Friday, July 11, 2008
The concept behind LiveMocha (click to watch the video) is simple. It is a Web 2.0 platform from its interface to the culture of social interactivity that makes learning a new language not only fun, but more importantly free.
LiveMocha adopts a community based approach to learning a new language. Users help each other learn a new language by offering tips, checking each other’s uploaded exercises or assignments and also engaging in one on one interactions. A speaker fluent in English might for example want to learn the subtleties of French. Through this site you can teach a native Frenchman (or better, a mademoiselle) some English and be tutored in French in return. As LiveMocha calls it – return the favor.
The log-on process is simple and attractively free. Imagine learning a whole new way to communicate without spending a dime. LiveMocha to date offers lessons in 11 languages - English, Spanish, French, Hindi, German, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Icelandic, Italian and Chinese.
1. Learning through visual and auditory cues.
2. Reading and associating it with an image.
3. Listening to the way the word is pronounced.
4. Magnet, a small exercise. The student listens to the word / sentence and drags it to a box to check the match.
5. Writes some text and submits it to the community for feedback.
6. Records a passage and submits it to the community for feedback.
The learners and the teachers can communicate with each other through texting, talking or with a webcam.
article from makeuseof.com