voice chat capabilities bring language students into second life

Here is an article about the Johnson County Community College’s island in Second Life. Here is an excerpt:

“Associate Professor of Spanish Jim Hillen said Second Life not only allows students to converse in Spanish, but to visit other places. I want to use it as a supplement,” he said. “It’ll be a project and it takes them into Spanish outside of the classroom. They can immerse themselves.”

Hillen said students use a partnership called Teach You, Teach Me, which gives them a Spanish-speaking partner to go on missions with. These missions can be as simple as taking a boat ride down a river in Costa Rica and discussing objects along the shore.”

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  1. I have a website which promotes the used of voice chat in language education.

    Foreign-Language-Teachers.com

    http://www.Foreign-Language-Teachers.com

    We are an online portal for Language Education. We offer a free membership and provide voice chat technology to Foreign Language Schools, Teachers, and Students. Learn, teach, or practice speaking a foreign language in our Voice Chat Virtual Classrooms. Members may create a personal website or online resume, post to our Foreign Language Blog, add language education links to our website, participate in our Forums, voice chat live online, and we also offer affordable voice chat virtual classroom rentals.

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