Nashua, NH (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
The CL-150 Technology Matrix for Critical Languages, a leading software suite for serious language learners, instructors, and language program managers is now available at no charge to all US Government personnel and programs via the Department of Defense web portal, Joint Language University (JLU).
Until now the CL-150 was only licensed for use by certain language-intensive US government communities, including Defense Language Institute, Special Operations Command, and Joint Foreign Area Officers.
"Access to CL-150 for anyone with a .gov or .mil address is a major event,” according to Dr. Donald Fischer, former Provost of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. “CL-150 has all the tools necessary to present materials, to practice language, and to track student and group progress. The folks behind JLU deserve a lot of credit and thanks for making this resource available to all government people.”
The US is famously weak in language skills, and in today’s global environment language deficiency significantly reduces opportunities and increases risk for US personnel and organizations. The human, operational, and monetary costs of language deficiency are enormous.
The CL-150 improves the economics and effectiveness of language learning for both general use and for special purposes, such as humanitarian relief, international relations, or military liaison.
For over ten years, Transparent Language’s “research based, experience driven” CL-150 has been developing innovative, unique capabilities and then honing those capabilities in real-world use at some of America’s most stringent and rigorous language schools and programs.
“The CL-150 is serious,” says Michael Quinlan, CEO of Transparent Language, “but serious is not the opposite of ‘fun.’ Serious is the opposite of ‘pretend,’ the opposite of ‘useless.’ Serious is compelling, satisfying, addictive.”
To get the CL-150, users create an account on Joint Language University, jlu.wbtrain.com. A .mil or .gov email address or government sponsorship is required to register. Once registered, the CL-150 will appear at the top of the Resources list as JLU’s Featured Resource.
The CL-150 offers hundreds of thousands of learning objects, along with a deep and broad array of learning activities for many languages and curricula. Use is synchronized across web, laptop, and mobile devices. More information can be found at http://www.transparent.com/government .
About Joint Language University
Joint Language University is a Department of Defense language portal that serves all of the US Government. Some materials on JLU are available to all visitors. Others, such as the CL-150, are licensed resources available only to registered users. Registration requires a .mil or .gov email address or US government sponsorship. JLU is on the web at jlu.wbtrain.com. Click on “Need an account?” to register.
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.