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Using VR to learn languages.

ImmerseMe.co

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.
Introduction

AUTHENTIC AND CONTEXTUAL

Scott Cardwell, ImmerseMe CEO & Co-founder
“If you can communicate then you can start to understand and empathise with other people, other traditions, other cultures, other ways of life.”

Scott Cardwell, ImmerseMe CEO & Co-founder

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.

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Innovation Overview
10 - 18
Age Group
40 000
Children/Users
11
Countries
2015
Established
For-profit
Organisation
426
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Tips for implementation
Access to a laptop, tablet or smartphone (VR headset accessibility coming soon). Runs best from Chrome on laptops and Android mobile devices, use Safari on iOS mobile devices. Access to a built-in microphone (external optional). High speed internet.
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Media

See this innovation in action

Radio New Zealand: 'Students visit other countries - without leaving NZ' (June 2017)
Radio New Zealand interview: 'VR and education' (7 Jan 2019)
The Age Newspaper (Melbourne): 'VR program brings languages to life' (August 12 2018)
Student feedback from Melbourne Grammar School

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Steps

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01
Register for a free teacher account
Complete this free trial form to request access to ImmerseMe...
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02
Browse our list of topics
While your registration is processed by our friendly team in New Zealand, browse a summary of topics/lessons available within ImmerseMe per language: French, Spanish, English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Italian, Greek and German.
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03
Send us your completed registration sheet
Staff and students will have their academic email address registered to access ImmerseMe from any device.
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04
Start your trial and watch your students' fluency improve!
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.
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Following a successful trial consider ImmerseMe subscription
Schools typically subscribe to ImmerseMe by adding the per student licence fee to their booklist/resource levy. Pricing details below...
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