Language Learning and Teaching with the aid of Technology

December 2009 Blog Posts (7)

EUROCALL 2010: CALL for Papers

EUROCALL Conference 2010

8-11 September 2010, Bordeaux, France

Conference theme: Languages, cultures and virtual communities

Call for Papers

EUROCALL 2010 particularly welcomes proposals concerning new trends

associated with technologies that aim to incorporate networked structures

and virtual communities in language learning.

English and French will be the working languages. Authors will be requested to

provide a version… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Recording video in Second Life - part 1

I am sure you have all watched some video tutorials or machinima recorded in Second Life. Up to version 1.19, the SL viewer had a recording feature built in but this is not the case anymore. So, if you want to make recordings, you need special recording software.

Several such recording tools are available for free (some with the option to pay for a version with more features or longer recording time). Some of… Continue

Added by Nergiz Kern on December 19, 2009 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

NIFLAR and AVALON Nings: Blogs and Events

Recent blogs and announcements of events in the NIFLAR and AVALON Nings are worth taking a look at:

There is a lot going on in both projects.

AVALON is planning a Glühwein party in SL on 21 December. And I am planning to drink plenty of Glühwein when I go skiing in January - while most… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 19, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Upcoming EUROCALL Workshop

Just received this news from the EUROCALL Teacher Education SIG:

"We are in the process of organising a 3 day regional workshop from 26-28 May 2010 at the Institut national de recherche pédagogique (INRP) in Lyon where we want to address the following issues:

1. Methodological approaches for researching Teacher Education in CALL and CMC

2.… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 18, 2009 at 4:11am — No Comments

Teaching Languages in a Virtual World: TESOL EVO Online Course

Teaching Languages in a Virtual World

A TESOL Electronic Village Online Course: Ref. TLinVW10

11 January to 21 February 2010

This is a hands-on collaborative teacher development workshop to explore the relationship between virtual worlds and language learning:

Registration is from… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 13, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Interesting project in SL for learners of Chinese

Interesting project in SL for learners of Chinese that I picked up from Nergiz Kern's Twitter tweet:

The website describes the project thus:

"MyChina Village is the name of an island in the virtual world of Second Life. It resides in the Adult Grid in Second Life, allowing anyone who is eighteen years old or older to visit for free. With partners Avant Assessment… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on December 5, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Diary of a Second Life English Teacher … Part 6

Yesterday was the day this term's Business Talking course finished on Kamimo Island. The students had Assessment 3 to do which is a 'group presentation'. This time they could present about anything they wanted to, but the group of three's presentations had to be linked in some way. For example, we started (as usual) with the far eastern group at 3.00 pm), which happened to consist of a Kazakh studying to be an architect at Beijing University, a Swede working for Citibank in Shanghai, a music… Continue

Added by David Richardson on December 3, 2009 at 3:26pm — 12 Comments

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