A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages

Reblogged from: A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages
Some things to consider when deciding on activities for language classrooms.
Reblogged from: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/05/a-new-role-for-avatars-learning-languages/
Few studies exist on the effectiveness of avatars for language learning, and just as recently as 2009, a study conducted by Griffith University on digital technology and second language learning found that “although significant advances have been made recently with chatbots [avatars] for conversation practice… reliable programs of this type are ‘still some way off being a reality.’”

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