Some say the best way to learn another language is to go to a foreign country and immerse yourself in it. If you can't make it overseas, the next best thing just might be livemocha.com. You can choose from eleven languages, and never have to leave the couch. From hello to speaking fluently, learning another language is easier than ever on livemocha.com, and it's free! Courses are offered from the beginner level up to advanced. Pictures, sounds, and text all help you grasp concepts and form sentences in the language. You can write short essays and have others in the Live Mocha community grade them. Native speakers can add tips to help you catch on. Brad Walker, a UNCW professor, said, "The opportunity for us to talk to people from other countries is growing by leaps and bounds so it puts us in a better situation that way as well.” Short of traveling, livemocha.com may be the next best thing. There are other ways to learn a language online. Raymond Burt, Head of the Foreign Language Department at UNCW recommends tellmemore.com. He's trying the program on his students. They're only two weeks into it, but he says it seems to working great. Rosetta Stone is a software that also teaches languages. While the software does come in a CD-ROM version, Rosetta Stone also has an online version available for consumers to purchase.
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