Call: SLanguages Annual Symposium (in Second Life) explores language learning in virtual worlds

Dear all

The 5th SLanguages Annual Symposium is a FREE annual conference which focuses on language learning in a virtual world(s) founded by Gavin Dudeney of The Consultants-E. Today it is organised by a team of passionate language educators testing virtual worlds for language learning and teaching.

The featured theme of this year’s 3-day online conference is ‘Serious games’ and ‘Situated Learning’.

It hosts around 50 guest speakers and is attended by approx. 500 participants/ avatars. It takes place in Second Life on EduNation and on AVALON Learning and includes tours to other virtual worlds.

To attend the sessions in Second Life, you need to have an avatar, a 3D representation, which is free. To get an avatar you need to sign up at

All of the program will be streamed in Adobe ConnectPro, which is a webconferencing software which allows us to screenshare our desktops, almost like a virtual window to a virtual world. You do not need to have an avatar to attend a session in Adobe and you can watch and listen to the keynotes, panel discussions, plenaries, presentations, workshops, tours to educational sims, demo language lessons, theatre plays, dance performances, variety shows and even the party all from the comfort of an Adobe ConnectPro seat (max 100).

Conference times
Check your time:

Friday 16th September     8am SL*  | 3pm GMT  until    2pm SL | 9pm GMT
Saturday 17th September   3am SL  | 10am GMT until  4pm SL | 11pm GMT
Sunday  18th Septempber   1am SL  | 8am GMT  until    8am SL | 3pm GMT
*SL Second Life Time = PDT Pacific Day Time (San Francisco)

For more information and contact: or contact the undersigned.

See you there!

Edith Paillat (aka Cyber Placebo on SL)
Language Technology Specialist
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand
+64 4 463 5792


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