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English Learning goes Mobile with Byki® for iPhone Apps
New Versions of Byki for iPhone deliver English Learning for Speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and KoreanNashua, N.H., January 12, 2010 - Transparent Language Inc. today announced the availability of five new Byki for iPhone language applications that provide English language learning with the highly acclaimed Byki product line. Each English Byki for iPhone app offers iPhone and iPod touch users a fast and effective way to learn over 1,000 English words and phrases that are essential for everyday communication. Over 3 million English speaking language-learners have used Byki to learn another language. Now speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean can apply the same great method to learn English. For more information, visit Byki.com.
Unlike many English learning programs that claim to use full immersion or assume that the learner has at least a minimal English competence, Byki provides a fully localized learning environment. Both the application interface and the learning support material are presented in the learner's native language, making Byki ideal for true beginners with no previous English knowledge as well as intermediate and advanced learners looking to enhance and maintain their vocabulary.
“The Byki experience has been developed to maximize the amount of material learned for the time spent,” says Michael Quinlan, CEO of Transparent Language. “We are very pleased to offer English learners the same fast and effective Byki learning methodology that we have provided to English speakers learning foreign languages on the iPhone.” The Byki learning methodology uses a paired language approach to introduce words and phrases. The learner's native language supports the learning of English, making the learning process faster and more effective by virtually eliminating ambiguity and improving retention.
Byki Features include:
- Flash Card Activities - Experience the fun, effective and curiously addictive, flash card-based memorization system for learning language.
- Twitter Integration - See how the words and phrases you are learning are used in real-time, real-world communication, including slang and colloquial usage.*
- Byki Quizzes - Test your newly acquired knowledge.
- Statistics - Track your progress with statistics on all of the items you have learned.
- Perfect Recall - The proprietary presentation algorithm recognizes which items of vocabulary you are struggling with and presents these more often while showing you known items less frequently.
- SlowSound™ - Slow down the native speaker sound to hear every nuance, reproduce, and master proper pronunciation.
- Searchable Phrasebook - Search in English or in your native language to quickly find meanings for words and phrases of which you are unsure.
Byki for iPhone has proven to be a key tool to help on-the-go people expand their speaking, listening, and reading skills. Now English learning can be made easy for speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean as well.
About the Byki SystemByki formerly "Before You Know It," is a 3-Step, rapid learning system employing spaced interval repetition. Experts agree that the key to language learning, especially at a beginning level, is to first build a strong lexical foundation - a ready supply of words and phrases locked into one's working memory. Byki is the fastest, most direct path to that goal. Byki takes users through three simple learning steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings, representation, and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time. Millions of people around the world already use Byki, which currently comes in more than 70 languages. Download a free version of Byki.
About Transparent Language, Inc.
At Transparent Language, we leverage our expertise in the research and practice of language learning to build programs for use by many US Government agencies and organizations, as well as thousands of schools, hundreds of public libraries, and millions of individuals. Our mission is to help language learners better communicate and engage with all of the world's people. We believe that a key to American success and world prosperity is the ability to understand and appreciate one another. Since 1991, we have worked to make this happen, one school, library, organization or person at a time.