Transparent Language- Learn something new

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Interested in learning something new while we shelter in place? Are you looking forward to when you can travel again? Do you or your child need to fulfill a language requirement for coursework? 

Look no further than our Transparent Languages Digital Service. With 100+ languages and dialects, Transparent Language offers lessons for everyone from beginners to intermediate speakers. English not your first language? They’ve thought of that too, offering 26 language lessons designed for ESL students. 

Everyone learns a little differently so Transparent Languages offers four types of courses to help you.         

Alphabet Courses: Full-length alphabet courses are available for 18+ languages to familiarize you with new writing systems, empowering you to learn one (or more!) of those “intimidating” languages like Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, or Arabic.



Essentials Courses: These courses guide you through 30+ lessons of pure language fundamentals, including meeting and greeting, expressing wants and needs, planning for a trip, dealing with money, asking for help, and beyond.




Supplemental Vocabulary: Hundreds of topically-organized vocabulary lists will teach you thousands of new words and phrases through a completely redesigned suite of fun, interactive activities that build all four core language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. No more drilling paper flashcards!


Grammar Reference: An extensive index of grammar materials rounds out the learning experience, providing both written and multimedia explanations of grammar rules and patterns.

Worried that you won’t be able to learn on your own? A customizable Learning Path allows you to choose what you want to learn, while an integrated analytics system tracks your progress, periodically prompting you to review material that you haven’t seen in a while. It’s like having a built-in teacher there to keep you on track toward your language-learning goals.

Getting Started: Start today by downloading our rbDigital app. Yes, the app that also brings you magazines and audiobooks is a portal to learning a new language too! Download the app and create a login using your library card number and pin. Not sure what your library card number is? We can help with that.


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