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You can edit your profile by hovering over the Profile tab in the top right of any Livemocha page and selecting Edit ProfileBasic, Contact, and Interests. All other tabs will change your private account settings, not your public profile. Your email address will never be displayed on your public profile.
Your profile is visible to all Livemocha members except those whom you have blocked. To block a specific member, visit their profile and click Block User in the bottom left.
Making profiles accessible to all members keeps our community global and makes it possible for you to cross continents. Connecting with new people who can help you pursue your learning goals is essential to effective, fun language learning.
Click on Account in the top right of Livemocha. Click on the Privacy sub-tab to edit your Email Notifications.
Here are some ways to find friends:
You can find friends on the right side of your home page, under Suggested Language Partners. We match you with users who are learning your native language and who speak the languages that are of interest to you.
Alternatively, click Search in the top right corner of Livemocha and search by speaking language, learning language, country or gender. Send a message, chat invite or friend request to break the ice. If at first you can't find anyone who has time to help you, just try a new search.
You can also make friends by reviewing submissions. Leaving great reviews will not only help other members learn - it will also encourage them to respond to your friend request and help you with your own submissions in return.
Tip for choosing friends: A high % Helpful rating and Teacher Score will indicate that a member is likely to be a supportive language partner.
Practice and review
You can invite a member to chat if they are online. Just click Chat at the top of their profile. If you do not see Chat, then the member may have restricted chat settings or a status.
You have to type something first for the other member to receive the chat request.
If you see "You must send a message to connect" or "Connecting" for more than 30 seconds and the chat portal never loads a textbox, then there may be a connection problem. Troubleshoot technical difficulties here.
Use the Virtual Keyboard to type special characters in the text box.
Use the Phrase Translator to look up vocabulary words.
Practice a conversation using the Conversation Scenarios.
You can change your own chat settings in two ways:
To use your microphone and/or webcam, click send a/v (under Send). Once your microphone and/or webcam are connected, you'll see "mic off/video off" buttons. Click on those buttons to turn your mic or webcam on or off.
Note: You may experience issues with chat due to security firewalls.
Flashcards are a fun and easy way to review lesson content.
There are two ways to create a flashcard set.
The first is from a lesson in any of our 101 - 202 courses. From your Course Home page, choose a lesson and click on the Learn exercise. Complete all 40 lesson items. You will then be directed to an Exercise Completion page. Scroll to the bottom and you'll see: Create a Flashcard Set of this Lesson. You can create a new set or add cards to an existing set. Once you've created a set, you can add flashcards to it from other lessons as well.
You can also create a flashcard set from your Flashcards page. Hover over the Practice tab and then select Flashcards from the drop-down. On the right side of this page is an orange button Create New Set. This method will allow you to create free-form flashcards with both primary text and alternate text. You can add images and even record or upload audio.
From Flashcards, select either the My Flashcards tab or the Browse tab.
From Browse, you can review flashcard sets created by other members. If you particularly like a set, you can select Add to my favorites. It will then be added to the My Favorite Flashcard Sets section of your My Flashcards tab.
To review your own flashcards, start from the My Flashcards tab. Under My Flashcard Sets, select the set you wish to review and then choose either Review or Quiz.
You can offer feedback on Speaking and Writing exercises for other language learners in the community.
Hover over the Help Others tab and select Review Submissions or Review Requests.Review Submissions will let you browse all submissions in the language you speak. Review Requests will show you submissions for which your help has been specifically requested.
Choose Write or Speak and select your native language from the language menu. Select without comments to correct submissions that have not yet been reviewed.
To offer feedback, follow the instructions provided to the right of the submission. Rate the submission (1-5 scale) and leave comments based on grammar, word choice, spelling, pronunciation, effort, or anything else you think is important to mention. Focus on real-life language as it's spoken in your country, so the student learns practical skills.
The member will be able to rate the helpfulness of your review, which will factor into your % Helpful rating.
You will need a microphone to record your voice for audio exercises. We highly recommend practicing and recording your speaking skills so you can get feedback from native speakers. This will give you fast results in your speaking skills.
Your computer may have an internal microphone. If not, it will likely have a connection to plug in an external microphone. External microphones are available at many electronics stores, and can also be ordered online. We recommend using a combination headset + microphone as headsets provide the best recording quality.
