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MintiCity: Learn German online

Easily motivate kids and teens to learn German at the school

MintiCity: Stadt Ohne Grenzen

The e-learning platform MintiCity is an all-in-one solution kit for teaching German as a foreign or second language to kids and teens. MintiCity covers everything including age specific video tutorials on grammar, an interactive textbook with countless exercises & pedagogically designed games, a learning management system, a worksheet generator and automated homework checks for teachers.


The digital capabilities of MintiCity aid the analog learning process and seamlessly connect both worlds. The resulting synergy makes lessons more attractive, therefore increasing the pupils’ motivation and consequently their success in learning the language.

You too can become the German teacher of the future with MintiCity!

Immersion

Immersion

Immerse learners into the German language.

Immersion is the most successful approach to teaching or learning a new language. MintiCity immerses its users into a virtual world where they hear, read, write and get to think in the German language. All senses are activated and engaged through pictures, photos, videos, music and audios for lasting results.

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Gamification

Motivate young learners through play.

Entertainment, competition and gratification instead of cramming grammar. MintiCity transforms your lessons into a talk-show, a journey back in time or an adventure in a new city. Young German learners act independently, master challenges and reach milestones – 3 success factors for the motivation. Teachers can create their own games through the game management function.

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Personalisation

Implement personalized learning effectively.

MintiCity modules enables teachers to assign personalised teaching content and excercises to German learners. The pupils perform tasks at their own speed and in line with their own learning needs. Thus, teachers can address the personal strengths and weaknesses of each pupil in the classroom and facilitate progress.

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For German Teachers

Do pen and paper still dominate your German class? Do you spend your weekends checking homework? No more paper work! Prepare lessons and check the homework of an entire class in just a few clicks. Manage the performance of your pupils with the option to focus on individual needs and to ensure the development of the whole class. MintiCity is an all-rounder for German teachers.

 

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For Pupils

Generation Z pupils cannot imagine a world without WiFi. They prefer computers to books because of their responsiveness. MintiCity gives instant feedback. Learning is rewarded and mistakes are welcome because they enable us to learn for the future. Through gamification and competition with peers, learning German becomes fun.

 

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For Parents

Has your child just started learning German? MintiCity enables children to hear native German language at home, learn all skills in a playful way and get in touch with young German learners from all over the world. With immediate feedback, your child will automatically learn the correct answers and will not depend on your help.

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For Principals

MintiCity offers your school a modern learning environment. The online platform for learning German is a service of the DAS Akademie – Deutsche Akademie für Sprachen. The schools have the option to purchase licenses for the Junior (9-12) and / or the Teenage (13-17) versions. The licenses are valid for a period of 365 days from the day of activation. Currently, 290 schools use MintiCity in their German lessons.

 

 

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Proven Success

Being a product of over 12 years of work, we can say without a doubt that MintiCity has been evaluated and has proven itself in practice. In those 12 years, about 200.000 pupils have learned German online with MintiCity. 60.000 users have registered for the 2019/2020 school term alone. These figures form a diverse spectrum of learners to gain experience from and to continuously improve MintiCity.

Constant Improvement

Technical opportunities, methods and learners change, and we experience these changes live and adapt quickly to current needs. Through the help of about one thousand teachers currently using MintiCity, we can respond swiftly to specific requests and suggestions for improvement. New updates become available every six months with enhancements and new ideas. Our flexibility is one of the many advantages of MintiCity.

 

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Features

The learning habits of kids and teens have changed massively. This change bears inevitable consequences for the German lessons and German teacher training. While almost all educational institutions have the infrastructure and the hardware required to offer digitized lessons, most lack the necessary software as well as the teacher training. We created MintiCity out of the desire to offer blended learning in German as a Foreign Language. MintiCity demonstrates how learning German in today’s world can work in schools and support educators from the very first step.

Interactive German Lessons

In MintiCity, kids & teens learn German  at their own pace and receive immediate feedback. Whether at home or at school, they can interact with the other residents of MintiCity. Learning interactively is not only limited to learning German online: All MintiCity users can attend the German Olympic Games, Mint-O-Lympics, and win a real trip to Berlin.

 

 

 

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Recognised internationally. Learn German online in line with the CEFR and effectively train all four skills from A1 to C1: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Therefore, Minticity can be easily integrated into your school curriculum for German as a foreign language. In addition, teachers can prepare their pupils for the Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD) or Telc Junior exams.

 

 

Access Anytime and Anywhere

With Minticity, you do not need to download or install a software or an app for learning German. You can simply log into MintiCity and use it on a computer (PC / Mac), tablet (iOS / Android) or a mobile device. German teachers can view the assigment results of an entire class on the go and conveniently send new tasks on their mobile devices.

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Learn Through Play

Learn while playing or play while learning! Cramming vocabulary and grammar can be extremely boring when learning German. What if you could draw, solve puzzles, play games, find the correct answers and win rewards? Wouldn’t it be fun to learn German grammar online with animations and explanatory videos voiced by native speakers?

