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Online Language Learning uses technology-aided language learning with an integration of sound, voice interaction, text, video, and animation. It empowers self-paced interactive learning environments that enable learners to achieve learning outcomes without being restricted to place or time. *Often, such environments involve numerous opportunities for participation users and multiple methods for motivating their success. Online language learning often entails high levels of self-directed and reciprocal learning or supporting peer learning.
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Livemocha is the world’s largest online language learning community, offering free and paid online language courses in 35 languages to more than 11 million members from 196 countries around the world.Global interest in language learning is exploding. Trade, immigration and travel are conducted across countries and continents like never before in human history. The result is a powerful desire shared by people around the world to communicate with one another and understand different cultures. Not surprisingly, the size of the language learning market is estimated at a staggering $50 billion USD.In a world hungry for new language skills, and increasing broadband Internet access and VOIP adoption, our mission is to provide a more accessible, affordable, and engaging way to learn a language.

BBC Learning English is a department of the BBC World Service devoted to English language teaching.The service provides free resources and activities for teachers and students, primarily through its website. It also produces radio programmes which go out on some of the BBC World Service's language services and partner stations. It has won numerous awards, including two Eltons from the British Council and an English Speaking Union award for innovation in English language teaching.Ten years ago BBC Learning English was called just "BBC English" and more than 15 years ago - "English by Radio". World Service started broadcasting English language teaching programmes in 1945. There were programmes for beginners, for intermediate and advanced learners, for adult learners and children. There were number of series for teaching language comprehension with a help of song lyrics, such as Pop Words.

While China has quickly risen in global prominence and increased the need to learn Chinese, the fact is that it is still too hard for a busy person to learn Chinese. Students are often hindered by busy schedules, lack of relevant materials, not enough speaking practice and little ability to measure progress.The concept of the classroom was designed centuries ago for the Industrial Age, and remains today largely unchanged. The advent of the internet, smart phones and computers allows us to start re-imagining language instruction, with the goal of making the entire process more convenient and effective.Our mission is to use technology to make learning Chinese easier.

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As an international community, palabea connects people around the world who share the same interest in learning languages and discovering different cultures.

LingQ is for all language learners, from absolute beginners to advanced speakers, from people learning on their own to students in classrooms. Are you starting from scratch? Are you determined to become fluent? Do you just want to brush up before you travel? LingQ is for you. As your language grows, LingQ grows with you.

KanTalk makes it easy and fun to practice spoken English. Using conversation topics as guide, users can practice with others at ease; through YouTube video transcribing, users can improve your listening comprehension; through easy recording,uers you can receive feedback about your accent and pronunciation.



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