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March 10, 2013

Skill Level  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

“As the world’s largest online language learning community,” reads the Livemocha site, “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.”

I’ve barely tried Livemocha, so I can’t attest to that. A few years ago I went through the Greek beginner-level section and got a kick out of it as a fun thing to try, but I never went back to it. Those basic lessons were free. The better things I guess you have to pay for, and I haven’t. 

Readers of my blog who have used Livemocha have mentioned it as a way to get practice with native speakers (there is a social media aspect to it) and to take language classes online. Livemocha offers courses in 38 languages—“because,” as it says on its website, “being monolingual is so passé.”

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Comments (3)

Kerrie • Posted on Sat, October 26, 2013 - 5:54 pm EST

FYI - Livemocha has changed a lot in the past year. It used to be a wonderful site, but Rosetta Stone bought them out. They scrapped the whole entire site and put up a completely new piece of crap(what you see in your screenshot).  It’s completely disappointing.  It used to be my favorite site to connect with people and get feedback.

Ellen Jovin • Posted on Sat, October 26, 2013 - 6:15 pm EST

How sad, Kerrie!

Alisa • Posted on Sat, June 10, 2017 - 3:47 pm EST

As you may have heard, Livemocha is no longer in business and that link no longer works.
Also, site,, is an web and mobile language learning tool for learning languages in context. This is a good analog of Livemocha!

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