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Intermediate Level English in Transparent Language Online Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in For Educators, For Learners, For Libraries, Learning Material Updates

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Of the 100+ languages we offer in Transparent Language Online, English and ESL is by far the most requested. That’s why we’ve created an Intermediate Conversations in English course that complements the beginner English courses we already had. The immersion style Intermediate English course was designed for learners with elementary to limited working proficiency who…

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Language-learning Online: How One School Cut Spending and Boosted Student Outcomes Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in For Educators

It’s no secret that public school districts are strapped for cash.  Budget shortfalls are commonplace, and administrators are looking for solutions to cut costs without compromising the educational experience.  Recently, one school found a way to cut costs and improve student outcomes. East Kingston Elementary School, (EKES,) located in East Kingston, NH is saving money…

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Why Learn a Language if Machines Translate for You? Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Archived Posts


Computers already facilitate communication, but will they someday allow real-time conversations between speakers of different languages?  The Economist believes they might.  In an article about machine translation, the author speculates that we may see computers doing this “Star Trek” kind of work someday soon.  Still, this is a difficult feat for machines.  They struggle with…

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Tech News: Student Success at San Diego State Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Archived Posts

Technology offers the potential to revolutionize the way that we teach and learn.  Mobile apps, in particular, are making their mark on this generation of language learners, since apps allow learners to study on the go and use small chunks of time productively.  The Language Acquisition Resource Center, (LARC,) at San Diego State University has…

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