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As a language learner you’ve undoubtedly tried your fair share of services, books, and online options to get started on your language-learning journey. You may already know that Livemocha is a fantastic place to cut your teeth on a new language. You may also know that Livemocha is a Rosetta Stone® company. What you may… read more
Homonym: a word that is spelled and pronounced like another word but is different in meaning Answer: Bawled Usage: The baby bawled every night at bedtime. bawl (bôl) v. bawled, bawl·ing, bawls v.intr. To cry or sob loudly; wail. To cry out loudly and vehemently; shout. v.tr. To utter in a loud, vehement voice. See Synonyms at shout. n. A loud, bellowing cry;… read more
Grammar can be tricky; especially when you’re speaking about English – this amalgam of Latin and Germanic roots that borrows, nay steals words from well… everywhere. (English can be so cheeky.) That being said, sometimes the best way to remember grammar rules is to learn it through the ridiculous. Here’s a great example.
We all know that watching movies and listening to music on your target language are great ways to expand your vocabulary, immerse yourself on context and content, and familiarize yourself with cultural aspects of the people who have your new language as their first. We always like to share new ways to help… read more
We are always on the lookout for fun and interesting tips, tricks, and information for our language learners. As we banter amongst ourselves in the Livemocha office, I often stumble upon blogger gold. Today, in the flurry of the chitter chatter being lobbed over our computer screens, a colleague of mine shared this poem. He asked, “Have you heard… read more
How it Works
The Livemocha community is made up of language enthusiasts: teachers, language experts, other language learners, and native speakers proud of their language and heritage. Community members help each other learn in a myriad of ways: they leave comments in response to practice exercises, build mini-lessons within exercise feedback, have practice conversations via text, video or audio chat, provide language practice and culture tips, and give much-needed encouragement.
We believe that language is not merely an academic subject but rather a performing art – something that must be actively practiced in order to master. A learner can watch people speak a new language, memorize all of the grammar rules, and talk about the language ad nauseam. But to truly speak a language, a learner must actually try it out with a partner. Real conversational fluency takes good instruction, a dose of courage, and a lot of real-life practice.