Speak a New Language at this Month’s Lunch & Learn

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library

Discover how you can learn over 100 languages for free with your library card and Transparent Language. Join us on the fourth Thursday of the month at noon for a new Lunch & Learn video. This month, Keith Armour, the Library's Adult Learning and Literacies Manager, gives you step-by-step instructions to help you discover this powerful language learning resource.

All About Transparent Language

Teach yourself over 100 languages from Afrikaans to Zulu with this personalized online language-learning system. Transparent Language is full of features designed to get you speaking new languages faster including:

  • Smart Insight and Review: Your learned vocab items chart tells you how many words and phrases you've learned and when it's time to review.
  • Practice Activities: Want to learn a little bit of language without taking a course? Practice listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills with learning material from any lesson using over a dozen challenging activities.
  • Core Skill-Building Activities: A robust program that builds all four core skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Enhanced Compatibility: Optimized for touchscreen use on iPads® and Android tablets, Transparent Language Online works on virtually any Internet-connected device or computer.

What language do you want to learn using Transparent Language? Let us know in the comments below!