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SLanguages 2009 Conference - 8&9 May 2009

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SLanguages 2009
The Conference for
Language Education in Virtual Worlds

8 - 9 May 2009

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SLanguages 2009 Conference - 8&9 May 2009

  1. 1. SLanguages 2009 Language Education in Virtual Worlds 8 - 9 May 2009 slanguages.net
  2. 2. SLanguages turns 3! <ul><li>SLanguages is the Conference for Language Education in Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>2009 is the event’s 3 rd year </li></ul><ul><li>SLanguages 2009 is held in the 3D virtual world “Second Life” </li></ul><ul><li>Find out more on... slanguages.net </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who should attend? <ul><li>Anyone interested in virtual worlds for language education </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone with experience in learning languages in virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone who wants to meet other educators using Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone who wants to know more... </li></ul>
  4. 4. What will I get from it? <ul><li>Explore a new way to teach </li></ul><ul><li>Try tools for teaching in 3D and discover how to make your own </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about designing materials and planning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss approaches and methods </li></ul><ul><li>Meet virtual world language educators and share experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Become part of the global community </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are the main themes? <ul><li>Activities, Materials and Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What new activities are now possible? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What methods work well ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds as Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do virtual worlds integrate with online and face-to-face education? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Mechanics of Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What tools are available for teaching? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the technical issues? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Who will be presenting? <ul><li>Language Educators in Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language institutes & schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Researchers & Consultants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Researchers (Students & Professors) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Who presented in 2008? <ul><li>Avatar Languages </li></ul><ul><li>British Council </li></ul><ul><li>Charles University Prague </li></ul><ul><li>Confucius Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai Women’s college </li></ul><ul><li>English Village </li></ul><ul><li>Glendale Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Hogeschool Utrecht University </li></ul><ul><li>KAIST South Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Lancelot School </li></ul><ul><li>Language Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Murdoch University </li></ul><ul><li>Penn State University </li></ul><ul><li>SLEnglish </li></ul><ul><li>The Consultants-E </li></ul>
  8. 8. How do I attend? <ul><li>The conference is free, but please register in Second Life: </li></ul><ul><li>EduNation II </li></ul><ul><li>http://slurl.com/secondlife/EduNation%20II/56/39/25 </li></ul><ul><li>New to Second Life? Get an avatar at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.secondlife.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. How can I participate? <ul><li>To give a presentation or poster... </li></ul><ul><li>Please see the Call for Papers on the </li></ul><ul><li>website www.slanguages.net and </li></ul><ul><li>submit a proposal. </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline for proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Friday 10 April 2009 </li></ul>
  10. 10. When is it? <ul><li>11:00 PDT Friday 8 May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 PDT Saturday 9 May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Your local time here… </li></ul><ul><li>www.timeanddate.com </li></ul>11:00 PDT Friday 8 May 2009 to 11:00 PDT Saturday 9 May 2009 Your local time here… www.timeanddate.com
  11. 11. Where is it? <ul><li>Second Life islands: EduNation II + EduNation III </li></ul><ul><li>http://slurl.com/secondlife/EduNation%20II/56/39/25 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Who is organizing this? <ul><li>The Consultants-E </li></ul><ul><li>An educational consultancy specialising </li></ul><ul><li>in online training & education, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis, blogs & podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>E-moderation skills </li></ul><ul><li>The Consultants-E have three islands in </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life that support online education. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where can I learn more? <ul><li>slanguages.net </li></ul>
  14. 14. SLanguages 2009 The Conference for Language Education in Virtual Worlds 8 - 9 May 2009 Second Life - EduNation II slanguages.net Supported by

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