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New: Advanced English Listening and Reading Lessons Posted by on Jun 9, 2020

Highly proficient English learners, you can now sharpen your listening and reading comprehension with the new Advanced Listening and Advanced Reading lessons in Transparent Language Online. The new advanced English lessons—ten listening-focused and ten reading-focused—are intended for learners near or at the CEFR C2/ACTFL Superior level. All lessons are based on authentic materials created by…

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New Image-Based Learning Activities Posted by on May 5, 2020

Transparent Language Online image explorer activity

Let’s get visual! Two new image-based activities are now available in the lesson authoring tool in Transparent Language Online for Education. We remember more of what we see than what we hear[1]—a fact that should be exploited particularly in language teaching. Images of objects bring vocabulary items to life and street scenes from far off…

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Online Language Lessons to Address COVID-19 Posted by on Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19 News Lesson Spanish

Looking for a meaningful way to address COVID-19 in your language classes, or incorporate it into your personal language studies? The COVID-19 lessons from Transparent Language Online are now freely available for anyone to use. You might not want to talk about COVID-19 with your language students, or you might be using language learning as…

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There’s a lesson for that. Posted by on Mar 31, 2020

online language lesson authoring

Or there could be in just a couple hours. A quick Amazon search for “advanced Spanish lessons” brings up 500+ results. But how many of those advanced Spanish lessons cover terminology relating to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela? Probably none. And what about materials for less common languages? A search for “Advanced Yoruba lessons”: zero…

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Want to learn a language? We’ll be your accountability partner. Posted by on Mar 24, 2020

If you have a language learning goal but you don’t hold yourself accountable, does the goal even exist? If you’ve logged into Transparent Language Online this month, you’ve probably noticed there’s a new Goals panel on your dashboard (or in the hamburger menu on mobile). And if you haven’t logged in yet this month… this…

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6 Free Language and Culture Resources You Can Access at Home Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

TED Talks with subtitles

Explore the world, practice your pronunciation, and more from the comfort of your couch! Hi, language teachers, librarians, parents of kids stuck at home, and all language lovers. Below we’ve compiled a list of FREE language and culture resources that you, your students, and your kids can access from home in the coming weeks. The…

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Advocating for Language—Online and on Capitol Hill! Posted by on Mar 3, 2020

Transparent Language Lorie Roule Language Advocacy Day

A few weeks ago, Lorie Roule, our Senior Executive for Intelligence at Transparent Language, participated in the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS)-sponsored annual Language Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Language Advocacy Day is a gathering of language educators, researchers, translators, interpreters, business owners, and other…

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