On Sunday, April 1st, Tennessee residents will be able to use Transparent Language Online to learn over 100 different languages through the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)! Transparent Language Online is replacing Gale’s PowerSpeak which will not be available after March 31st.
Transparent Language Online --
- Builds all four core skills of a language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
- 100+ languages to choose from
- English lessons for speakers of over 25 different languages
- KidSpeak has kid-friendly lessons and interface in 6 languages
- Mobile apps are available
- Save progress on lessons completed
Transparent Language requires all users to sign up for an account with a user name and password. Email is optional but recommended to access account and reset passwords.
- PowerSpeak users with an active account will not be transferred to Transparent Language. Users will need to sign up for a new Transparent Language account.
Your library patrons can start using Transparent Language Online officially on April 1st!
Setting up Transparent Language for your library
Access to Transparent Language Online
- Use TEL Generator Link to create a direct URL to Transparent Language. Your location ID will be the same location id used with Gale Resources
- Alternatively use the TEL Portal URL - http://galesupport.com/telGeo/telGeoLink.php?loc=tel_s_tsla&db=TL. Access using this URL will not generate usage statistics for your library.
EZProxy set up is currently not available but we are continuing work to make it available.
Request access to usage reports by filling out this form - https://transparentlanguage.typeform.com/to/qBWykN. Each library can have multiple people run reports but each person will need to fill out the form.
Logos and Marketing Materials
Additional marketing materials and social media ideas can be found at: https://home.transparent.com/library-marketing-kit and https://www.recordedbooks.com/Resources/Marketing-Materials/Digital-Resources/Transparent-Language-Online
Transparent Language Technical Support
- U.S. & Canada: 800-567-9619