European tutoring provider GoStudent has launched a virtual reality language learning platform in the UK.
The platform offers tutor-led group language learning experiences for students aged 13+ in VR, immersing students in ‘real-life’ settings to bolster their foreign language fluency and confidence.
Tutors join from their desktops, with students having the flexibility to engage via VR headset or desktop. The platform holds a maximum class size of seven students.
Spanish – now the most popular A-level language in England, and forecasted to overtake French as the most popular language at GCSE by 2026 – is the first language available on the UK platform.
GoStudent VR has been created in collaboration with Immerse, a VR training platform, and supported by Meta via a hardware donation of Meta Quest 2 VR headsets.
“Having seen the impact GoStudent VR has had on students in the DACH region, we are excited to be launching in the UK, where we know appetite for new, tech-driven learning methods is high,” said Felix Ohswald, CEO and co-founder of GoStudent.
“The launch in the UK with the introduction of learning Spanish as a language means we’re opening doors for students to embrace one of the world’s most spoken languages in a virtual, immersive setting.
“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 effective. That will always be our mission and we’re confident that GoStudent VR helps us further provide innovative and personalised learning experiences to students.”
The launch comes on the back of GoStudent VR’s successful English lessons roll out in the DACH region in June 2023. The Vienna-headquartered company, which provides 1:1 online tutoring via its custom digital classroom GoClass, has also launched GoStudent Learning, an AI-powered platform providing interactive, curriculum-specific content, enabling students to self-study between tutoring lessons.