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EDL and SLanguages: How can you learn a language in a virtual world?

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EDL and SLanguages: How can you learn a language in a virtual world?

Time: September 26, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: Adobe Connect
Website or Map: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.…
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2012

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WEDNESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2012 - 6am SLT | 1pm GMT| 10pm TYO

Your local time: http://tinyurl.com/26Sept6amSLT

Adobe Connect http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl

Pre-conference event (1h)

European Day of Languages

SLanguages: How can you learn a language in a virtual world? #vlearning

Heike Philp will present in a nutshell how can you learn French, Chinese, Italian, Spanish and other languages in Second Life and other virtual worlds. This presentation will be given in the framework of the European Day of Languages. Philp will provide an overview of the various language teaching and learning activities, language teachers and language schools in Second Life and in other worlds.

This presentation takes place via the Internet in a web conferencing solution called Adobe Connect. To join this presentation, you do not need to have an avatar. Simply join the Adobe room (2 clicks, enter as guest, type your name, no installation) and watch and listen to the presentation. Heike Philp will screenshare her desktop and will take you through the eyes of her avatar to various places in Second Life where language learning takes place. (the presentation takes about 30min and the virtual tour about 1h)

 

Bio 

Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi is CEO of let’s talk online (founded 2003), technology support for language learning and events in real-time via the internet. Previously she held the position as general manager of LANCELOT School GmbH i.L., an accredited teacher training center for language teaching in real-time via the internet by means of virtual classroom technology and virtual worlds. With over 20 years in education and with Germany’s first live online language school, Philp co-initiated two European funded projects and worked with 35 European partners including 17 universities to develop accredited and certified teacher training courses.  These EU Projects are LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers) and AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live Online. Philp runs her own online conference, the Virtual Round Table conference and is co-organizer of the SLanguages conference in Second Life. She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life and her blog let’s talk online is a rich resource for language educators with hundreds of events recordings. Currently she lives in Brussels and amongst others conducts webinars for the British Council.

 

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