Transforming the Economics of Language Capability

United States Government (USG) organizations need better language capabilities to address military, diplomatic, commercial, medical, and similar professional requirements. Transparent Language works with the expert USG language community to create better ways to blend innovative technology with human instruction, allowing our customers to transform the economics, logistics, reliability, and visibility of rigorous language learning and sustainment programs. (Want more detail? Read the 6 part blog here.)

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The CL-150 Program Solution

Our mission is to make a broad, sophisticated, constantly-growing suite of multi-platform, language-specialized technical capabilities and methodologies available to all. The CL-150 Technology Matrix for Critical Languages is the core of how we do it. Transparent Language's CL-150 program is designed to engage and empower language learners, instructors, and program administrators, as well as lesson, course, and curriculum developers with features and services such as:

  • Content Authoring: Instructors and curriculum designers can author high-impact, technology-delivered courseware for one lesson, course, or an entire curriculum.
  • Reporting Capabilities: Track and comprehensively report on progress at various administrative levels for maximum visibility.
  • Mobile and Desktop Applications: Efficiently assign, access, and complete courseware on multiple devices and platforms.
  • Sharable Content: If desired, courseware can be shared with other USG, CL-150-enabled personnel and programs.
  • CL-150 Connect Instructional Services: Focused on the language requirements of U.S. military and intelligence organizations, these turn-key, blended learning programs merge high quality instruction, mentoring, and program management with CL-150 technology.
  • CL-150 Cohort Coaching for Sustainment: Directly and continuously support an exponentially larger and globally dispersed community (including SOF, FAOs, Linguists, and Advisors) with little disruption and high visibility.

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The CL-150 Technology

The CL-150 is made available to U.S. military and federal government personnel and is sponsored through the Department of Defense's Joint Language University (JLU).

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The CL-150 has evolved and emerged as the leading technology platform for public language training programs. The extensive suite of unique and powerful technologies and resources supports defense, intelligence, and other specialized government requirements, as well as promotes high-level sustainment and enhancement, including:

  • Lesson Authoring: The LessonGin lesson authoring tool allows licensed instructors to use authentic content to create SCORM-compliant, ILR level-appropriate lessons with an array of customizable activities.
  • Unique Language Capabilities: The CL-150 includes a wide array of features and content, including EveryVoice™ speech technology, alphabet courses, engaging learning activities, and much more.
  • Domain-Specific Content: The CL-150 includes materials for a wide range of domains, including military advising/partnership, counter insurgency, disaster relief, peacekeeping, medical, SERE, intelligence, and more.
  • Mobile and Desktop Applications: Smartphone, tablet (iOS and Android™), PC, and Mac technologies are available for over 120 languages.
  • Tests and Assessments: Open proficiency tests and diagnostic assessments are contained in the CL-150 and based on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale.
  • Administrator Portal: Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, CLPMs can run real-time usage reports on the learning time and number of items learned for certain users.
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Cohort Coaching

CL-150 technologies allow a single Transparent Language "Coach" to directly and continuously support an exponentially larger and global learner community (including SOF, FAOs, Linguists, and Advisors) as compared to a traditional cadre of language instructors. These cohorts feature:

  • Focused Lessons/"Sustainment Workouts": Coaches author and deliver relevant, authentic lessons designed to engage and challenge Cohort Members' proficiency threshold.
  • Independent Study: Lessons can be completed anytime, anywhere and on almost any computer or mobile device.
  • Language Proficiency Maintenance: Short, regularly-provided lessons fight language proficiency drop-offs through consistent engagement and review.
  • Support for Entire Units: Reach and build capacity across an entire unit – including those with limited or no designated training time and access to traditional language support.
  • Ongoing Feedback: Coaches provide encouragement, feedback, and support to all cohorts.
  • Continuous Reporting: Real-time, data-driven training metrics will be reported on and available for CLPMs and training administration.
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CL-150 Connect™ Classes

CL-150 Connect is a comprehensive, specialized virtual classroom capability that merges high quality instruction, mentoring, and program management, Transparent Language's specialized CL-150 technology, and third-party collaboration technology. CL-150 Connect is focused on the complex language requirements of dispersed U.S. military and intelligence organizations. These classes feature:

  • Specialized Training: CL-150 Connect can be utilized to train or sustain the full spectrum of proficiency levels and performance domains for a range of languages.
  • Class Preparation: CL-150 Connect instructors develop written, daily lesson plans that focus on task-based instruction with real-life application, efficient use of time, balance, and variety of language presentation, and clarity of objectives.
  • Class Records: Reports vary by program, but typically include Individual student progress, instructor observations, and rosters of student attendance.
  • Virtual Binder: This education portfolio includes the instructor bio, course syllabus, class lesson plans and recordings, CL-150 assignments, a follow-up report, and a sustainment plan.
  • Students Performance Feedback: Typically shared with students, these formal and informal reports include comments on attitude in class, work ethic, and strengths and weaknesses regarding the course objectives.
  • Course Completion Certificates: Certificates can be provided to students and contain the student's name, instructor's name, course dates, course name, level, and total hours of training.
  • Classroom Management: Instructors receive pre-service training on teaching strategies (techniques and best practices), DABL implementation, and class management strategies.