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Wikipedia and Wikitravel for Language Learning

Wikipedia and Wikitravel for Language Learning
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    • Wikipedia for Language Learning Collaborative Learning 
    • Wikipedia and Wikitravel for language learning
      • Read, edit & create content
      • Relevant to students’ lives
      • Focus on accuracy & quality
    • What are Wikipedia and Wikitravel?
      • Collaboratively created information sources
      • Anyone can add or change content
      • Wiki-based technology
      • Wikipedia = encyclopedia
      • Wikitravel = travel guidebook
    • Why is Wikipedia interesting?
      • Content relates to students’ lives
      • Students gain an online voice
      • Wikipedia is a household name & familiar to most students
      • Simple to use
    • How can we use it for language learning?
      • Reading Wikipedia
      • Editing Wikipedia
      • Writing new content
    • I. Reading Wikipedia
      • Source of information
      • Discussion ("Talk") pages
        • See debate behind main text
        • Consider editorial processes
        • Language of disagreement and discussion
    • II. Editing Wikipedia
      • Edit content
        • Correct factual errors
        • Correct gramatical / spelling mistakes
      • Discuss how informatin is created
        • Bias in information
        • Reliability of information
    • III. Writing Content
      • Create new articles or paragraphs
        • Topics according to students’ expertise
        • Wikitravel articles about home town
        • Individual or group projects
      • “ Simple English” Wikipedia for English learners
    • Appropriate Pedagogies
      • Task-based learning
        • Reading, writing and researching tasks
      • Dogme language teaching
        • Content generates emergent language
        • Conversations about bias, reliability etc
    • Find Out More…
      • Learn more about
      • Wikipedia and Wikitravel
      • in language learning...
      • www.avatarlanguages.com/teaching/wikipedia.php
    • Who Are We?
      • An online language school, offering…
      • … one-to-one language classes
      • English
      • Spanish
      • Other languages
      • www.avatarlanguages.com