Monday, March 23, 2009
I get asked all the time if we have Rosetta Stone and we do not. In fact Rosetta Stone has stopped selling to libraries all together. We have quite a nice selection of language study CDs with books available to check out. But if you like to learn at your own pace and have a computer you should try LiveMocha.com. It's my favorite free language learning resource out there right now, and I'm a little worried it won't be free for much longer, so sign up today.
From the website:LiveMocha is a language-learning tool that combines fun self-study lessons, motivational tools and community to help you learn the language of your choice. Unlike CDs and books that contain stale academic content, LiveMocha brings to you useful everyday language from actual native speakers.
I signed up for Spanish and I really like the format. First you have to do the Required Exercises which are Learn(you learn w/ audio and pictures), Review, Write and Speak. There are optional exercises: Read, Listen, Magnet and Quiz.
The format set up is much like a networking site; you can put your picture up, talk with others learning the same language, or a native speaker of the language you are learning.
So try it out, and if you come across something even more amazing let us know.