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First class is free, even if you never come back.
For current fees, please open the FEES page

- Text classes: 500L$ (1.3 euro; 1.9US$; 215YEN)
DRIVE-THROUGH ESL TEXT, Dictation, 50/50, Story writing, Description

-Voice classes 1000L$

10 TEXT CLASSES 3500 L$ (30% discount)

- Voice Classes- Cost: 1000L$ (2.6 euro; 3.8US$; 430YEN)

10 VOICE CLASSES 7000 L$ (30% discount)
Private Classes for SIM owners or groups of students: 6000L$/hr (23 US$)
Business English classes for RL businesses: 15.000L$/hr (57 US$)
Business classes price will increase July 1st. 2008

Now you can pay for classes using PayPal.
If you have a credit card but you don't want to use it online.
If you have a credit card but you don't want to use it in Second Life.
If you don't have a credit card but have a bank account.

15 CAD (Canadian Dollar) for 10 text classes (9.7 EUR, 14.7 US$, 1550 円, 105元, 240Sk, 595₨, 25R$, 350руб)

30 CAD (Canadian Dollar) for 10 voice classes (19.5 EUR, 28.8 US$, 3100 円, 210元, 480Sk, 1190₨, 50R$, 700руб)

Other ways to pay: JAPAN, ITALY, NETHERLAND
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Monkicat Giha Bracken Homewood Inge Qunhua Seikatsu Koba Cyberlog Chemistry Lylou Despres



1. Before the lessons starts make sure that your CHATS are being LOGGED

Click on the EDIT menu…then the PREFERENCES tab at the bottom

Select the COMMUNICATION tab. At the bottom of this window you can tick boxes to LOG CHAT (and to LOG INSTANT MESSAGES) and at the very bottom of the window you can select where you want these files to be saved. (I think the default is in your documents.)

By logging the chat for the lesson you make it possible to find the text of the lesson and read through it again after you have logged out of Second Life.

This may be very useful, but remember that there may be many typing errors there. The teacher may not have corrected all the mistakes made by the pupils, and may also have made typing and spelling errors herself as she types away as fast as she can during the lesson!

2. ENABLE HISTORY (click CHAT and then HISTORY) and then make this window as LONG as you can. This will give you time to read what is being said in the lesson.

3. Arrange the windows on your screen so that you can see both the classroom (if you need to see the teacher and the other avatars) and the chat window in which the lesson is happening. The classroom SHOULD be arranged to make this possible if not easy!

4. If it gets dark during the lesson, remember that you can make it light again by clicking on WORLD and FORCE SUN, and selecting NOON.

5. Remember that you can ask questions at any time during the lesson. Questions about English should be typed in the chat. Don’t be shy, and remember mistakes are GOOD!!! When the teacher corrects someone’s mistake and explains it…EVERYONE LEARNS. Questions about the lessons and the school (not about English) should be in IM to the CLASS RUNNER, or to GIOVANNI TWEAK the owner of the school.

6. NOTE FOR OBSERVERS. If you are an ESL/EFL teacher yourself and are observing please do not interrupt the lesson! You are welcome to join in as a student but please give the other students a chance! Do not leap in immediately with the answer…of course you know it!!! LOL. Please give any observations and feedback to the teacher in IM, preferably AFTER the lesson.

This is all I can think of just now…if you think of any more tips that I can pass on to other students please let me know.

Bracken Homewood BA BSc PGCE MA CELTA

Teacher at the Drive Through ESL School in Second Life


- Text Classes - Voice Classes - 50/50 - Dictation - Story Writing - Private Classes


Private Classes for SIM owners: 6000L$/hr (23 US$) Business English classes for RL businesses: 15.000L$/hr (57 US$) Private classes cost 6.000L$ each. Duration 1 hour. SIM owners will decide when and where Private classes will be held. ESL SL provides the teacher and class running support. SIM owners pay for the class in advance, can invite who they want. Examples of private classes: Training for SIM employees Class for shop renters, residential renters: community building. Class to promote SIM with SL new residents Class for paying students (SIM owners keep the money) Starter offer: 15.000L$/4 classes Business English classes cost 15.000L$. Duration 1 hour Class is for employees of RL company. Can Attract RL businesses to SL. Other ideas? IM Giovanni Tweak. ESL SL, the English school. Home of DRIVE-THROUGH ESL


