About Us

We are a tiny start-up.

People, schools, and institutions love us.

  I am happy to continue recommending the LittleNex site to my students and their parents.
Ann Light, Teacher at the International School of Beijing (China)
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Who We Are

LittleNex.com, Games2LearnChinese.com, and Games2LearnEnglish.com have been around since 2006 and are the product of an independent company started by two professionals with an international background in linguistics and programming and a passion for languages, cultures, and education.

We are a tiny start-up with no external funding whatsoever.

We do every little thing with our own little hands. We do not even own a garage where to put our computers. That's how tiny. Yet despite overwhelming obstacles, we manage somehow to come up with LITTLENEX, a website that has gained many accolades over the years. Our product lineup includes acclaimed games such as the Ancient Code games which have been praised by gamers, parents, and teachers alike. Over 90 teachers in 16+ countries have used LittleNex to teach Chinese or English as a Second Language.

We offer individual memberships, as well as special services to schools, educators, and teachers.

  The graphics are great and it is a very effective way to learn Chinese radicals.
Denni Schnapp, Chinese learner in China

What We Do

We put a lot of love and attention to details into our carefully manicured content. We encourage spiral connectivity, or learning in ways that embrace the understanding of brain plasticity and theories of motivation. We provide seemingly effortless training essential in language learning.

It's not about finishing the games, it's about playing them.

LittleNex leverages addictive game play to help with the mother of all repetitive tasks: learning a new language.

Repetition may make our mini-games look simplistic but the results are there, and proven by teaching professionals around the world. Using an SRS (spaced repetition) model echoed throughout the games, the role-playing game, and the curriculum, this site offers a suite of learning games to help English speakers learn Chinese or improve their English. Well established learning principles are used in the learning process.

  Ancient Code [our top Chinese radicals learning game] is one of those concepts that are just so simple that they execute well and give enormous bang for your buck! Ancient Code is THE best tool for teaching radicals.
Ian Perry, The Gap State High School (Brisbane, Australia)

Institutions and Schools that have signed up with us

Language learning enthusiasts, beautiful souls, and simply amazing individuals!

And then there are also all the government bodies, universities, professors, and teachers. The following institutions have all signed up with us either as Members, Users, or Customers.

Institutions Playing in Our Backyard

UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES

The Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
Durham University (Durham City, UK)
The University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Maricopa Community Colleges (Maricopa County, Arizona)
University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK)
Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, Michigan)
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (Blacksburg, VA)
American University (Washington, DC)
MacQuarie University (Sydney, Australia)
University of Mississippi (Oxford, Mississippi)
Calvijn College (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
University of Illinois (Urbana–Champaign, Illinois)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)
Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan)
Southern Utah University (Cedar City, Utah)
South Orange County Community College District (CA)
Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)
Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
Washington College (Chestertown, Maryland)
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (Bangkok, Thailand)
Heidelberg University (Tiffin, Ohio)
Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, Indiana)
Georgia Southern University
Public university (Statesboro, Georgia)
ESIEE (Paris, France)
ENSAM (Paris, France)
University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida)
English Language Institute in China (Kowloon, HONG KONG)
University of Texas (Austin, TX)
Ashford University (online)
East Stroudsburg University (East Stroudsburg, PA)
University of Sunderland (UK)
University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland)
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Kolej Professional MARA Bandar Melaka (Melaka, Malaysia)
Lighthouse Christian College (Keysborough, Australia)

GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS

The US Navy (Virginia, U.S.)
National Aerospace Laboratory (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Education Department of Queensland Government (Australia)
Victorian Government Schools (Melbourne, Australia)
Education Department of NSW Government (Australia)
The Livingston Parish Library (Livingston, LA)
Commission Scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy (Trois-Rivières, Québec)
The World Food Program (United Nations)
OSCE: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (Europe)
Good Start Early Learning (Australia)
Commission scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de-l'Outaouais (Maniwaki, Québec)
Feuchy - Communauté Urbaine d'Arras (Arras, France)

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

International School of Beijing (Beijing, China)
Australian International School (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
St.Gabriel Catholic School (Austin, TX)
Queen Margaret's School (York, England)
Wellington College (West Berkshire, UK)
SCECGS Redlands (Sydney, Australia)
Blended Schools Network
The Mont'Kiara International School (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Mueller College (Rothwell, Australia)
Feng Hua Chinese School (Eastwood, Australia)
Inchin Closer (India)
Notre Dame Catholic School (Denver, CO)
St.Joseph High School (Kenosha, Wisconsin)
Green Oasis School (Shenzen, China)
Lake Mary Preparatory School (Lake Mary, Florida)
The Prairie School (Racine, WI)
Oregon Episcopal School (Portland, OR)
My Language 360 (Austin, TX)
Mondragon Lingua (Bilbao, Spain)
Jakarta Intercultural School (Jakarta, Indonesia)
EF Education First (Lund, Sweden)
Inaburra School (Bangor, New South Wales, Australia)
Burlington Christian Academy (Burlington, NC)
Lake Ridge Academy (North Ridgeville, Ohio)
McCallie College Prep School (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Mount Calvary Lutheran School (Diamond Bar, CA)
The French American School of Puget Sound (Mercer Island, WA)
Northwest Catholic High School (West Hartford, CT)

