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"Multilingual CALL: More than just translation drills?" asks this paper, which discusses, among other things, the MElang-E project.


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Tere tulemast Tallinna!

This week, the MElang-E group met in Tallinn for its third Transnational Meeting. One of the highlights certainly was the viewing of the game's demo chapter! In addition the meeting provided plenty of opportunity to discuss the teacher material that will go with the game, to finalize game content, and to discuss technical aspects of the game.
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Developing an educational game is one thing - finding players for it another! Therefore, MElang-E project member Judith Buendgens-Kosten is looking at what stakeholders really think about multilingual games. She presented her first results this weekend at the Language. Learning. Technology. Conference in Lüneburg.
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The MElang-E poster has been on the road again! Malte Schudlich presented our interactive MElang-E poster at the Annual Conference of the PAD (Pedagogical Exchange Service) in Bonn from 9-10 Nov 2015. The PAD is the National Agency for Erasmus+ Projects dedicated to School Education. The Annual PAD Conference brings together all institutions currently involved in an Erasmus+ School Education programme.
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Many games are memorable - not because of their cool graphics or gripping action, but because of their dialogues. Monkey island without "Hi, my name's Guybrush Threepwood and I want to be a pirate!"? Simply unimaginable! Naturally, this also applies to language learning games, where a dialogue has to provide an opportunity for learning in addition to being fun and moving the plot forward.

Today, in Daniela Elsner's seminar on "Graphic Novels and Research" at Goethe University Frankfurt, students sat down to write dialogues for the Frankfurt chapter of MElang-E. Some groups had to start from scratch, while others could base their work on the texts already written by pupils at the local Wöhlerschule. MElang-E gained some highly memorable dialogues, and the students gained experience developing educational games.
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2015-11-10
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We truly enjoyed our MElang-E poster presentation at this year's DGFF conference in Ludwigsburg! Our interactive and multilingual (German, French, Urdu, Catalan, English) poster was the starting point for many interesting discussions!
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Next week, MElang-E will be presenting a poster at the DGFF congress in Ludwigsburg, Germany. We will be showing some current game artwork (plus spoilers about our main characters!),  and are looking forward to many questions and a lively discussion of our concept!

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Our second transnational meeting took place in Barcelona last weekend. The phenomenal weather complemented nicely the lively discussions. Focus of this meeting were the game plot, the development of game text/dialogues, how to implement plurilingualism and code-switching into a game, and how to use gamification to support language learners. We also worked on our research strategy, and the first examples of the graphic design were unveiled.
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2015-07-01
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Students at a Tallinn University Computer Graphics course visualized key scenes of the MElang-E game plot. Check out their work! http://htk.tlu.eehttp://htk.tlu.ee/icampus/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=219450&group_guid=217460

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