Language Lab

Transparent Language


Transparent Language

A purple 'thought bubble' with the words 'Transparent Language Online' written below.

Transparent Language is a free language learning platform available to SMC language students, provided their instructor chooses to use it. It offers a diverse range of activities aimed at assisting students in their learning process.

When logging in to Transparent Language, students should use the provided Login Portal below to access their accounts. Students will need to create their own Transparent Language student account and use the appropriate Class Code to access the app.

Student Account Information

To create a Transparent Language account, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Transparent Language Login Portal.
  2. Go to the 'Sign Up' tab.
  3. Choose a Username, preferably your SMC Network Username which you may find by using the Username Look form.
  4. Enter your first and last name.
  5. Provide your SMC student email address.
  6. Select a unique password that is at least 8 characters long, including a lowercase letter, an uppercase letter, and a number.
  7. Confirm your password.
  8. Agree to Transparent Language's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  9. Select 'Create Account'.
  10. Enter your Class Code and select 'Enroll in classes'.
  11. Choose the language of your course.

Note: Transparent Language accounts are only for SMC students in Modern Languages courses and will be deactivated at semester's end.

Class Codes

Each instructor is assigned a unique Transparent Language Class Code. You can enter your course's Class Code when creating your Transparent Language account or by visiting the 'Classes' tab later.


The Language Lab Support Desk provides technical assistance and support for Transparent Language and other lab resources.

Students can contact a Lab Support team member via email, phone, or by scheduling an appointment. To receive faster assistance, use your official '' or '' email account when emailing a team member. Additionally, tech tutorials, guides, and announcements regarding the Learning Center can be found on our Canvas Shell.

Language Lab Support Desk