¡El que habla dos lenguas vale por dos!

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” — Frank Smith

Have you been wanting to learn a new language, or perhaps want to brush up on a language you haven’t used in a while, but thought you didn’t have the time or money for classes? We can help with that! We now offer the online language learning tool, Transparent Language Online from Recorded Books, which is freely accessible anywhere with an Internet connection and your valid library card number.

From Albanian to Zulu, and dozens in between, you can choose the language you are interested in and begin cruising through lessons right away! Native speakers of Spanish, Polish, Chinese, and many other languages can also access English language learning modules.

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To access Transparent Language Online, visit our website, bristollib.com and select the icon shown above. You will need to sign in to Transparent Language Online with your 14-digit library card number and then create a username and password of your own.

Want to learn while you travel or commute? Byki Mobile allows you to take Transparent Language Online learning “on the go” with your Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Android powered device. There is no charge. All you need is Byki for iPhone or Android, which are free in the App Store and Google Play.

When you log in to the site and create your personalized username and password, you can choose to “Go Mobile” and follow the three steps shown to download and run the app.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us at 860-584-7787 x2017 with your questions. We’re very excited to offer Transparent Language to our patrons and want you to have the best experience possible with it. We will be offering walk-in help sessions on:

  • Thursday Sept 20, 6 – 7:30
  • Monday October 1, 3 – 4:30
  • Saturday October 13, 2 – 3:30

¡El que habla dos lenguas vale por dos! The person who speaks two languages is worth two!