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Transparent Language Online Receives Platinum Award for Second Year in a Row


Leading Language-Learning Company Scores Highest Award for Two Years Running in Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks


Nashua, N.H., January 11, 2017 - Transparent Language Inc., a leading provider of language-learning technology, announced today they have received a platinum award in LibraryWorks' third annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). This is the second year in a row that Transparent Language Online has received this award.

The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.

Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.

"It is an honor to receive the Platinum award for Transparent Language Online for the second year in a row," noted Michael Quinlan, CEO of Transparent Language, Inc. "Libraries are at the center of today's dynamic changes on how people get information and knowledge. We love supporting them in all that they do."

Transparent Language Online is Transparent Language's premier language-learning system for libraries, schools, corporate organizations, and independent learners. As an ever-evolving product, subscribing organizations and learners always receive the latest upgrades, as they are released. New updates in 2016 included:

  • iPad App: The iPad app allows learners to work offline—content can be downloaded and then learned (even without an internet connection). The next time the app is connected to the Internet, all of their progress will sync automatically.
  • New Content: From Word of the Day courses to Elementary French and Spanish for grades 3 - 6, to intermediate-level English, tons of new courses across different languages and proficiency levels were added to Transparent Language Online.
  • Daily Refresher Emails: Users can now opt in to daily refresher email reminders, which will prompt them to practice words and phrases deemed "stale" by the program's algorithm.
  • More Practice Activities: Now with even more activities to choose from, users can select the content they want to learn and the skills they want to practice to achieve their goals.
  • New Support Widget: Learners can now quickly and easily direct any problems, questions, or feedback to the team at Transparent Language through the built-in support widget.

Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, "Transparent Language Online is a product that is under consistent evolution through feedback from public libraries and other organizations. We're delighted to be able to present Transparent Language with the Platinum award two-years running."

Specially-configured versions of Transparent Language Online - featuring support for over 100 languages - are available for educational institutions, corporations, and public libraries. Transparent Language Online for independent learners is available from the company's website, with subscription pricing starting at $29.95 per month.


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.


About LibraryWorks

LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.


About the Modern Library Awards program

The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a program designed to recognize elite products and services in the library market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.