The lesson consists of four parts:
introduction – a short dialogue presenting the target language (including an audio recording)
vocabulary (flash cards) introducing vocabulary to talk about nationalities and countries
usage/example sentences presenting the target language in context (including pronunciation)
practice – listening, speaking, writing, asking and answering questions
The teacher starts the class by presenting the target language in the dialogue (questions and answers) and the flashcards (countries and nationalities). The teacher can choose to include more vocabulary (depending on the group) but some visual aid might be needed here e.g. a map. The form and the usage of feminine and masculine adjectives need to be explained e.g. Jestem z Polski. / Jestem Polką. / Jestem Polakiem.
Part 3 and 4 of the lesson (usage/example sentences/exercises) can be used as additional practice in class or at home. The website gives the students the possibility to connect with other learners and ‘experts’ (native Polish speakers) who will provide feedback on any of the exercises that students do at home. However, feedback is not available immediately and it usually takes a few days for students to get their work evaluated.
Pros and cons:
+ Fun way of learning
+ Interactive and intuitive platform
+ Free account in order to log in and collect points to unlock new lessons
+ Allows people to connect with other learners and native speakers.
+ The lessons are structured well
– The materials are more suitable for self-study
The lessons are structured very well. However, the materials are more suitable for self-study.
|Complexity of the development / implementation of the content||Unfortunately, the Livemocha community will close permanently on Friday, April 22, 2016, and you will no longer be able to access your account after that date.|
|Comfort of use||Easy|
|Skills and knowledge required||Basic|
|Software requirements||No specific software requirements|
|Expected technological tendency/trend||Low|
|Mobile friendly||Yes||Registration required||No|