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  • 5 Shopping Idioms for Black Friday

    11/25/2014

    Written by Miranda González   This Thursday is a big deal in the U.S. because it’s Thanksgiving! (Mmm…pumpkin pie!) However, serious shoppers may be even more excited about the day that follows, Black Friday. If you love looking for a good sale (or even if you don’t!), you’ll enjoy learning about these idioms that are…  read more

  • Top 11 American Football Terms – The Language of Football

    11/19/2014

    If you’re learning American English, you can’t help but get sucked into American culture as well. And something that’s a really big deal in the United States is football. We’re not talking football as the rest of the world knows it—the one where players wear shin guards and only the goalie can touch the ball…  read more

  • The Future is Bright for Livemocha

    11/18/2014

    We—and our hard-working developers—are pleased to share with you some of the changes on the horizon for Livemocha! But before we tell you about all that’s new, we’d like the feedback and knowing eye of our community to help us work out any kinks that may still be in the beta form of our new…  read more

  • Grammar Lesson: Is Cheese Made FROM or OF Milk?

    11/11/2014

    Written by Miranda González   Have you ever asked yourself this question? Choosing a preposition to follow “made” can seem a bit tricky, but once you know some basic guidelines, you’ll have no problem figuring out which fits the situation. Let’s take a look at the different prepositions that generally follow “made” in the passive…  read more

  • Vocabulary Lesson: Syllabic Emphasis

    11/5/2014

    Words with Identical Spelling that are Pronounced Differently  Written by Miranda González English is a variable stress language, which means that there isn’t a way to predict which syllable will be emphasized in any given word. However, there is group of words that is very predictably stressed. This group consists of nouns and verbs that…  read more

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  • Learning with the Livemocha Community

    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.

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  • The Livemocha Methodology

    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.

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