Get the tools and resources you need to survive — and thrive — in a new language and environment. You'll build your vocabulary and strengthen your communication skills in preparation for real - world situations, from ordering a coffee to renting an apartment (both equally important!)
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English Essentials for Speakers of Other Languages
If you're a beginner- or advanced beginner-level learner, we have exactly what you need. You'll prepare for practical, everyday interactions through the English Essentials series.
Native language courses: Ease your frustration and progress faster with paired language lessons - available for speakers of 10 languages and growing.
Common situations: Whether you want to learn how to get around the city, deal with emergencies, shop, or go out to eat, you'll find something of interest in our 11 themed units.
Over 30 hours of learning: You'll master words and phrases for basic survival and daily interactions while completing 33 engaging lessons.
Core skill-building activities: Dozens of learning activities will keep you engaged as you build all four core skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Built for intermediate-level English learners, you'll use authentic dialogs to prepare for life in an English-speaking community with this immersion-style course.
Contextual learning: Drawing upon your existing knowledge of English and using contextual clues will help you to understand new concepts.
Themed situations: From landing a job, to buying a home, 10 topical units will prepare you for an English-speaking life.
Core skill-building lessons: You'll listen, speak, read, and write your way through 39 skill-building, conversational lessons.
Thousands of words and phrases: Your head will overflow with more than 3,000 vocabulary terms and grammatical concepts.
Conversations in English
Prepare yourself for everyday interactions with this conversation-based course.
Over 50 hours of learning:You'll focuses on fun and practical spoken exchanges between characters about themed subjects in 54 lessons.
Themed situations: With 27 units of topics, you'll 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.
No matter what level you're at, you'll find the right word with over 2,000 supplemental vocabulary items to learn.
Paired language terms: Vocabulary lessons will use your 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!)
Get 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, you'll work your way through hours of instruction.
Practical business topics: From advertising to computer applications, investing terms, and much more, you'll find business content for a variety of situations.
English in Context
You'll read, listen, fill-in-the-blank, and unscramble your 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 you to learn.
Contextual learning: Drawing upon your existing knowledge of English and using contextual clues will help you 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 subscribers gain access to the full archive.
Which is English?
You'll love building your 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, you 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, you can see what you got right or wrong, with explanations for each answer.