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LEARNING MANDARIN FROM BIRDS

Published: Monday, 21 Mar 2016
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

Catherine Ryu, associate professor of Japanese literature and culture, has created a game that makes it easier to learn Mandarin Chinese. Using the various tones of different bird species and colors she has been able to match them to the four major tones used in Mandarin helping the player of the game practice and recognize each tone.