Set in a richly diverse and comprehensive 3D interactive Spanish town, the students in Immersive World Spanish enter as 3D avatars. There, the students attend a fully functional school where they get live classroom instruction once per week with Senora Chelini (and Madame Hadley part-time). They can ask questions and interact with peers and mentors. Their class will visit the game preserves and the aquarium, explore the beaches and outdoors, and meet in cafes and restaurants to experience Spanish culture. Students get to furnish and decorate their own homes for visits by friends and the teacher. Throughout such activities the students learn and master Spanish vocabulary, oral skills, and grammar in an experiential and immersive manner. They will subsequently record their assigned interactions with the teacher and/or others for assessment.
Prerequisite recommended: prior IMT course experience or a 3 day “Intro to IMT” summer camp available in July 2016. Contact Gord Holden for details: firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes meet weekly online. Access to a computer with broadband internet connection and a headset with microphone are required. While the program is Mac compatible some iOS software and Apple ungrades may compromise this. It is HIGHLY recommended that participants use PCs. The following specs are recommended in order to take advantage of the powerful 3D virtual world experience.