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Moomin Language School

Moomin Language School

Playvation Ltd.
English as a Second Language
A learning application and a service for learning English as a second language.

Moomin Language School is a language learning service for early language learning at kindergartens, schools and other learning organizations. It combines a learning application with face-to-face playful lessons to ensure that children build a solid foundation for a new language in a fun, effective and natural way. The service teaches all essential features of language with a special focus on communication, encouraging and empowering children in their new language skills and effectively helping them become bilingual.

The service includes comprehensive teacher materials for playful language learning activities for early education and a dashboard to monitor the students' progress in the learning application.

Age groups 
Preschool
Elementary
Price 
Subscription
Languages 
English
Finnish
Platform 
Browser-based
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Non-digital product
Registration 
Required
Offline play 
Internet required
Pictures
Videos
Pedagogy
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
The service requires active engagement to progress, providing interactive, but a consistent learning experience.
Rehearse
Construct
The service offers a very large amount of exercises on a vast variety of relevant and concrete topics and themes. On the side of the linear drilling, students are provided with additional speaking exercises and playful games.
Linear
Non-Linear
A relatively linear approach is well justified in the case of learning new foreign language words.
Individual
Collaborative
A user can act and progress autonomously and they set mainly personal learning goals.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

The Solution requires active engagement to progress, providing interactive, but consistent learning experience.
Thanks to gamification the solution adapts to user's activities.
The service offers a very large amount of exercises on a vast variety of relevant and concrete topics and themes.
Teachers and parents are supported well through lesson plans and learning data dashboard, which helps them to guide the learner in the right way.
The service provides accurately predictable learning outcomes and progress can be scheduled accurately.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
Practicing the ability to recognize English sounds and words
Practicing to repeat basic English words and pronounce correctly
Encouraging to engage in conversations
Practise to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity
Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
Exposing to the English phonetic system
Learning the basic vocabulary
Learning to use English in a simple phrases, rhymes and songs

Soft skills learning goals

Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to notice causal connections
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Practicing to work with others
Learning about different languages
Learning the basics of spelling
Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
Learning about different countries and their characteristics
Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing memorizing skills
Experiencing and exploring sounds and music from different sources
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing communication through different channels
Learning to notice causal connections
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool

Kokoa Certificate

Kokoa Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected teachers with a master's degree in education.

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