends globally
enter a school/college in the US, UK, Europe, etc
are ready to study specific subjects with English speaking teachers/mentors worldwide
LEVEL 1. Beginners (ages 4-5, Pre-school to Kindergarten)
2-3 Classes per week, 3-5 months
5 Units 40 Lessons 25 minutes


Level 1 is for brand new English students who are 4-5 years-old. The main objective for Level 1 students is to help them practice making sounds in English by repeating the teacher with simple words and short phrases. Students will also learn how to introduce themselves to their teacher and how to follow simple directions in class. Students will also learn the letters of the alphabet and to count numbers 1-10.

Unit 1: Students learn how to introduce themselves, count objects 1-5, and letters A-F.

Unit 2: Students learn how to say how old they are, count objects 6-10, and letters G-K.

Unit 3: Students learn to match BIG and small letters, simple words to describe objects they see, and letters L-P.

Unit 4: Students learn common animal names, common classroom directions, and letters Q-U.

Unit 5: Students learn common actions, simple letter sounds, and letters V-Z.
LEVEL 2. Beginners (age 5 and above; Elementary grades 1-2)
Unit 12-3 Classes per week, 7-11 months
9 Units 90 Lessons 25 minutes


Level 2 is for new English students aged 5 and older. The main objective for Level 2 is to help students begin to speak in complete sentences and learn simple conversational skills. By the end of Level 2, students will know: the letters of the alphabet, letter sounds, how to blend simple 3-letter words, how to count up to 20, and how to talk about a number of topics.

Unit 1: Hello. Students learn letters A-Z, how to match BIG and small letters, count objects 1-10, begin learning times of the day, how to introduce themselves in a complete sentence, and simple high-frequency words.

Unit 2: Family. Students learn members of the family, practice using simple sentences to talk about their family, common items around the house, count 1-15, common shapes, and practice blending letter sounds to create 3-letter words.

Unit 3: Friends. Students learn different activities they can do with their friends, the names of common toys, simple sentences to describe things that they like or do not like, count 1-20, and practice blending letter sounds to create 3-letter words.

Unit 4: Food. Students learn common foods, meals of the day, simple sentences to talk about food that they like or do not like, practice blending letter sounds to create 3-letter words, and practice reading simple high-frequency words.

Unit 5: Face. Students learn parts of the face and how to use complete sentences to talk about what we do with the different parts of our face, common emotions and how to describe how they are feeling, practice blending letter sounds to create 3-letter words, and practice reading high-frequency words.

Unit 6: Colors. Students learn common colors and how to describe objects around them, practice reading simple sentences with 3-letter words, and practice spelling simple words.

Unit 7: Neighborhood. Students learn common parts of a neighborhood and how to talk about their own neighborhood, common vehicles and how to talk about how they travel, and practice reading simple sentences with 3-letter words.

Unit 8: Animals. Students learn about common animals types and how to group animals as pets, farm animals, and wild animals. Students also practice using complete sentences to describe where common animals live and practice reading simple sentences.

Unit 9: Weather and Seasons. Students learn about common types of weather and seasons of the year, as well as how to talk about weather during each season in complete sentences. Students also practice reading simple sentences on their own and spelling high-frequency words.
LEVEL 3. Elementary (grades 2-4)
Normal: 2-3 Classes per week, 7-11 months.
Fast-Track: 4-5 Classes per week, 4 ½ – 5 ½ months
9 Units 90 Lessons 25 Minutes


Level 3 is for Elementary students grades 2-4. By the end of Level 3, students will be able to understand many commonly used phrases and words and be able to hold simple conversations about familiar topics. Students will also be able to read simple sentences on their own and answer comprehension questions to determine the meaning of what they have read. Students will be able to count to 100 by ones, twos, fives, and tens, as well as blend letter sounds to create 4-letter words.

Unit 1: Days of the week. Students will learn about the days of the week and how to use adverbs of frequency to talk about how often they do various things, as well as learn the months of the year and ordinal numbers. Students will be able to read and use high-frequency words in a sentence, and begin learning to conjugate verbs based on pronouns in a sentence.

Unit 2: Clothes. Students will learn about common clothing items and how to describe them, clothes that are worn in specific seasons of the year, practice short and long vowel sounds, and practice conjugating verbs.

