So aside from our occasional posts on Twitter and Facebook we haven’t been super active online. Sorry to be so out of touch! Well rest assured that we’ve been quite busy obsessing over the development of our first product, MandarinMagnets®. These are Chinese word magnet tiles that you can stick to your refrigerator and creatively make sentences. When I conceived the idea years ago I thought it would be a piece of cake to throw together a set of characters. Oh man was I mistaken.
We’ve gone through more than ten iterations of our core word list after months of field testing and factoring in existing vocabulary lists from HSK, TOCFL and a ton of Chinese textbooks (K-12 and university) in our personal library.
We’re finishing up on final testing now and hope to launch the product in a few weeks. Since Leap66 is a small business we’re really counting on the Chinese learner community to help us spread the word and build a buzz around MandarinMagnets®. More details to come. Thanks for your support!