Picaro

Teach English, Motivate and Inspire!

A learning programme for children mapped to the
Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) and CEFR.

Bringing together technology and print materials.

About Picaro

Picaro is a blended Primary English course made up of almost 1000 online education games, the hardcopy books include 16 units across 4 levels that are mapped to the Cambridge English Young Learners curriculum (YLE) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Picaro offers an engaging, fun and innovative English teaching programme that motivates and guides young students on their English learning Journey.

How can Picaro support your English teaching needs?

  • Picaro is mapped to the Cambridge English: Young Learners Exams, providing you with the highest quality academic content and helping you prepare your students for exam success.
  • Exciting online games are an integral part of the course - there are almost 1000 educational games - so you always have material to engage with children.
  • With a large variety of materials, the course can be easily tailored to meet your classroom's needs: choose a complete 6-year blended English solution or start with online games and storybooks.

Levels Explained

Picaro Level CEFR Cambridge YLE
Level 1 Pre-A1 Pre Starters
Level 2 Pre-A1 Starters
Level 3 A1 Movers
Level 4 A2 Flyers

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 explains vocabulary and grammar structures in line with the Cambridge English: Young Learners Starters Exam. Level 2 materials are commonly used as course starters in primary schools. Learners need to have some knowledge of reading and writing and to have some familiarity with English. The level includes 4 Student’s Books, each providing on average up to 6 months of tuition.

Level 3 extends the languages presented in previous levels in line with the Cambridge English: Young Learners Movers Exam. The level includes 4 Student’s Books, each providing on average up to 6 months of tuition.

Level 4 introduces more complex language structures in line with the Cambridge English: Young Learners Flyers Exam. The level includes 4 Student’s Books, each providing on average up to 6 months of tuition.

Components

Picaro offers a wealth of teaching and learning materials, available in different packages.

  • Student's Books
  • Online Games
  • Workbooks
  • Teacher's Books
  • Storybooks
  • Picaro Phonics
  • Learning Management System (LMS)
  • 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

Testimonials

Children really enjoy the graphics, which are colourful and cute… they like replaying games up to three or four times.

GGS Scuole, Italy

My students really love it and I can see how they are improving in English.

BabyBees Kindergarten, Vietnam

Embrace technology, engage your students and get great results!