Byki for iPhone Expands Language Learning with an Easy to Use Twitter™ search

. July 30, 2009 . 0 Comments

Transparent Language® today announced the next release of Byki for iPhone (the Language Learning App) with the new Twitter search feature. Byki for iPhone now supports for 4 new languages; Tagalog, Norwegian, Polish and Swedish – bringing the total to 15 available languages for download. The New Twitter search feature works in real time, enabling users to search for words/phrases they are learning with Byki and see how real people are using them in conversation. To start Twittering, users can select a word/phrase they want an example of and simply press the Twitter icon in the bottom right corner of the Byki application. In seconds, live examples from current Twitter posts are displayed on the user’s iPhone (and/or iPod Touch). These live examples can display slang, formal, and informal vocabulary as it is actually used on Twitter. Byki for iPhone (and iPod Touch) App sell for $7.99 per language, and is available from the Apple iTunes Store. For more information, visit http://www.byki.com/iphone/iphone.html.
Byki for iPhone includes approximately 1000 words and phrases in each language, all taught with Byki’s rapid 3-step learning method. Byki’s words and phrases include native speaker sound, and the popular SlowSound function that allows users to slow down the audio to help perfect their pronunciation. Byki’s new Twitter feature works for all 15 languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Tagalog. The Chinese and Japanese Apps come with both transliterated text as well as native script for the user’s convenience.

“We are very excited to announce the new Twitter search feature presented in our Byki for iPhone App.” said Michael Quinlan, CEO of Transparent Language. “Byki for iPhone now enables learners to connect with a wide variety of real world materials, people, and content that consists of natural language for every day use. By doing this Byki provides a great opportunity to practice new words and phrases by the minute.”

ABOUT THE BYKI SYSTEM

Byki, formerly “Before You Know It,” is a 3-Step, rapid learning system employing spaced interval repetition. Experts agree that the key to language learning is to first build a strong lexical foundation – a ready supply of words and phrases locked into one’s memory. Byki is the fastest, most direct path to that goal. Byki takes users through three simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time. More than 3 million people around the world already use Byki, which currently comes in more than 70 languages.

ABOUT TRANSPARENT LANGUAGE, INC.

Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, educational institutions, government agencies, and businesses. Since 1991, Transparent Language has helped millions of individuals learn new languages quickly, easily, and effectively. Transparent Language’s products are also used in more than 12,000 civilian and government educational institutions, including major universities and government facilities, such as the Defense Language Institute and Foreign Service Institute. Call 800-567-9619 or visit www.transparent.com for more information.

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