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Archive for January, 2013

I’m Not Ready! Posted by on Jan 16, 2013

I was visiting my parents over the winter break, and my 80-year-old mother is learning Spanish. She is doing a very impressive job. In just a few months of study, she is reading and understanding a Spanish book written for children ages 7-8 years old. She’s not a fast reader yet, and she asks for…

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Create your own language learning toolbox Posted by on Jan 14, 2013

Toolkit image by Usefulguy via Flickr

For most of us, learning a foreign or second language is an exciting concept.  We picture ourselves as more culturally aware and enriched, able to better communicate with our global family. At the same time, it’s an intimidating prospect and a major commitment of time and effort.  It’s attainable though, and we’re going to help…

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Tech News: Student Success at San Diego State Posted by on Jan 3, 2013

Technology offers the potential to revolutionize the way that we teach and learn.  Mobile apps, in particular, are making their mark on this generation of language learners, since apps allow learners to study on the go and use small chunks of time productively.  The Language Acquisition Resource Center, (LARC,) at San Diego State University has…

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Don’t make a New Year’s Resolution to learn a new language Posted by on Jan 2, 2013

Wait, what?  At Transparent Language, we’re all about language learning!  It’s good exercise for your brain.  Learning about other languages and cultures makes you a better global citizen.  And there’s that rush you get ordering your meal at a French restaurant, all in French, with the greatest of ease.  Why on earth would we tell…

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