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The benefits of enrolling your kids in an International Kindergarten

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Kindergarten teaching methods have drastically changed over the years. The outcomes parents expect from kindergarten are now much higher than ever before, something that is also due to kids’ increasing exposure to technology, knowledge and media.

In 2010, research showed that 33% of teachers were more likely to say that kids should start kindergarten already prepared with two of the basics: ABCs and how to handle a pencil, and by the time a kid leaves kindergarten they should know how to read.

That figure has now increased to 80%.

These changes are at least partially due to an increased emphasis on testing. Kids are now expected to sit the Cambridge Starter Exams (equivalent to an English proficiency level of A1 on the Common European framework) to test their proficiency.

But – does how kids learn matter as much as what they’re learning?

High quality kindergartens deliver a wide range of skills, including physical, social, emotional, language, and literacy skills, as well as self-expression and awareness skills.

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In Pingu’s English International Kindergarten kids explore these important subjects in a fun and engaging way, with a ‘learning through playing’ approach, in a full English speaking environment.

Maths – Children learn about patterns and shapes not just through Pingu’s English Threadbooks (written in cooperation with Kingston University London) but also through outdoor learning, games and while also learning other skills, such art and physical development (drawing shapes, collecting objects).

Science and Technology – Teachers help children to expand their curiosity and experiment to discover nature and its secrets, with an opportunity to think about why things happen and discuss what they find. Kids are encouraged to think and act like scientists and test their ideas, as well as explore new answers to become responsible users of new media.

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Speaking and Listening – Children will not only explore new vocabulary and sentence building during other activities, they will learn how to talk about their lives and preferences, and expand their social interaction skills with peers in the English language. They can also gain skills through playing with Pingu’s English Flashcards, and always take turns when talking so they will gain politeness, respect and kindness values, too!

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Reading and Writing – This method teaches kids letter sounds with Pingu’s English Phonics cards. Teacher encourage kids to develop storytelling skills with story books, and to learn how to write letters and words to be ready for school with Pingu’s English Thread books.

Kids will leave kindergarten being able to understand letters and their sounds, recognizing rhyming words, and develop a good read skills.

Creative Arts – Children will have the opportunity to express their creativity and feelings through painting, dancing, theatre and role playing, making music, and learning to appreciate the world around them.

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Social Development – Pingu’s English International Kindergarten also help kids explore social skills, such as how to express opinions, resolve disagreements and make new friends.

Citizenship values – in accordance with each culture and country regulation, Pingu’s English kids learn how to become responsible citizens by protecting nature, with tidying up exercises, learning about waste and recycling, and more social responsibility skills.

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Free movement – Kids can explore their free time in the playground with their peers to allow their minds to wonder and dream, something that also helps to boost creativity and productivity (teachers are always there to oversee their free time).

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Kindergarten Graduation – At Pingu’s English we celebrate learning with Graduation Days, and we recognise children’s first school experience in order to give them a feeling of success that will ensure a life long love of learning for years to come.

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In Pingu’s English International Kindergarten, parents receive regular communication on how their child is progressing, as well as support for further learning at home, feedback and tracking and a supportive staff to welcome them anytime they have any question.




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We at the British Chamber of Commerce worked with Linguaphone Group to find them a new in-market partner for the Korean market. Throughout the engagement we had with Linguaphone Group, we found them to be passionate about education, supremely professional in their approach to business and both responsive and personable in their interactions with ourselves and Korean partners. Korean investors were attracted to the best-in-class program which Linguaphone Group offers, the strong reputation of the company and the heritage with which it is associated. These are qualities that resonate globally.

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 Sean Blakeley, BCCK CEO

Our Experience with Pingu’s English has been profitable and positive from the first year. We relied on their professionalism and heritage, their staff is always prompt to assist with the latest trends and ideas on the market. We were looking for a brand who can guarantee us quality and a solid method but at the same time would leave us the freedom and flexibility in order to succeed in our challenging and competitive market like the Italian one. We built Pingu’s English project in Italy by mixing their huge international experience in the English training with our knowledge of the Italian market. All this enabled us to do the right decision for our winning investment. Today we have over 40 Pingu’s English centres and thousands of happy children learning English.

Daniele Arboit

Pingu's English Master Franchisee Italy

From our first training session in London 2009- from the academic side to customer service -we felt confident and well equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful Pingu’s English Master Licensees” At the moment, our services to all 23 networked schools across the country are effectively and efficiently backed by Pingu’s English.  No doubt that we see no limit to expand our business to cover 30,000+ schools in the near future!

Nipat Ungpakornkaew

Pingu's English Master Licensee Thailand

I knew about Pingu’s English School through a friend. After research about the school, I decided to enroll my daughter and it was one of the best things I could do to her. She loves studying at Pingu’s English and she cannot wait to the day of the class. I also love Pingu's English School, because there she learns by playing and I can see her progress day by day.

Léia Rodrigues

Pingu's English Student's mother / Brazil

Now she is studying at Pingu’s English School, my daughter only wants to talk to me in English and she is always singing the songs.

Cristiane Doimo

Pingu's English Student's mother /Brazil

Regarding the teaching method they use a figurative storytelling way of starting the lesson,  trying hard to involve the child and make the them curious about the situation. Tom is very happy to go to Pingu’s English because he perceives the School as a playful moment and not just as a learning moment while at the same time he is learning a new language


Pingu's English Student's Mother /Italy

We love Pingu’s English School because the school gives my son the opportunity to learn and develop different skills, especially English skills. He is excited every time to go to school and is always happy when he comes home.

Sapavoot Preedawipart

Pingu's English Student's Mother/ Thailand

Pingu’s English School is not just a school; it is as a second home for my kid. I like it when I see my kid growing and learning in a friendly and safe atmosphere. Most of all, I can see a lot of improvement in his English listening and speaking skills

Piyatida Tudteam

Pingu's English Student's Mother/Thailand

I have being running my own school for 15 years. When I met Pingu’s English, it was love at first sight. Now I am offering the best English Course available to my students and they are loving it as well as their parents. Thank you Pingu’s English!

Giedre Paula

Pingu’s English Unit Franchisee in State of Mato Grosso do Sul

Brazil is a huge Market and the preschool english education industry is growing very fast. All our franchisees are happy with the Pingu’s English methodology as well as the operational manuals Liguaphone offers to Unit Licensees. They feel very well assisted.

Ronaldo Vieira

Pingu's English Master Franchisee in State of Sao Paulo

Abbas always tells me that Pingu's English is the most fun he has all day. I am very glad that this place makes him feel that way and noticeably develop his language skills too


Pingu's English Student's Father/Bahrain

Our students are very enthusiastic in studying at Pingu’s English. They always tell us how much fun and how much they learn here. Parents also keep saying how proud they are with the knowledge and improvements their children are making.

Willian Veloso Rocha

Pingu’s English Unit Franchisee in State of São Paulo