Cypris Chat - 20/20 Pecha Kucha

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Cypris Chat - 20/20 Pecha Kucha

  1. 1. Virtual Worlds for Language Learning Mike McKay Aka Professor Merryman Founder, Cypris Chat
  2. 2. Cypris ChatA virtual world for you to practice EnglishMike McKay Professor Located in Second Life® Merryman
  3. 3. Cypris ChatA virtual world for you to practice English
  4. 4. Cypris ChatA virtual world for you to practice English
  5. 5. Practice what you learnThe common problemIn class Outside of class90 minutes per weekMinimal speaking time + Some writing practice Little to no speaking practice
  6. 6. Practice what you learnThe common problem Slow progress = Little satisfaction Low motivation The vicious circle begins
  7. 7. What can we do?Create more opportunity • Study Groups • Language Partners Together we commit, or together we fail We must PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
  8. 8. Self Accountability I will do it!“Just because you know what to do with atennis racket doesn’t mean you can hit the ball.” Motivation: “If you can hit the ball well, you might win the game!”
  9. 9. Do you like games?I will never give up! According to Magid Media Futures 2012, 54% of Americans play video games each week. Do Japanese like games? Look at Japanese television.
  10. 10. Level UP!Am I getting better? I want to SEE how I am improving
  11. 11. LeaderboardsMotivation begins! What’s my score?!
  12. 12. LeaderboardsPoints! Badges! Recognition!
  13. 13. How?Leaderboards in my class? You can’t. Sorry.
  14. 14. The future is coming!One person made all of this!
  15. 15. Read – Write - ListenWebsite community for international connections
  16. 16. ®Second LifeVirtual world for international friendships Visit http://secondlife.com
  17. 17. Practice speakingUSB Headset and the world 24/7…FREE!
  18. 18. ®Second LifeVirtual world for international friendships Visit http://secondlife.com
  19. 19. Cypris Chat “Learning English should be a way of life instead of a struggle to achieve” – Mike McKay
  20. 20. Thank You Mike McKaymike@professormerryman.comMukogawa Women’s University http://cyprischat.org

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