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Learning Spanish virtually

Yesterday I uploaded our third CASTLE Conversations podcast. I interviewed Julie Sykes, a doctoral student here at the University of Minnesota, about her Spanish Pragmatics Project, which is using virtual world software (like Second Life) to help postsecondary Spanish students learn how to communicate effectively with native Spanish speakers. Screenshots are included with the podcast.

The intent of CASTLE Conversations is to interview folks that have expertise and are

doing interesting things but may not have much national visibility. Keep giving us feedback and let us know what

you think. As always, we’re interested in your nominations for interviewees. If you know someone interesting that you think we should interview, get in touch!

Happy listening!


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