Transparent Language Online comes to local libraries

Photo: The B.J. Chain Public Library in Olive Branch, part of the First Regional Library System. (Bob Bakken/

First Regional Library is pleased to announce the availability of Transparent Language Online for Libraries, a complete language-learning system with courses and lessons designed to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Transparent Language Online allows learners to explore a new language in the comfort of their own home, at the library, or on-the-go. 

Through, First Regional Library’s cardholders now have unlimited access to more than 110 languages, including English for speakers of over 30 languages. Transparent Language Online for Libraries is packed with pronunciation practice, speech analysis, grammar, writing activities, and vocabulary-building activities. This extensive language-learning program works on virtually any computer or mobile device through a web browser or mobile app.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer Transparent Language to our patrons,” said Lori Barnes, First Regional Library Director. “We are already getting great feedback from people who have been loving using this service to learn a new language. All you need is your library card and PIN to get started.”

See your local librarian for more information on how to access this service or go to

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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