Employees at a number of global firms now have access to a new perk—language learning. In a nod to the importance of language skills development, international companies Google, Rakuten and News Corp have recently chosen Livemocha to serve their global language learning needs.
In Google’s case, the agreement will afford employees company-paid access to Livemocha’s award-winning Active series of online language programs for English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
“The need for conversational fluency in our increasingly global workplaces has never been greater,” said Livemocha CEO Michael Schutzler. “Leveraging a unique marriage of traditional multimedia curriculum with around-the-globe experiences of learning from real native speakers, Livemocha provides Google’s employees an ample amount of practice time that is neither boring… read more