SEATTLE– June 27, 2011 – Livemocha™, the world’s largest language learning community, today announced the launch of the Livemocha Library Subscription, providing unlimited local and remote access to language courses in 38 languages, and opportunities to interact with 10 million native speakers around the globe.
Libraries across the United States have opened their doors to Livemocha Library Subscriptions. As education funding continues to be cut in public schools, foreign language programs often fall victim to budget deficits. Livemocha along with an increasing number of library partners are committed to providing access to world-class content inside the library and beyond. Only Livemocha can provide libraries entrée into a vast community of language learning and shared culture in an online social environment.
“Livemocha provides an exceptional and affordable answer to our rural public library,” said Marian Wynn, director of Geneva Public Library in Alabama. “Because of Livemocha, our patrons have no borders.”
According to the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition an estimated 14 million Americans ages 5-21 speak a language other than English. Livemocha Library Subscriptions provides this growing demographic access to award winning curriculum to improve their English speaking skills. In addition, native English speakers gain access to language learning for travel, work or school.
“In the 1730’s when Benjamin Franklin opened the first lending library it was for the purpose of sharing information resources with the community,” said Michael Schutzler, chief executive officer of Livemocha. “Although much has changed in more than 280 years, the idea of sharing knowledge and offering access to information remains a guiding principle in our country. At Livemocha we are committed to providing libraries and their members a doorway into a global neighborhood of languages and the opportunity to explore cultures around the world.”
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Livemocha is a company committed to helping every person on earth achieve fluency in a new language. As the world’s largest online language learning community, Livemocha fuses traditional learning methods with online practice, and interaction with native speakers from around the world. Livemocha delivers an unparalleled, learning experience that promises conversational fluency. Since launching in 2007, the Livemocha community has grown to 10 million members from every country on earth, underscoring the strong demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning. Livemocha continues to grow with one mission: to create a world in which every human being is fluent in multiple languages. For more information about Livemocha, please visit http://www.livemocha.com.