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Multi-Channel Learning

The more senses are involved, the better the knowledge is absorbed. See, read, listen and do it yourself: Click, mark, drag, drop, sort, write, hear the pronunciation and see the correct answers immediately. Do you teach German as a foreign language outside of Germany? MintiCity brings native German speakers to your classes and to the homes of your pupils.

 

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Collaboration with German Teachers

German teachers have been using MintiCity in their classes for 10 years. During the annual Minti-Summits, the MintiCity team exchanges views with German teachers from different countries in order to improve the online learning tools and the learning management system. Every year, we implement school specific requirements, introduce new functions, and develop new feedback mechanisms.

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Compatible with Smartboards

MintiCity can be used on a computer, tablet or cell phone. As an online platform to learn German, Minticity is constantly improving daily with new content and features. In schools without computer labs, the online learning tool can be projected onto a wall, smartboard or whiteboard. In this way, German teachers can show videos or facilitate group games like “Who wants to be a millionaire?”

 

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Unique Method

Kids & teens learn languages ​​differently. First they listen, they play and gain experience, then they seek social interaction with their peers. MintiCity follows these principles and tackles topics that move kids & teens: friendship, music, sports, video games, social media, school and the future. In order to enable young German learners to live the foreign language German, MintiCity has created a world that inspires kids & teens.

 

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Budget Friendly

MintiCity was developed for schools that teach German as a foreign language. The learning management system for German teachers offers many advantages to your school: enormous saving on time, no paperwork, integrated textbooks at all levels and  teacher training. Licenses can only be purchased by schools. Our pricing models are personalised and are based on the needs of the school.

Reviews

What our teachers say

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TAKEV, Turkish-German Culture and Education Association, has been using Minticity in its schools for 4 years now. The interschool competitions organised by Minticity ignite great enthusiasm in our pupils. It has always been a great source of happiness to me to see the excitement in their eyes when I give them presents delivered by Minticity in our awards ceremonies.

  Berrin Güller, Coordinator – TAKEV

“We have been using Minticity for 2 years. As a German teacher, I am very happy to have access to such an interactive software which is great fun for my pupils. They review everything at home and learn German with great motivation and pleasure. Through this motivation, they independently research any topic that was not clear to them within Minticity and end up learning much more. As Büyük Kolej, we are very happy to have Minticity. We are having fun while learning German and we love Minticity.”

büyük kolej  Senay Yildiz, German Teacher – Büyük Kolej

“Thanks to Minticity, our pupils could review everything we learned in class in a fun way. We did not even need to remind them to do so. In addition, this online platform provided our teachers with attractive supplementary activities to use in the classroom. As the German Language Department of Cakabey Schools, we are very satisified with Minticity and we will continue using it next year.”

cakabey  Aylin Uckan, Head of German Language Dept. – Cakabey Schulen

What is MintiCity: Stadt ohne Grenzen?

MintiCity is an online learning platform for teaching German as a foreign language and German as a second language to kids and teenagers. The learning platform is available in two versions: Junior is aimed at German learners aged 8 to 12 and Teenage is designed for 13 to 17 year old German learners.

I would like to use MintiCity in my classes. What should I do?

1. Contact us and we will offer a free webinar to you or your school management. Our team offers MintiCity training in German, English, Russian and Spanish.

2. After your school has acquired the licenses, you will receive the access details for the MintiCity online learning platform. With a school license, each teacher is given their own access. As a teacher, you can easily manage your classes here.

3. Teachers can create the user profiles for their pupils. To do this, simply enter the names into the dedicated page and save them. You will then receive the log in details which you can forward to your pupils. Our hotline is at your disposal for all questions.

Who can use MintiCity?

In its current form, the Minticity learning portal can be used effectively by all students from the 3rd grade up to the end of the high school at all levels. We are still working for all other age groups. Online german courses for adults are offered by our language school in Berlin.

What kind of support do you offer to the users of MintiCity?

The MintiCity team trains all German teachers whose school has chosen to use MintiCity. We visit your school in person or offer a series of webinars on all functions of the online learning platform. There is also a MintiCity hotline in four languages: ​​German, English, Russian and Spanish.

Can I purchase an individual license?

Minticity is available on “school and class level” and can therefore only be purchased collectively by schools. The licence is valid for 365 days after its purchase.

Why should I choose Minticity over another online German training tool?

Minticity is a constantly updated tool to learn German online. Our worldwide unique teaching method appeals to young German learners on all levels. Minticity has proven itself as an highly effective tool for German teachers in the past 12 years.  For more information, please contact our team.

Any Questions? We are happy to help.

Please contact us for more information. Our team will gladly offer you a free consultation and product presentation.

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DAS Akademie – Deutsche Akademie für Sprachen

Torstr.125, 10119 Berlin

infoberlin@das-akademie.de

Phone: +49 30 250 980 68

Mobile: +49 178 728 32 44

MINTICITY Hotline P: 0850 304 64 68