Monday, December 31, 2012

LiveMocha: Destiny's Review

LiveMocha is a great way to learn a language, particularly for a visual learner. Generally, you would start at the most basic level. LiveMocha shows you pictures for each word. After glancing at each of the word, hearing them, and repeating them you might still feel like you don't know what they are. 

That's where the review comes in. Once you go through the review you will realize you have remembered a lot of it. If you're feeling confident you can even try writing or speaking in the language and then sharing it with the community for a review. Native speakers will then review the language and give you advice.

You can also help native speakers of other languages learn English in a sort of pay-it-forward type system. Some aspects of LiveMocha cost money but there is a lot you can do for free.

LiveMocha currently offers: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech  Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu


  1. Did you find LiveMocha to be very well organized? That was one of the main complaints I heard about it were just the organization issues... I dunno I need to try it for myself but just wondering your thoughts?

    1. Actually, I did find it to be very well organized and easy to navigate. I used it for one full year, studying German on it every day and the lessons were easy and fun. Once you've signed up and set up your profile there should be some colourful buttons on your homepage and one of them says, "Start A Course". Then you can select the language you want to learn from the dropdown menu. I think the site is very easy to read and navigate. A may take a few minutes to learn it, but not long.

    2. I almost forgot to mention, they are also working on new type of course that they think will be easier and more fun to use.