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Second Life - A newspring for language     learning?
OverviewWhy teach or learn a language in SL?How can you teach or learn in SL?What kind of activities can you do in SL?Whic...
Why teach or learn   a language in SL?immersive         collaborativeplayful           constructiveemotional         task-...
How can you teach or    learn in SL?  formal ⇿ informal  synchronous ⇿ asynchronous  one-to-one ⇿ groups
What kind of activities       can you do in SL?international world    visit real-life places    voice and text chat    int...
What kind of activities           can you do?visit or create events    concerts    workshop    conferences    job fairs   ...
What kind of activities             can you do?visit simulation & role-plays    kitchen fire http://snurl.com/27o6wf    tsu...
What kind of activities         can you do?other activities   building   scripting   storytelling
Which tools can enhance    sessions in SL?
What teacher development   opportunities are there?informal    peer-to-peer (EVO)    SL Experiments    AVALON http://snurl...
What teacher development opportunities are there?formal training   theory and practice   structured course   observed less...
Thank you!Nergiz Kern   English teacher   Teacher trainer   MA EdTech & TESOL   nergiz@gmail.comDaffodil Fargis
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Vienna 'Talk With Me' presentation on Second Life

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This presentation about language learning and teacher education in the 3D virtual world of Second Life was given at the final conference of the EU-funded Talk With Me project in Vienna in spring 2011.

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Vienna 'Talk With Me' presentation on Second Life

  1. 1. Second Life - A newspring for language learning?
  2. 2. OverviewWhy teach or learn a language in SL?How can you teach or learn in SL?What kind of activities can you do in SL?Which tools can enhance sessions in SL?What teacher development opportunitiesare there? Q&A
  3. 3. Why teach or learn a language in SL?immersive collaborativeplayful constructiveemotional task-based learningmotivational project-based learning Many learners are already in SL!
  4. 4. How can you teach or learn in SL? formal ⇿ informal synchronous ⇿ asynchronous one-to-one ⇿ groups
  5. 5. What kind of activities can you do in SL?international world visit real-life places voice and text chat international exchanges
  6. 6. What kind of activities can you do?visit or create events concerts workshop conferences job fairs inviting guest speakers organizing parties & game shows
  7. 7. What kind of activities can you do?visit simulation & role-plays kitchen fire http://snurl.com/27o6wf tsunami, earthquake virtual hallucination http://snurl.com/27o6in role-plays with actors
  8. 8. What kind of activities can you do?other activities building scripting storytelling
  9. 9. Which tools can enhance sessions in SL?
  10. 10. What teacher development opportunities are there?informal peer-to-peer (EVO) SL Experiments AVALON http://snurl.com/27o6in community regular meetings in SL discussion, field trips competitions, lesson plans supportive, motivational, fun
  11. 11. What teacher development opportunities are there?formal training theory and practice structured course observed lessons certified
  12. 12. Thank you!Nergiz Kern English teacher Teacher trainer MA EdTech & TESOL nergiz@gmail.comDaffodil Fargis

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