Unit 3: Parts of the Body. Students learn common parts of the body and different actions we can do with our bodies, how to use Simple Present and Present Continuous tense to talk about how often we do things, and practice short and long vowel sounds.

Unit 4: Animals 1. Students learn common animal body parts and how different animals move, practice short and long vowel sounds, and begin to practice skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's.

Unit 5: Animals 2. Students will learn about the four common animal groups and their characteristics, practice reading short passages on their own, learn common prepositions to talk about where things are compared to others, and learn how to compare and contrast objects as the same or different.

Unit 6: Senses. Students will learn about the common 5 senses and how to describe how things look, smell, feel, sound, and taste. Students practice short and long vowel sounds, practice common prepositions, and learn how to use this/that/these/those in a sentence.

Unit 7: Birthday! Students learn common aspects of celebrating a birthday and a birthday party, standard vs. word form for numbers 1-20 and by 10's up to 100, and practice short and long vowel sounds to blend 4-5 letter words.

Unit 8: Farm. Students learn about various aspects of life on a farm and how farm animals help us, various aspects of life in a city and places to go in the city, practice addition and subtraction equations, and using high-frequency words in a sentence.

Unit 9: Tales. Students learn about common folktales and the meanings behind them, practice reading short passages on their own and answering comprehension questions about the story, practice addition and subtraction equations, and practice letter digraph sounds to create 5-6 letter words.
LEVEL 4. Grades 5-6
Normal: 2-3 Classes per week, 7-11 months.
Fast-track: 4-5 Classes per week, 4 ½ – 5 ½ months
9 Units 90 Lessons 25 Minutes


Level 4 is for students in grades 5-6. In Level 4, students build up their vocabulary so that they can discuss various familiar topics in complex sentences. Students continue to build on the grammar they learned in Level 3 and continue to build their reading skills. By the end of Level 4 students will be able to read passages on their own and answer comprehension questions about the story, retell the story using their own words, and use conjunctions to create complex sentences.

Unit 1: Landforms. Student learn about common landforms and bodies of water, learn how to compare two objects using the -er ending, learn about open and closed shapes, and how to ask various kinds of questions using how/when/where/why/what.

Unit 2: Animals. Students learn about various kinds of land and aquatic animals and where they live, as well as how to describe their habitats. Students also practice asking various kinds of questions, blending phonics digraphs to create 5+ letter words, 2D and 3D shapes, and how animals interact with each other in an ecosystem.

Unit 3: Travelling. Students learn about traveling to another country and different parts of a home or building. Students also practice using multiplication and division equations and blending phonics words with the ar, er, ir, or, and ur word families.

Unit 4: Hobbies. Students learn about various indoor and outdoor hobbies and how to talk about their preferred hobbies with others. Students also learn about different equipment that is needed for different hobbies and practice blending phonics words.

Unit 5: Jobs. Students learn about various types of jobs that people can have, why we have jobs, and what people do at their job. Students also learn how to combine sentences using conjunctions and to talk about the jobs that they might like to have in the future.

Unit 6: House. Students learn about the different rooms in a home and how to talk about where those rooms are compared to others. Students also learn about units of measurement and practice comparing different objects and measuring them.

Unit 7: Domesticated animals. Students learn about various types of animals and how each animal can help us in multiple ways. Students also learn about how some animals can help disabled people, how to blending -ing, -ong, and -ung phonics words, and how to talk about helping others.

Unit 8: Technology. Students learn about various types of technology such as the telephone, cars, cameras, electricity, and lights, and how those technologies have changed from the past to the present, and how those same technologies many change in the future. Students learn how to talk about various things in the future tense and how to blend new phonics words.

Unit 9: Fairy Tales. Students learn about common fables and fairy tales and how to tell the difference between the two. Students also learn how to find the meaning behind each story and retell the story in their own words. Finally, students learn about various kind of fractions and how to evenly split shapes into various numbers of pieces.
LEVEL 5. Grades 7-9
Normal: 2-3 Classes per week, 8-12 months.
Fast-track: 4-5 Classes a week, 5 – 6 ½ months.
10 Units 100 Lessons 25 minutes


Level 5 is for students in grades 7-9. By the end of Level 5, students will be able to have detailed conversations on various topics, be able to read several paragraph-length passages and discuss their topics and meanings, ask detailed questions about a topic, and use complete, complex sentences to explain how or why something occurs. Students will be able to talk about future events and about future plans.

