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Using social media actively to learn a foreign language Posted by on Nov 2, 2020 in For Learners, Learning + Usage Tips

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Maintaining a language over time involves more than holding on to what you already know. Languages are constantly changing, and you need to keep up to stay current and use the language with others. In German, for example, Hamsterkauf (literally “hamster buying”) showed up recently to describe pandemic-induced panic buying, as did “Coronaspeck” as a…

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“Practice” the language skills you need most with Transparent Language Online Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in For Learners, For Libraries, Learning + Usage Tips

If you want to improve a specific skill, you shouldn’t have to sit through an entire language course to practice the parts you need most. Make custom listening, speaking, reading, or writing lessons in seconds with the Practice activities in Transparent Language Online. It’s as easy as this: Pick a learning activity. There are 28…

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Only have 10 minutes to spend on language learning today? Refresh your Learned Vocab. Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in For Learners, Learning + Usage Tips

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As you probably know, language learning takes time and effort. Some days you’ll only have 10 minutes to spare, but you can make those 10 minutes count with Learned Vocab refresh. Refresh your learned vocab. Research consistently shows that proficiency levels increase in tandem with vocabulary size.1,2,3 In fact, of all factors contributing to language…

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Advocating for Language—Online and on Capitol Hill! Posted by on Mar 3, 2020 in Company News

Transparent Language Lorie Roule Language Advocacy Day

A few weeks ago, Lorie Roule, our Senior Executive for Intelligence at Transparent Language, participated in the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS)-sponsored annual Language Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Language Advocacy Day is a gathering of language educators, researchers, translators, interpreters, business owners, and other…

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Transparent Language 2019 Year in Review Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Company News, For Educators, For Learners, For Libraries

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Any serious language learner will know the importance of reviewing what you’ve learned. So, it’s only logical that we apply that practice ourselves and look back on what we’ve learned and accomplished in 2019. What have we been working on? The Transparent Language team spent a good chunk of 2019 improving and expanding our language…

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Expanding Our ESL Programs Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in For Educators, For Learners, For Libraries, Learning Material Updates

You probably know that English is the most widely spoken language in the world. Of the world’s approximately 1.5 billion English speakers, an overwhelming majority speak it as a second language. Yet, here in the United States, we are facing something of a crisis in teaching, and learning, English as a second language (ESL) In…

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Why focus on vocabulary? Posted by on May 20, 2019 in For Learners, Learning + Usage Tips

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“Why do you focus so much on vocabulary in your language platforms?” We get that question a lot, and it’s a more interesting question than you might think. We focus on language proficiency, which is largely made up of two things: vocabulary (declarative knowledge) and skills like pronunciation, grammar, structure, automaticity (procedural knowledge).[1] The CL-150…

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