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Vocabulary vs. Grammar: Where to begin? Posted by on Apr 14, 2021

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You have limited time to study your target language. How should you spend it? For beginner and intermediate learners, we typically recommend focusing on vocabulary. Read on to find out why, or skip to the video at the bottom to watch a replay of our webinar explaining why vocab matters more than you think. How…

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Placement Tests in Transparent Language Online Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

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🧐 Not sure where to begin in Transparent Language Online? Take a placement test! Informal placement tests are available in 8 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. The tests contain four parts: a fill-in-the blank grammar section an identify-the-mistake grammar section a fill-in-the-blank vocabulary section and a reading comprehension section At…

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Finding the right learning materials Posted by on Feb 2, 2021

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Two of our frequently asked questions from Transparent Language Online learners: “Do I have to start with the content on my Learning Path?” “What do I do when I’ve finished all of the content on my Learning Path?” The short answer: you do you! Your Learning Path is fully customizable. Watch the video below to…

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Learning the “Essentials” in 80+ languages Posted by on Dec 21, 2020

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Whether you’re learning a language for fun, for travel, or even for professional reasons, you’ll want to start with the essentials. After all, if you don’t know the basics like question words and numbers, you can’t order a meal, let alone negotiate a deal! No matter your language goals, the Essentials Course is the right…

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Learning Grammar with Transparent Language Online Posted by on Dec 7, 2020

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Whether you love or hate learning grammar, you’re going to need it when communicating in a language beyond very basic levels. Transparent Language Online incorporates grammar two different ways, so there’s something helpful for every learner. For those who dread the thought, grammar concepts are seamlessly integrated into vocabulary courses for implicit practice. For grammar…

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Using social media actively to learn a foreign language Posted by on Nov 2, 2020

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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

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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