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Valdosta State University Leverages Transparent Language Online On Campus and Online Posted by on Feb 12, 2018

Nestled in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is one of four comprehensive universities in the University System of Georgia. Valdosta’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers foreign language and language teaching degrees both on campus and online. Transparent Language Online is incorporated both on campus and in online degree programs. Valdosta State…

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Why do we still teach foreign languages as a separate subject? Posted by on Feb 5, 2018

Languages aren’t used in isolation, so why do we teach them in isolation? In U.S. schools and training facilities, languages have long been taught as an individual subject—a set of words, grammar rules, and pronunciations to memorize and recall at the right moments. Not by coincidence, the U.S. has also been notoriously ineffective at producing…

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Transparent Language Online Wins Third Modern Library Award Posted by on Jan 29, 2018

It’s a threepeat! Transparent Language Online received its third Platinum Award in LibraryWork’s 2018 Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were established to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Submitted products were sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special…

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Is it time to turn the page on language textbooks? Posted by on Jan 22, 2018

Who has two hands and a device always glued to one of them? Almost every member of the younger generation. Today’s generation of students and young professionals are digital natives—they can hardly imagine a world before smartphones, Google, YouTube, or instant access to virtually any information. If they have a question, need directions, or want…

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2018 is the Year to Invest in Employee Language Training Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin We recently made the case for more and better foreign language education in schools. Thousands of educators and students took interest, sharing the post and championing the cause. But employers should be paying attention, too. As businesses in nearly every industry—from energy to…

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