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- $49 for a 3-month online language-learning course and an Everywhere Audio Course (a $139.80 value)
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Transparent Language's online courses help aspiring polyglots master new tongues through easy-to-navigate online lessons. Essentials courses cement new vocabulary, and regular refreshers keep words within reach. The Byki vocabulary builder introduces higher-level words, and an in-depth reference resource reveals the nuances of each language's grammatical idiosyncrasies. The Everywhere Audio Course features 35 lessons, available as MP3s conducive to learning on the go. Available languages include Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portugese, Russian, and Spanish.
Transparent Language subverts traditional ideas about language education by emphasizing vocabulary over grammar. Language programs follow a system geared toward the brain's separate systems of memory, declarative and procedural. The declarative system is engaged as students first learn vocabulary in the form of individual words and longer phrases before activating procedural memory through internalized grammar education. Lesson options include classroom learning, online units, and audio courses, allowing students to learn pronunciation from native speakers and write words to forge stronger recall.
Transparent Language has educated more than 12,000 schools and important institutions such as the Foreign Service Institute during the past 20 years. While training tongues to form new words and phrases, Transparent Language also enriches the world around it by engaging in a range of green business practices, supporting more than 80 endangered or heritage languages, and delivering free learning materials to aid workers in disaster areas across the globe.
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