AVALON Project

AVALON is the an European funded project exploring the potential of Second Life for language learning.

Project titel: AVALONAccess to Virtual and Action Learning Live ONline
Project number: 143643-LLP1-2008
Program: Lifelong Learning Programme; Transversal Programme: KA3-ICT
Reference: 143643.2008-LLP-UK-KA3-KA3MP
Project duration: January 2009 – December 2010 (24 months)
Requested budget: ca. 600.000 Euro
Project websites: avalonlearning.eu, AVALON project website, avalon-project.ning.com
Twitter: @avalonlearning

Project Overview


– Advanced training course / curriculum (e.g.  for language trainers who are already LANCELOT certified)
– 2D guide (training manual) for trainers wishing to work in 3D worlds
– European certificate for the course graduates (as in LANCELOT validated by ICC Europe). The accreditation partner guarantees that the AVALON certificate is internationally recognized.


In AVALON a consortium of 26 European partners (11 of which were universities) developed a training course for language trainers:

Project Coordinator: University of Manchester (UK), Dr. Gary Motteram

Co-Initiator: Dr. Ilona Hündgen, LearnGalaxy

Project Partners:
ICC International Certificate e.V., Germany
LANCELOT School, Germany (Co-initiator)
Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Molde University, Norway
Talkademy, Austria (Co-initiator)
The British Council, Spain
Universita di Pisa, Italy
University of Vienna
, Austria
Verein Grenzenlos, Austria

Associate Partners:
Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom
European Telecoaching Institute, Germany
HUMlab, Umea University, Sweden
IBM Virtual Universe Community
IH World Organisation Ltd
Learning Technologies SIG of IATEFL
MONDIALE Testing Systems
myngle.com, Germany
SEED, Stockholm University, Sweden
Tunnicliff and Kollegen Gbr, Germany
University of Kassel, Germany
University of Siena, Italy
University of Tübingen, Germany
Západočeská univerzita Plzeň, Czech Republic

Publications about LANCELOT and AVALON

Role of Dr. Ilona Hündgen, LearnGalaxy, in the project AVALON



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