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Dibi Academy

Dibi Academy

Dibi Academy Global
Dibi Academy is an early learning center in China ran by Finnish education specialists.

Dibi Academy is an early years education center that is based on Finnish education. The lessons are for children aged from 2 months to 5 years.

The lessons are held in English to support the early adaptation of a foreign language. The curriculum contains music, arts, nature, math and sports education. The subjects are combined with inspiring themes. The content can be studied from different angles and thus the learning process becomes deeper. Teaching is carried out in English and translated into the local language.

The first Dibi Academy Flagship Store opened in Beijing (Solana Blue Harbor) in November 2017.

Age groups 
One time purchase
Non-digital product
Offline play 
Internet required
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.

The Dibi Academy program and its curriculum aim to engage children into an active role when learning a new language. The children will be exposed to the language during the whole program and they will be encouraged to practice it little by little. All of the subjects are supported in a similar manner.
Children construct new information every time they go to the lessons. Every year the program is responsible for teaching new vocabulary and practicing previously covered vocabulary.
Children follow the same basic curriculum, but as the teacher has a lot of time for each child, the program can be individualized based on everyone’s needs.
The program promotes collaboration skills and the majority of the activities are completed in collaboration with the whole group. Younger students are accompanied by a parent or a guardian with whom the child practices collaboration.

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

The curriculum for the product is designed to be in line with the Finnish understanding of early learning. All the content is designed to support a child’s overall development and learning.
The learning groups are small, which makes it possible for the teachers to give optimal tasks and support for each learner.
All the teaching is held in English by a Finnish kindergarten teacher with the help of a local teacher.
Children are exposed to a foreign language but they can feel safe as there is always an adult who speaks their own language.
Dibi Academy provides meaningful, goal-oriented assignments.
The program increases emotional engagement in the learning process with the Dibidogs characters.

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

Practicing to repeat basic English words and pronounce correctly
Practicing the ability to recognize English sounds and words
Learning to use English in a simple phrases, rhymes and songs
Learning the basic vocabulary
Exposing to the English phonetic system

Soft skills learning goals

Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Practicing to use arts as a way to express
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Developing problem solving skills
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Getting familiar with different cultures
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality 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 Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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