Language Learning in Second LIfe

An article in the Guardian by Mike Solly, a senior lecturer at the UK’s Open University, about using Second Life to teach ESL describes some of the benefits of using Second Life for second-language teaching.  Second Life encourages role-play, a technique often used in second language instruction, and allows for what is called in the article, ‘character driven learning’.

“I now believe that one of the real educational strengths of SL as a learning platform is this ability to adopt a persona and become anyone you like.”

http://www.guardianweekly.co.uk/?id=1296&page=editorial

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