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Archive for April, 2013

New Alphabet Courses in Transparent Language Online Posted by on Apr 29, 2013

If you need to memorize just a few words or phrases quickly, using transliteration may be the way to go.  But in the long term, learning the native script is a huge advantage. Learn the native alphabet in Russian, Japanese, or Arabic, for example, and you’ll see and feel the language more authentically. As a…

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The Emotional Roller Coaster of Language Learning Posted by on Apr 26, 2013

You’ve just decided to learn a language, and You. Are. Pumped. We’re excited for you, but we also feel the need to warn you, learning a language can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster… Stage 1: SO! EXCITED! You’re going to learn Spanish and impress your boss. You’re going to learn Arabic so…

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Self-Guided Language Learning (Book Excerpt) Posted by on Apr 22, 2013

Don't Go Back to School by Kio Stark

Karen Barbarossa is a lover of languages and an avid student of language, culture, and context.  She understands more than a dozen languages, and has learned them through a combination of traditional classes, independent learning, and traveling.  She has also taught English as a second language.  Her experiences learning new languages both in and out…

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Intermediate Level English in Transparent Language Online Posted by on Apr 10, 2013

intermediate level english course

Of the 100+ languages we offer in Transparent Language Online, English and ESL is by far the most requested. That’s why we’ve created an Intermediate English course that complements the beginner English courses we already had. The immersion style Intermediate English course was designed for learners with elementary to limited working proficiency who want to…

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