Online Learning with Livemocha
Livemocha (you will need your library card number to access Livemocha from home) is committed to creating a world in which every human being is fluent in multiple languages.
As the world’s largest online language learning community, 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. Since launching in 2007, the Livemocha community has grown to over 14 million members from over 195 countries, highlighting the international demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning.
Check it out @ LOPL
In addition to Livemocha, which is available to users 24/7, the Lake Oswego Public Library has an extensive collection of books and audio/visual materials to assist you in learning dozens of languages. You will find them in the 400s section on the second floor. Call or email us if you have questions or want to hold an item.
Apps and the Web
There are new apps and mobile programs for language learning being developed all the time. One of the most popular is called Hello-Hello. It is an innovative language learning company that offers state-of-the-art online and mobile courses. Hello-Hello couples social networking with the language learning, which allows users to interact with native speakers around the world.
Methodology developed in collaboration with American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Langauges (ACTFL), which is the largest and most respected association of teachers and administrators of all languages at all levels.