I'm coordinating a project called MyChina. Our goal is to build an environment in Teen Second Life where students improve their language and cultural proficiency by interacting naturally with Chinese speakers.
Our center has developed online language assessment for 14 languages.
I'm a learner of Korean.
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My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham, MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'e-learning and online teaching' group, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:
Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.
Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win a competition for startup funding on ideablob.com. You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975 . We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.
Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!
This is amazing! We have a Chinese Language program in our schools in Delaware. It is for younger students ages 6 - 11. Is there an environment for this exchange appropriate for this age. If not, I suppose this could be teacher moderated. I'm interested in knowing more!
With you interest is getting students to interact with native Chinese speakers, you might want to try using Wiziq's virtual classroom. It's an excellent place for Language Learners to practice with each other online.
It was the 50th anninversary of the founding of our school yesterday and so we had a meeting celebrating the day.
thousands of people including people from foreign countries came for the gathering.
Liuzhou Teacher's college will also has her 50th birthday this month.We might go there,too.
Out of my 500 graduates from this university, about 20 of them returned and we had a great talk. SOme told us
their work experience in Vietnam,India and Ghana in Africa. The boy said he won't go to Ghana again since it is TOO hot there.
It is good to know that candy and I were in the news again. San Diego district website published our online work .ONe thing leads to another,I think. I tried logging to the ePAL weblog but i didn't find the post from that teacher mentioned.I would love to respond,too.