Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Cucumis Web 2.0 site and teaching a foreign language

The image “http://www.cucumis.org/images/colorcucumis250.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Foreign Language teachers take note of this website. A web 2.0 community site called "Cucumis" is harnessing the collective intelligence of the multi-lingual community for the purpose of translating text online. It is a way for linguists to help each other out. The way it works is that one gains points when one translates a text and you need points to submit a text to be translated. One gets promoted to expert when one accurately translates numerous amounts of text.

I could see learning activities in an online or f2f foreign language course in which students are required to earn so many points a week for doing quality translations. Any other ideas?

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