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What is Transparent Language Online?Transparent Language Online is a unique application that bridges the gap between learning a language online and using that language in the real world by allowing users to do both in one program. It features a scientifically-proven methodology, a wide variety of high-quality learning material, and seamless integration of real-life language use by native speakers - all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface that can be accessed at any time and from any computer with Internet access.
What are the Essentials Courses in Transparent Language Online?The Essentials Courses included for some languages in Transparent Language Online are special sets of content designed to help learners prepare for practical, everyday conversations in a foreign language. Each course consists of a series of units that cover common situations such as getting around the city, eating out, shopping and handling money, getting to know people, dealing with emergencies, and so on. These units are made up of lessons and activities which provide beginners and advanced beginners with the clear learning path and structure they need to succeed, while at the same time allowing more experienced users the flexibility to focus on the exercises that best suit their needs. Designed with travelers and adventure-seekers in mind, Essentials Courses appeal to those who are looking for an easy, quick way to get started in a new language.

Not all languages in Transparent Language Online include Essentials Courses.
What is Transparent Connect?Transparent Connect combines technology and personal instruction to deliver a complete learning experience. All of our courses and course material are delivered online, so you can access them no matter where you are located. Transparent Connect offers two different types of courses: Transparent Connect Tutoring and Transparent Connect Capstone. Best of all, our courses are available for language learners of all levels, from novice to advanced.

What is Transparent Connect Online Language Tutoring?

Transparent Connect Online Language Tutoring gives you access to 90 minutes of interaction with real, live instructors. The actual lessons and content will differ depending on your personal goals and current proficiency, but usually incorporate learning activities such as vocabulary building, pronunciation practice, conversation practice, culture familiarization, and more.

What is Transparent Connect Capstone?

The Transparent Connect™ Capstone course is a highly individualized 12-week online course that combines customized asynchronous learning events with a 1-hour weekly virtual class. Utilizing Transparent Language's proven DABL methodology, this program is suited for individuals seeking a rigorous, one-on-one language course.
What product do you recommend for beginners?We recommend that beginners check out Transparent Language Online. The Essentials courses and/or vocabulary lists in that program provide a great introduction to a language. Plus, many languages also have additional alphabet and grammar resources that can be very useful for beginners.
What product do you recommend for intermediate/advanced learners?We would recommend our Transparent Connect Courses. You can read more about them at