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Transparent Language by Transparent Language - 2d ago

“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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Instructors using the CL-150 Platform and Transparent Language Online can create custom lessons using LessonGin, our lesson authoring technology for quickly building compelling, multi-activity language lessons that work on almost all common smartphones, tablets and laptops. We recently added a new batch of features and updates to LessonGin that give instructors more flexibility and control…
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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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We talk a lot about how technology is transforming the way we teach and learn language. But we don’t talk enough about the transformation in how we create language learning content—and the team that helps us do it. The content challenge is different for professionals In contrast to many language learning companies, we primarily support…

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We’re feeling very fourtunate to receive our fourth consecutive Platinum Award in LibraryWork’s 2019 Modern Library Awards! Providing language learning opportunities to library patrons must really be our fourte. (Okay, that’s all of our number puns… four now.) The Modern Library Awards are special awards because they are voted on by the librarians with whom we…

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Practice what you preach, right? For professional linguists and casual language learners, we preach reviewing early and reviewing often, so we’re take our advice and looking back on our year. What have we been working on? CL-150 Updates CL-150 Cohorts: To help professional linguists sustain and strengthen their language skills, we’ve expanded the CL-150 Cohorts.…

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Productivity is typically associated with time. How long does a task take? How much can you get done in a certain amount of time? Could you do it faster—and thereby be more productive? Managing time alone is no longer enough. With the entire world at our fingertips, time management has met its match: endless distractions.…

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From the Cold War era to the 2014 Ebola outbreak, we need not look back too far to realize the scale of America’s language gap—and why we must fill it before history repeats itself. There is a reason we offer more than 100 languages in our learning platforms: we believe all languages matter. That’s not…

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Alphabet learning is like the “accessory work” of language learning. A Crossfit athlete, for example, cares mostly about the big movements: squats, cleans, snatches, muscle-ups, etc. To improve these movements, dedicated athletes will do accessory exercises like hammer curls, rows, or glute bridges. Less fun to spend lots of time on, no doubt, but necessary…

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To get serious about skills training, organizations “need to embrace a new generation of e-learning.” According to the former head of Google France, Jean-Marc Tassetto, e-learning platforms are on “the brink of an engagement revolution.” He predicts that e-learning will be more personalized, adaptive, and aligned with individual goals. Less MOOC-style show-and-tell and more, well,…

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