Virtual Worlds for Improving English Language Skills

When you are in a virtual world you become an avatar and can communicate with other avatars in real time. 
You could be in a different period of time, in a different country or even in an imaginary world. 
How can these worlds be used to improve language proficiency?
In this free webinar we will look at different possibilities in virtual worlds to improve English skills and in particular spoken English. 
The webinar is intended for teachers, teacher educators, learning coordinators, and anyone involved in the field.
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021.
Time: 9 PM IST, 2 PM EST, 7 PM GMT (for more time zonesclick here).
Duration: 1.5 hours.
We use the Zoom platform, which enables you to engage in an interactive discussion with the lecturers and with colleagues around the world, and enriches the lectures with presentations, movies, and teaching programs.
All this is offered while you are sitting comfortably in your armchair at home or in the office,
free of charge.
Instructions for Using ZOOM
Dr. Elaine Hoter

Dr. Elaine Hoter is head of pedagogy at the Technology Education and Cultural Diversity Center. In 1995 she developed the first online course in Israel connecting pupils and student teachers in an online learning experience. Since then she has developed many different courses, connecting different communities. She co-convened the first online conference for teacher educators in 2001. At present, she teaches in the masters program in English as an international language and is head of Innovation in Talpiot College. She heads the team of seven colleges which produced a prize winning MOOC on multiculturalism in Hebrew, English and Arabic through a virtual world.. She has received awards for her research and the Israel Unity Prize 2018 for bringing together diverse parts of the population through technology and education. She is a Fulbright scholar and received her Ph.D. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Do not hesitate to ask questions!
Email us at: international@macam.ac.il
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