Friday, June 1, 2012

e-Resource of the Month: Transparent Language Online with Byki

Plans to travel over the summer? Transparent Language Online with Byki (short for “Before You Know It”) is a rapid learning system employing spaced interval repetition. This innovative learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.

Program Features & Available Languages
Available for learning over 80 languages, library patrons are able to access the Transparent Language Online with Byki system using their Fauquier County Public Library card. (Please note that you will be asked to create a username and password after you log in with your library card number. This allows you to track your progress.) Native speakers of Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), Korean, Chinese and Japan can also access English language learning modules.

A variety of high quality learning options that build listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills are included, as well as dozens of fun and engaging learning activities, including Sentence Unscramble, Game Show, Four Square and many more.

Experience Authentic Culture
Patrons can also access an array of online language and cultural resources, including one click access to Facebook and Twitter language communities, as well as Byki language Blogs, featuring a collection of articles covering the language and the culture that surrounds it.

Take Your Learning On-the-Go
Transparent Language Online with Byki also includes access to the Byki Mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices, allowing for great language learning on the go.

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