Top Universities to Present Results of Adoption of Leading Language-Learning Technology at ACTFL’s 2012 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo

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Representatives from San Diego State University and Lewis University will present the benefits of incorporating Transparent Language’s online language-learning system in their language programs to enhance student outcomes.

Transparent Language, Inc., a leading provider of language-learning technology for the government, education, corporate, library, and consumer markets, invites ACTFL 2012 attendees to learn how leading educational institutions are improving the language success of their students. This information will be available during Transparent Language’s presentations at the ACTFL conference in Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday, as well as in the company’s booth (#1019). Presentations will demonstrate how leading colleges and universities leverage language-learning technology to improve language outcomes.

Presentation sessions will also feature guest speakers from some of Transparent Language’s subscribing organizations. Evan Rubin, Director of Instructional Technology at San Diego State University’s LARC, will discuss how certain resources are deployed in the language lab and used to augment traditional classroom instruction. SDSU is consistently at the cutting edge of educational technology, and they’re reinventing how Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese are taught. Serafima Gettys, Coordinator of the Foreign Language Programs at Lewis University, will talk about how technology can be tightly aligned with curricula to dramatically improve student outcomes. Professor Gettys receives the highest ratings from students on the quality of her teaching and use of technology. Presentations will also feature new information about language trends at top colleges and universities.

Conference attendees will be invited to try the new Transparent Language Online system for free. This system leverages gaming dynamics, adaptive algorithms, and real-world language usage to help students succeed initially and retain language over time. Transparent Language Online is specifically designed to cover all of the different ways that students, instructors, and educational institutions incorporate language learning into their curricula and campus communities. The program allows instructors to create and customize the learning material to meet the goals of their curricula. The integrated assignment and tracking capabilities increase instructor productivity and drive student usage to improve learning outcomes. ACTFL attendees will have the opportunity to try these benefits firsthand and learn what their schools can do to achieve greater language success.

Transparent Language’s presentations will take place on Friday and Saturday at 3:00pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D-E in Workshop Room 4. Conference attendees can also visit Transparent Language at booth 1019. To learn more about how Transparent Language Online helps educational institutions with their language needs, visit http://www.transparent.com/education/.

About Transparent Language, Inc.
America plays a prominent role in world affairs, yet our longstanding English-centricity has left us weaker than we should be in our ability to communicate globally. At Transparent Language, we attempt to correct this problem by developing language-learning resources and systems that deliver more rapid, reliable, and engaging language learning to those who need language skills for work or school, as well as those who simply find joy in learning and using other languages. Each day we use our expertise in the research and practice of language learning to build programs that are licensed for use by top schools, universities, and government agencies. Transparent Languages programs are a cornerstone for thousands of schools, hundreds of public libraries and millions of individual users.

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