Sometimes there are slow news weeks and other times you can barely keep up with all what’s happening.
Well, the company of my interview partner for KWestions episode 11 definitely falls under the second one as they introduced a bunch of interesting new features to their language learning community. I always enjoy having a talk with Michael Schutzler, CEO of Livemocha, not only because of his experience as CEO, his extensive knowledge but also due to the fact that he is always open and accessible and shares insights other people prefer better not to share.
In our KWestions we talk about Livemocha’s evolution into the eBay for language learning, really establishing it as a marketplace now starting with the first synchronous element where real tutors correct you exercises in Spanish. Michael always explains how the “tokens”, the currency on livemocha, largely facilitates the whole idea of a worldwide language marketplace. I feel, this was a consequent step to take.
As language learning community are a sector with rather high competition and several players want their part of the pie, livemocha were also actively making partnerships with some well positioned companies. Michael and I specifically talk about the Livemocha Telefonica and the Livemocha goFLUENT partnerships.
It was exciting to catch up on everything that has been happening at their end and I wish you will enjoy listening to Michael’s insights as much as I had fun doing this interview!