January 07, 2011 09:30 ET
Livemocha Joins Forces With Telefonica Brazil
Partnership Offers Telefonica Customers Significantly Discounted Access to Livemocha's Award-Winning English Language Learning Course Active English, and Access to the World's Largest Online Language Learning Community
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2011) - Livemocha™, the world's largest online language learning community, today announced a partnership with Telefonica Brazil offering high-speed Internet customers significantly discounted pricing to Livemocha's Active English courses. The Livemocha community has over eight million members from 195 countries, including more than two million from Brazil.
The partnership with Telefonica Brazil is part of a larger agreement with Telefonica Worldwide to offer Livemocha's award-winning language courses to Telefonica customers across the globe.
"Brazilians have long been the largest and most active segment of Livemocha's community of online language learners," said Michael Schutzler, chief executive officer of Livemocha. "By partnering with Telefonica Brazil, we make language learning even more accessible for Brazilians and help feed their insatiable appetite to learn English."
The regular price for Active English is R$40/month; but under the agreement, Telefonica Brazil's Speedy broadband customers with Mega Speedy 2, 4, and 8 service can purchase Active English for only R$4.90/month, and customers with Mega Speedy 500 or 1 service can purchase Active English for only R$9.90/month.
Active English promises English language mastery by providing a set of world-class online self-study courses that combine traditional language learning methods with feedback, instruction and limitless practice with native speakers in the Livemocha community.
"Telefonica is constantly looking to provide our customers with new opportunities to find compelling, rich content that entertains, educates, and helps improve their lives," said Luis Henriques, head of ARPU growth for broadband, paid TV and landline projects at Telefonica Brazil. "Livemocha Active English is a perfect fit for our customers and provides the kind of value our customers are looking for."
To receive the Livemocha discount through Telefonica Brazil, Speedy customers must be registered on the T-Vantagens at www.tvantagens.com.br. For more information about Livemocha, visit www.livemocha.com.
Livemocha is a company committed to helping every person on earth achieve fluency in a new language. As the world's largest online language learning community, Livemocha fuses traditional learning methods with online practice, and interaction with native language speakers from around the world. Livemocha delivers an unparalleled, learning experience that promises conversational fluency. Since launching in 2007, the Livemocha community has grown to nearly eight million members from 195 countries, underscoring the strong demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning. Livemocha continues to grow with one goal in mind: to teach everyone in the world a new language. For more information about Livemocha, please visit http://www.livemocha.com.