Reposted from Not So Average Mama: http://notsoaveragemama.com/2010/12/02/livemocha-language-lessons/
I’ve always wanted to learn another language, well besides pig latin…someone told me that didn’t count, I beg to differ…. I just do not have the time or money to pay for classes or lessons. When I was sent an email about Livemocha I had to check it out. A free online basic language program? Yes!
If you already have a grasp of the language you can pick where to start. For me I have to start in the basics. If you know the basics you can start with putting sentences together and things like that. There are many languages to choose from, I chose Italian because that is what Emma and Lauren are currently learning. Morgan will be setting up her own account and chose the language she would like to study.
I love that they have flashcards and extra practice! If you want to, you can sign up for an advanced course. The advanced courses are paid, but they are still reasonably priced. This is a great site for homeschoolers. Most of us are on such a strict budget, so free is awesome! It’s also a great option for public schooled children as well. As funding gets cut more and more schools are having to cut out many of the language programs they were once able to offer.
Livemocha offers more than 35 languages to more than 6 million members from over 200 countries around the world. Better than a classroom because you can learn at your own pace! You also get to practice what you learn with a native speaker of your chosen language! I hope you will check out this free learning tool! Please let me know how you plan to use Livemocha!
In a world hungry for new language skills, and increasing broadband Internet access and VOIP adoption, our mission is to provide a more accessible, affordable, and engaging way to learn a language. Livemocha allows people around the world to help each other with language learning, and provides our community with opportunities to learn and practice new languages together.