Monday, 1 June 2009

MFL Flashmeeting2, Monday 6th July, 8.30pm-10.30pm

After the resounding success of the first MFL Flashmeeting organized by Joe Dale last month on Monday 4th May, The MFL twittering teachers are striking back!

The participants signed up here, on Lynne Horne’s wiki to express interest and the recording of the first MFL Flashmeeting can be found here .

All you need to participate is to click on the link for the meeting and plug your webcam/ microphone! The Flashmeeting set-up also prevents people to talk over each other, which can happen in real life and allows for the easy sharing of links. You can also type/chat to comment on what is being said and vote to express opinion. No doubt some more features will be explored next time...

This time, participants have signed up here to discuss the following…

1. If you are a blogger, what is your favourite post and why?

2. Getting into podcasting. Where do you start?

3. Ideas for celebrating The European Day of Languages on 26th September 2009 using Web 2.0 tools or otherwise (How about a massive VoiceThread?)

4. CPD opportunities for next academic year. Would anyone want to organise a one or two day face to face event somewhere in the UK?

5. Cunning tips: how do you save time in blogging/podcasting/resource creating and so on, to keep work/life balance & prevent divorce/forgetting names of children, etc.?
Really looking forward to this one...


Brian Barker said...

I think the "European Day of Languages" could be used to test the claims of Esperanto as an apprentice language.

Five British schools have introduced Esperanto in order to test its propaedeutic values. The pilot project is being monitored by the University of Manchester and the initial encouraging results can be seen at,%20S2L%20Phase%201.pdf
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Confirmation can be seen at

IC Jones said...

Dear Brian
This is a very interesting idea. From the video, it is clear that Esperanto has a lot to offer in terms of developing students' linguistic awareness. I am still not completely convinced that it has as much to offer as a lingua franca.
Thanks a lot for the links to the Esperanto resources.