Livemocha Hits 4 Million Members, Wins Major Award
SEATTLE, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Livemocha, the world’s largest online language learning community, announced today that it has surpassed 4 million members and earned a major award for its premium course, Livemocha Active English, developed in partnership with Pearson Longman. Livemocha offers language learning courses in 30 languages, with a rapidly-growing community from over 220 countries.
The English-Speaking Union President’s Award is a highly coveted award that stands as a benchmark within the English language teaching industry. The award was presented to Livemocha and Pearson Longman by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at the Buckingham Palace in London on 12 November 2009.
The 4 million member milestone and recognition from the prestigious English-Speaking Union solidifies Livemocha’s status as the global leader in online language learning. With ubiquitous connectivity worldwide, Livemocha appeals to serious and casual language learners who prefer to learn online with engaging courses and helpful native speakers. Accelerating viral growth and a world-class learning experience has enabled Livemocha to displace traditional book and CD-ROM-based models of language learning.
“Our goal is to make language learning more accessible worldwide,” said Shirish Nadkarni, Founder and CEO of Livemocha. “The viral growth of our community is a testament to the quality of our language courses and the appeal of our social learning experience. Along with our partners at Pearson Longman, we are honored to receive the 2009 Presidents Award from The English-Speaking Union. It is very exciting for us to present our award-winning Active English course to millions of people around the world.”
Livemocha is a Seattle-based company that is redefining language learning by combining dynamic online courses in 30 languages with the world’s largest community of native language speakers. Since launching in September 2007, Livemocha has grown to over 4 million members, underscoring the strong demand for an engaging, collaborative approach to language learning. There are currently over 375 million people wanting to learn a language worldwide, and the market is currently estimated to be $50 billion, fueled by rapid globalization, immigration and travel.
For more information about Livemocha, please visit http://www.livemocha.com.
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