Unit 1: Friends. Students will learn about the various characteristics of a good friend, as well as how to determine if someone is a good or a bad friend. Students learn how to use the past tense to talk about something that happened in the past, use various phonics digraphs to blend long vowel-sound words, and learn how to talk about how their friends treat them and how they treat their friends.

Unit 2: Exercise and Eating Healthy. Students learn about various ways to cook food, healthy vs. unhealthy foods, various kinds of exercise and how exercise effects different parts of the body. Students also learn how to use reflexive pronouns in a sentence.

Unit 3: Safety. Students learn about the different tricks that strangers might use to trick them, different people who help in a community (such as police officers, firefighters, and security guards). Students also learn how to use past participles, and to practice counting the number of syllables in a word.

Unit 4: Insects. Students learn about various insects, where they live and what they eat, how to determine the meaning of a word with a suffix, various 2D and 3D shapes and their parallel lines. Students also learn about various fractions and how to divide shapes into equal parts.

Unit 5: Plants. Students learn about various plants and what parts of those plants that we eat, as well as the plants and their parts that we use to make many things in our home or community. Students also learn how to compare various objects or events and various phonics words.

Unit 6: Birth/Marriage Relationships. Students learn about various people in the immediate and extended family and how families can grow larger through birth or marriage. Students also learn how to determine the beginning, middle, and end of a story, as well as how to properly change adjectives when comparing two or more things or people.

Unit 7: Pollution/Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Students learn about the effects of pollution on the environment and ways that we can help clean up and protect the environment. Students also learn about various types of materials that can be recycled, ways that the letter 'y' can sound like a vowel, and various phonics words.

Unit 8: Space. Students learn about the planets and other common bodies in space (such as asteroids, comets, and stars), what it means to discover something new, how to determine the difference between separable and inseparable verbs, and various metric units of measurement.

Unit 9: Students learn how to talk about their favorite movies/cartoons and favorite characters. Students will continue learning how to determine the beginning, middle, and end of a story. Students also learn how to change sentences from active voice into passive voice and metric units of weight measurement.

Unit 10: People and Places. Students learn how to describe people and places in detail, about the difference between someone's physical appearance vs. their character, and how we use our senses to determine what something looks/smells/sounds/feels/tastes like. Students also learn about silent letters and how to pronounce words with silent letters, as well as closed syllables.

Our teachers strive to create a safe, respectful, kind, and FUN learning environment to help keep your child learning and growing to the best of their ability.
Each BRAINIKA lesson is based on:
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Brain Science - supported by scientific research about the human brain and children development
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Respect - we believe that kids should be always treated with respect
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Achievement - Teachers use lots of encouragement and emotional support in communication with the child. We focus on celebrating effort, emphasizing the successes of the child. We never punish for failure in order to make a child comfortable with failing as part of the learning process.
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Iteration - "practice makes perfect". The human brain learns when we use something periodically, so our teachers iterate a lot
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Native - teaching from the native speaker is the only way to master English as a second native language - not as a foreign language
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Intrinsic curiosity - teacher learns about her students' personal intrinsic interests and hobbies and incorporates them in the material
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Kindness - learning can be hard. Kids, as we all have our good days and bad days. The teachers are anyway kind and understanding. We build relationships with the child based on love and kindness.
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Amusing - we make sure that our teachers make the lessons FUN and entertaining for the child. Kids learn much better when they enjoy themselves.

BRAINIKA education covers the education period from 4 to 12 years old, providing an integrated curriculum.

BRAINIKA teacher is:

  • Kind and respectful
  • Teaching is his life mission and passion
  • Attentive to the child's personal needs and interests
  • A good friend for your child, intelligent and supporting person who can always share the emotions, ask questions and support
  • A professional in education and learning styles
  • Understands your child's educational needs and helps guide them to success

The BRAINIKA teacher is a mentor and a friend for the child. He observes the interests, fears, talents, and weaknesses of the child and uses them to correct the lesson structure and curriculum plan. A BRAINIKA teacher is a professional in education and learning styles and uses many different methods to help your child learn in the best way that works for them.


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