Immersive Technologies for Language Learning

DC4LT Webinar Series

This is a practical webinar for registered participants only.

Practical information

The workshop is scheduled for 19 March 2021 at 11:00 Central European Time. Full program >>

The workshop will be open only to the registered participants of the DC4LT webinar series. The number of participants is limited. Registration >>

Instructors

Mikhail Fominykh

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Jose Fernando Garcia Estrada

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Mathias Myhre

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Recording

Summary

In this workshop, the participants will learn about Immersive Technologies and their application for language learning. In the first part of the workshop, we will introduce the principle of two technologies Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, covering the advantages and limitations of different hardware and software. We will continue the presentation by showcasing typical scenarios for using these technologies in language learning. In the second part of the workshop, we will demonstrate a Virtual Reality application LanguageVR and invite the participants to try it out in a simplified form available for desktop computers with Windows operating system. The participants will explore the application and perform simple language learning tasks while working in small groups. In the third part of the workshop, we will invite the participants to discuss their experience with LanguageVR and any other questions related to immersive technologies and language learning.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of Virtual Reality and Augmented reality technologies
  • Understand the possibilities of Virtual Reality together with Speech Recognition for Language Learning
  • Get a practical experience of using a language-learning Virtual Reality app in a headset or on a desktop