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Submissions/Wikimedia beyond the borders: Learn new language! Teach your language! - WikiTranslate

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 2532
Title of the submission
Wikimedia beyond the borders: Learn new language! Teach your language! - WikiTranslate
Type of submission
Presentation and discussion
Author of the submission
Natasha Brown, Edlira Dushku and Maria Anning
E-mail address
Natbrown, EdliraDushku
Country of origin
Russia, Albania and UK
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
http://wikitranslate.org/wiki/Main_Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/LearnRussianSpeakRussian/ https://www.youtube.com/user/LearnRussianLanguage
Education Outreach
  1. Wikimedia beyond the borders: Learn new language! Teach your language! - WikiTranslate
  2. Wikimedia beyond the borders: Translate a song! - WikiTranslate

WikiTranslate is a free content encyclopedia translation project, that can help you to learn new language and teach your language through our lessons, videos and free study groups. We also help you to develop your translation skills. You can contribute freely to translations of your favourite songs, poems, fairy-tales, stories, jokes, prayers etc, which are not protected by copyright or have been submitted to us by their copyright holders.

The students who are native in the source language of the text, can discuss the translations with students who are native in the target language of the text. This way, they can help themselves improve their knowledge of each others' languages. All students are encouraged to use translation tools but most of all they are encouraged to seek help from each other in our study groups.

Everyone can read our pages, but we ask you to tell us who you are if you want to edit pages, have lessons with a teacher or exchange your language with a native speaker of another language. We believe that learning a new language is a very personal experience. The students need to know each other and the teachers.

WikiTranslate is a volunteer organization that doesn't currently have any employees. We have helped some of our volunteers to secure permanent jobs in the UK. We collaborate with http://www.volunteercentrecamden.org.uk/

WikiTranslate is based on an openly-editable model similar to Wikipedia and uses Mediawiki software as Wikipedia does. You can edit WikiTranslate much the same way as Wikipedia. We try our best to learn from Wikipedia and join them for meetups so we can learn from experienced Wikipedia editors.

WikiTranslate uses extension Semantic MediaWiki for creation, managing and distribution of open semantic data to support education and free access to information.

Length of session
40 minutes
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