Law alumnus designs innovative language app
(14 July 2017)
A ground-breaking new language learning app designed by a former School of Law student is now being used by the University, after its creator reached an agreement with the University’s Confucius Institute.
Philip Zhang, who graduated from his Master of Laws (LLM) degree in 2007, started his own company on his return to China. There, he developed YiyaHanyu, a Mandarin Chinese learning app which contains live spoken materials that are particularly helpful for those learning the language remotely without any linguistic or cultural context.
Students at the Confucius Institute who tested YiyaHanyu responded positively. As a result, it has been agreed to provide free access to the app for ten language teachers and 250 students each year. Philip will also collaborate with other Chinese language departments within the University.
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