Sunday, September 16, 2018

2018 EDU: Language learning in virtual reality. Learn It Town sim: ESL (VWMOOC)

Language learning in virtual reality. 
Learn It Town sim: ESL (VWMOOC)

VWMOOC visited Learn It Town in Second Life.  Here is a report on some of the things we saw.
VWMOOC at the Learn It Town welcome area 
for an introductory talk
More after the break

Metaverse events, recent and upcoming

 This week's lesson
  • Yes, it is that much like a school.
  • And they do provide certificates.
  • But for languages, the real test is whether you can converse with native speakers.
At a supermarket
  • Much of the learning is in everyday environments.
  • Much of the practice is talking about everyday activities.
 Do you know how to talk 
about seafood?

The checkout area 
  • To check out you need to talk about purchases and the money to pay.
  • You learn the words in the place where you will need them.
  • Situated learning
 A pet shop needs a new vocabulary
  • Not just for pets, but for things that go along with them

A laundry
  • With equipment you can operate
  • And talk about operating.  
  • Talking about action builds your skills with verbs.
People playing in the park
  • Talking about things builds noun skills.
  • Talking about doing things builds verb skills
 A zoo has it own vocabulary
  • And a watering hole has its vocabulary too
Avatars are Toons
  • Toons 
  • That's why we are not afraid of the tiger.
The VWMOOC group gathers in the zoo

There is a house to talk about
  • You can talk about things in the house.
  • And about what happens in a house.
Meals are always conversational

 The library has plenty 
of free reading material


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