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How Understanding Community Needs Led to 6x Growth Posted by on Jan 31, 2022 in For Libraries, Library Success Stories

Promoting library resources can sometimes feel like shouting to the void. But as a librarian, you know your community better than anyone. Give that void a face. Postville Public Library in Iowa did exactly that and achieved 6x growth in their users in 2021. In fact, Postville Public Library had the highest monthly usage among…

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Language Tutoring Posted by on Jan 24, 2022 in For Learners

Language tutoring can be a big investment. But if you’re learning a language on your own, you’re already investing time and effort. Working with a great tutor helps you get a better return on that investment. If you’re taking the plunge, here are 5 ways to make the most of tutoring: 📲Self-teach before class so…

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Transparent Language Online Wins 7th Modern Library Award Posted by on Jan 17, 2022 in Company News, For Libraries

Lots of good things come in seven: 🌈 colors of the rainbow 📅 days of the week 🌍 continents on earth 🏆 LibraryWorks’ Modern Library Awards We’re thrilled to receive our 7th consecutive Modern Library Awards Platinum Award in 2022 for Transparent Language Online! The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) are like the People’s Choice Awards, but…

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Year in Review Posted by on Dec 20, 2021 in Company News, For Learners

Let’s celebrate how much you’ve progressed in 2021! When logging into your account you will be able to see just how far you’ve come towards your language goals this past year, including: ⌚ number of hours spent learning 🔢 number of words/phrases learned 📆 your longest learning streak Share your progress on Twitter with the…

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Faces of Language Reclamation Posted by on Oct 11, 2021 in Company News

The world’s indigenous languages are under threat of disappearing, with one language dying every two weeks and many more at risk. One fifth of the world’s more than 7,000 languages will be dormant or dead by the end of the century, with more than 40% already considered endangered. Why is it so important to worry…

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Are you up to the challenge? Posted by on Aug 18, 2021 in For Libraries

Transparent Language One Week Streak Challenge

This Library Card Sign-up Month, we challenge you to take advantage of your library’s language learning resources. And if your library offers free access to Transparent Language Online, you can join the One Week Streak Challenge! At any point during September, achieve a 7-day learning streak in Transparent Language Online and share it with us…

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Goodbye textbooks, hello authentic materials! Posted by on Aug 11, 2021 in For Educators

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Ever feel like you’re competing with your students’ phones for their attention? 📱 🙄 They’ve got the world at their fingertips now. But a new language opens up a whole new world, too. Make your classroom just as interesting as the real world by incorporating authentic materials. (Come learn how our instructors do it on…

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