Léon Bristow 2 James McCulloch Triolingo

  • Tauira / Students
    Léon Bristow, James McCulloch
  • Kaiako / Lecturers
    Kate Humphries, David Bell
  • School
    Media Design School

TrioLingo is cousin to popular language app Duolingo – you might have heard of it! But, whereas DuoLingo uses games built by a team of experts, TrioLingo hits a little closer to home. All the games, puzzles and tasks are made through your grandparents – so you can learn your family’s language.

Triolingo arose out of a world-wide problem. When immigrants move to a new country, they often struggle to adapt, which hits particularly hard for the second generation. As kids they feel they don’t fit in with a foreign language, refusing to speak their native tongue and not passing the gift on. By the third generation, only one language is spoken in their homes – English.

The easy-to-use app extension lets grandparents record stories for their grandkids, in their own language, via multiple electronic resources. They then send the story, via our app, where it’s turned into puzzles and games. These words become associated with grandparents and a new connection is formed - bridging the three generational gap.