Campus Units

English

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language

Volume

15

Issue

3

Abstract

Livemocha, currently the world’s largest online language learning community, is a social networking service providing language learners the opportunity to communicate with native speakers (NSs) of numerous world languages while promoting cross-cultural learning and sharing. Created in response to the expensive language learning software currently on the market, Livemocha’s free web-based language learning social network gives learners a chance to connect with NSs of their target language (TL) by allowing participation in live chats, correspondence through asynchronous messaging and sharing feedback about learners’ production of the second language (L2). Additionally, the site offers basic language learning lessons, or “basic courses,” for free and “active courses,” for a monthly or yearly paid subscription. At present, the Livemocha community consists of over 12 million members from 195 countries and is growing by the hundreds daily.

Comments

This review is published as Huffman, S. (2011). Livemocha media review. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language: The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language, 15 (3). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

TESL-EJ

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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