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6th SLanguages 2012

28.-30. September 2012

A 3-day conference about language education in Virtual Worlds.

Twitter hashtag #slang12

CALL FOR PAPERS

http://avalon-project.ning.com/page/call-for-papers-6th-slanguages-2012

All experts from the field of innovating teaching and learning of languages in virtual worlds are invited to contribute their own professional or academic efforts and to present them in a scientific paper and presentation.

The 6th SLanguages Annual Symposium is addressing in particular language acquisition using situated and experiential learning, serious and educational games, research in the field of communication in 3D environments, teaching resources, and other related fields.

The conference will take place on EduNation in Second Life throughout the weekend Fri-Sun, 28 – 30 September 2012 and will be preceded by various pre-conference workshops, amongst others a workshop for those new to Second Life.  

Presentation format include slides, workshops, demo lesson, show&tell presentations, tours and machinimas. Machinimas are videos taken of 3D environments and we are especially delighted to announce a machinima competition for videos of language learning conversations this year.

SLanguages Annual Symposium was founded by Gavin Dudeney of the Consultants-E in 2007 and in 2010 a committee took over from Gavin under the leadership of EU funded AVALON project coordinator Gary Motteram.  SLanguages is attended to by around 400 language educators from all over the world and all of the sessions will be streamed in Adobe Connect, so that those without avatar are able to observe. 

Contact information: Heike Philp, let’s talk online sprl, Brussels heike.philp@letstalkonline.com

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

http://avalon-project.ning.com/page/6th-slanguages-volunteer-form

CALL FOR SPONSORS

Companies and organizations are invited to support the conference by sponsoring.

Here is the sponsorship opportunities brochure. 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/100398436/6th-SLanguages-Annual-Symposium-2012-Sponsorship-Opportunities-Brochure

HIGHLIGHTS 

The planning committee is busy preparing and the program have not been decided. However, we can say up front that we are looking into creating various language strands and a strand with machinimas, which are video recordings of language learning conversations in Second Life. A competition for the best machinima is planned and we look forward to seeing you there. If you are interested in joining the planning committee, we would be delighted. To do so, pls join the group...

http://avalon-project.ning.com/group/slanguages2012organizingcommittee

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Comment by Jens Kjaer Olsen aka Jens Nerido on July 28, 2012 at 22:03

We have now a Face Book group for 6th SLanguages conference 2012.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/392531747478880/

Greetings

Jens

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