Now that summer's in full swing and you're a little more relaxed, why not take some time to learn a foreign language? Connecting to LiveMocha is a fun way to learn a language with help from friendly people from different parts of the world. This language learning environment provides access to online language learning courses and a 10 million member community of native speakers in 38 languages. LiveMocha is available from the San Juan Island Library website. Simply click on the LiveMocha banner in our selection of databases.
The first time you enter the database you will need to answer some basic questions. You'll need to select your native language, list any other languages in which you are fluent, and select the languages that you'd like to learn and your skill level. This sets up your profile, so the database can match you to the appropriate courses and learning groups. Once you sign up, then you can log in at any time to take a course, practice speaking, writing or vocabulary, or interact with people from across the globe. Just go to www.sjlib.org and click on LiveMocha to log in from home, the Library, or anyplace with Internet access.
Once you enter the site, simply select a language and course to start learning. There are different courses available based on your skill level and language of interest. There are courses for 30 different languages from French, Italian and Spanish to Japanese, Latvian, and Hindi. Members speak over 38 different languages, and you can practice with these native speakers. LiveMocha is great for English language learners, too. It's a fun and interactive way to learn a language.
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