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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 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 and his Linguistic Engineering Team.


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VLC100 - Tools & Data

The Virtual Linguistics Campus has long been known for its options ...
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VLC100 - Language Index

Have you ever wondered why foreign languages are so different from ...
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VLC100 - Linguistic Aptitude Assessment

The purpose of this compilation of tests is to allow everyone who i...
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VLC100 - Self-Assessment (MA)

This compilation of tests provides you with an idea of your ow...
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VLC001 - Demo Course

This 'course' contains some selected topics. It allows you to catch...
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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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VLC111 - Linguistics, An Overview

The collection of these linguistic modules, where each module appro...
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VLC112 - A Technology-Supported Introduction to Linguistics

The course discusses the various ways in which language has been an...
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VLC115 - Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription (SPA)

This course is meant to introduce students who want to become teac...
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VLC125 - Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription (DEU)

This course is meant to introduce students with German as their mot...
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VLC135 - Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription (ARA)

This course is meant to introduce students with Arabic as their mot...
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VLC145 - Phonetics, Phonology & Transcription (JAP)

This course is meant to introduce students with Japanese as their m...
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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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Using Corpora and AI

This course aims to familiarize students with the principles and me...
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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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VLC302 - Corpus Linguistics Basics

This course aims to familiarize students with the principles and me...
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VLC303 - Corpus Linguistics: Linguistic Applications

VLC303 is aimed at integrating empirical, data-driven methodologies...
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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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BA01 - Phonetics, Phonology & Transcription

This course is meant to introduce students who want to become teac...
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AECC01 - MSc Speech and Language Therapy

This course introduces students to the basic concepts underlying th...
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EL100 - Introduction to Linguistics

The collection of these linguistic OER modules, where each module a...
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EL102 - The Structure of English

This repository/course is intended to familiarize the participants ...
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ELS212 - English Syntax

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the main...
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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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UDG01 - Phonetics and Phonology: The Vowels of English

This course/repository discusses the most important theoretical fou...
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UDG02 - Phonetics and Phonology: Consonants

This course/repository discusses the most important aspects necessa...
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VLC_MC01 - Articulatory Phonetics

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC02 - Acoustic Phonetics

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC03 - Consonants

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC04 - Vowels

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC06 - Segmental Phonology

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC07 - PDE Phonology

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC08 - Phonological Theories

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC09 - The Transcription of RP

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC11 - Morphology Basics

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC12 - Word-Formation

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC15 - Basic Concepts of Grammar

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC16 - The Verb in PDE

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC18 - Constituent Analysis

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC21 - Word Semantics

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC22 - Sentence Semantics

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC23 - Pragmatics

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC41 - Old English

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC42 - Middle English

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC43 - Early Modern English

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC51 - Language Typology

This short "Micro-Credential" course is designed to help individual...
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VLC_MC53 - Contrastive Phonology: RP - German

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC54 - Contrastive Phonology: RP Spanish

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC55 - Contrastive Phonology: RP - Arabic

This short course or "Micro-Credential" is designed to help individ...
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VLC_MC61 - Language and the Mind

This repository/course explores the intricate relationship between ...
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VLC_MC62 - Language in Use

This repository/course focuses on the ways people employ language i...
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VLC_MC63 - Corpus Linguistics Basics

This introductory course to corpus linguistics aims to familiarize ...
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VLC_MC92 - AI Language Assistance in Higher Education

Since the end of 2022, AI chatbots such as ChatGPT have generated n...
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EDU21 - 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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EDU21_MS_DHV - Digital Makerspace

Dieser "Kurs" dient zur Schulung bei der Erstellung eigener Inhalte...
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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 diesem Kurs wird gezeigt, wie humanoide Roboter bereits Teil uns...
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ROB501 - RoboBase Lite

Dieser kurze Robotikum-Vorkurs zeigt, dass neben Roboter-Rasenmäher...
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ENG05 Mastery

This repository contains all tests and homework assignments for Eng...
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GSE Workshop Astronomy

This course provides an overview of the solar system using open edu...
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Exploring the Solar System

This course provides an overview of the solar system using open edu...
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Site announcements

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VLC112 - A Techn.-Supported Introduction to Linguistics

by Juergen Handke -

The new "Introduction to Linguistics" is ready for self-enrollment! Throughout the course, students will be required to analyze language data from a variety of different languages using modern tools and technolgies where possible in order to develop a feeling for and proficiency in the proper techniques of linguistic analysis. Just self-enroll to VLC112.

Apologies

by Juergen Handke -

From 26 to 29 May 2023, the VLC web server was temporarily unavailable due to maintenance work. We apologise to our community for any problems this may have caused. As of now, the VLC is available again.

Chat GPT

by Juergen Handke -

Currently, the VLC is integrating chat GPT recommendations into its courses. Successively, all guiding questions of the "How to Proceed" sections of all courses will be coupled with a recommendation value (RV) on a scale from 0 = not recommended to 10 = highly recommended. Furthermore, an overall recommendation value for the whole topic, again ranging from 0 to 10 is shown. This means, the higher the RV, the more does the VLC Team recommend to forward the guiding question to chat GPT as a means of additional content support.

Since the VLC has more than 30 courses plus 25 Micro Credentials, the implementation of this new feature will take some time. In the meantime, we apologize for any inconveniencies.

Prof. Dr. J. Handke
VLC Project Manager

ASTRO 01 - Course in Astronomy now available

by Juergen Handke -

ASTRO 01 provides an overview of the solar system using open educational resources and the insights of two German hobby astronomers and experts of online teaching and learning. The course not only visits the celestial bodies of the solar system and discusses their general properties but also presents the necessary information for their observation and exploration using modern astronomical technology.

If ASTRO 01 is accepted well by the community, we will generate more astronomical courses and put them on a VLC sister platform.

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