Livemocha as an online learning community

Jee, Min Jung and Park, Min Jung (2009) Livemocha as an online learning community. CALICO Journal, 26 2: 448-456. doi:10.11139/cj.26.2.448-456

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Author Jee, Min Jung
Park, Min Jung
Title Livemocha as an online learning community
Journal name CALICO Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0742-7778
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
DOI 10.11139/cj.26.2.448-456
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 448
End page 456
Total pages 9
Place of publication Sheffield, United Kingdom
Publisher Equinox Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
...The Livemocha system supports a new online learning community in which people all over the world can get together to learn 11 different languages. In this community, anyone who is a NS of a language can be a teacher or facilitator for others who are beginning-level learners of the language. Moreover, learners can improve their learning autonomy and motivation by checking their progress regularly and by selecting and doing the activities whenever they desire. In addition, the special trait of this network is the international learning community, which can enhance learners’ cultural awareness as a by-product of their participation. However, since there is no pressure to continue to learn, the program requires a lot of self-discipline and motivation to actually use it to learn a language. Moreover, because most of the content is designed only for beginners, there is a need for consistent and accurate content development by SLA practitioners. Nevertheless, the new concept of a learning community can serve as an alternative for those who want to learn a language while they are interacting with friends all over the world.
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