The community structure of Livemocha offers so many hidden surprises. This afternoon I discovered a few new words I wanted to know. Farsi, as I’ve mentioned before, does not allow one to guess the pronunciation of a word from its spelling. I decided to turn to the community for answers.
Livemocha allows you to find speakers of your language on line, and gives you the option to chat with them. I pinged a few and got one. He was an ESL teacher in Iran. He told me he’s a night owl–to my luck, as it was 3 am Iran time. Interestingly, he is a Kurd who had traveled to Turkey. We had a nice conversation about the current situation of the Kurds in the region, including Syria. Oh! and he told me how to pronounce the words.
I was touched to make a nice friendship on this site. I’m only beginning to take advantage of the community aspect of the site. I look forward to more such discoveries.
- Learning a New Language (socyberty.com)
- Effects of Livemocha (lovinglanguage.wordpress.com)
- Livemocha: I’m the Belle of the Ball! (lovinglanguage.wordpress.com)