Friday, February 15, 2008

Test your vocabulary level and donate rice

The banner on the left here pretty much says it all: if you play this simple but brilliant vocabulary game, you'll be supporting the United Nations World Food Program. Plus, you'll have a great time. You just have to choose the meaning of a word out of four options. If you get it right, you'll get a somewhat more difficult word next (and donate 20 grains of rice - paid for by the site's advertisers). If you make a mistake, the next word will be a bit easier. After a few questions you'll see your estimated level, but you'll need at least a few dozen questions for a more precise evaluation. Warning: the game can get seriously addictive after only a few minutes - proceed at your own risk! But I can guarantee that your students will enjoy it too - especially those who like a fun competition.

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At 06 March, 2008 00:48, Blogger Renata said...

Dear Elek,
Could I ask you kindly to post information about GLoCALL conference in Indonesia in your blog?

Here is it:
Apologies for cross-posting:
GLoCALL 2008
Globalization and Localization in CALL 2008

Hotel Ciputra Jakarta, Jakarta, 7-9 November 2008 &
Quality Hotel Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, 10-12 November 2008

GLoCALL 2008 invites proposals for presentations that are related to
computer-assisted language learning. Proposals for Papers (35
minutes), Symposia (120 minutes) and Poster sessions should be
submitted via the GLoCALL Website ( by 1 July

Proposals are encouraged within the sub-themes below, but are not
limited to:
* application of technology to the language classroom
* localizing Internet materials to the classroom
* using the Internet for cultural exchange
* managing multimedia/hypermedia environments
* e-learning, collaborative learning and blended learning
* emerging technologies
* fostering autonomous learning through technology
* Web 2.0 and language learning
* training language teachers in e-learning environments

Successful applicants will be notified by August 1st, 2008, although
those who require an earlier decision for funding purposes may
request so in the Comments area of the proposal Web form.

The conference takes the form of a 'travelling roadshow' with
Organizing Committee members, plenary speakers and whoever else
wishes to give presentations at both locations. Presenters from
outside Indonesia are particularly encouraged to submit multiple
proposals, covering both 'state of the art' themes as well
as 'practical training' so that participants with varying levels of
CALL experience will be able to benefit from conference

For further details, please visit:

Thanks in advance
Renata Chylinski
Webhead from Australia


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