Hello, there! It's been a while since Pio's last post. She promises she will be sharing her experiences in virtual worlds again. This year we have several great events and many more adventures happening in Second Life, Kitely, Open Sim and other virtual worlds.
WE were invited by Rob Howard the founder of EFLtalks to participate in a really interesting project called EFLtalks 10 in 10 for terms. This project is about building a teacher's video glossary of day to day terminology that teachers and trainers use. EFLtalkers will be defining the terms as well as explaining why, where and where to use the concept in their teaching.
This time, we are sharing a post on the state of the art of my favorite virtual world: Second Life and how it's used to teach and learn a new language.
What are virtual worlds?
So, let's get started by defining what virtual worlds are. Berns et al (2013) define VWs as 3-D immersive persistent environments where users’ graphical representati…
Avalon.. again..invited Pio to go on a tour this time to know more about the Turkish culture.. She must confessed she didn't know much about it. The invitation read:
Be a guest in a traditional Turkish home and chat about the country, people, culture and language.
Daffodil invites you to a Turkish evening. You will take a culture quiz and while sipping our Turkish tea or coffee, we will talk about interesting facts and stereotypes about Turkey and the Turkish people. You will also learn some useful phrases which you might use during a trip to Turkey.This was the location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forum%20Europe/128/128/0
Pionia had a lot of fun.. and learn some litle words and expressions...Like:
Merhaba = hello
Also, we went through some quiz questions where Daffodil asked us about what we knew of her country. It was a really interesting way to get to know more of the Turkish culture.
Our hostess invited us to drink a delicious cup of Turkish coffee. Her dear friends, …