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The Virtual Linguistics Campus (VLC) is the world's largest e-learning platform for linguistics and language studies. The VLC offers fully certified linguistic courses and course material for theoretical and applied linguistics as well as educational technology. Furthermore, it includes a variety of linguistic tools and all the communicative facilities necessary for successful e-learning.

Over the years, the VLC content has been authored by more than 75 regular and associated members, assistant professors, research and student assistants plus external contributors from all over the world, among them David Crystal und William Labov. The main responsibility, however, lies in the hands of the VLC project manager, linguist and web-technologist Jürgen Handke.


Available courses

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VLC100 - Language Index

Have you ever wondered why foreign languages are so different from ...
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VLC100 - Tools & Data

The Virtual Linguistics Campus has long been known for its options ...
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VLC101 - Linguistic Fundamentals

The collection of these linguistic OER modules, where each module a...
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VLC102 - Speech Science

This course introduces students to the basic concepts underlying th...
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VLC103 - The Nature of Meaning

The modules in this repository introduce various topics related to ...
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VLC104 - Words and Word Structure

Morphology is the study of the smallest meaningful elements in lang...
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VLC105 - Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription

This course is meant to introduce students who want to become teac...
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VLC106 - Syntax: Part I

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the main...
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VLC107 - Syntax: Part II

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the main...
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VLC108 - Language Typology

This repository/course covers the history of the English language f...
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VLC109 - Phonetics and Phonology

This course/repository discusses the most important theoretical fou...
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VLC201 - The Structure of English

This repository/course is intended to familiarize the participants ...
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VLC202 - Historical Linguistics

This repository/course covers the history of the English language f...
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VLC203 - The History of English

This repository/course covers the history of the English language f...
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VLC204 - Linguistic Repetition for Students of English

This course/repository is meant to repeat the major concepts within...
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VLC205 - Varieties of English

This course/repository is based on recent studies into dialectal va...
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VLC206 - PDE Morphology and Syntax

VLC206 deals with selected aspects of Present-Day English (PDE) gra...
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VLC300 - Applied Linguistics

This repository/course provides the theoretical and descriptive fou...
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VLC301 - Psycholinguistics

The hybrid name psycholinguistics reflects a truly interdisciplinar...
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VLC401 - Linguistic Fieldwork Welsh

The purpose of this course is to examine an unknown language withou...
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VLC402 - Linguistic Fieldwork Japanese

The purpose of this course is to examine an unknown language withou...
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VLC403 - Linguistic Fieldwork Arabic

The purpose of this course is to examine an unknown language withou...
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VLC404 - Linguistic Fieldwork Jamaican Creole

The purpose of this course is to examine an unknown language withou...
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EDU21 - 21st Century Education

Nearly all branches of public life have been introducing digital me...
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MSP100 - The VLC Maker Space

Dieser "Kurs" dient zur Schulung bei der Erstellung eigener Inhalte...
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EDU21 - Zukunftsdialog

Nearly all branches of public life have been introducing digital me...
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EDU21 - Uni Siegen

Nearly all branches of public life have been introducing digital me...
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EDU21 - DHV

Nearly all branches of public life have been introducing digital me...
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HFD21 - 21st Century Education

Nearly all branches of public life have been introducing digital me...
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ELL21 - 21st Century Education

Nearly all branches of public life have been introducing digital me...
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ELS314 - Computer-Mediated Communication

Nearly all branches of public life have been introducing digital me...
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EVH21 - 21st Century Education

Nearly all branches of public life have been introducing digital me...
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ROB101 - RoboTeach

In this course, we will show how humanoid robots are already part o...
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ROB102 - RoboEdu (Deutsch)

In this course, we will show how humanoid robots are already part o...
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ROB501 - RoboBase Lite

Dieser kurze Robotikum-Vorkurs zeigt, dass neben Roboter-Rasenmäher...
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10-008-346 - RoboTeach

In this course, we will show how humanoid robots are already part o...
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R01 - RoboBase Lite (Uni Siegen)

Dieser kurze Robotikum-Vorkurs zeigt, dass neben Roboter-Rasenmäher...
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RLL21 - RoboBase Lite

Dieser kurze Robotikum-Vorkurs zeigt, dass neben Roboter-Rasenmäher...
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EL100 -Introduction to Linguistics

The collection of these linguistic OER modules, where each module a...
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ELS111 - The History of the English Language

This course covers the history of the English language from its rem...
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099055 - Essentials of Early English

This repository/course covers the history of the English language f...
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ELS212 - English Syntax

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the main...
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Site announcements

The VLC now hosts full BA Linguistics Curriculum

by Juergen Handke -

Here are all linguistic courses on the VLC (workload in hours) in brackets :

Introductory Level

  • VLC101 - Linguistic Fundamentals (120)
  • VLC102 - Speech Science (90)

Basic Level

  • VLC103 - The Nature of Meaning (90)
  • VLC104 - Words and Word Structure (90)
  • VLC105 - Phonetics, Phonology & Transcription (90)
  • VLC106 - Syntax - Part I (120)
  • VLC107 - Syntax - Part II (120)
  • VLC108 - Language Typology (120)

Advanced or Specialization

  • VLC109 - Phonetics and Phonology (120)
  • VLC201 - The Structure of English (90)
  • VLC202 - Historical Linguistics (90)
  • VLC203 - The History of English (90)
  • VLC204 - Linguistic Repetition for Students of English (120)
  • VLC205 - Varieties of English (120)
  • VLC206 - PDE Morphology & Syntax (120) 

Specialization

  • VLC300 - Applied Linguistics (120)
  • VLC301 - Psycholinguistics (120)
  • VLC401 - Linguistic Fieldwork - Welsh (100)
  • VLC402 - Linguistic Fieldwork - Japanese (100)
  • VLC403 - Linguistic Fieldwork - Arabic (100)
  • VLC404 - Linguistic Fieldwork - Jamaican Creole (100)

In addition, all users have free access to the tools and glossaries (VLC100 - Tools and Data) and the Language Index (VLC100 - Language Index) with more than 500 languages and more than 300 varieties of the major languages - all with sound support.

And our special offer: If you want to use a course/repository as a teacher, a customized "clone", is created from the basic course which can then freely be used (also modified) by the institution.

We cordially invite you to become a member of the VLC-Community. Just register (for free) and self-enrol to as many courses as you like.

Prof. Dr. J. Handke (VLC-Project Manager)


Now available: VLC205 - Varieties of English

by Juergen Handke -

Now available for self-enrolment: VLC205 - Varieties of English

  • Workload: 150 hours
  • Fees: None
  • Access: no limit
  • Certification: 12 Mastery Tests plus 1 Analysis Task

Topics

  • Language - Dialect - Variety 
  • Studying Dialects 
  • The Transcription of PDE 
  • Vocalic Change 
  • Language Variation 
  • Regional Varieties of PDE 
  • English in the UK and Ireland
  • English in the USA and Canada
  • The North American Sound System
  • The Phonological Dialects of NAE
  • English in Australia and New Zealand
  • PDE - The Outer Circle
  • Jamaican Creole

Now available: The complete list of the VLC Educational Videos

by Juergen Handke -

The VLC makes use of hundreds of educational video types: E-Lectures, Micro-Lecures, Practicals and Data Analysis Videos (Various). They are now available under the heading "The VLC Educational Videos" in VLC100 - Tools and Data.

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