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Learning Chinese in SL

Interesting blog post by Kristie Williamson on using Second Life to learn Chinese:

I dabbled in Chinese many years ago. I followed a BBC radio course in spoken Mandarin, and I can still remember a bit. More recently I have visited Ling's Chinese City in SL. Using my X-Lang translator, I… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on October 5, 2009 at 7:32am — No Comments

The EUROCALL/CALICO HQ: seasonal change

Randall and I have made a few changes to the EUROCALL/CALICO HQ to reflect the seasonal change. It's Autumn/Fall now and Halloween approaches - pumpkins, falling leaves, ghostly figures...

Have a look:

Added by Graham Davies on October 3, 2009 at 4:35am — No Comments

EUROCALL Teacher Education SIG

Just to let you know that a EUROCALL Teacher Education SIG has recently been set up. Members welcomed:

Teacher Education is a personal interest of mine. I have been involved in training language teachers to use ICT since the mid-1980s. It was a major activity of mine when I was Director of the Language Centre at Ealing College (later merged into Thames Valley… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on October 2, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

M3 Project: MUVE, Moodle and Microblogging

Hi everyone

I presented on our M3 Project (integrating a MUVE, Second Life, and a Microblogging tool, Twitter with a Moodle course for international students ) in September at Eurocall, Spain. If anyone is interested, the slides are available here:

Powerpoint presentation

If any of you have international students coming to study in the UK, you might also be interested in this… Continue

Added by Julie Watson on October 1, 2009 at 3:33am — 1 Comment

EUROCALL regional event and SIG meeting

Dear all,

I'm thinking two year's ahead here, and I can't believe I'm actually saying this after organising the EUROCALL 2009 conference in Gandía a couple of weeks ago, but I'd like to organise the III Valencian CALL workshop in 2011 on virtual worlds. Don't you think it would be a good idea? Time flies so any suggestions would be most welcome.

All the best from a very wet Valencia (!!),

Added by Ana Gimeno on September 28, 2009 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Welcome to the EUROCALL/CALICO Joint Virtual Worlds SIG

Welcome to the EUROCALL/CALICO Joint Virtual Worlds SIG

Following discussions between Graham Davies (EUROCALL), Randall Sadler (CALICO) and Thom Thibeault (CALICO) in early 2009, it was decided to approach EUROCALL and CALICO members with a proposal to create a joint EUROCALL/CALICO Worlds Special Interest Group (VW SIG) for teachers of modern foreign languages and English as a foreign language.

A meeting, attended by 20 participants, took place on 11 September at the… Continue

Added by Graham Davies on September 27, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

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