[Humanist] 22.314 language learning online
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Nov 11 07:37:04 CET 2008
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 314.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 06:32:15 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: language learning online
Those interested in how the web is put to good use will want to take
note of a former student's work in language learning, LanguageLab.com,
based on Second Life. I paste in here part of his advert.
> * Would you like to learn Spanish through real experiences in a
> friendly, Spanish speaking virtual city?
> * Have you ever wanted to learn a language but found yourself put
> off by dry, uninvolving classes?
> * Did you learn Spanish a while ago ... y lo tiene un poquito olvidado?
> ....Well Languagelab is offering you the chance to learn with our
> qualified native speaker Spanish teachers from the comfort of your own
> home .... in our very own virtual Spanish speaking city 'Ciudad Bonita'.
> Studying with Languagelab will improve your fluency and help you acquire
> vocabulary faster than any other method. It's a great way to get back
> into Spanish if you are a little rusty.
> Our method gives you more opportunity to practice with native speakers
> than in any other school or programme. You really will be confident in
> basic interactions with Spanish native speakers after only 10 weeks.
> *'Beginners Spanish' at Languagelab is: *
> * *10 week course (beginning 17th November) *
> You will receive:
> * *2 hours of fixed classes per week with qualified Spanish teachers*
> * *2 hours of optional live practice with native Spanish speakers in
> Ciudad Bonita *
> For more information click here
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing, King's College
London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/; Editor, Interdisciplinary
Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org/.
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