Patents Assigned to Softrade International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 5697789
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for aiding foreign language instruction, comprising a language instruction program that runs on a multimedia computer. The language instruction program uses a story to teach the foreign language by displaying selected frames about the story and dialog balloons that include phrases in the foreign language associated with the frames. Translations of the phrases are also displayed. As a further aid, a pronunciation guide displays an animated representation of a person's lips as the correct enunciation of selected words in the foreign language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Softrade International, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Sameth, Bert S. Sullam