Transparent Language provides a fun, engaging, and interactive language-learning environment. More than just a language course, it contains full courses and dozens of resources, while also providing extensive reference information, vocabulary building, relevant culture learning, and guidance for learning over 110 languages (including Spanish, French, German and English).
Designed with the beginner- to intermediate-level language learners in mind, Transparent Language allows learners to build and maintain the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as gain general background knowledge of a language and its culture. It integrates activities, interactive text, audio, and visual stimuli to give learners the most engaging and effective experience with a new language. Grammar reference files and grammar videos can be found within the program.
From angst to zydeco, the ultimate guide to foreign terms and phrases This handy, practical, and browsable A-to-Z reference tells you all you need to know to understand, pronounce, and appreciate the nearly 2,000 foreign words and phrases commonly used by speakers and writers of English.
Andrew Dalby had the needs and interests of general readers in mind when he compiled this comprehensive reference work--most other language guides are written for scholars, and many include little or none of the absorbing social, cultural, geographic, and historical details that are brought together here. In the book, readers will find: a selection of four hundred languages and language groups, arranged alphabetically, with rich, detailed descriptions of the genesis, development, and current status of each; more than two hundred maps displaying where the languages are spoken today; sidebars showing alphabets, numerals, and other enriching facts; and, a comprehensive index listing additional languages.