Learn A Foreign Language

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library, the Bettendorf Public Library offers the online language learning program Transparent Language Online (formerly Byki).  Transparent Language Online offers instruction in over 90 languages, allowing you to either brush up on your foreign language skills or learn a new language from scratch.

Click on the Transparent Language logo to the right, then set up your account using your Bettendorf Public Library barcode.  If you already have an account set up, you can log in after clicking on the Transparent Logo.

Bettendorf Public Library cardholders have unlimited access to more than 90 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Patrons have the ability to write or speak their answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Patrons can learn on their own time, at their own pace in the library, in the comfort of their own home, or on the go with the Transparent Language app for the iPhone® and Android™.