We are pleased to share this fantastic review of Livemocha from a users’ perspective. Allan Ngo of Money in Mandarin has allowed us to repost this review from his website. Take a peek!
❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞
Attitude towards learning Mandarin Chinese
When I was younger, whenever I had to go study my Chinese lessons I’d instantly become a philosopher.
It’s because I’d always be asking why, why, whyyyyyyyyyyyyy am I studying this over and over again. When I would forget whatever I learned (or memorized to be more accurate) faster than I could say “Yao Ming”.
I thought it was:
* Mind-numbingly borrrrrring
* Climb-Mt.Everest-level difficult and,
* 0% fun
And I believe a lot of people share this sentiment. We take the path of least resistance. We are naturally inclined to gravitate towards what is easy, relaxed, engaging, fun and friendly.
Is it any wonder then that one of the first website we go to when we are online is… you guessed it —Facebook!
Wouldn’t it be nice though to combine all these cool elements into language learning? Could you really imagine it? To actually WANT to learn Mandarin Chinese?
That day may have just arrived with LIVEMOCHA!
What is Livemocha?
Livemocha is informally regarded as the Facebook of language learning. It is the world’s largest online language learning community, offering free and paid online language courses
* in more than 30 languages
* to more than 11 million members
* from 196 countries around the world.
Read the rest of Allan’s post here.
A big thank you to Allan Ngo of Money in Mandarin for this great review. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Stay tuned to the Livemocha blog for upcoming guest posts from Allan with tips on how to excel at your target language and how to make money with your newly-learned language.