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Why Language Learners Should Prioritize Declarative Memory Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in For Learners, Learning + Usage Tips

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One of the things that differentiate Transparent Language from many of our competitors is the method we employ to teach adult language learners a new language. We are firm believers in the declarative method. To oversimplify, your brain learns things using two complimentary systems: declarative memory (facts) and procedural memory (skills). For languages, the declarative…

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The Business of Rescuing Languages Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Company News

Transparent Language has always supported the preservation of endangered and less commonly taught languages.  Just because some languages aren’t commercially lucrative doesn’t mean they aren’t important for other reasons; language offers a window on culture and heritage, and you can’t put a price on that.  The biggest danger is in delaying work like the digital…

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Top 10 Reasons to Learn a Language Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Archived Posts

There are actually a lot of really good reasons to learn a foreign language besides “it’s a school requirement.”  Let’s explore some of the key benefits to learning another language.  We’d love to hear your reasons in the comments. 1. Good for the Brain “Training your brain” is all the rage these days, and there are lots of…

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Create your own language learning toolbox Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Archived Posts

For most of us, learning a foreign or second language is an exciting concept.  We picture ourselves as more culturally aware and enriched, able to better communicate with our global family. At the same time, it’s an intimidating prospect and a major commitment of time and effort.  It’s attainable though, and we’re going to help…

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Don’t make a New Year’s Resolution to learn a new language Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Archived Posts

Wait, what?  At Transparent Language, we’re all about language learning!  It’s good exercise for your brain.  Learning about other languages and cultures makes you a better global citizen.  And there’s that rush you get ordering your meal at a French restaurant, all in French, with the greatest of ease.  Why on earth would we tell…

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