Teachers only live twice

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A presentation for HUPE Zagreb branch meeting of teachers: a report on TESOL EVO courses Virtual Worlds and Language Learning, Teaching a Language in a Virtual World and the AVALON project will be the starting point for a discussion about the applicability of a virtual world for the study of English as a foreign language.

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Teachers only live twice

  1. 1. Teachers only live twice - a teacher’s Second Life
  2. 2. What is Second Life?
  3. 3. Sanja /San Krokus in SL
  4. 4. Evaluating the potential of SL for LL  Identity  Community  Spatiality  Modality  Creativity
  5. 5. Identity in SL  avatar  appearance and emotions  identity as a resource
  6. 6. Community Friends function socializing COPs
  7. 7. Building a sense of community
  8. 8. Spatiality  3D space  movement and teleporting  kinaesthetic learners’ paradise  SL classroom and field trips
  9. 9. SL classroom
  10. 10. Modality  Visual, text, aural channels  Different learning styles  Teaching the four skills  Fluency and accuracy
  11. 11.  Teachers use voice and chat  Students move during the lesson  Clickable objects give information  Information in voice, text and links
  12. 12. Creativity I SL lessons conversations with native speakers during field trips Role play exercises in SL Augmented phonetic reality Simulations as language lessons web 2.0 tools in a real life like environment
  13. 13. Creativity II Using SL in an active way moving /teleporting building Scripting
  14. 14. SL for professional development  TESOL EVO VWLL and TLVW  SLExperiments
  15. 15. AVALON TT course  AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning Live Online) project for experienced language teachers who are interested in participating in a Language Teacher Training Course in Second Life  EU funded project  15 February – 28 March 2010
  16. 16. AVALON – final project  team teaching  a presentation of the lesson and a 15 minute activity ( a part of the lesson)
  17. 17. If you want to learn more:  http://slexperiments.pbworks.com/w/page/ 11306631/FrontPage  http://www.slideshare.net/stevenw/muves- and-second-lives-exploring-education-in- second-life?src=embed  http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod1- 5.htm#secondlife  http://slexperiments.edublogs.org/2009/03/ 03/starting-a-second-life/
  18. 18. Thank you! http://sanjasays.blogspot.com/

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