Besides the exercises teachers can create with the worksheet generator, the native reading section offers a great selection of German short stories, fairy tales and poems for MintiCity users of all levels. The stories have been illustrated according to the various language levels, and many of them are exclusive to MintiCity. Students can read the stories and subsequently answer a variety of questions, thus checking their level of reading comprehension. They have access to the aforementioned online dictionary throughout to look up any new or unfamiliar words and phrases.
The listening section combines reading and listening comprehension. Students can listen to a story or fairy tale and read along, as well as train their listening through dictation exercises. Students simply choose a level-appropriate exercise and listen to the pre-recorded text while typing what they hear into the textbox provided on screen. When finished, they click
on the “check” button and can immediately see the original text and any mistakes they may have made. All dictation exercises have been recorded at an appropriate speed for the chosen language level, in accordance with the rules of dictation. Pronunciation exercises are also available, so that users can practice the articulation of difficult words independently.
Gamification at its best: Learn German online through play.