Friday, June 10, 2011

New: Language Learning Online for BCPL Card Holders

Here’s a new online program we’re excited to let people know about. We’ve just added Byki® Online Library Edition, a powerful new online language-learning system designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries [a product from Transparent Language (Nashua, NH) and Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD).]

Byki, short for “Before You Know It,” is a rapid learning system employing spaced interval repetition. The Byki 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.

Available for learning over 70 languages, library patrons are able to access the Byki Online system from inside or outside of the library, via the web browser on Windows and Mac computers. Users will have a variety of high quality learning options that build listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. In addition, Byki includes Advanced Pronunciation Analysis to help users perfect their pronunciation skills. Individual progress tracking and assessment tests help identify areas for improvement and move users in the right direction.

In addition to Byki Online’s advanced learning tools, users will have access to 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. Byki Online is designed to be very low maintenance and easy to use.

All you need is your library card to get started. Details on Byki Online may be found at or at the Brigham City Library, 26 E. Forest Street, 435-723-5850.

About Recorded Books:

Recorded Books, LLC produces and distributes unabridged audiobooks and other audio products to public and university libraries and schools on CD, cassette, Playaway digital player and in downloadable formats. Over 8,500 titles are available for adults, children, and young adults in English and Spanish languages narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books also distributes music, educational lectures, independent films, and nonfiction films on DVD. For more information, visit

About Transparent Languages:

Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. Since 1991, Transparent Language has helped millions of individuals learn new languages quickly, easily, and effectively. Working with distinguished language acquisition experts and thousands of native speakers around the world, Transparent Language is committed to producing language learning solutions of the highest quality at reasonable prices.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I never thought I would agree with this option.