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Why are we so scared of languages? Posted by on Oct 30, 2013

With Halloween fast approaching, there are plenty of things creeping around out there to scare you: horror movies on TV, creepy decorations on your neighbors’ homes, frightening costumes… the usual fare. But foreign languages—nothing scary about those, right? But then there’s this. In short, Daphne High School in Daphne, Alabama decided to replace its retiring…

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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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