Linguaphone Group congratulates Kingston University for their International achievement
Linguaphone Group has developed an extensive working relationship with Kingston University, just ranked by Times Higher Education in their 150 under-50 listing. In fact, in May 2015, the Group announced plans to collaborate with the University’s School of Education to develop an international curriculum for young children using Pingu’s English – the educational and entertaining children’s franchise for language training.
This 18-month project saw participants engage in a well-planned, structured English language curriculum, supported by academic experts at the University and managers at Linguaphone Group.
This unique preschool franchise is a 3-level centre based programme for young children of 3-7+ years. It provides all the necessary resources to support early years’ practitioners in giving children the skills, knowledge and understanding they need for developmental progression through play.
Pingu’s English delivers a framework consistent with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), delivered in English, and will be released in mid 2017.
The Pingu’s English course also provides valuable lessons in socialisation, numeracy and computer skills all based on the hugely popular television character, Pingu – the mischievous, but loveable penguin – centring on his true-to-life everyday adventures in the South Pole.
For all media enquiries, please contact:
Debora Mondella, International Brand Manager, Linguaphone Group
Notes to editors:
- The Linguaphone Group is a world-leading provider of language training solutions, operating under the internationally recognised Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu’s English brand names. With over 110 years of experience, the Group has an extensive network of licensed partners across Asia, Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. The Group has also helped millions of people learn a new language through their wide-ranging portfolio of self-study products sold in over 60 countries. For more information, visitwww.linguaphonegroup.com
- Master franchise business opportunities are available for Pingu’s English worldwide. Please call +44 (0)20 8687 6104, email@example.com or visit www.pingusenglish.com for more information.
- Pingu’s English offers an array of creative learning activities and exercises using high quality, multimedia materials and teaching resources for early education. Each student will take advantage of DVDs, study books, song and story books with CDs plus interactive online learning materials developed by leading English language and child education specialists. Students will also use an activity pack which includes supplementary materials such as character figurines, coloring materials and friezes. There are also extensive teaching resources to assist teachers with each child’s learning and development.
- About HIT Entertainment. HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights owners. HIT Entertainment is a division of Fisher-Price. HIT’s portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends, Barney, Bob the Builder,Fireman Sam, Angelina Ballerina, Mike the Knight, Pingu and Rainbow Magic. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing, digital media, and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com.