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Transparent Language’s Transparent Connect™ Online Courses Blend Cutting Edge Language-Learning Software and Live Instruction Posted by on Sep 14, 2011

Transparent Language, Inc. announces the full release of Transparent Connect, a complete language-learning solution that marries the two most important elements to foreign language acquisition: personal instruction and effective courseware. Now language learners are able to participate in one of the most unique online language courses available. Transparent Connect provides a True Blended Learning™ experience…

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Adults don’t need to “learn like a child” Posted by on Aug 4, 2011

You may have heard these language learning claims before: “Learn a language the way you did as a child” or “mimic the way you learned your very first language”.  Those of us in the language learning business see the fallacy in such arguments: learning our first language was actually quite difficult, not to mention slow! …

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Language Facts for You to Brag About Posted by on Jul 12, 2011

Transparent Connect is passionate about languages, and to showcase our love, we’re giving you some language “fun facts” to share with others throughout your day! Fact: There was no standardized punctuation until the 15th century. Fact: The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese. Fact:  At least half…

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5 Things Successful Language Learners Do Differently Posted by on Jun 28, 2011

So you’re interested in learning a new language? Congratulations! Learning a new language can be exciting but, often times, daunting. Never fear (and we mean that!); here’s a list of five things successful language learners do differently. Read on to find some useful tips to help you reach your language potential. 1.Set goals: Successful language…

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Don’t Fight Facebook in the Classroom: Use It! Posted by on Apr 4, 2011

This weekend, Transparent Language attended NECTFL–the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Baltimore.  It was a great show, and we talked to hundreds of language instructors from across the country.  One of the most commonly asked questions was “How can I get my students as jazzed about language learning as they are…

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How to Help Teachers and Schools? Posted by on Jan 7, 2011

New NYC Chancellor of schools, Cathleen Black, has already shown herself to be passionate about languages. During her first few days on the job, she articulated a desire for more language instruction, especially Chinese Mandarin.  Black sees Mandarin proficiency as a critical skill in our increasingly global economy and wants New York City students to…

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Less Commonly Taught Languages Gaining Attention Posted by on Dec 14, 2010

When thinking of foreign language learning, most people think of the FIGS categories: French, Italian, German, and Spanish.  And with good reason: these are the languages most commonly offered at the high school level, and therefore, they’re the most popular within higher education as well.  Yet these are not necessarily the languages most critical to…

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