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Live Mocha

http://livemocha.com/pages/languages/learn-polish/

LiveMocha offers lots of good, short lessons for A1 – B1 students. Lesson: Skąd jestés? / Where are you from? can be used in class to teach the students to ask and answer the question where they come from and to talk about different nationalities. The lesson covers basic expressions, questions and answers. In order to actively participate in class, students will need to be familiar with simple greetings e.g. Cześć, and ways of introducing yourself as well as asking people their names e.g. Jak na imię…, Jak masz na imię?, an know the verbs być and mieć.

Resource/Tool Description

Didactic Analysis

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.

Technical Analysis

 

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Comfort of use Easy
Skills and knowledge required Basic
Hardware requirements Computer
Software requirements No specific software requirements
Expected technological tendency/trend Low
Open Source Yes Access Online
Mobile friendly Yes Registration required No

Additional Information

Level

A1

Access

Online

Language

Polish

Mobile friendly

Yes

url

http://livemocha.com/pages/languages/learn-polish/

Target group

All Learners

Topic

Speaking + phonetics, Vocabulary extension