Winner announcement on the "Competition: Social Media in Informal Language Learning and Use"
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Claire Apostolidou (Xanthi, Greece), wins competition “Social Media in Informal Language Learning and Use” organised by the project "Language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues (LS6)”. Her interview provides a great example of everyday use of social media to informally learn languages.
Between January and June 2012, we launched a competition aimed at documenting how language learners in the Web 2.0 era use social media for language learning in daily life outside formal teaching contexts.
The jury has finally chosen a winner, Claire Apostolidou. Claire is 30 years old and she comes from Xanthi, Greece. Her interview provides a great example of everyday use of social media to informally learn languages. As a new mother, she gives us insight into the use of blogs and forums to search relevant information of her specific daily interests. Claire also stresses the value of autonomous learning and of intercultural aspects inherent in these media. To enjoy watching the winner's interview, click here.
The videos uploaded on the channel confirm the broad variety of social media uses, as well as the great advantages of independent language learning. To watch all 38 interviews (all in English or with English subtitles), please check this competition’s Vimeo channel.