GoStudent, one of the world’s leading tutoring providers, unveils GoVR – a pioneering, immersive, virtual reality language learning platform designed for students aged 13-18.
Created in collaboration with Immerse, an award-winning VR training platform, and supported by Meta via a hardware donation of Meta Quest 2 VR headsets, this ground-breaking launch aims to transform language learning for students.
GoVR offers tutor-led virtual reality group language learning experiences, enabling students to enhance their foreign language speaking abilities and confidence through immersion into foreign environments and ‘real-life’ settings.
The platform has been designed with the specific needs of both tutors and students in mind. Imagine students being able to order a baguette from a café along the Seine, or asking a local for directions to the nearest bus stop.
Felix Ohswald, CEO and Co-Founder of GoStudent explains:
“GoVR represents a quantum stride in language learning. We’ve transformed the traditional classroom into an engaging playground where students can experience, interact with, and learn languages in ways that are both fun and eective. Our partnership with Immerse and Meta further cements our position as a leading EdTech player, whilst supporting our mission to provide innovative and personalised learning experiences to students[LS2] .”
Research conducted by Immerse has demonstrated the profound benefits of VR technology in language learning. This immersive approach is proven to enhance memory retention, increase confidence amongst students (vs traditional classroom settings) and deliver significant improvements in English listening, reading and speaking skills*. It also encourages social interaction and collaboration, creating a supportive environment for students to practice speaking with native-language tutors and their peers.