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What You'll Get
Although visitors to foreign lands often communicate at a basic level by pantomiming, Americans inevitably give away their tourist status by gesturing with an accent. Pole-vault over language barriers without resorting to charades with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a complete 12-month online language course from Livemocha (a $149.95 value). Choose one of four languages:
One of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites 2010, Livemocha opens the door to multilingual mastery thanks to comprehensive lessons and a helpful online community that has has grown to more than 6 million people. Pick up a foreign tongue without wondering where it’s been or how to explain it to a customs agent by working your way through one of the company’s Active courses, which help students learn conversational French, German, Italian, or Spanish while working at their own pace. Courses progress through four levels of fluency, from beginner to intermediate, and incorporate a series of Internet-based multimedia lessons. Role-playing exercises give you a chance to raise your conversational experience level without having to fight the same three Cactuars over and over again. Livemocha's six million members will also be a mouse-click away to offer feedback and provide lips with the motivation they need to break out of their one-language rut. Each course includes linguistic lesson content from educational mega-publisher HarperCollins, as well as cultural notes to help you understand subtleties such as slang. By this time next year, you could be talking your way out of an embarrassing baguette faux pas in Paris or talking your way into an exclusive graham-cracker boutique in Hamburg.
Valid for both new and current members. While you cannot redeem Groupons for multiple courses in the same language, you may redeem multiple Groupons for separate languages.
Livemocha with Pearson Longman won the 2009 English-Speaking Union's ESU President's Award for Active English for innovation and good design. Time magazine named Livemocha one of the 50 Best Websites of 2010. It also has multiple other press mentions including the New York Times and CNN. More than 94,000 Facebookers are fans:
- Livemocha offers basic instructional tutorials and exercises in some 30 different languages, but the service's real value is in its community. Livemocha has assembled more than 6 million members, each listing fluency and linguistic skills. When submitting an exercise, you have the option to get someone in the community to grade your effort, correcting your pitfalls and helping you hone your skills through the careful lens of a native speaker. It's a social approach to learning a language – Time
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Must activate by 10/11/11; course expires 1 year from activation date. Limit 1 per person for each course, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for language option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
One of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites 2010, Livemocha opens the door to multilingual mastery thanks to comprehensive lessons and a helpful online community that has grown to more than 15 million people. Through programs such as the popular Active course, students work to build conversational fluency in one of 38 languages, from French to Urdu. Courses include proven educational content from publishers such as HarperCollins. Cultural notes and practice with native speakers help students grasp conversational subtleties, such as the difference between a Spanish trill and the mating call of a blue jay.