Livemocha.com is one of the social language learning websites on the internet. They were one of the first platforms that followed the approach of language exchange with a part where you study on your own with vocabulary drills and and repetitive exercises and a part in which both oral and written exercises are corrected by your Livemocha friends.
Up to now, Livemocha.com has been a totally free website. They did not even had much advertising on their site, just in the chat. So it was obvious, that they planed a paid content part. And I don’t think that it will stop here.Livemocha reached 1 million users back in September 2008. This is the magic number when the monetization starts. Since yesterday Livemocha is now offering paid content. They are starting with travel crash courses for English speakers who want to learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Mandarin Chinese.
Those courses consist of over 500 travel words plus mp3 downloads for each word and phrase. This way you will be able to learn on the road not only on the Livemocha website.
I am a long time member on this website. Everything they did up to now was well made, so I think this is a very good value they offer here.
Maybe they want to give me a copy to test?! I would write a report, of course ;).