Livemocha

4 Aug

Last week I discovered Livemocha when Dr. Dennen put it on her list of tools to try. I’m loving it so far.

With Livemocha, you can be a learner, a teacher, or both. I entered the community to start learning basic German vocabulary to prepare for my move to Germany next April. However, I’ve been enjoying my role as a teacher. By that I mean that I’ve been editing and providing feedback on the work submitted by English language learners.

Even though I’m intrinsically motivated to offer help to the English learners, Livemocha also offers extrinsic incentives in the form of coins that can be exchanged for downloads and lessons with native speakers. It’s a great set up so that Livemocha can offer language lessons 24/7/365 without having to staff language teachers full time.

If you haven’t tried out Livemocha yet, give it a chance! If after reading this you decide to try it out, let me know what you think. 🙂

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