Transparent Language Review: There Are Better Alternatives

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A fairly solid language course but incredibly dated and far behind newer competitors.
Transparent Language Review: There Are Better Alternatives

Transparent Language
Transparent Language
Pricing: $24.95 per month, $149.95 per year
  • Good for students who prefer structured learning
  • Course covers all areas required for language proficiency
  • Includes some obscure languages and dialects
  • Language course content is not ideal for advanced students
  • Speech analysis is practically useless
  • Quite dated


Transparent Language delivers quality language course content with a structured approach to learning for many different languages. Beware the fact that it's very dated and lacks any actual speech recognition feature.

DepthThis is 'content' richness. How comprehensive is Transparent Language and does it take you far in terms of levels, or is it more suited to low level/tourist learners?
UniquenessIs Transparent Language innovative or is it just an imitation? Does it have a unique selling proposition (USP) that makes it stand out among competitors?
QualityOverall product quality indicator that covers everything from video/dialogue clarity, authenticity, explanations, and effectiveness.
CostIs Transparent Language acceptably priced and how does its pricing compare to market competition?

The Transparent Languages founders take language learning seriously.

Their content and courses are aimed at language schools belonging to the US government.

Even though this app is comprehensive, it has a couple of negatives, which I’ve mentioned in this review.

Transparent Languages features

Over 100 languages are available to choose from, which is an impressive range that meets the needs of students across the globe.

There are also features such as a vocabulary repository included in this app, and the chance to review the vocabulary you’ve learned — provided by a clever algorithm.

Keep an eye on how you’re progressing

Reports are accessible from the Transparent Languages app, which I found ideal for tracking my Spanish language progress.

These reports are great if you’re looking to challenge yourself as you go.

You’ll even be able to reap the benefits of getting a certificate from the course, which is always a nice reward.

Set your targets

This app is big on setting targets for your language learning journey.

I liked the fact that you can choose how much time you’d prefer to study. With other apps, you’re going to have to commit to a set amount of time for every lesson.

But the Transparent Languages app keeps you motivated and allows for flexibility in your learning.

Poor user interface and hit and miss quality for each language

Now, on to the negatives. When you use a language app, you’ll want it to be easy on the eye.

Some apps like Duolingo get this right, but Transparent Languages isn’t particularly special in terms of its interface.

This might not be a big deal, but for younger learners, this might go against motivation.

Unlike other apps that replicate content across all languages, there’s also the fact that content for each language’s content varies with Transparent Languages.

This means you’re going to get a varied quality depending on the language you select.

However, generally speaking, this app is good.

It will keep you driven to succeed and is ideal for learning languages.

I would suggest it for learners who like a structured approach to learning.

For a better alternative, I’d recommend Rocket Languages.

Have you used Transparent Language before?

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Transparent Language
Pricing: $24.95 per month, $149.95 per year

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