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Language Training in Half the Time? Posted by on Jun 26, 2013

“Reduce by as much as half, the time required for language instruction in the classroom.” At the 2005 dedication of the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL), founder Dick Brecht set that goal. Who actually remembers what people say at dedications? Well, the language community noticed Dick’s statement. CASL was created at the University…

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Just Ask Alex: June 2013 Edition Posted by on Jun 24, 2013

It’s finally here! The very first edition of the Just Ask Alex series! If you’re new here, our friend Alex Rawlings speaks 11 languages, and he’s only 21 years old. Don’t believe us? Check out his introductory post on the 10 Stages of Language Learning to see him speak them all! Each month Alex will…

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Transparent Language Partner School Receives Award for Excellence in Education Posted by on Jun 11, 2013

Here at Transparent Language, we take pride in supporting language programs in schools, especially in our own community. That’s why we are extremely excited to congratulate our partners at East Kingston Elementary School (EKES), who received the 2013 Elementary School of Excellence. Presented as part of the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards (the “EDies”),…

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Declarative Acceleration in the Classroom Posted by on Jun 3, 2013

When it comes to foreign languages, blended learning—combining technology with human instruction—is better than computer learning or human instruction alone. Here at Transparent Language, we design products for schools and institutions not to replace teachers, but to leverage face-to-face instruction.  Supported by our own research and experience, we firmly believe in a blended learning method…

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