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Online Language Courses for Professionals Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

Transparent Language Online for Professionals Reading

If you’re learning a language to pick up the basics or prepare for a vacation, there are tons of options (we’ve got them too!) But what about professionals learning a language to relocate or collaborate with foreign counterparts? Transparent Language Online and the CL-150 Platform now includes a new line of “for Professionals” courses, intended…

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Music and Song Enhances the Language Learning Experience Posted by on Jan 28, 2020

Music is something everyone can relate to, but it can be hard to find songs you love in a new language. To this end, Transparent Language has created a Spotify account, on which we’ll share music lists in languages as diverse as Swedish, Arabic, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and more.   Will these playlists be useful even if you don’t speak the language? …

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Transparent Language Online Wins Fifth Consecutive Platinum Award Posted by on Jan 14, 2020

2019 Modern Library Award Transparent Language

Good things come in fives: fingers, food groups, the Great Lakes, and LibraryWorks’ Modern Library Awards. We’re thrilled to receive our fifth consecutive Platinum Award in 2020 for Transparent Language Online. The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) are like the People’s Choice Awards, but better because the voters are librarians. The MLAs were established to recognize…

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Transparent Language 2019 Year in Review Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

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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

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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Non-profit Partnership Adds Four Native Alaskan Languages to Transparent Language Online Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

Sometimes, when you look at the world, it can be easy to despair at the passage of time and the things we lose along the way. Luckily, there are those who make an effort to change the course of what seems to be an inevitability. With dedication, resourcefulness, and teamwork comes success. And so it…

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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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