ESL Story Writing Class Instructions Please click the History button located in the lower left corner of your screen. This will help you easily follow along with the class activity. In this activity, we will participate as a group to write a short story, each of us taking turns to compose one or two sentences at a time. After you have entered your writing into the chat bar, the teacher will correct any errors. You will see an * in front of the corrections. If you have any questions about the correction, please ask them. Please do not be afraid of making any errors as the whole class is here to learn and often more is learnt from an error! Once the person before you has typed in their sentences, and the teacher is in the process of correcting, please start preparing yours. The teacher will alert students a few minutes before the end of story, so the last person in the group can think of a good ending. If during this activity, you have any questions not about English, please ask them to the classrunner. Content created by Petra Paster October 2, 2007 Revision by Lylou Despres Updated Feb 2008 Posted by Giovanni Tweak, 15 Sep 2008


TEXT/VOICE DICTATION Class. Listen to the teacher, write, read the text. The teacher speaks, you listen. You have to be able to listen. No microphone needed. Text available before dictation. Ask the class runner. Cost: 500L$ (1.3 euro; 1.9US$; 215YEN) First class is free. More classes:


TEXT/VOICE First part: DICTATION: Listen to the teacher, write, read the text. The teachers speaks, you listen. Second part: READING, PRONUNCIATION, COMPREHENSION. Read the text, ask questions about words and expressions. Voice enabled. Microphone needed. Come to the infohub 15 minutes before class to test voice set up. Limited number of seats available depending on technical conditions. Cost: 500L$ (1.3 euro; 1.9US$; 215YEN) First class is free. More classes:


Teacher: Inge Qunhua Class Runner: Jane Reinard - SLO Reading, pronunciation. Voice enabled. Microphone needed. Come to the infohub 15 minutes before class to test voice set up. Limited number of seats available depending on technical conditions. This class is open to HT members. Students must be able/willing to SPEAK. Cost: 1000L$ (2.6 euro; 3.8US$; 430YEN) More classes:


Teacher: Inge Quhna Class Runner: Johnius Petrov RUS Today class: TEXT Describe things, people, places, objects, items from your inventory. If you make mistakes, the teacher will correct you Cost: 500L$ (1.3 euro; 1.9US$; 215YEN) First class is free. More classes:


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If a website asks you to register, don't use your SL account name and password. The following websites are NOT Second Life or ESL SL. PST, PDT, time zones, daylight saving time, moon phases movable life Here you can log in SL using a web browser. Alpha version (more bugs than in beta). You have to use your SL name and password. Available only from US, Canada and Japan Livemocha BBC English Club Epoti: Let's learn English - Learning English (ESL) Online Resources for students, teachers, testing. A Way with Words, public radio's lively language show You like to listen, don't you? TRANSLATORS Babel Fish WordReference Google Translate DICTIONARIES The Free Dictionary Urban Dictionary Not sure if a word is safe for class? Check it here first. Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus. Free access. Lots inside Double-Tongued Dictionary deep


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Welcome to this DRIVE-THROUGH ESL class Please ask the class runner information about this class or visit the class calendar and click on the class for a brief description. "ESL" means English as a Second Language. It's an expression used in North America to define the kind of English taught to people living in an English-speaking world, people who speak two languages every day, .

"DRIVE-THROUGH" means that the classes are not part of a course. Classes can be taken as needed.

Just come by and ask your questions. You can learn from other people's questions and from the teacher's answers.

Don't be afraid your question is too difficult, or that other students will not understand. The teacher will answer for everybody.

Don't be afraid to ask a question just because you're worried it might not be correct English. That's the reason you're here!

Ask your question anyway. The teacher will understand, and by correcting your question, the whole class learns something.

If the teacher doesn't understand, you can ask for help from another student who speaks your language. Use IM please.

It is not to your advantage to arrive late to class or to leave early. If you have to, please say "hi" and "bye" to the class quickly so the lesson won't be interrupted.

Have a good class!

QUESTIONS ABOUT ENGLISH Ask the teacher in chat. OTHER QUESTIONS Ask the Class Runner in IM

Question or comments? IM the class runner or Giovanni Tweak. E-mail:


ESL SL is an English school based in the virtual world Second Life. Students of any level can attend classes when they want, when they can, when they need. In order to attend classes students have to:

If the student does not have Second Life client software installed on their computer they should: sign up for a free account at The first class is free. I'll see you there Giovanni Tweak