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‘Tis the Season: Consider Giving to These 5 Great Organizations Promoting Languages Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

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Give the gift of language this holiday season. A few years ago, we shared a list of 10 gifts to give the language lover in your life. This year, on the heels of the 7000 Languages launch, we’re thinking a little differently about the holiday season. Rather than (or in addition to) gifts, we encourage…

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Language Learning Through Songs Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

Itchy Feet: High Culture

Listening to music sung in a foreign language is a great way to learn that language. Provided you really understand what they’re saying, that is… Unfortunately for us language learners, there are a lot of things that words simply can’t express. Cultural particularities are often among those things – culture is nebulous, it’s not concrete, and that makes…

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English Language Learning with Transparent Language Online Posted by on Nov 23, 2016

Basic vocabulary in the English for Haitian Creole speakers Essentials course.

We’re proud to offer more than 100 languages, but English just might our most sought after language. During the 2012-2013 school year, there were nearly 8 million English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in U.S. schools—nearly 10% of all students—and that population is not getting any smaller. Quite the contrary, actually; the ELL population has grown…

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Non-Profit “7000 Languages” Uses Technology to Protect Indigenous and Endangered Languages Posted by on Nov 21, 2016

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Hello, language-lovers everywhere! I’m thrilled to announce the expansion of Transparent Language’s 7000 Languages Project into a full-fledged nonprofit organization. My name is Alexa Little, and I’ll be serving as the Executive Director of the new nonprofit, 7000 Languages. Today, over 3,000 of the world’s 7,000 languages are endangered. Languages become endangered when political, social,…

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Why Admin Features are Just as Important as Content in Edtech Posted by on Nov 16, 2016

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When it comes to finding the right tech for your classroom, library, or organization, are you asking the right questions? While discussing our online language learning platform with educators, librarians, and organizations, we hear a lot of questions about content and presentation: What languages do you offer? Do you have alphabet instruction? Does the platform…

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