Karelia Kondor

Well, reading one of my favorite list:  Educators Digest, Vol 1486, Issue 1
educators.lists.secondlife.com I found a post made by Karelia. There she introduces herself saying:

I'm Karelia Kondor, and I live on a very small plot of land in Edunation, which is very language-teacher-friendly: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation/9/93/22 and I've made a 9 minute video on how I personally learn languages in sl in an informal way - a video targeted to an adult learner audience really:
 Here it's the video:

Language Learning in Second Life: an introduction
Karelia Kondor enthuses about how she learns Italian in her 3D world - and her best friend, Helen, reflects on what Second Life offers which the classroom does not.

On her post to the list she says that her main interest is on how you can use SL to do things you cannot do in the classroom .. i.e.(1) meet real native speakers and make friends with them (2) benefit from an authentic 3D stimulation for conversation and interaction.

She also wrote some suggestions to find help in learning a language in SL ..

The group SLexperiments has regular meetings - its wiki is here: http://slexperiments.pbworks.com/

The group Avalon is very active - Website here: http://www.avalonlearning.eu/
ning here: (308 members) http://avalon-project.ning.com/

There will be a big languages conference from Friday evening 15th Oct to Sat evening 16th October 2010 'SLanguages'. Full details coming soon!

Anna Begonia's blog (she's her fantastic Italian'facilitator' in SL) http://aberriolo.wordpress.com/

In fact .. the best way to learn something is to experience it .. perhaps you could join her Italain ab initio class which is about to start ..

Italian for Beginners in Second Life .

This is the invitation to the course. Of course Pionia will be joining the course to learn Italian with Anna. She'll be telling you how she is doing soon...

We are currently looking for participants in the Italian for Beginners course Alzati e cammina! (Get up and walk!) to be run in the virtual world of Second Life (www.secondlife.com). The course will run for 10
sessions from 12th July to 12th August 2010 and will take place every Monday and Thursday evening from 21.00 CET to 22.30 CET on the Island of Avalon Learning in Second Life.

This course is part of the AVALON project funded under the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Union. The project examines best practices in language learning in virtual worlds

Requirements and specifications:
. No knowledge of Italian required
. You do not need any experience of Second Life
. You will need access to a fast internet connection
. You will need access to a computer which meets the Second Life minimum
. The course is free
. You will be taught by a fully qualified native-speaker teacher of Italian
with extensive experience in teaching in Second Life and in full
collaboration with the Avalon teaching and development team.
. All participants taking actively part in the course will receive a
Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

If interested or for further information, please contact the Avalon Italian course coordinator: Luisa Panichi at hdavalonpisa@googlegroups.com
* check SL technical requirements here:

Well, That's my friend Karelia and a little bit about her learning and teaching experiences in SL.


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