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School is back in session, and Air Force libraries worldwide offer online learning resources for students of all ages.

The Transparent Language Online program contains pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary building lessons for more than 80 languages. The program is available to total force Airmen, civilians, retirees and family members online at The program, launched in August, has nearly 3,000 users to date.

"This program is just another way we're helping develop and care for our Airmen and families through quality of life programs," said Melinda Mosley, an Air Force Services Agency administrative librarian. "The program contains video-based grammar lessons, social media resources and cultural learning resources for language learners at all proficiency levels."

All users must register in person at an Air Force or joint base library to gain access to the website and begin learning languages of their choice, officials said. Those who are deployed can register by visiting a location with a learning resource center. The program is designed for recreational use and self development. for U.S. military families is an online tutoring and homework help program that provides 24/7 assistance and support on a wide range of subjects, Mosely said. The program is for students of all ages, and tutors are certified in their fields.

"Adult students tell us it makes a huge difference to them," she said. "They learn the material, make better grades and pass their tests."

Mosley said what's really rewarding is the feedback from military teens, who say they love the personal attention.

"Our military families carry a heavy load," Mosley said. "Giving kids instant access to a professional tutor anywhere, anytime -- even on their smart phones -- is a big relief to both the students and their parents."

The site is available for active-duty Airmen and their family members. Additionally, Guard members, reservists and Department of Defense civilians in a deployed status and their families are eligible for the program. Those who are eligible can register at

For more information about Air Force libraries, contact a local installation library. For information on other quality of life programs, visit

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