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🥇 Compete with language learners around the world Posted by on Jul 1, 2024 in For Libraries

Transparent Language Online contest

Compete with library patrons all over the world this summer! It’s simple. Log in to Transparent Language Online for Libraries. Pick any (or many) of the 130+ available languages. Learn as much as you can during from July 26 – August 11. The 3 library patrons with the most learning time in that window are…

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Close Your Rings, Learn a Language Posted by on Jul 10, 2024 in For Learners, Learning Feature Updates

Transparent Language Online redesign

What are you lookin’ at? Oh, the new learner portal design in Transparent Language Online!? Us too. 😍 Goodbye cloud background (IYKYK). Hello clean new dashboard. The new look reduces distractions. So learners can focus on what matters most. ⭕ Completing your next lesson. ⭕ Meeting your daily goal. ⭕ Reviewing regularly. It’s like closing the…

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Florida Library Teaches ASL Classes with Transparent Language Online Posted by on Jul 8, 2024 in For Libraries, Library Success Stories

ASL classes at Seminole County Public Library with Transparent Language Online

You can probably guess the languages our library patrons learn most: English, Spanish, French. But recently… ASL! Since we added American Sign Language to Transparent Language Online for Libraries, it’s ranked in the top 5 most learned languages (of 130 languages!) nearly every month. The 60-hour ASL course covers all the basics: 👉 fingerspelling 👉…

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Support English Language Learners at Your Library (Free Guide) Posted by on Jun 24, 2024 in For Libraries

Public libraries are on the front lines of helping the tens of millions of immigrants and refugees survive and thrive in their new homes. The foreign-born population accounts for 14%, 17%, and 23% of the populations of the US, UK, and Canada respectively. And they all share the same struggle: learning English. In the last…

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Learn a language offline with the Transparent Language Online app Posted by on Jun 17, 2024 in For Educators, For Learners, For Libraries

It’s 2024. Surely everyone learning a language with us has home internet, right? Unfortunately, no. Tens of millions of US households don’t have internet. And potentially more soon. Congressional funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program ran out on May 31. The program provided a home internet subsidy to more than 23 million low-income households. If…

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New: Review your vocab using all 4 skills Posted by on Mar 7, 2024 in Uncategorized

Practice Activities Transparent Language Online

3,000-4,000. That’s how many words you’ve mastered by CEFR B1-B2ish. That’s a lot of vocab to keep up with! Learned Vocab makes it easy. It stores every word/phrase you learn. And prompts you to review at the right time. Until now you could only refresh your vocab with a simple yes/no flashcard-style activity. But with…

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Beef up your vocab 🐄 Posted by on Jan 23, 2024 in For Learners, Learning + Usage Tips

Add context to your learned vocab

If your 2024 goal is to improve your proficiency, vocab is the way. Proficiency levels have consistently been shown to increase in tandem with vocabulary size.1, 2, 3 And studies show that of all factors contributing to language proficiency, vocabulary size is by far the single most significant factor.4, 5, 6 In most cases, you’re looking…

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