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Free Resources for Haitian Creole Language Learning

Transparent Language provides Free access to Haitian Creole language learning programs for Windows and Mac computers

Nashua, N.H., January 14, 2010 - In support of the ongoing Haiti relief effort, Transparent Language Inc. is now making its Byki® Haitian Creole language learning software available for free download.

The entire Byki collection of over 2,000 critical Haitian Creole words and phrases, normally available only in the paid Byki Deluxe product, has now been added to the Byki Express software product, which is available at no charge in Windows and Macintosh versions. Byki Express now includes the 10 Quick Start lists of the 100 most useful words and phrases as well as a set of Medical Emergency terminology developed by Voxtec International.

To download the free enhanced Byki Express software for Haitian Creole, visit, choose Haitian Creole from the list of available languages and follow the onscreen instructions. In addition Transparent Language has posted all of the Haitian Creole Byki Flash Card lists to Central for free use online or download.

"The Byki experience has been developed to maximize the amount of material learned for the time spent," says Michael Quinlan, CEO of Transparent Language. "Experience has shown us that relief workers and others will find that they can actually learn a usable amount of Haitian language in transit."

About the Byki System

Byki 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 technology and in the research and practice of language learning and teaching to build unique capabilities for use by US Government agencies and organizations, as well as hundreds of public libraries, thousands of schools, and millions of individuals. We care about all languages, regardless of commercial value. We believe that language technology needs to work for all courses and curricula, not just a few courses. It needs to benefit not only individuals, but entire programs. We believe that great language technology not only changes the user experience; it transforms the economics, logistics, and reliability of language learning.