Language Learning App Game


Executive Summary


Learning a new language is a difficult journey to undergo; even more so with languages that rely heavily on tone inflection. The Mandarin language in particular alters words in their entirety based on the tone used. For instance the English sound “ma” can mean mother, flax, horse, or to yell depending on the tonal inflection used. This game aims for users to associate a given tone or inflection to a color of a bird. With continued use, users are able to distinguish and retain the necessary tones not used in their native language.


Key Benefits

  • Game leverages peoples natural association between light colors and high pitches



  • Foreign language educational tool


Patent Status:


Patent #9,208,695


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Non-exclusive rights available




Catherine Ryu


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