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Virtual Reality, and its immersive nature, are fast changing the way education is being imparted in some of the leading schools worldwide. No longer is the transfer of knowledge restricted to pen and paper, blackboard and chalk, and PowerPoint presentations. It has taken the turn for experience-based learning in its truest form. This is so because with virtual reality, the observer is transported into a whole other world which has been designed to provide visual and tactile stimuli to them. This aids in more adequate retention of knowledge.

Apart from general educational activities pertaining to science and mathematics, in recent years the concept of virtual reality-based language learning is starting to take root and for good reason; in order to be fluent in any given language, or having a sound grasp of it, you have to be immersed in a surrounding where it is the primary medium of communication. Think of it like this, if you are learning Spanish in the Netherlands, you won’t have an adequate exposure to the language. This translates to a poor linguistic retention. However, if you choose to pursue this endeavor in Spain, or any other Spanish-speaking country for that matter, you are far more likely to succeed. Simply, because you will have countless avenues to practice your language skills in a real-world setting.

Being exposed to favorable linguistic conditions with virtual reality

This leads us to an important point – most people who are learning a foreign language are not exposed to favorable linguistic conditions like the ones mentioned earlier. This severely hinders their ability to learn a new language effectively. So, virtual reality is looking to bridge this gap by exposing the subject to a virtual environment where their language of choice is the main mode of communication.

Something interesting, Stanford-based researchers have devised an algorithm that can describe a virtual reality scene almost as well as people. Couple this with the fact that 3D-scanning technology is poised to come to our cell phones in the near future and you have the recipe for an excellent language-learning experience!

Virtual-reality is definitely showing increasing promise in the educational sector and that day isn’t far away when it becomes one of the main medium of education.

What about you? Would you learn a new language in virtual reality? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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