The AVALON project website : MFL in Virtual Worlds http://avalonlearning.eu/ The AVALON project website : MFL in Virtual Worlds
The information presented in this website is addressed to anyone interested in virtual worlds for educational purposes and in particular to:
Language teachers | Language learners | Teacher trainers | Learning technologists |
Decision makers in the field of education | The AVALON website provides you with access to:
Information about the use of virtual worlds for language education
Information on how to Get Started in the virtual world of Second Life
An Online Community of educational experts and language teaching practitioners who are using virtual worlds for language education
Guidelines for teaching in virtual worlds
Resources for Teachers
Resources for Teacher Trainers
Resources for learning technologists
Tested Course Scenarios for use in virtual world environments
An Open-source archive with selected 2D and 3D content from the project
Readlang : online eReader for language learners http://readlang.com/ Readlang : online eReader for language learners
Duolingo http://duolingo.com/ With Duolingo you learn a language for free
while helping to translate the web
Duolingo is a free language-learning website and crowdsourced text translation platform. The service is designed so that as users progress through the lessons, they simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents. As of May 2012, the site offers Spanish, French and German courses for English speakers, as well as English for Spanish speakers.
WorldCALL http://www.worldcall.org/ This is the official website of WorldCALL, the worldwide professional association for teachers and educators interested in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL).
ICT for Language Teachers http://www.ict4lt.org ICT for Language Teachers
The ICT4LT website is a collection of training modules in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Language Teachers.
It was initiated with funding provided in 1999-2000 by the European Commission and has been regularly updated ever since.
Finding a cure for 'copy and paste' http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/mar/28/tefl Finding a cure for 'copy and paste'
It's not surprising that time-starved language students reach for the web to copy other people's work, but introducing more creative writing tasks can help them rely on their own skills and avoid the copy-and-paste function
5 Twitter Translation Tools http://bit.ly/bqGLpa 5 Twitter Translation Tools That Help With Tweets In Other Languages
Hereís a look at five of these online Twitter translation tools. Most of the Tweet translation services are mashups of Google Translate. Ultimately, the only thing that sets them apart from each other is the way they take in your tweet and tweet out the result.
Google Adds Virtual Keyboards in 35 Languages http://bit.ly/dxNAzK Google Adds Virtual Keyboards for Search in 35 Languages
With the on-screen keyboards, non-English text input is now as simple as clicking on the virtual keyboard or pressing corresponding keys on a physical keyboard. Itís a small addition to the search experience with big advantages for non-English users.
SL Experiments wiki http://slexperiments.pbworks.com/ SL Experiments wiki
This is a wiki for language teachers interested in or already teaching in Second Life.
Here, we collect and share ideas on how to use Second Life for teaching languages. Participants can edit text, add or delete text, links, pages etc. You can also embed gadgets, videos (e.g. SL video tutorials).
Google Language Tools : Search Across Languages http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en Google Language Tools : Search Across Languages
Type a search phrase in your own language to easily find pages in another language. We'll translate the results for you to read. A MUST HAVE
TypeIT (10 Languages Word Processing) http://french.typeit.org/ This page allows you to easily type French accents and other French characters without a French keyboard. You can edit your text in the box and then copy it to your e-mail application, word processor, etc.
Lingro http://lingro.com/ Lingro - turns any webpage into an interactive language learning tool
Lingro takes any webpage and then allows you to click on any word in that page to get its translation back into English, Spanish, French, Polish, German or Italian.
Lingro's mission is to create an on-line environment that allows anyone learning a language to quickly look up and learn the vocabulary most important to them. Whenever we're developing new tools for lingro or planning the next big step, there are two principles we always consider ...
MFL in Second Life (PowerPoint) http://www.slideshare.net/sreljic/aect2007sreljic/ Online multiuser virtual environments such as Second Life offer a non-threatening space for learners to practice a foreign language or receive pre-departure information.
The simulated landscape provides an immersive experience that complements and facilitates the learning process.
Meeting language natives is one of the most important value-added offered by SL's 3D online format. Aspects of social presence are discussed. Implementation recommendations are suggested.
This ppt does not include the conference's audio explaining the slides.
VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/ VoiceThread is a free tool (in beta) that enables members to upload images, record accompanying audio commentary, and invite others to add commentary.
VoiceThreads are hosted free of charge at VoiceThread.com and can be embedded in blogs, wikis, and other types of Web sites. A VoiceThread is quick and easy to create, has plenty of space for numerous images and commentaries, and can be accessed by any Internet-enabled computer.
A VoiceThread can also be used to create a video tutorial. You can use the pen tool to draw lines and arrows on an image in real time as you are speaking. "There are plenty of exciting educational possibilities with VoiceThread, especially in the humanities, fine arts, and foreign languages. In humanities classrooms students can analyze and comment on historically significant photographs and create virtual tours of places or events they are studying. English students can record their own poetry or short story and add evocative images. Photography and Drawing students can present their work and explain their techniques and motivations; students and teachers can then leave commentaries. Foreign language students can upload pictures from a trip and then explain their voyage in the language they are studying." (Tom Daccord)
Video Hosting Online .. BUT add your own subtitles http://dotsub.com/ Video Hosting Online .. BUT with the ability to add your own subtitles / captions ... in any language ... to any of the videos already there or upload your own.
If your students are already uploading videos to places like YouTube then point them to this site and ask them to add captions in other languages online .. just in a web browser
The potential here as a MFL (free) online resource is very high!
WordLearner (free account) http://www.wordlearner.com/ WordLearner is a place for learning or teaching words in practically any language!
Learn or Teach Words...in any language - online, on a mobile phone or in the classroom!
An interesting resource for learners and teachers of words in almost any language - includes online, mobile and printable materials.
| WordBank | WordShare | Toolbar | Online Games | Mobile Games | Printables |
Learning languages online http://www.freepint.com/issues/020206.htm#tips Learning languages online
The Internet can offer you instant access to authentic written, spoken
languages and even whole language courses, depending on your available
time and interest. Whether you are a complete beginner with "learn Spanish" on your list of goals, or someone who learnt French at school and has become rusty, the Internet offers you possibilities to learn
and improve your language skills.
It seems a good time to revisit some websites to see what they now offer, and to showcase some of the new sites that can help a language learner.
Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes http://www.clta.net/lessons/ Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes
How to Write Activities For The Web | Reading Strategies For Web Activities | Internet Options in the Classroom | MFL | ICT | IT | Spanish | French | Italian | German | Chinese | Japanese | Tagalog | Latin |
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