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English Learning
with Transparent Language Online

Provide the tools and resources your English students need to survive — and thrive — in a new language and environment. They'll build their vocabulary and strengthen their communication skills in preparation for real - world situations, from ordering a coffee to renting an apartment (both equally important!)

English Essentials for Speakers of Other Languages

Help your beginner - and advanced beginner-level students prepare for practical, everyday interactions through the English Essentials series.

  • Native language courses: Ease your students' frustration and help them progress faster with paired language lessons - available for speakers of 10 languages and growing.
  • Common situations: Whether they want to learn how to get around the city, deal with emergencies, shop, or go out to eat, your students will find something of interest in our 11 themed units.
  • Over 30 hours of learning: Students will master words and phrases for basic survival and daily interactions while completing 33 engaging lessons.
  • Core skill-building activities: Dozens of learning activities will engage your students as they build all four core skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Intermediate English

Using authentic dialogs, your intermediate-level English students will prepare for life in an English-speaking community with this immersion-style course.

  • Contextual learning:Drawing upon their existing knowledge of English and using contextual clues will help your students to understand new concepts.
  • Themed situations: From landing a job, to buying a home, 10 topical units will prepare your students for an English-speaking life.
  • Core skill-building lessons: Your students will listen, speak, read, and write their way through 39 skill-building, conversational lessons.
  • Thousands of words and phrases: Students' heads will overflow with more than 3,000 vocabulary terms and grammatical concepts.

Conversations in English

Prepare your advanced-beginner and intermediate-level English students for everyday interactions with this conversation-based course.

  • Over 50 hours of learning: Students will focuses on fun and practical spoken exchanges between characters about themed subjects in 54 lessons.
  • Themed situations: With 27 units of topics, your English students will always find something of interest to focus on, including greetings, work, hospital, and health and physical fitness.
  • Engaging grammar exercises: Grammar explanations and activities focus around themed sets, including simple future tense, simple past tense, direct object pronouns, comparative and superlative adjectives, and imperative mood.

American Citizenship Test Prep

Created with the input of ESL professionals and public librarians, our American Citizenship Test prep course is designed with the goal of preparing test takers to comfortably answer any of the 100 civics questions. More than that, the course is intended to truly teach learners about the American government, history, and culture, including key vocabulary words.

Vocabulary Lessons

With over 2,000 supplemental vocabulary items, students of any level will find the right word.

  • Paired language terms: Vocabulary lessons will use each student's native language as a foundation to teach new English words and phrases.
  • Diverse range of topics: From animals to weather, as well as adjectives, prepositions, verbs, and beyond, there's something for everyone.
  • Over 25 native languages: Vocabulary lessons are available for speakers of over 25 languages (and growing!)

Business Lessons

Get your students started on the right foot in a new career with our Business English materials.

  • Over 100 lessons: With paired content for Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Turkish speakers, your students will work their way through hours of instruction.
  • Practical business topics: From advertising to computer applications, investing terms, and much more, you'll find business content for every student.

English in Context

Students will read, listen, fill-in-the-blank, and unscramble their way to a higher English proficiency with our ever-growing English in Context series.

  • New, monthly lessons: New lessons are added every month, meaning there's always something fresh for your English students.
  • Contextual learning: Drawing upon their existing knowledge of English and using contextual clues will help your students to understand new word, phrases, and grammatical concepts while reading about everyday topics.
  • Engaging topics: From science and technology to current events and American culture, lesson topics will always vary.
  • Archived lesson access: While new lessons are available for free each month, Transparent Language Online subscribing libraries gain access to the full archive.

Which is English?

Your English students will love building their vocabulary, grammar, and an understanding of idiomatic expressions through this fun and addicting game.

  • Exciting challenges: Presented in the form of pairs of words or phrases, each challenge gets harder with each correct answer.
  • English grammar lessons: For each challenge, students must choose the answer that is grammatically correct or more natural - it's a grammar exercise in disguise!
  • Compiled results: At the end of each game, students can see what they got right or wrong, with explanations for each answer.