4-8 Years Old Level: A1 Teachers Guidebook: Available Mingoville Preschool helps children to improve their general under- standing of English. The interactive activities in the program encourage children to learn vocabulary under the “Play-and-learn” mode. The program includes 7 thematic missions with a focus on vocabulary and word recognition. • 7 overall learning missions, each with 12 interactive games • Hundreds of words and sentences presented by US & British actors • Practice pronunciation by listening and recording words • A growing reward tree illustrates the child’s progression • Designed for pre-schoolers – easy menu and navigation
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Level
TOEFL Primary Level
Reading and Listening — Step 1 The Reading and Listening — Step 1 test is intended for students in the earlier stages of learning and covers: • Familiar contexts (e.g., school, home, playground) • Basic formulaic expressions • Basic vocabulary and phrases related to common objects and people • Short and simple requests and directions • Short and simple text relevant to everyday experiences
Listening I can understand familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. Reading Reading I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues. Spoken interaction I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I'm trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. Spoken production I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.
6-12 Years Old Level: B1 Teachers Guidebook: Available Mingoville is the world’s most comprehensive online English program for kids. It is a school edition e-learning platform with fun educational games and social interaction between the kids. Mingoville contains hundreds of English exercises and games. • 10 different thematic missions • All lessons are based on spelling, pronunciation, reading, writing and listening exercises • More than 10.000 audio files recorded by English & American actors • An interactive dictionary in 32 languages • Developed by English teachers • Used by governments and school districts all around the world
6-12 Years Old Level: B1 Appropriate for native speakers too. Mingoville storytelling is a new and fun way to help kids develop their English vocabulary. The app distinguishes itself from competitors by utilising the scientific “Whole Language” approach, where the emphasis lies on learning to read by writing. After listening to the stories, the children will be on a mission to retell and create their own unique stories, that they can write, record and illustrate with hundreds of colorful pictures. • Uses storytelling to develop children’s vocabulary • 10 different stories, each presenting a unique theme • 160 descriptive pictures • Create your own story and record your own voice • Share stories using email or unique book codes • Voices presented by American and British actors
Listening I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can understand the main point of many radio or TV programs on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear. Reading I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters. Spoken interaction I can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). Spoken production I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions. Writing I can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
Reading and Listening — Step 1 The Reading and Listening — Step 1 test is intended for students in the earlier stages of learning and covers: • Familiar contexts (e.g., school, home, playground) • Basic formulaic expressions • Basic vocabulary and phrases related to common objects and people • Short and simple requests and directions • Short and simple text relevant to everyday experiences Reading and Listening — Step 2 The Reading and Listening — Step 2 test is intended for students who have begun to develop communicative skills and covers: • Basic expressions, requests, phrases and directions • Simple short stories and conversations on topics beyond everyday experiences • Unfamiliar words given sufficient amount of contextual clues • Simple content-based texts Speaking The Speaking test is intended for students in all stages of learning and covers: • Ability to communicate orally in routine social situations related to their daily lives • Basic emotions and feelings • Simple requests, commands and directions • Describing people, objects, animals, places and activities • Explaining and sequencing simple events