Teach English, Motivate and Inspire!

Welcome to the world of Picaro! It brings together exciting online games and proven English learning methods. Whether you’re looking for a complete 4-level Primary English course or additional materials for engaging and meaningful homework, there’s always something to suit your needs.

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What is Picaro?

Picaro is an innovative English course for young learners with interactive online games and classroom materials created in-cooperation with Cambridge English Language Assessment, a world leader in English qualifications.

  • With content aligned to the Cambridge English: Young Learners Exams, the course meets the highest academic standards and prepares children for English tests.

  • Exciting online games with fun characters from the Fox International Baby TV both motivate and inspire young students on their English language learning journey.

  • A wealth of online and print resources allows teachers to choose combinations of materials that best meet their classroom’s needs.

Picaro Levels

Picaro Level
CEFR
Cambridge YLE
Recommended
Child Age
Level 1
Pre-A1
Pre Starters
2-4
Level 2
Pre-A1
Starters
5-7
Level 3
A1
Movers
8-10
Level 4
A2
Flyers
11-12

Levels explained

Level 1 (Foundation for younger children) – equivalent to 2 years of study

Level 1 provides a language foundation to children who have no prior knowledge of English and who don’t know how to read and write yet. It is recommended for younger nursery children. The level includes 4 Student’s Books, each providing up to 6 months of tuition.

Level 2 (Starters) – equivalent to 2 years of study

Level 3 (Movers) – equivalent to 2 years of study

Level 4 (Flyers) – equivalent to 2 years of study

Picaro Components

Student’s Books

The Student’s Books have plenty of play-based activities and tasks in the style of the Cambridge English: Young Learners Exams. Each unit is accompanied with online games available to download or play live on PC or Tablet. Student’s Books and games mirror each other to ensure a seamless learning experience.

Online games

The first things you notice about Picaro online games are their impressive animation, energising audio and engaging visuals. Students learn English without even noticing that they are studying. The games’ content is mapped to the Cambridge YLE, familiarising children with key language they need to know on their level.

Each Picaro game is scored with one, two or three stars as a reflection of the child’s performance. This gamification element motivates learners to practise until they get the best possible results.

Workbooks

The Workbooks are perfect for homework and in-class practice. Each Workbook contains a wide variety of review and practice exercises and covers all of the language areas in the corresponding Student’s Book.

Storybooks

Picaro Storybooks are fun and engaging reading materials presented in an attractive comic book format. They improve children’s reading skills and abilities, including confidence, topic comprehension, vocabulary and spoken and written English. Each book is set on a planet from the Picaro galaxy and features Picaro avatars and characters.

Picaro Phonics

Five Phonics books with Teacher’s Handbooks improve children’s English literacy. Students also learn how to write each letter of the alphabet, spell a range of common words and form simple sentences. The Interactive Learning Scenes bring phonics learning to life on the Interactive Online Board.

Learning Management System (LMS)

The Learning Management System is a simple and intuitive online tool that allows schools and teachers to track progress, manage classes, and download additional teaching resources including:

  • Flashcards and Learning Scenes
  • Picaro Diploma to celebrate your students’ achievements
  • Printable progress tests with answers
  • Printable placement tests with answers
  • Songs and unit audio
  • Sample Cambridge Young Learners tests

Picaro Samples

Sample topic from a Student’s Book
Sample topic from a Workbook
Sample topic from a Teacher’s Book

Video

Sample video of a game

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