Language Teaching
with Virtual Worlds



 How to add 3D to
Language Classes
Immersive Locations
3D virtual words for immersive learning…
2. Virtual field trip
3. Discussions of findings
4. Easy to a...
Combine 2D + 3D
Why use normal 2D websites?
• Real material
• Real life tasks

How can we use virtual worlds?
• Role plays...
Relative Advantages of 2D & 3D
2D web: enormous wealth of resources
• Real-life material
• Text, audio and video content
•...
Example Lesson: Restaurants
Real Life Materials
•    LonelyPlanet.com offers real life material
•    Google search for ima...
Example Lesson: Restaurants
1. Preparing Lesson
   Lonely Planet for text; Google for images
3. Introducing restaurants
  ...
1 Preparing Lesson
•   Lonely Planet website
    –   Find descriptions of real life restaurants
    –   Copy and paste int...
2 Introducing restaurants
         •   Activity: read restaurant descriptions
             –   Reads for gist
            ...
4 Immersive Learning
         •   Activity: visit virtual restaurants
             –   Discussion and fluency
            ...
Flexibility of immersive locations
•   Use to teach any language
    –   Restaurant location can be adapted to teach
     ...
Beyond Second Life
•   There are many different 3D tools
    –   Second Life
    –   Exit Reality
    –   Google Maps Stre...
Learn more…
Further information on using 3D virtual
     worlds for language education
        available on our website…

...
Online Language School
•   One-to-one language classes
    – Spanish
    – English
    – Other languages
www.avatarlanguag...
How To Add 3 D To Language Classes
How To Add 3 D To Language Classes
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How To Add 3 D To Language Classes

  1. 1. Language Teaching with Virtual Worlds How to add 3D to Language Classes
  2. 2. Immersive Locations 3D virtual words for immersive learning… 2. Virtual field trip 3. Discussions of findings 4. Easy to add to normal lessons • Online • Classroom-based
  3. 3. Combine 2D + 3D Why use normal 2D websites? • Real material • Real life tasks How can we use virtual worlds? • Role plays and simulations • Exploration of environment
  4. 4. Relative Advantages of 2D & 3D 2D web: enormous wealth of resources • Real-life material • Text, audio and video content • Versatile 2.0 applications 3D virtual worlds: engaging experience • Realistic and immersive activities
  5. 5. Example Lesson: Restaurants Real Life Materials • LonelyPlanet.com offers real life material • Google search for images of real venues • Google Docs and online whiteboard for collaborative text work Virtual World Immersion • Student explores different restaurants • Second Life provides 3D locations
  6. 6. Example Lesson: Restaurants 1. Preparing Lesson Lonely Planet for text; Google for images 3. Introducing restaurants Reading real restaurant descriptions for gist 5. Key vocabulary New vocabulary and detailed reading 7. Immersive Learning Engaging practice in 3D environment
  7. 7. 1 Preparing Lesson • Lonely Planet website – Find descriptions of real life restaurants – Copy and paste into whiteboard • Google image search – Search for photos of same restaurants – Copy and paste into whiteboard
  8. 8. 2 Introducing restaurants • Activity: read restaurant descriptions – Reads for gist – Matches images with descriptions • Tool: online whiteboard – Match images & text Watch video or clickhere… on next slide
  9. 9. 3 Key vocabulary • Activity: student identifies keywords – Detailed text work – Which words helped match the descriptions with images? • Tool: Google Docs – Interactive work with texts Watch video or clickhere… on next slide
  10. 10. 4 Immersive Learning • Activity: visit virtual restaurants – Discussion and fluency – Explore and describe restaurants • Tool: Second Life – Immersive experience Watch video or clickhere… on next slide
  11. 11. 2D + 3D = Best of Both Worlds • 2D Web – Easy collaboration with text – Real-life resources • 3D Virtual Worlds – Immersive & engaging – Student explores to relate to location
  12. 12. Flexibility of immersive locations • Use to teach any language – Restaurant location can be adapted to teach other languages • Suitable for any level of ability – Beginner, intermediate, advanced – Change tasks according to level • 1-to-1 or Group Classes – Easily adapt for group classes
  13. 13. Just add 3D • Add to normal lessons – Optional addition to class • Gentle learning curve – Easy introduction to virtual worlds • Make lessons more real – Virtual field trips
  14. 14. Beyond Second Life • There are many different 3D tools – Second Life – Exit Reality – Google Maps Street View • Choose according to – Class activity – Computer skills
  15. 15. Learn more… Further information on using 3D virtual worlds for language education available on our website… www.avatarlanguages.com/3d
  16. 16. Online Language School • One-to-one language classes – Spanish – English – Other languages www.avatarlanguages.com

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