SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – February 2, 2011) - Livemocha™, the world’s largest online language learning community, today announced a partnership with goFLUENT, specialist in distance business English training, connecting Livemocha’s award-winning Active English curriculum and online community of more than eight million language learners with goFLUENT’s certified English trainers already serving 5000 corporations worldwide. The distribution agreement enables corporations to benefit from Livemocha’s unique community based language learning approach while integrating goFLUENT’s Certified Business English Trainers to provide high quality conversation practice and ensure learners achieve outstanding results. Tracking and reporting tools included with the combined offering offer corporations with the capabilities to measure the ROI of their training investments.
“The need for conversational fluency in our increasingly global workplaces has never been greater,” said Michael Schutzler, chief executive officer of Livemocha. “Our world-class lessons and 24×7 online access to native-speaking study partners from around the world is a perfect marriage with the certified business teacher offered by goFLUENT. Together, we aim to provide corporate learners a practical, yet enjoyable way to develop the language skills they need to succeed in their careers.”
Based on a shared belief that interaction with native speakers of the language is a key part of the learning, Livemocha and goFLUENT offer unparalleled e-learning language resources.
More than 5,000 companies worldwide use goFLUENT’s language training program which combines online curriculum with real-time English trainers. This approach has proved to be one of the most effective approaches in language training.
Livemocha’s Active English promises English language fluency by providing a set of world-class online self-study courses that combine traditional language learning methods with feedback, instruction and limitless practice with native speakers and experts in the Livemocha community.
“Adults learners need guidance and support from others to sustain their motivation, which is critical in the process of learning a language,” said Christophe Ferrandou, CEO of goFLUENT. “Our corporate learners using Livemocha’s Active English will be able to extend their network far beyond their trainer and colleagues. Learning a language is just the beginning — but interacting in the language is the real result.”
The combination of these two world-class language learning resources, corporate HR managers can now benefit from a unique solution covering all the distance English training needs of large companies: eLearning for low level to advanced learners, telephone tutoring with experienced business English teachers, and access to a community of language learners and native teachers ready to teach them both language and culture.
“The partnership between Livemocha and goFLUENT makes real sense for corporate customers, since the tools and services available from the two parties are extremely complementary and will deliver real value add to the existing offerings,” said Kate Worlock, Director & Lead Analyst at Outsell. “The combined resources will provide a real competitive advantage for companies looking to support worldwide corporate customers and expand globally.”
For more information about Livemocha and goFLUENT, visit www.livemocha.com and www.gofluent.com, respectively.
Livemocha is a company committed to helping people everywhere in the world 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 language 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 nearly eight million members from 195 countries, underscoring the strong demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning. Livemocha continues to grow with one goal in mind: to teach everyone in the world a new language. For more information about Livemocha, please visit http://www.livemocha.com.
goFLUENT offers distance business English training solutions combining eLearning and live trainers. goFLUENT is assisting, every year, over 60,000 business executives in more than 5,000 international corporations in making their company more efficient and profitable when doing business globally and managing intercultural situations. goFLUENT is established in 10 countries, with 560 employees and with the world’s third largest telecom company, NTT Communications (NTT Group) owning 30% of its shares. For more information about goFLUENT, please visit http://www.gofluent.com.