The award winning ceremony took place on September 25, in Warsaw, at the celebration of the European Day of Languages. Ceri Anwen James was the winner of the competition aimed at documenting how language teachers use social media in their teaching practice.
Ceri’s teaching practice is displayed here. She has been rewarded with a €1000 prize, for technical equipment of her choice, plus all expenses covered to travel to Warsaw in September 2012 for the award ceremony.
The award winning ceremony was part of the final conference of the Language Learning and Social Media european network. The Programme of the conference can be found here. Here is a group picture in the lovely old town!
Our competition aimed at documenting how language learners use social media for language learning in daily life, outside formal teaching contexts, has now its winner!. From a total of 38 interview videos, based on the votes of the jury and the ‘Likes’ votes Vimeo channel our winning interviewee is Claire Apostolidou, 30 yrs old, from Xanthi, Greece. The winner will be rewarded with a €1000 prize, for technical equipment of her choice, plus all expenses covered to travel to Warsaw in September 2012 for the award ceremony. Watch her video here!
The webinar, entitled "Empowering future language learners: Formal and informal language learning through social media" took place on Thursday 28th June 2012, organised by P. A.U Education.
Now the forum space is open for everyone. The direct link is here to join the forum.
"Language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues"(LS6) team is pleased to inform you that in total 38 interviews took part in this competition. Now the voting for "Likes" ended and the ten finalists have been chosen. One of these 10 interviewees is going to win a prize! To watch the competition videos, please go to our Vimeo channel. The direct link to LS6 channel is here
An upcoming webinar, entitled "Empowering future language learners: Formal and informal language learning through social media" will take place on Thursday 28th June 2012, organised by P. A.U Education. The poster is here. The more information about the webinar is available here.
Join us for the special live debate (videostreaming webinar)
For free registration email now: firstname.lastname@example.org
The special issue “Social media and language learning: (r)evolution?/ Médias sociaux et apprentissage des langues : (r)évolution ?” of the ALSIC peer-review journal has been published.
- Editorial (Françoise Demaizière and Katerina Zourou) in English and French.
- "On the attractiveness of social media for language learning: a look at the state of the art " (Katerina Zourou)
- "Les usages linguistiques des adolescents québécois sur les médias sociaux"(Monique Lebrun and Nathalie Lacelle)
- "Approche interactionnelle et didactique invisible – Deux concepts pour la conception et la mise en œuvre de tâches sur le web social" (Christian Ollivier)
- "Facebook-ing and the Social Generation: A New Era of Language Learning"(Geraldine Blattner and Lara Lomicka)
- "Language Learners' "Willingness to Communicate" through Livemocha.com "(Elwyn Lloyd)
- "Online gaming as sociable media "(Steven L. Thorne and Ingrid Fischer)
This competition aims to highlight how a language learner in the Web 2.0 era uses social media for language learning in daily life outside formal learning contexts.
The website of the competition Social Media in Informal Language Learning and Use is up and running!
Do you want to watch the competition videos? Go to our Vimeo channel and vote "Like" to support your favorite interview. Follow us for upcoming competition interviews and the updated news.
The EU network "Language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues(LS6)” was pleased to participate in the 30th Expolangues 2012 in Paris. The Expolangues fair is an international event and gathered a full range of participants –language schools, training centres, publisher, companies, policy makers- in the field of language learning.
The European Commission has organised a series of conferences and events in close collaboration with pan European language projects throughout Expolangues. The four days programme of EC drew attention to languages and mobility and the importance for employment and social inclusion.
On the second day of Expolangues, the EC invited Prof. Charles MAX (University of Luxembourg) to present the LS6 network for its innovative approach and its unique mix of activities in the area of language learning and social media. A workshop included the presentation of EACEA (The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) for the future EC programme and the various initiatives of the Multilingualism unit, presentation of three selected European projects and a round table with a panel of experts.
Furthermore, beyond a workshop contribution, LS6 was present in an official EC stand, located in E16, for four days fair. As social media and its potential value to language learning are becoming apparent, LS6 took an initiative of involving with expo-visitors for interactive and participative activities using live blog (dica-lab LS6 blog) together with dynamic stand presentations. Live blogging was not only about sharing thoughts, stories, testimonies of meaningful language learning processes and social media that LS6 promotes, but also moving expo-visitors from simple bystanders to active participants of the event. It was possible thanks to four different instant dissemination;
- tweets or blog posts (text-based),60 second video clips,short audio comments and screencasts as commented activities on a website
Despite the unexpected cold in Paris, the enthusiasm of expo-visiors towards LS6 live blog has gathered more than 10 videos, more than dozen tweets, several audios as well as few screencasts. All these contributions are disseminated instantly via our dica-lab LS6 Blog with the request/option for further commenting and extending the contributions on the site.
Thanks for Expo-visitors joining our live blogging, for the EC giving an opportunity to participate in Expolangues, for all members of LS6 supporting this event and of course, all the LS6 public via our social media presence. Merci.
“Language Learning and Social Media:6 key dialogues”(LS6) was offered the possibility of disseminating its innovative approach and ongoing work in the field of language learning at a workshop the Euproean Commission is organising at Expolangues 2012. The Expolangues fair is an international event in the field of language learning and takes place in Paris from February 1st to 4th.
On the 2nd of February, the European Commission is organising a full day of events about its ongoing work in language learning which will include presentations on the future programme, the various initiatives of the Multilingualism unit, a round table with a panel of experts and last but not least a workshop with projects.
Moreover, beyond the workshop contribution, the LS6 project will also be present at the official EC stand the four days of the fair and initiate interactive activities concerning language learning and social media. The idea is to invite expo-visitors and interested volunteers to share their thoughts, stories, testimonies… about meaningful language learning processes and social media (as promoted within the LS6 project).
All these contributions are disseminated instantly via our dica-lab LS6 Blog with the request/option for further commenting and extending the contributions on the site.
It would be great meeting you in Paris or on our blog. Please find the programme attached to this post
Between February and July 2011 we have run a pan-European competition to identify top practices of social media use in formal language learning contexts. A website was set up for the needs of the competition and the selection commitee has chosen 10 best practices out of approximately 80 applications submitted.The ten best practices are displayed here
The second round of selection has been undertaken to identify the best practice among the ten. It was very difficult for the judges to select the winner from so many worthy and wonderful practices. Our sincere congratulation goes to the winner, teacher Ceri Anwen James in a Welsh-medium school Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg from Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (UK). In her quest for combining language learning and social media use, she has created an integrated website for German learning students. The more detailed winner announcement is here and if you want to know more about the best practice, visit here.The winner will be rewarded with a 1000€ prize, of technical equipment for her choice, plus all expenses covered to travel to Warsaw in october 2012 for the awarding ceremony.