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Transparent Language Online Year in Review 2020 Posted by on Dec 30, 2020

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What a year. Despite all of the challenges of 2020, you logged more hours than ever in Transparent Language Online. Thank you for learning with us! Whether you’re learning to have fun at home, to land a new job, or to connect with family from afar, let’s keep that momentum going. You won’t want to…

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Learn French With Transparent Language Online Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

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French is the third most-taught language in schools, and the fifth most spoken language in American homes. The US has a strong connection to the French language coming from all directions, be it the Franco-American settlers of New England and Maine to the Cajun and Houma speakers in Louisiana. 1.3 million people speak French in the…

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Learn Spanish with Transparent Language Online Posted by on Aug 31, 2020

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Spanish isn’t only the second most spoken language in the US after English, it’s also the most taught language in US schools. With Transparent Language Online, Spanish teachers, Spanish students, and even libraries have access to excellent Spanish resources for all levels. Beginner Spanish Courses The Essentials Course 30+ hours of Spanish learning organized into…

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The #1 Tool for Remote Language Teaching: A Library Card! Posted by on Aug 27, 2020

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We’re less than a week away from the beginning of September, and you know what that means! Back to school! Or stay-at-home school! Or hybrid school! Or… this used to be a lot more straight forward, didn’t it? Wherever your kids or students find themselves come September, the Unsung Superheroes of the Pandemic have got you…

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New: Advanced English Listening and Reading Lessons Posted by on Jun 9, 2020

Highly proficient English learners, you can now sharpen your listening and reading comprehension with the new Advanced Listening and Advanced Reading lessons in Transparent Language Online. The new advanced English lessons—ten listening-focused and ten reading-focused—are intended for learners near or at the CEFR C2/ACTFL Superior level. All lessons are based on authentic materials created by…

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New Image-Based Learning Activities Posted by on May 5, 2020

Transparent Language Online image explorer activity

Let’s get visual! Two new image-based activities are now available in the lesson authoring tool in Transparent Language Online for Education. We remember more of what we see than what we hear[1]—a fact that should be exploited particularly in language teaching. Images of objects bring vocabulary items to life and street scenes from far off…

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There’s a lesson for that. Posted by on Mar 31, 2020

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Or there could be in just a couple hours. A quick Amazon search for “advanced Spanish lessons” brings up 500+ results. But how many of those advanced Spanish lessons cover terminology relating to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela? Probably none. And what about materials for less common languages? A search for “Advanced Yoruba lessons”: zero…

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