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Just Ask Alex: July 2013 Edition Posted by on Jul 29, 2013

If you’re new here, let us introduce Alex Rawlings, a 21-year-old language enthusiast, who has taught himself more languages than we can count on our fingers! Impressed? You should visit his blog! Want to know more? You should keep visiting our blog, too! On the last Monday of every month, Alex will be answering YOUR…

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My Late-Life Language Learning, Part 1: Over-70s Can Learn a Language Too! Posted by on Jul 24, 2013

At over 70-years-old, Richard G. Mills has done a little bit of everything. For more than 30 years, Mills has been the Managing Principal and an owner of Consulting Services, a small consultancy that assists large corporations to strategically exploit information technology. Prior to founding Consulting Services, Mills’ joined Citibank as Vice President and de…

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Open Up, Make Mistakes, and Learn by Living Posted by on Jul 15, 2013

How often have you wondered: “What would speaking every day really bring to my foreign language?” With the Lernen to Talk Show, I aim to show exactly that. When I was a sophomore in college, I spent one semester studying abroad in Chile. I chose Chile because I was very dissatisfied with the quality of my…

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Learn Spanish Online with Authentic Conversation Videos Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

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The beauty of an online learning environment is that it can easily grow and evolve over time.  We’re always making improvements, adding new features, activities, and even languages to Transparent Language Online (which already offers over 80 languages). Newest to our lineup of courses is the Spanish Conversations Course, a video-based course that follows the…

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Transparent Language Launches the 7000 Languages Project Posted by on Jul 1, 2013

How many languages can you name off the top of your head? Now, how many languages do you think exist in the world right now? According to Ethnologue, there are approximately 7,105 living languages in the world today. If most people are only aware of a hundred or so languages (and if you made it…

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