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Kingston University's School of Education help develop international curriculum with Pingu's English and Linguaphone Group

Posted Friday 15 May 2015

Pingu\'s English logoKingston University's School of Education is delighted to announce a partnership with Linguaphone Group, an international global language training provider with an extensive network of licensed partners across the globe.

The 18 month project will see a talented graduate design and develop an international curriculum for young children. He or she will be supported by both education academic experts at the University, and managers at Linguaphone Group.

The extended international curriculum will provide a well-planned structure and the necessary resources to support early years' practitioners in giving children the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for developmental progression though play.

The new project will work alongside Pingu's English, the Group's existing licensed programme which teaches English to children of 3-7+ years. Pingu's English also provides valuable lessons in socialisation, numeracy and computer skills. The programme is based on the hugely popular television character, PinguTM, the mischievous but loveable penguin, and centres on his true-to-life everyday adventures in the South Pole.

Derek Price, CEO, Linguaphone Group said, "Our partnership with Kingston University's School of Education makes us early players in the growing market for International Kindergartens and, combined with the inherent strength of the Pingu's English branding, will be an exciting opportunity for all our partners."

"Our experts are thrilled to be a part of this venture and to have the opportunity to contribute age appropriate activities in key curriculum and skills areas to enhance and support this well-established entertaining educational, children's English language course", said Andy Hudson, Associate Dean (Education Partnerships), Kingston University.

Kingston University's School of Education is currently rated by The Guardian league table as the top teacher-training provider in London and consistently ranked in the top six in the UK.

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