German Games from the Experts
Educational gamification increases focus and facilitates informal learning. However, game-like elements are not the only key to our success. Experienced teachers of German as a Foreign Language (DaF) created MintiCity. Not only have they had many years of teaching German in the “real” world, but they have also been actively engaged in the fields of linguistics, language education, and e-learning pedagogy. During the early stages of the platform’s development, renowned linguistics professor and academic Dr . Ulrich Steinmüller supported the MintiTeam. Today, the MintiTeam is comprised of experienced DaF teachers, linguists, graphic designers and software specialists, who are all committed to MintiCity ’s ongoing development and growth.
Mint-o-lympics: Gamification is Rewarding
Gamification works best in collaborative learning models and some rewards are tangible. At regular intervals, MintiCity users take part in the Mint-O- Lympics, where pupils are rewarded for their enthusiasm, knowledge and creativity. Indeed, they win real prizes, which they receive from the MintiCity team via their teacher. They automatically enter the Mint-O-Lympics if they have completed all homework assignments, used the MintiBook effectively, played MintiCity ’s educational games, and worked through all the different MintiCity sections. The MintiCity system analyzes the results, and the winners are drawn by the system automatically from the most successful users .
Gamification at its best: Learn German online through play.