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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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Only have 10 minutes to spend on language learning today? Refresh your Learned Vocab. Posted by on Oct 6, 2020

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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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Why focus on vocabulary? Posted by on May 20, 2019

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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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Manage Your Learned Vocab in Transparent Language Online Posted by on Apr 18, 2019

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You can now add new words and phrases—or edit existing words and phrases—in the Learned Vocab Management dashboard in the CL-150 Platform and Transparent Language Online. Our platforms provide end-to-end support for language programs: instructors can create lessons, students and individuals can learn and review material, and administrators can track and report on that learning—all…

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