Time: 12pm GMT | 1pm UK time | 7:30am Caracas | 1am NZ Mon
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Location: Adobe Connect and Second Life
Webheads HQ on EduNation which has recently been turned into an Irish rustic abode with stables, a horse, sheep and a dog named Mystic
Second Life is no longer in the news and many think that it has died out. Nothing is further from the truth, at least for us language educators, language schools and language learning communities. They are booming and many join virtual worlds to learn another language. Heike Philp will give a good overview of the various language learning sites in Second Life and outlines a unique way of teaching a language: emoting. Emoting is a fascinating way of expressing action in text chat (mostly in roleplaying sims) which is caused by the limitations of gestures and facial expressions of the avatars. Emoting is strictly only limited by imagination and can be very poetic, very descriptive and full of gems. Heike will invite Dr. Doris Molero or Edith Paillat aka Cyber Placebo to help us understand the enormous potential of language education in Second Life. And as a little suprise, she has an announcement in her sleeve, of an unusual language school she would like to start and for which she is inviting language teachers to apply.