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Byki Language Software, Used by Millions, Launched for iPhone and iPod Touch
NEW BYKI APPLICATION BRINGS TIME-EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING TO APPLE DEVICESNashua, N.H., Jan 6, 2009 - Transparent Language today announced the release of its new Byki® language-learning application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Available for download at http://www.byki.com/iphone/iphone.html, Byki for iPhone and iPod touch sells for $9.99 per language, with an early-bird price of only $7.99 during the first 30 days of availability for each language. It currently comes in French and Spanish, with more languages " such as German, Italian, Japanese, and others in the works.Byki for iPhone includes approximately 1000 words and phrases in each language, all taught through Byki's rapid, 3-step learning process. Every word and phrase includes native speaker sound, and Byki for iPhone includes the popular SlowSound function that allows users to slow down the audio to help perfect their pronunciation. Byki for iPhone also comes with a quiz, letting users assess how much they've actually learned. Finally, Byki for iPhone allows users to search for words and phrases, turning the iPhone or the iPod touch into a portable audio phrasebook.
" strong>Byki's just ideal for time-pressed iPhone users who want to learn another language," said Michael Quinlan, CEO of Transparent Language. "With Byki on your iPhone, you can steal five minutes on the train, or anywhere really, to learn more useful words and phrases. Unlike other language products, that's exactly what Byki is designed to do - help you efficiently expand your vocabulary and phrase knowledge in short bursts of time. Steadily growing vocabulary really does make all the difference for language learning - The research shows that very clearly."
About the Byki System
Byki, short for "Before You Know It," is a rapid learning system employing spaced interval repetition. Experts agree that the key to second language learning is first building a strong lexical foundation - a ready supply of words and phrases locked in one's memory. Byki is the most direct path to that goal. Byki takes users through three simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time. More than 3 million people around the world already use Byki, which currently comes in more than 70 languages.
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.