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From the creators of EU funded LANCELOT and AVALON project on language learning in real-time in virtual classrooms and in virtual worlds comes a highly innovative concept of how to fully immerse …

From the creators of EU funded LANCELOT and AVALON project on language learning in real-time in virtual classrooms and in virtual worlds comes a highly innovative concept of how to fully immerse yourself in an all-inclusive language learning experience online.

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • let‘s talk online started as live online language school and soon expanded globally with clients and teachers in several continents
    • EU funded LANCELOT started with 23 EU partners in 8 countries to develop a teacher-training course for language teachers
    • Training center LANCELOT School GmbH started offering the LANCELOT course and live online workshops
    • EU funded AVALON started with 26 EU partners in 8 countries to explore Second Life for language learning
    2003 Jan 2005 Sept 2007 Sept 2008 Jan 2009 Jan 2010 Dec
  • 3.
    • Travel to learn a language
    • where it is spoken
    • Language tuition
    • Field trips and fun
    REAL
  • 4.
    • Leisure and Cultural program
    • Accomodation with host families
    REAL
  • 5.
    • No need to travel
    • Language tuition in a virtual classroom
    • Field trips in a virtual world
    • Podcasts / videos
    • Peer-to-peer sites
  • 6. Language tuition in a virtual classroom
  • 7. The LANCEL O T Project 2005 - 2007 LAN guage learning with CE rtified L ive O nline T eachers Project coordinator: University of Vienna 23 partners in 8 countries Sept 2005 - Sept 2007
  • 8. Field trips in a virtual world (here Second Life)
  • 9. The AVAL O N Project A ccess to V irtual and A ction L earning Live O N line Project coordinator is University of Manchester 26 partners in 8 countries Jan 2009-Dec 2010 Jan 2009 - ongoing
  • 10. Tools: Authentic listening material
    • Podcasts
    • Videos
    • News clips
    • Interviews
    • Talkshows
  • 11. Tools: Self-study software
    • Multi-media learning software
    • Multiple-choice tests and exams
  • 12. Tools: Learning Management Systems
    • Learning Management Systems
    • Reports
    • CEF scores
  • 13. Tools: Vocabulary trainer
    • Vocabulary trainer
    • Online dictionary
    • Picture dictionaries
  • 14. Making friends abroad
    • Online peer-to-peer communities
    • Livemocha (4 Mill users)
    • Busuu
  • 15. Discussion forums
    • English-test.net
    • YouTube
    • Sky.fm
    • Ebay
  • 16. Virtual Worlds
    • Second Life
    • Games
  • 17. Social Media
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • NING communities
  • 18. Online Events
    • Conferences
    • Events
    • UStream
  • 19. Heike Philp Inn o vative, inspiring and s o ciable teacher training
  • 20. www.lancelotschool.com http://www.avalonlearning.eu www.youtube.com/lancelotschool http://virtual-round-table.ning.com http://virtual-language-travel.ning.com Co-initator of both the and the LANCELOT project