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Friday, October 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM (BST)

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SLanguages Conference


4th SLanguages Conference

An annual virtual conference on “Language Teaching & Learning in Second Life”

15-16 October 2010



About the SLanguages Conference

The SLanguages conference is a virtual conference dedicated to language teaching and learning in Second Life. It is aimed at educators and language teaching professionals in language schools, institutes or other language related organisations.

It purposes to introduce to its participants a number of tools and best practise on how to use Second Life for the benefit of our language learners.

Over a period of 24 hours on Friday/ Saturday, 15-16 October 2010 language teaching professionals meet for presentations, discussions, workshops and best practise examples of teaching and learning activities in a virtual world. It runs from 10am SL time/ 5pm GTM October 15 to 10am SL time/ 5pm GMT on October 16.

The conference is free of charge for all participants. If you wish to support this conference as a sponsor, we ask you kindly to contact the conference organizers.

Who is the conference for?

The conference is for all those interested in language specific ….

  • in-world teaching methodology 
  • best practise of language teaching and learning in a virtual world
  • web-based or software based applications
  • digital teaching and learning material
  • electronic or digital tools
  • virtual classroom management
  • virtual worlds
  • language demo lessons
  • and all other aspects of language learning in 3D environments

... for language trainers, educators, management of language schools or institutes, teacher trainers and freelancers, publishers, researchers and any other language teaching professional.


This conference takes place on EduNation in Second Life and a number of other venues such as AVALON Learning island and others.

Additionally there will be a virtual exhibition ground of teaching tools and others on EduNation II, Sandbox.

Those not familiar with virtual worlds will be able to experience this new environment and we invite you to do so and join us. Prior to the conference there will be a number of 'Newbee' sessions.

We will record and stream all of these events and will provide an ease of access point in form of a virtual classroom such as Adobe ConnectPro or similar where the event with be screenshared for those who have trouble entering Second Life.

The conference program will be issued soon.


a) Registration in Second Life

To register, please touch the conference poster in the main information area in the sandbox on EduNation II and join the 'SLanguages' group.

b) Registration outside Second Life

c) Join our Facebook group

d) Join the AVALON project NING site

Sponsorship Opportunity

If you wish to be a sponsor for this conference, please request the sponsorship opportunity brosure by sending an email to gary.motteram[at]

Are you new to Second Life?

Those interested in joining Second Life are welcome to attend introductory sessions in the week leading up to the conference.

Would you like to invite friends and colleagues who do not have an avatar as of yet?

Most sessions of the conference will be streamed live in Adobe ConnectPro so that anybody can join and watch as the event is going on.

Contact Information

Gary Motteram of the University of Manchester, gary.motteram[at],
Graham Stanley  of British Council, graham.stanley[at]
Heike Philp of LANCELOT School, heike.philp [at]

Are you blogging or tweeting?

Please us the tag slang10 or the hashtag #slang10 for the conference.

About the conference organisers

This year, the conference is hosted by a committee of 43 volunteers coordinated by the AVALON project coordinator Gary Motteram of the University of Manchester. Gavin Dudeney of The Consultants-E started the SLanguages conference in 2007.

Have questions about SLanguages Conference CALL FOR PARTICIPATION? Contact AVALON

When & Where

Second Life

Friday, October 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM (BST)

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AVALON Project Coordination

The School of Education
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Gary Motteram
gary.motteram [at]

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Program of the European Union

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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