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Byki is the name of our entire language-learning system, which includes desktop software, online applications, free content, articles, and games, all of which can be accessed through

Byki can be used to learn 74 different languages.

  • Start with our free Byki Express desktop software.
  • Then upgrade to the premium Byki Deluxe version, which gets you more content, more learning activities, and the ability to contribute to our online community.
  • Or, start browsing our online community right now, where you can learn thousands of vocabulary lists made by other Byki Deluxe users.

The Byki approach to learning languages

Many other foreign language tools start by teaching grammar. Byki is different. It leverages the fact that adults learn foreign languages by collecting words and phrases in their memory, like items in a basket. The more items you have, the more able you are to use your foreign language.To learn more about the leading language research that serves as the pedagogical basis for Byki, read our whitepaper on Byki and the declarative approach to language learning.

Byki is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases in your long-term memory.

That may sound tedious, but Byki makes it a fun and addictive process. Imagine if you could have a blast learning dozens of phrases every hour and actually remember them later. That's Byki. And along the way you can do lots of cool stuff, even if you're only using our free Express software:

  • Slow down the native speaker sound (so you can understand it)
  • Keep track of your progress
  • Refresh items in your memory that you may have forgotten (Byki does this automatically)
  • Download thousands of extra words and phrases ("Byki lists") from List Central

Try it now

Click below to download Byki Express, which comes with 15 free Byki lists in any language you choose. Download it more than once if you'd like to try multiple languages!

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About Transparent Language

Transparent Language, the makers of Byki, 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. More than 12,000 schools and universities, as well as top government language schools, such as the Foreign Service Institute and the Defense Language Institute use our products.

Free Language Resources

Transparent Language has many free language resources to help you start learning a new language right away, for free. Feel free to join and engage with our community of over 1.5 million friends, fans, and followers, all learning a language just like you! While you're at it, check out our Language & Culture Blogs - as well as Word of the Day - to really make language learning part of your daily habit. If you're looking to see what level your understanding of a particular language is, our Language Proficiency Tests are a popular way to effectively help you get the level of language learning you need.

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