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Biting Off More Than You Can Chew Posted by on Aug 8, 2016

Sometimes we’re nervous about learning a new language. Sometimes we’re intimidated. But sometimes we just plow right in, not fully aware of what exactly we’ve gotten ourselves into… The comic above is a true story, from a trip to China long ago. I was a teenager, and along with a high school friend of mine…

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Learn 100+ Languages On the Go with Transparent Language for iPad Posted by on Aug 3, 2016

For language learners, time and place restrictions can be discouraging at best and extremely disruptive at worst. Mobile learning puts learners in control of when and where they learn, meaning downtime or periods of absence—from the daily commute to an overseas deployment—are suddenly more productive. That’s why Transparent Language Online is now available in full…

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Stereotype It Up! Posted by on Aug 1, 2016

When speaking a foreign language, especially a “famous” one like French, German or even English, it may feel patronizing to really lay on a thick local accent. But if you don’t, you might not be understood at all… My brother lives in Bangkok, Thailand, where he works as an English teacher. He often finds himself telling his…

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