Welcome to Cypris Chat
Virtual World English Learning Community in Second Life
SHARE — RESPECT– RESPOND — BE ACTIVE
“Learning English should be a way of life instead of a struggle to achieve.”
– Professor Merryman, Founder
Cypris Chat is a not-for-profit virtual world English language learning community located in Second Life. Cypris Chat is not a school, however we offer “practice times” in the form of organized lessons, discussions, chats, events, and activities. We have a fairly strict policy for maintaining peace in our group, and ask our members to be as active as possible in order to encourage communication within the community. This website is for our members to study and keep in touch with the community. It also offers a way for us to practice reading, writing, and listening, as well as researching new ways of teaching. Come see for yourself just how exciting this new way of learning can be. Join Second Life at https://secondlife.com and then teleport to Cypris Village .
How to log in to Second Life
1. Register on the Second Life website https://join.secondlife.com/
2. Download and install the viewer https://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php
3. Open viewer and log in to SL. Enter your username (avatar name) and password.
4. Open the map. Search “Wellston”, teleport, or here:
We strive to provide an educational yet fun and interesting environment for English learning and teaching. Our members have the chance to be part of a living community surrounded by others who are learning, teaching or simply interested in speaking English with people from around the world. We believe learning should be a way of life instead of a struggle to achieve.
Our 4 Principles
After joining our family, members should find ways to share what they have learned or done in Second Life. Tell us where you have been, what you have seen. Show us your safe toys, clothes, avatars and gadgets. Sharing promotes communication.
Second Life is very different from real life, but it is real for many of us. We all come from different cultures, different backgrounds and with different reasons for spending time in SL. We might not understand each other but we both have the same goal, to learn or teach.
Share your opinions about Cypris. Let us know what you think. Help us make this community a better place for you. Your feedback is what makes Cypris so great. Your opinion matters the most. Help each other with learner/teacher feedback. Communicate mistakes and successes.
Speak. Talk. Ask questions. Say something. We are not passive learners, we are active! In order to improve, we must practice. To practice we must participate. To participate we must SPEAK! Less text chat and more voice chat. We are here to help our members improve their ability to communicate in English.