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ERIC Number: EJ799733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
Exploration through Virtual Reality: Encounters with the Target Culture
O'Brien, Mary Grantham; Levy, Richard M.
Canadian Modern Language Review, v64 n4 p663-691 Jun 2008
This paper presents the results of a study on the use of a virtual reality (VR) world in a German language classroom. After participating in a lesson on the use of commands, students experienced the language and culture through navigation in a VR world. It is argued that this new medium allows for students to be immersed in the target culture and language in ways that are not possible through the use of other media. The results of the study indicate that the virtual world experience enhances students' awareness of the target culture.
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Language: English
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