San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2011
TileSpeak Software has developed a free, fully functioning version of its software now available in Apple's App store for the iPhone and iPad. TileSpeak Mahjong introduces users to the 500 most frequently used Chinese characters and translates them into Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. Native speakers pronounce the words while users read the translations in English and play their way to fluency in a Mahjong Solitaire game environment. Retaining the 500 most frequently used Chinese characters enables users at a 75% literacy rate.
TileSpeak Mahjong offers users who plan on visiting China or Chinatown a comprehensive way to better understand their surroundings. Multiple Mandarin learning solutions are widely available but few Cantonese solutions exist, which are especially important to expats living in Hong Kong. TileSpeak’s success to date has been enabled primarily by the Cantonese community, which despite being the world’s 18th most spoken language, has few popular options available to learn it.
TileSpeak Mahjong is a rare package, offering both of China’s most popular languages in a fun and logical format. The most frequently used characters are the most relevant, so learning in order of frequency and relevancy makes the most sense. Additionally, characters are color coded according to tone to help first time speakers differentiate the variance in rising, falling, and steady tones. The game also features a soothing 10-minute soundtrack, two tile color sets, beautiful Asia-inspired backgrounds, and 28 levels across two language sets. At the conclusion of each level, randomized Chinese proverbs offer a nugget of wisdom in addition to the language knowledge retained.
More fun than flash cards and more convenient than language courses, this app aims to help you make the most of your spare time. TileSpeak Mahjong is a constructive outlet for gaming at a cost that isn't prohibitive. Avoid expensive language learning software; download TileSpeak Mahjong today for free.