- Challenges in Language Learning
- Technology in Education
- GoStudent VR - the revolutionary solution for language learning
- Advantages of GoStudent VR
- From Meta - Transforming the way we learn
- Our research says: GoStudent VR is successful
- What next for GoStudent VR?
The world 🌎 is changing faster than ever before, and innovative technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) have found their way not only into the gaming industry but also into education. At GoStudent, we place the needs of children first; our response to the changing demands of the education system is innovative technology and personalised learning.🔮📚
That's why we have developed the immersive learning offering, GoStudent VR, for language learning for students aged 13–18, starting with Spanish here in the UK!
Challenges in Language Learning
Learning a foreign language like Spanish can be a challenge, especially for students in the UK, where language learning is often done in English.
The British Council Language Trends 2020 Survey found that “Global English appears to be a threat to, as opposed to a motivator for, uptake of languages at secondary.” Pronunciation, listening comprehension, and self-confidence in speaking are common challenges students face. Moreover, traditional classroom teaching often cannot cater individually to the needs of each student.
Creating a motivating learning environment that piques students' interests and encourages them to actively engage with the language is crucial.
Technology in Education
The GoStudent report on the future of education clearly indicates that Generation Z and Alpha have a forward-looking attitude and recognise the potential of technology for education, with 69% of children believing that technology facilitates learning and fosters creativity*. 👩⚕️🧑💻
Almost two-thirds believe that education is more enjoyable when technology is involved*. This aspect should not be underestimated, as students who find joy in learning automatically learn more easily and are much more motivated. Furthermore, 38% of the surveyed children are convinced that by 2050, learning will increasingly involve gamification 🎮*.
GoStudent VR - the revolutionary solution for language learning
To address the challenges in language learning, we, in collaboration with Immerse and Meta, have launched the immersive VR platform GoStudent VR. GoStudent VR offers teacher-guided group lessons in virtual environments that mimic realistic locations. This way, we enhance our students' foreign language skills and self-confidence. We understand that every child is unique and, therefore, requires different learning methods.
GoStudent VR provides students with personalised and tailored learning experiences that adapt to the child's individual needs and abilities. It allows students to participate either through a VR headset or via their desktop. Our VR technology offers a unique learning experience that not only makes learning more effective but also more enjoyable and exciting. 💪
Advantages of GoStudent VR
Studies have shown that the use of VR technology in language learning offers numerous benefits. The use of this virtual learning technology significantly contributes to the improvement of listening, speaking and reading skills. Our students are less apprehensive and have more confidence in the virtual environment*. 😮
Furthermore, performance in VR surpasses that in traditional classroom instruction.* Our tutors employ interactive, motivating teaching methods to make lessons engaging and diverse. GoStudent VR provides a personalised learning experience tailored to the individual needs of students.
From Meta - Transforming the way we learn
Metaverse technologies are creating new opportunities for teachers to inspire students. In the words of Nick Clegg, former deputy prime minister and current President of Global Affairs at Meta, “We remain hugely optimistic about the impact metaverse technologies can have – and are already having – on education,” with signs of growing momentum for VR education tools in Europe.
Our research says: GoStudent VR is successful
The results from GoStudent VR speak for themselves 🔥. In just 200 minutes in the virtual classroom, our students become true language-learning prodigies. Their knowledge increased by an incredible 8.5%! We have tried and tested GoStudent VR in Germany and Austria, where a staggering 98.8% of our students report that GoStudent VR has significantly enhanced their English language learning skills*. Our tutors also report that over time, their students have developed much better retention abilities with GoStudent VR.
What next for GoStudent VR?
Spanish is set to become the most popular A-level language in England and is forecasted to overtake French as the most popular language at GCSE by 2026, so we think it’s the perfect language to trial here in the UK, preparing future generations with this innovative learning practice.
Parkwood Academy in Sheffield is the first school in the UK to test the new platform. Gemma Cottingham, Principal of E-ACT Parkwood Academy, said "I think it's so important that students have the opportunity to learn languages in a more conversational manner, where they don't feel scared to speak a different language and have the freedom behind the VR headset to make mistakes and learn from them."
GoStudent VR was introduced in Germany and Austria and we’re now bringing it across the globe, with results in the UK being guaranteed. We firmly believe that VR learning will play a crucial role in the future of education, providing students with a holistic, personalised, and teacher-guided learning experience. As a result, we are continually developing new features and enhancing the existing platform to meet the individual needs of students. 🤗
GoStudent VR is an example of our commitment to innovative and adaptable learning methods. It is part of our mission to offer every child in the world the opportunity to unlock their full potential. Therefore we are proud to introduce GoStudent VR as the latest addition to our tutoring platform. 😍
Experience a revolutionary way of language learning!
Immerse yourself in virtual environments and enhance your Spanish skills with GoStudent VR. Book your immersive learning experience now and discover a new world of learning.
🔥 Be part of the language learning revolution with GoStudent VR!