Exploring Augmented Reality Instruction in the English Language Classroom (81547)

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The ever-evolving world of technology has penetrated many aspects of our lives including the way of teaching foreign languages. Learners are not easily sufficed with traditional classroom practices and there is an ongoing demand for reconstruction and enrichment of current curricula and teaching approaches. Augmented Reality (AR) is one of these technologies that has the potential to bridge virtual and real worlds while offering authentic language experiences and making learning more engaging and interactive. This paper is a report of the design of an educational intervention aiming at providing primary-level students with a rich learning experience that stimulates a real-life encounter for using English language. The intervention takes the form of an AR-guided tour of a famous European country during which an AR 3D model presents different aspects of the country and encourages learners to interact both with the AR application as well as with their peers. In the first part there is an overview of related work employing AR affordances in the EFL context and in the second part there is a detailed description of the actual intervention along with guidelines on how educators can use it in their classrooms and some further expansion ideas. The AR assets that enrich the game along with their added educational value and the limitations of the intervention are also explored.

Authors:
Angeliki Voreopoulou, 15th Primary School Evosmos, Greece
Antigoni Parmaxi, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus


About the Presenter(s)
Ms Angeliki Voreopoulou is a School Teacher/Instructor at 15th Primary School Evosmos in Greece

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00