Erin Barrett<br />Second generation EducationalTechnologist<br />ESL teacher in Budapest, Hungary (2005-2009)<br />
BreeFairlady<br />* CyprisTutor *<br />Rezzed in January 2009<br />Joined Cypris March 2009<br />Tutoring since May 2009<b...
Professor Merryman<br />* CyprisChief *<br />Real name: Mike McKay<br />Location: Kobe, Japan<br />University: Mukogawa Wo...
What is Second Life?<br />Second Life is an online 3D virtual world imagined and designed by you. From the moment you ente...
What is Cypris?<br />We are a not-for-profit English speaking community in Second Life.<br />Voice Chat: English Only<br /...
Our Mission<br />We strive to provide an educational yet fun and interesting environment for English learning and teaching...
Who are the learners?<br />Our group is made up of people from all over the world but the bulk of our members come from As...
Four Principles of Cypris<br />Share – safe toys, clothes, avatars, gadgets. Sharing promotes communication.<br />Respect ...
Lessons<br />Native Speaker with some experience teaching in RL.<br />Notecards<br />Slideviewers<br />VOICE!<br />
Lesson Schedule<br />15 minutes<br />Welcome and warm-up<br />45 minutes<br />Present and practice<br />30 minutes<br />Pe...
DiscussionTimes<br />Native or fluent non-native speakers with some experience either moderating or tutoring groups.<br />
Chat Times<br />Non-native or native speakers. No teaching experience required.<br />
Learner Testimonies(in learners’ own words)<br />I had many chance to learn English more when I was student…but was not so...
A Look Ahead<br />Professor Merryman<br />
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Cypris Chat

  1. 1. Erin Barrett<br />Second generation EducationalTechnologist<br />ESL teacher in Budapest, Hungary (2005-2009)<br />
  2. 2. BreeFairlady<br />* CyprisTutor *<br />Rezzed in January 2009<br />Joined Cypris March 2009<br />Tutoring since May 2009<br />http://breefairlady.wordpress.com<br />
  3. 3. Professor Merryman<br />* CyprisChief *<br />Real name: Mike McKay<br />Location: Kobe, Japan<br />University: Mukogawa Women&apos;s University<br />Researching e-learning strategies to teach in virtual worlds utilizing Moodle.<br />
  4. 4. What is Second Life?<br />Second Life is an online 3D virtual world imagined and designed by you. From the moment you enter Second Life, you’ll discover a universe brimming with people and possibilities.<br /> source: www.secondlife.com<br />
  5. 5. What is Cypris?<br />We are a not-for-profit English speaking community in Second Life.<br />Voice Chat: English Only<br />SL Group: 300+ members<br />Map Search: Cypris Village<br />
  6. 6. Our Mission<br />We strive to provide an educational yet fun and interesting environment for English learning and teaching.<br />Our members have the chance to be part of a living community surrounded by others who are learning, teaching or simply interested in speaking English with people from around the world.<br />We believe learning should be a way of life instead of a struggle to achieve.<br />
  7. 7. Who are the learners?<br />Our group is made up of people from all over the world but the bulk of our members come from Asia.<br />The age range of our members seems to be between 30 and 50.<br />Level of English competence ranges from beginner to almost fluent. <br />
  8. 8. Four Principles of Cypris<br />Share – safe toys, clothes, avatars, gadgets. Sharing promotes communication.<br />Respect – different cultures, backgrounds, and reasons for being in SL.<br />Respond – Let us know what you think.<br />Be Active – Speak. Ask questions. Participate. Less text chat. More voice!<br />
  9. 9. Lessons<br />Native Speaker with some experience teaching in RL.<br />Notecards<br />Slideviewers<br />VOICE!<br />
  10. 10. Lesson Schedule<br />15 minutes<br />Welcome and warm-up<br />45 minutes<br />Present and practice<br />30 minutes<br />Performance Activity<br />30 minutes<br />Travel Time or Island Activity<br />
  11. 11. DiscussionTimes<br />Native or fluent non-native speakers with some experience either moderating or tutoring groups.<br />
  12. 12. Chat Times<br />Non-native or native speakers. No teaching experience required.<br />
  13. 13. Learner Testimonies(in learners’ own words)<br />I had many chance to learn English more when I was student…but was not so interested in it… and since I came in SL…I found its fun to communicate with people in English..<br />I come here 18 day, I think my English is better than my 10 years “student”.<br />
  14. 14. A Look Ahead<br />Professor Merryman<br />

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