Belma asked some questions first to see who has learned a second language, is a language teacher, and would like to learn a second language. She then posed the question “What is Second Life”, and there were some great conversations around the literal and metaphorical meanings of second life.
Image via WikipediaA self-process novice, Belma is first and foremost a language teacher, and she has only International students. The lessons are in computer labs, and Belma was wondering how she could help engage her students. After attending a PD session with Claire Atkins she was introduced to Second Life and saw an opportunity to motivate students. Anecdotally, to date, the approach has been very effective as far as engagement and raising interest in the learning of English.
Belma then showed a couple of videos that introduced Second Life as an environment and what you can do there. One specific example was Cypris Village which is a space for learning English.