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Faces of Language Reclamation Posted by on Oct 11, 2021 in Company News

The world’s indigenous languages are under threat of disappearing, with one language dying every two weeks and many more at risk. One fifth of the world’s more than 7,000 languages will be dormant or dead by the end of the century, with more than 40% already considered endangered. Why is it so important to worry…

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Are you up to the challenge? Posted by on Aug 18, 2021 in For Libraries

Transparent Language One Week Streak Challenge

This Library Card Sign-up Month, we challenge you to take advantage of your library’s language learning resources. And if your library offers free access to Transparent Language Online, you can join the One Week Streak Challenge! At any point during September, achieve a 7-day learning streak in Transparent Language Online and share it with us…

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Goodbye textbooks, hello authentic materials! Posted by on Aug 11, 2021 in For Educators

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Ever feel like you’re competing with your students’ phones for their attention? 📱 🙄 They’ve got the world at their fingertips now. But a new language opens up a whole new world, too. Make your classroom just as interesting as the real world by incorporating authentic materials. (Come learn how our instructors do it on…

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Stop teaching vocab—let tech do it for you! Posted by on Jul 14, 2021 in For Educators

Every second counts in the language classroom. ⏳ Language teachers must juggle engaging and authentic classroom activities that promote speaking, writing, reading, listening, grammar, and beyond—all through a new cultural lens for students. 🤹‍♀️ Don’t waste another minute reading aloud endless lists of new vocabulary, asking your students to fill it in along the way…

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Vocabulary vs. Grammar: Where to begin? Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in For Educators, For Learners, Learning + Usage Tips

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You have limited time to study your target language. How should you spend it? For beginner and intermediate learners, we typically recommend focusing on vocabulary. Read on to find out why, or skip to the video at the bottom to watch a replay of our webinar explaining why vocab matters more than you think. How…

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Placement Tests in Transparent Language Online Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 in For Learners, For Libraries, Learning + Usage Tips, Learning Feature Updates

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🧐 Not sure where to begin in Transparent Language Online? Take a placement test! Informal placement tests are available in 8 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. The tests contain four parts: a fill-in-the blank grammar section an identify-the-mistake grammar section a fill-in-the-blank vocabulary section and a reading comprehension section At…

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Pandemic Inspired Vocabulary Posted by on Mar 23, 2021 in For Learners

Pandemic Inspired Vocabulary I always tell people that language is “living” since it is constantly adapting and growing, and this year was a perfect example. We have seen our personal vocabulary grow to include words that were no doubt uncommon in our language arsenal before this: social distancing, personal protection equipment (PPE), quarantine, community spread…

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