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Livemocha foreign-language learning website

12.05.08 | admin | In software

Livemocha is a new website for those who are learning a foreign language. It combines lessons with flash cards to a community of fellow learners. I’ve had success with other sites for meeting language partners such as My Language Exchange but Livemocha is a lot more advanced. Here’s what mashable has to say:

Centering around a social network, LiveMocha lets people help other users for the purpose of learning a new language. By providing this network alongside a set of tools that have proven useful for teaching new languages, Livemocha gives you multiple ways in which to learn whatever language you’d like. LiveMocha also has in-house tutors that will help you along the way. The lack of immersion is probably among the biggest reasons why many language-learning programs (including high school and college classes) don’t work.

I have to agree with the approach. The way most students learn a foreign language is inadequate. You really need to practice using the language and having a language partner helps with that as well as with motivation. And now Web technology is advanced enough to really facilitate interactively learning online.

In the same vein is Mango Languages software, another website with a large set of developed lessons with audio as well is an attached community of language students. I recommend this site.

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