The Language Magician
Assessment through gaming
The computer game The Language Musicician was developed by ten European partners, led by the Goethe-Institut London, for schools and teachers, in order to test the language progress of pupils - through gaming, fun, adventure and magic! English, German, French, Italien and Spanish as a foreign language can be tested. The instructions, explanations and storyline are available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. The teacher can change the language being tested and the instruction language for every session.
The storyline of the game centres on a young student magician striving to liberate his animal friends from the evil magician Winivil’s curse, which has transformed all animals into doorknockers. The pupils create their own magician-avatar before starting to play and will dive into a magic world of fun, excitement and full of surprises.
Access to the game
Registration for teachers
Please watch the Tutorial before starting to play.
Are you a teacher? Then please register here.
Go to the game (web)
Go to the game (web)
Please find the Lyrics translated in all partner languages here: the Goethe-Institut London YouTube Channel. The following versions can also be downloaded. Download:
- Session 1 ITALIAN by Anna Cicogna and Alessandra Borghi – Skills-based educational material (PDF, 2 MB)
- Session 1 SPANISH by Jesus Hernandez and Esther Janeiro – Skills-based educational material (PDF, 4 MB)
- Session 3 Research results form piloting THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN by Louise Courtney, Suzanne Graham, Norbert Schlüter, Josefine Klein and Anna Cicogna (PDF, 3 MB)
- Session 5 ENGLISH by Juan Melgar and Carlos Caceres – Speaking module and oral communication (PDF, 2 MB)
1. THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN PLAY – Where is Crocodile?GERMAN
2. Playlets with THE LANGUAGE MAGICIANGERMAN
3. Winivil StoriesGERMAN
4. THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN Song – Suggestions for activitiesGERMAN
5. Pictures and WordsENGLISH
The Language Magician Team is continuously working on additional materials that can be used with pupils to complement the assessment tool. We are sure that many teachers will also have ideas for other classroom resources. If you feel like sharing materials with our community of teachers and users, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org or to TLMemail@example.com. We will add them in this section and make sure that all our users can gain access to them.
Please note that for Spanish and French, the respective partners have already created platforms where teachers of the respective language can share resources and materials. Both of them require users to create an Account. Location for TLM resources for teaching French on the IFProfs website Location for TLM resources for teaching Spanish on the platform AULA EXTERIOR : ACCESS, once registered an email will be sent within a week to access this website: AULA EXTERIOR.
Tweaking THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN – A Workshop by Steven FawkesENGLISCH
RecognitionTHE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN, an Erasmus+ project of the Goethe-Institut London and strategic partners from the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany, has just been awarded the Erasmus+ Quality Seal in the schools sector and also been marked as good practice project on the Erasmus+ project results platform. The aim is to give other Erasmus+ applicants useful ideas how to create an efficient, meaningful, and lasting Erasmus+ project in the schools sector.
This is an amazingly successful project, which addresses in exemplary fashion the priorities of the Erasmus+ program, according to the final evaluation by the respective national agency (PAD). It contributes highly significantly to the aims of strategy Europe 2020 as, thanks to the produced results, it already fosters learning languages for primary school children and thus sets the foundation for improved learning results at a later stage in this educational sector.
ContactThe Language Magician
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