Proceedings of the 7th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Current issues of linguistics and didactics: The interdisciplinary approach in humanities" (CILDIAH 2017)

Virtual Reality in Teaching of Foreign Languages

Authors
V. Dobrova, K. Trubitsin, P. Labzina, N. Ageenko, Yu. Gorbunova
Corresponding Author
V. Dobrova
Available Online November 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cildiah-17.2017.12How to use a DOI?
Keywords
virtual reality; teaching; learning environment; foreign language; English course
Abstract

Studying the mechanisms of language and speech abilities showed that the most effective method of learning a foreign language is a method of total immersion as students enter the natural language environment and are in it constantly. But the learning process in the classroom, no matter how organized and communicative it is, cannot replace the real experience of teaching. As the most important factors for the effective foreign language learning are the language environment and the motivation, thus the development of new motivational language learning environments, including virtual reality (VR) and 3D environment, are the basic elements of the learning process. The development of VR technology allows expanding the boundaries of science and introducing innovations in all spheres of human activity. In the educational establishments of the USA and China, VR environments are already widely used, but in Russia VR is used only in a few schools and universities. The group of teachers of Samara State Technical University designed the new generation educational course of English based on the VR technology that creates a real situational interaction in which the student can receive certain information, to carry out scientific and educational elements, project activities. In such educational space, VR helps students to understand the phenomena and situations that cannot be understood and explained in the traditional techniques, to become part of the real world through the simulation. In general, VR is an ideal learning environment, and the possibility of its technologies for teaching has an extremely high potential for application.

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