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Cleveland City Schools (Cleveland, TN)
Monroe School District 70 (Bartonville, IL)
Rectorat de l'académie de Besançon (Besançon, France)
Redford Union Schools (Redford, MI)
Southern Lehigh High School (Center Valley, Pennsylvania)
Haverford High School (Havertown, PA)
Christina School District (Wilmington, DE)
Walter Johnson High School (Bethesda, MD)
Hallsville Independent School District (Hallsville, TX)
Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union (Arlington, VT)
Brooklyn High School (Brooklyn, Ohio)
Gwinnet County Public Schools (Suwanee, GA)
Ponca City Public Schools (Ponca City, OK)
Eastern Townships School Board (Magog, QC)
Davidson Academy (Reno, Nevada)
Burlington School District (Burlington, IL)
Cherry Creek School District (Greenwood Village, CO)
Salt Lake City School District (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Alamo Heights Independent School District (San Antonio, TX)
Pennfield Schools (Battle Creek, Michigan)
Forest Park Schools (Crystal Falls, Michigan)
Buffalo High School (Buffalo, Wyoming)
Prairie du Chien School District (Prairie du Chien, WI)
Cincinnati Public Schools (Cincinnati, OH)
Nauset Public Schools (Orleans, MA)
Westlands Community Primary Schools (Essex, United Kingdom)
Oak Hills School District (Cincinnati, OH)
Plano Independent School District (Plano, Texas)
Forest Grove School District (Forest Grove, Oregon)

Testimonials

What You Are Saying

 

Your websites are great and it is very motivating to me.

Jan Johnson (customer)

Thanks for your great games!

Christina Liu, Chinese Teacher at Lake Mary Preparatory School (Florida, USA)

Your content is great and it helped me gain first steps in learning.

Darko Zugic

I just signed up for your great website!

An Jie Ban (customer)

Your website is quite good!

Herve Kelte (customer)

We Are Surprisingly Super Effective

  I am a Chinese teacher in Australia and I have been totally astounded with the results your games have produced. Thank you very much for producing these which, despite their simplicity, are so fantastically effective (…).

We have used Ancient Code a lot this term with our Year 8s who have just started learning Chinese. It has been by far the most efficient learning tool for learning radicals ever. Please pass on our thanks to the designer for putting this tool together.

Ian Perry, The Gap State High School (Brisbane, Australia)

We Have Great Products...

 

I [visit] your website, which I love, for the printable flashcards.
Michaelann Cassady (Member)

The book arrived on time (...) and overall really is a great tool!
William Shaw (Member, about the printed version of our vocabulary guides for the Harry Potter series in Chinese)

I wanted to compliment you on your flashcards. They are beautiful! (...) I will recommend you no end to my colleagues!
Bernard Veronesi (customer, probably a teacher)

I'm an English teacher interested in using the Apothecary's Cellar game in my eCollege course.
Matt Lewerenz (English Faculty of Ashford University)

... and Top-Notch Customer Service!

 

Thanks so much for your help. I am most impressed at your prompt and helpful responses.
Jan Johnson (customer)

Your customer service has been great.
Melanie McCarter (customer)

Thank you for your timely response, I really appreciate it!
Michaelann Cassady (Member)

Thank you very much for the support provided.
Ines Cuesta (customer)

So glad it's all fixed, and can I just say I've never had such a nice thank you!
Melissa Wheeler (Member who pointed out a bug)


Support Our Mission

What Is Our Mission?

Our mission is to promote language learning and multicultural literacy through playful environments in order to encourage better understanding of cultural diversity in a globalized world. In short, we want world peace, and we believe learning more languages might help. If you agree with us, become a member now!

Support Our Efforts

LittleNex is a start-up in its beta phase. If you wish to support our mission, here is what you can do:

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Why donate?

We at Little Nex are a brave little team that are entirely self-funded. We are not recipients of any Venture Capital firms. We pour all our talents and efforts into this educational tool because we feel languages are an important part of global understanding and holistic openness, providing us with hopes for a more peaceful planet.

We want to spend our time helping people by creating an environment and designing programs that you can enjoy while learning; and by inciting people to be more curious of other cultures than their own.

If you want to support LittleNex in its mission to help people live in a world that makes more sense, please make a contribution.

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