Your library card is your Gold Key to language learning

Did you know that Livemocha is available in more and more public and university libraries around the country and now in Canada? Yep, Livemocha has proven to be an easy and effective way for libraries to offer language-learning solutions for their communities. Patrons of all ages with a library card have full access to all that Livemocha has to offer. If you live in the US or Canada, take a peek at the list below (and the list here) to see if your library offers Livemocha.

US and Canada Locations

And in Washing State:

 

Do you want free access to Livemocha’s comprehensive and award-winning program in your library?

If your library doesn’t provide an online language learning solution, or if the one that you currently use is limited or frustrating, contact your library’s Collections Development department and request it, or visit our Libraries page for more information.

Why are libraries so keen to offer Livemocha?

The overarching purpose of libraries is to empower their members by offering access to knowledge, education, and culture: in essence, to remove any barriers between The People and information. Livemocha sees libraries as crucial partners in achieving our goal of making language learning as widely accessible as possible. And, frankly, we don’t particularly like barriers, ourselves.

Today, more than ever, we live in a connected world. Technology has allowed us to find each other, inspire each other, and share each others’ lives with astounding ease. But even with these powerful and growing tools, we are limited – to interacting meaningfully with only those who speak our language and understand our culture.

Here at Livemocha, our goal is to create a world without barriers: specifically language and cultural barriers.

We are thrilled to be a part of the language-learning database of so many libraries throughout our country and to provide access to a language learning community where people have access to effective, engaging learning materials and the tools with which to build them.

How does it work?

If you have a library card at one of our partner libraries:

  • Look in the databases section on your library’s website
  • Set up your Livemocha account if you don’t already have one
  • Start learning

It’s that simple. (I just did it with my library card. Really… it’s that simple.)