Our classes move away from the traditional school model. Instead, they include lively, engaging and interactive sessions that include everything from games and craft to stories and songs following a similar model of a Montessori school for English courses.
At each level, your child will be taught a range of new words, spellings, grammatical tips, helping to broaden their vocabulary understand the words in context. This method, in tandem with the spiral syllabus and multimedia resources, helps to confirm what’s already been learned, and encourages your child to communicate with confidence.
Pingu is a great teacher and role model
Pingu is an adorable yet adventurous penguin from the South Pole. With no set nationality, language or gender, Pingu has a unique ability to appeal to children from all over the world.
Not only does Pingu make English a fascinating subject to learn for kids, it also energizes the teaching staff and helps them share in the sense of excitement. We believe that the more fun everyone has, the more effective the learning process can be.
In what way are materials unique
Curriculum and Learning Resources
Pingu’s English builds on over a century of experience as a world-leading English Language Teaching provider through parent company The Linguaphone Group to bring you a curriculum that combines proven academic methodology with the latest educational techniques.
We work with international academic partners – including world-renowned Kingston University School of Education – to develop courses that are applicable to any country or culture, all within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
We recognize that kids learn best when they’re engaged with a subject. That’s why we use a whole selection of branded Pingu learning resources to keep children’s attention, including models, DVDs, singalong CDs, craft exercises and worksheets.
Pingu’s English provides so much more than just the knowledge and ability to use English with confidence. We prepare your child for full-time education, helping them to get used to the school schedule and introducing them to everything from social and behavioral requirements to numeracy, IT and craft skills.
Every unit is based on a different episode of Pingu, which is shown in class alongside a host of learning materials that help bring the animation to life. Our classrooms, learning resources and practical activities are all based on Pingu’s colorful imaginary world. But, our results are very real.
Each unit is based on a classic Pingu episode, nurturing your child’s imagination and helping them learn in a way that ensures the knowledge will last a lifetime.
The syllabus includes:
- Word Types
- Key Learning Areas
Children learn faster when they’re having fun. That’s why Pingu’s English finds the learning style they like best.
Whether your child responds best to pictures, songs, stories, games or making things, Pingu’s English provides them with a wonderful range of interactive multimedia materials and learning resources.
These are for your child, you and your child’s teacher – all centered around the award-winning television episodes of Pingu.
From DVDs, CDs and CD-Roms to Study Books, Song Books and Activity Books, all materials have been developed exclusively by leading English language and child education specialists.
Pingu's English Authors
Course Development Team
The Pingu’s English syllabus, course structure and learning methodology were developed by a team of leading English language learning and child education experts, and are published exclusively by the Linguaphone Group.
Dr. Diana Hicks – Curriculum Designer and Course Writer
Diana Hicks has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, trainer, author, and language and curriculum consultant. A qualified preschool and secondary school teacher, Diana has been writing English language textbooks for children for more than 25 years. She has a particular interest in the development of reading and writing skills in English for students whose mother tongue is expressed in a different script.
Daisy Scott – Video Script Writer, Story Writer and American English Consultant
Daisy’s most recent work has been a writer on the American PBS networked children’s program Arthur and Peep’s – the latter won an Emmy Award for its inaugural season. She has also been a consultant on Zoom and Ready to Learn. All these are television programs aimed at pre-school children.
Mike Raggett – Creative Director
Mike is an experienced creator of the audio-visual components for English Language Training (ELT) courses at all levels. Mike has written and produced many other ELT videos, activity books and interactive-based programs for children, teenagers and young adults.
Many English language courses wait until the end of training to test your students. That’s too late to discover if more training is needed! In our Test Zone, you’ll find online tests written specifically for the course.
Teachers can also view a child’s test results at any time online so you can monitor a child’s progress and their understanding of the English they’ve learned and identify areas of difficulty for the parent/guardian.