Virtual Situated Learning of Spoken English Based on Computer Simulation Technology

Min Zhang

Abstract


This paper aims to effectively improve the learning effect of spoken English, which is difficult to learn or practice. For this purpose, the 3D space was constructed by computer simulation and virtual reality (VR) technology. Then, the author designed a computer simulation software to create a 3D virtual learning environment, which is almost indistinguishable from the real world, for immersive learning of spoken English. A total of 100 students were selected to learn spoken English for 12 weeks in the virtual environment. The learning outcomes were collected and analysed by statistical and induction methods. The analysis results show that the virtual environment greatly stimulated the students’ enthusiasm for spoken English learning, and improved the learning effect by 26~32%; the delay of the proposed software falls in the allowable range, but needs to be further improved. The research findings shed new light on the methods and theories of virtual situated learning of spoken English.

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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