Polyglot is an educational game prototype for learning languages. It is designed to entertain while enforcing language comprehension. The highly modular system was designed at the University of Illinois, Chicago to aid in the retention of listening vocabulary. Polyglot can be used to improve comprehension of a variety of languages with minimal training.
The game is designed around 6 rooms of floating, cubicle tiles. Each tile is assigned a foreign language word, and a pictographic representation of that word. The cubes are clustered by topic, usage, or form of speech to encourage contextual recognition and aid visual memory. The player must match the spoken word with the cube that corresponds to it.