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Archive for January, 2014

“Saperlipopette!” Improve Your Language Skills by Reading Comic Books Posted by on Jan 29, 2014

Now I know what a lot of you must be thinking: “Comic books? They’re for kids!” In the United States, comic books have had a long history of entertaining children and teenagers with stories of super-heroes fighting villains. The mass of major Hollywood movies based on comic books in the last decade is a testament…

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Let It Slide: Transparent Language SlideShares Among the Top 1% Posted by on Jan 27, 2014

The nice folks at SlideShare sent us an e-mail last week with our Year in Review stats—as is turns out, our presentations were among the top 1% of the most-viewed content on the site. Pretty nifty, huh? Just in case you’ve missed out, here’s a few of our most popular SlideShares from 2013. 6 Must-Know…

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The 6 Stages of Language Comprehension Posted by on Jan 22, 2014

I wrote this comic back in 2011, right around when I began to understand a foreign tongue for the very first time. I had taken Spanish classes all through middle and high school, but the only useful information I remember from those years is how not to ask a girl out. Spanish didn’t stick, and there’s nothing…

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What differentiates Transparent Language Online from other language learning programs? Posted by on Jan 20, 2014

It probably comes as no surprise that we feel Transparent Language Online is the best learning solution for libraries, and a much better value than any other education and library language solution on the market. There are the obvious reasons, such as having more languages and more content for each language than any competing system. But let’s…

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How to Screw Up in Paris: What Nobody Bothered to Tell Me About Living Abroad Posted by on Jan 15, 2014

If you’ve read my other blogs you know that I am an old guy who is trying to learn – really, really learn – a language other than my mother tongue.  It’s been an embarrassingly large number of years (yes, years) since I stuck that first tentative toe in the water of “French 101” at…

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