Archive for October, 2013

Just Ask Alex: October 2013 Edition Posted by on Oct 28, 2013

Avid language learner Alex Rawlings believes everyone can master a language, or many languages, like he has. That’s why he’s sharing his advice and answering your questions each month in the Just Ask Alex series. Missed a previous entry? See them all here. Have a question for Alex? Leave a comment or tweet @TLILanguages using #JustAskAlex. Learning a new alphabet…

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Bringing the Balinese Language to Balinese Schools Posted by on Oct 23, 2013

At Transparent Language, we are proud to contribute our innovative language learning technology to the world’s under resourced languages as part of the 7000 Languages Project. More exciting than the language learning resources we create, however, is how those resources can be integrated into the community to preserve and promote that language. Back in February, we announced our…

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The “Money-Making” Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language Posted by on Oct 16, 2013

Have you ever considered using your foreign language abilities to supplement your income? Even if you don’t speak a language fluently, you can make money by providing language services to foreign clients. You may think you do not have what it takes to compete with native speakers but you’d be surprised at the different ways…

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6 Must-Know Tips for Giving a Presentation in a Foreign Language Posted by on Oct 14, 2013

Speaking in a foreign language can be a challenge in and of itself—giving a presentation in a foreign language makes that challenge even more…. well, challenging. Whether you’re presenting to your classmates, your co-workers, or your community, you’ll want to practice a little harder than normal. These tips will help you perfect your presentation, leaving…

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My Late-Life Language Learning, Part 4: I Learn to Speak – But Not ’Til I Forced Myself To Do It! Posted by on Oct 9, 2013

In Part 3, we got down to the brass tacks of learning a language, and I discussed how I began by taking introductory courses. For self-learners, there are perfectly good online resources out there that can teach you what I learned in my classes. What I still had enormous trouble doing at that stage, though…

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