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Add a dimension to your teaching: an introduction to language learning in Virtual Worlds


9 October 2010, 5pm GMT

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Two enthusiastic language teachers and their ‘avatars’ describe their own personal and professional teaching and learning journeys through the magical, virtual 3D world of Second Life, reflecting on how a third dimension enhances the experience and effectiveness of language learning (whether for your own or your students’ benefit) and inviting you to join them in a supportive, collaborative and lively network of teachers from across the world.

They met on Edunation, SL, and they are active members of
SLexperiments and AVALON.

Antonella Berriolo
Antonella Berriolo teaches Italian at the Istituto italiano in Barcelona and at the Universidad Internacional de Catalunya. In Second Life, she enjoys creating learning tools, trying out new teaching techniques, and sharing with other language teachers. Her avatar, Anna Begonia, has been in SL nearly 4 years, and she has recently joined a role play group where she enjoys developing her English. Anna will always have red eyes. She maintains a blog here:

Helen Myers
Helen Myers is a teacher of French and a manager in a large UK secondary school, and Chair of the London branch of ALL (the Association of Language Learning) and its former president. Her main electronic means of communication is via the Yahoo mflresources forum which she oversees Her avatar Karelia Kondor is nearly 3 years old, and has enjoyed being Anna’s guinea pig in ‘Italianiamo’ as well as meeting fascinating people from all over the world. She will (nearly) always have pink hair. She has copied Anna’s idea of a blog here:

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