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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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To memorize vocab or not to memorize vocab? Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in For Learners

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To memorize or not to memorize, that is… not even a question. You’ve gotta do it. We know you want to use your language, not flip through flashcards. But you can’t have meaningful conversations, read the news, or enjoy your next Netflix binge in the language without enough vocab to back you up. Words matter…

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A “Crash-Connect Course” Experience Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in For Learners

Hi there! Introductions first: my name is Bridgette Claery and I just joined Transparent Language full time as part of the Engagement team. As you can imagine, it is hard to engage folks on something you have not done yourself, so the first order of business was four weeks of intensive German tutoring with Christina…

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Finding the right learning materials Posted by on Feb 2, 2021 in For Learners, Learning + Usage Tips

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Two of our frequently asked questions from Transparent Language Online learners: “Do I have to start with the content on my Learning Path?” “What do I do when I’ve finished all of the content on my Learning Path?” The short answer: you do you! Your Learning Path is fully customizable. Watch the video below to…

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