If you have a microphone but it is not working, first check the microphone settings on your computer.
If you are using a Windows computer, the microphone settings can be found in the "Sound" window in your control panel. Using Classic View, simply click on the speaker icon labeled "Sound" in the control panel. Then click on either "Sound" itself or, under the Sound heading, click on "Manage Audio Devices." On a Mac, your microphone and volume settings can be found under System Preferences, under the Speech icon.
Audio recording problems can be caused by many different factors. Here are the most common causes and how to fix them.
If you are unable to connect to chat, then there may be a connection problem. Here are some tips:
We want to hear from you! To report a bug, please contact us with a detailed description of the problem, and we'll look into it as soon as possible!
To make a suggestion, add your idea to our Feature Forum.
Click here to configure Windows to use an international keyboard layout.
Another way is to use a Virtual Keyboard on the web. Here are few we found useful:
Many languages do not use the Roman orthography, or system of lettering. To study these languages on Livemocha you will need to enable complex scripts in your browser. To enable complex scripts:
We recommend using Internet Explorer 7 or higher, or the most recent versions of Firefox or Chrome. If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please make sure you are using one of our approved browsers before reporting the problem.
Please make sure you are using the latest versions of Flash player and Java.
We offer courses in over 35 languages. Our list of languages can be found here.
Our Basic vocabulary builder includes beginner through intermediate levels for most languages.
If you are serious about language learning, try the Active series. We offer English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian fluency programs.
Active Courses will teach you grammar, pronunciation and sentence construction so you can finally enjoy conversation! Active English includes beginner through advanced levels, and all other Active languages include beginner through upper intermediate. You can get unlimited access to all 5 Active languages for one low price with Gold Key.
Choose your course
We offer a variety of courses depending what you're looking for.
Basic courses: We offer free practice from the beginner to intermediate level (101-202). Some languages available only at beginner level.
Active courses: This is where the real learning magic happens. Our Active Courses will guide you to conversational comfort with video, grammar, writing and conversation exercises. We collaborated with the language experts at Pearson and Harper Collins to bring you fun, effective instruction that you can trust.
Learn with translations in your native language!
Active English available in:
Of course! You can enroll in as many languages and levels as you like. After enrolling, you can switch between your courses by clicking on the Courses tab. All your enrolled courses will be listed there.
Membership is completely free. Your membership includes lots of free features: chat, flashcards, messaging, making friends, and more.
If you learn best with a structured language course, we offer both free basic and paid premium options.
You can practice over 35 languages for free with our Basic vocabulary builders 101, 102, 201 and 202. These courses include Learn, Review, Write and Speak exercises.
Our premium offering is our Active series, available in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German. We recommend upgrading to Active if it's available in your language and you're serious about developing your conversational skills.
Our prices vary, so check your desired course for specific prices.
Click on the Courses tab, then select Enroll in New Course and choose the language you want. All the courses available for your desired language will be listed.
Active courses are only available for English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.
Click on the course you want, and then select an activity to get started. You can buy individual learning activities with tokens, or you can unlock access to all premium material with Gold Key. We've started out all members with 200 tokens so you can try a few activities for free. If you run out of tokens, you can earn more by reviewing submissions or you can buy a bundle of tokens. You can find token prices at any time by clicking the token icon in the top right of your screen and then clicking Buy more tokens. A pop-up will appear with price options based on how many tokens you want to buy.
You can get unlimited access to our most effective learning materials with Gold Key. Learn more about Gold Key prices here
Tokens are a virtual currency you can use to buy items on Livemocha. Tokens are a great option if you prefer to pay as you go. You can buy tokens and dole them out for chunks of content whenever inspiration strikes.
You can purchase tokens using a major credit card, PayPal, or any widely accepted method of payment in your region. If you try to buy something that costs more tokens than you currently have in your account, you will be prompted to purchase more. You can also purchase tokens anytime by clicking the Buy More Tokens link that appears when you hover over your token balance in the top right of any page.
Upon proceeding to the payment page, you can pay with any major credit card or PayPal. We also support lots of local payment methods. From the payment pop-up, make sure you select your country in the top right corner so you can see all the local payment options that are available to you.