Scott Cardwell, ImmerseMe CEO & Co-founder
Using VR to learn languages.
location_on Auckland, New Zealand
ImmerseMe (https://immerseme.co/) is about virtually stepping into a beautiful and authentic location to learn a language, so that when you travel to these wonderful places in real-life, you'll be prepared! Choose from over 3,000 interactive scenarios across 9 languages: German, Spanish, French, English, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Greek and Indonesian.
If you can communicate then you can start to understand and empathise with other people, other traditions, other cultures, other ways of life.
about the innovation
AUTHENTIC AND CONTEXTUAL
ImmerseMe aims to be the world’s best academic language tool.
- Content is differentiated into three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
- Learners are progressed through 4 scaffolded learning modes: Pronunciation > Dictation > Translation > Immersion.
- Choose from over 3,000 interactive scenarios across 9 languages: German, Spanish, French, English, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Greek and Indonesian.
- The layout of lessons can be tailored to match your scope and sequence/curriculum plan.
- Examples include: ordering a baguette in Paris, buying a bento box in Tokyo or trying tapas at a Spanish restaurant.
ImmerseMe will prepare learners with the practical language skills they need to thrive as a global citizen.
HundrED Academy Review
IMPACT & SCALABILITYImmerseMe provides a great way for language learning through direct immersion, without the need for traveling. Positive use of technology in language learning. It has demonstrated rapid growth in recent years with many accessible options to engage with the platform beyond virtual reality only.
Academy review results
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Achievements & Awards
Launched VR compatibility
75,000 students registered
Hosted ImmerseMe Games with 139 schools during lockdown
Reached 50,000 registered students
McGill Uni research results released: ImmerseMe lowers anxiety, improves willingness to communicate
Reached 40,000 registered students
Awarded $7.2k grant from Callaghan Innovation (New Zealand's Innovation Agency)
Uni of Arizona research results released: ImmerseMe improves listening, speaking and reading skills
Reached 20,000 registered students
Awarded $37k grant from Callaghan Innovation (New Zealand's Innovation Agency)
ImmerseMe World Filming Tour completed: 9 countries, 5000 videos, 350 lessons created
Awarded $5k grant from Callaghan Innovation (New Zealand's Innovation Agency)
Raised $23.1k through Kickstarter
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Learners are progressed through 4 scaffolded learning modes: Pronunciation > Dictation > Translation > Immersion. Once students have proven mastery by completing all learning modes then they will have improved across all macro skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.