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Business Talking Course at Kalmar in Spring 2009
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Richardson Apr 24, 2009.


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SLanguages 2011 - 16-18 September at EduNation and AVALON Learning Islands

September 16, 2011 at 3pm to September 18, 2011 at 12pm
5th SLanguages Annual Symposium******************************* 16-18 September 2011 Friday to Sunday #slang11 The 5th SLanguages Annual Symposium is a FREE annual conference which focuses on language learning in a virtual world(s) founded by Gavin Dudeney of The Consultants-E. Today it is organised by a team of volunteers. The featured theme of this year’s 3-day online conference is 'Serious games' and 'Situated Learning'. It hosts…See More
Sep 16, 2011
David Richardson commented on Marisa Constantinides's group Observing Foreign Language Classes in Second Life
"Marisa's comment reminded me to post the Business Talking schedule here too. All times are in CET (Central European Time).   Course Launch Day: Thursday, 22nd September (16.00 - 18.00) (Students will mostly be just dropping in for a few…"
Aug 15, 2011
David Richardson replied to Caterina Skiniotou's discussion Teacher Education on Second Life
"One project that I've got in mind, but not started yet is to use SL as an environment for letting teacher trainees practise sex education. In the near future, all teachers in Sweden are going to have to be able to teach 'sex och…"
Aug 4, 2011
David Richardson replied to Luisa Panichi's discussion Resistance to virtual worlds and institutional ethics
"I'm a bit late to this discussion (April-June was a really busy time for me this year). However, the questions raised at Luisa's sessions were something that kept particularly Bryan Carter very busy when we were setting up Kamimo Island.…"
Aug 4, 2011
David Richardson commented on Carmen's blog post Moodle - embeded voice recording
"OK, embedding didn't work on this forum. Instead, here's the link:   http://voicethread.com/share/1991385/"
Aug 4, 2011
David Richardson commented on Carmen's blog post Moodle - embeded voice recording
"This might not be exactly what you're after, but have you looked at VoiceThread?     This is a VoiceThread Field Work Task from my spring course in Sociolinguistics. If you click on my picture, you'll be able to hear the nature…"
Aug 4, 2011
David Richardson and Susan Gowans are now friends
May 5, 2011
David Richardson commented on Marisa Constantinides's group Observing Foreign Language Classes in Second Life
"I agree with you, Kip, in principle! What I'm trying to convey to my students is what their way of speaking English sounds like to other people. Swedes, for example, often come across as humourless and arrogant … but it's mostly…"
Mar 10, 2011

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The Business Talking Research Blog

When the Business Talking course was under preparation at what was then called Högskolan i Kalmar, a Ph.D. student called Alexandra Petrakou wanted to look at the process of creating and delivering a course in SL for a paper she was writing. Her focus then was on the role of the teacher, so she was very interested in everything that was going on in my head as I designed and delivered the first course (it was called 'Oral Production' in those days, btw). It all got quite exciting, with a video… Continue

Posted on October 27, 2010 at 9:00 — 3 Comments

Bryan Carter in Umeå, Sweden today

Bryan Carter (whom I've worked with on my courses in Second Life, and who is also one of the participants in the instructional films we made) is in Umeå, Sweden this week. He led an interesting seminar this afternoon on the subject of "Presence, Representation and Identity in Virtual Spaces".

You can watch the recording at this address:…


Posted on April 27, 2010 at 15:11

Lots of Applicants to the Business Talking Course in SL from Kalmar

We've just had the application figures for the autumn term 2010. We've had 231 applicants so far!

Some of these will disappear before course start in September, but we're also likely to attract some exchange students (we've got about 15 of these this term). However, 231 applicants would usually result in about 120 starters.

I'm not quite sure how we're going to handle all these students … but we'll think of something!

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 14:38

Business Talking (not an Avalon course) underway from Kalmar

I've just had an intensive week getting 19 students going on the Business Talking course from Kalmar in Kalmar. The student group is heterogeneous - to say the least. None of the Swedes actually live in Kalmar and most of them don't even live in Sweden, whilst the ones who are here IRL are Russian, Koreans, French, Austrian and Chinese exchange students.

We started the usual way with a sort of cocktail party on Kamimo Island, where students from the University of Central Missouri (Dr… Continue

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 5:00

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At 19:36 on October 26, 2010, Julian said…
Thank you so much, Prof. Richardson. I am currently doing my pilot study now for my dissertation. I'd love to discuss it with you either in SL or RL via video conferencing...

Julian (aka UnicornG Luminos)
At 15:57 on May 14, 2009, Stefanie Hundsberger said…
Hi David,
I'm a librarian at the University of Manchester and I'm researching foreign language learning in SL and its implications for resource provision in academic libraries. I am doing this work as an Arcadia Fellow at Cambridge University Library. I would like to interview people who are actively involved in foreign language learning in SL (both students and teachers) and, preferably, who also have experience of using academic libraries as part of their foreign language learning. However, I would still like to hear from you even if you only fit into one of these two target groups. I imagine the interview won't be longer than approx. 30 min. I would be very grateful if you would be willing to participate. The interviews will take place in SL (or via Skype) over the next 3 weeks (until early June). Please send me a message and we can arrange a convenient date and time. You are very welcome to pass this message on to relevant colleagues. Many thanks!
At 15:28 on March 13, 2009, Holly S. Longstroth said…
Hei David!

It was nice talking to you last week on Skype. Hope to join you someday in Second Life.

At 14:38 on March 13, 2009, Catrin said…
Hej David!:-)
Sure, I would like to get in touch with you and hear about anything you believe worth sharing. I feel still like a spotted dog here with my "crazy ideas" of teaching. Were nice to hear more from you, also off forum.

Thanks for contacting me.

At 9:11 on November 11, 2008, Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi said…
Hi David, great to see you. May I ask, do you happen to have a picture with your Avatar rather than a real photo? I wish we could upload two pictures ... like in facebook.

And I have now changed my name to Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi.

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