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e-Resource News: Language Learning @ Your Library

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With school soon to be back in session, many families pack their bags for a trip to the beach or abroad during August. If you have overseas travel plans where English is not the primary language, or are just looking to expand your knowledge of other languages/culture from home, now is the time to go mobile with Transparent Language Online.

What is Transparent Language Online?
Transparent Language Online (TLO) is an innovative learning method that takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time. TLO is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for over 90 languages.

Online/Mobile Access
The Transparent Language app for iOS® and Android™ devices enables language learning on-the-go. Log into your Transparent Language Online account, click the Go Mobile button and get directions on how to use the mobile app. Then, get your mobile username, install and authorize your device.

Offline Access – No Data Plan Necessary!
Don’t have internet access at home or prefer not being “online?” Try the Transparent Language interactive language instruction series via USB flash drive. Simply plug the flash drive into your computer, download the software and you’re ready to go. Over a dozen different languages are available at the library. These USB drives can be checked out, and borrowed for three weeks, just like other library items.

Free Online Road sign with arms labeled with languages, pointing in different directionsResources
Below are some free online resources to supplement the library’s premium Transparent Language offerings – no library card required:

  • Transparent Language blogs and Word of the Day
  • BBC Languages – Games, online courses, video/audio resources and links to online tests; check out their essential phrases in 40 languages
  • BBC Kids – Foreign language instruction and activities for primary (ages 4-11), secondary (ages 11-16) and students 16+

Whether you’re learning a language for school, work, or personal development, the library’s Transparent Language service delivers a continuous and versatile learning experience. Before you know it, you’ll be speaking another language with ease!

Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library

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