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Dynamic Spanish: Learn Spanish in 8K 3D Virtual Reality

Dynamic Spanish is a virtual reality language learning course that uses immersive environments to simulate real life situations

Dynamic Spanish: Learn Spanish in 8K 3D Virtual Reality

Dynamic Spanish is a virtual reality language learning course that uses immersive environments to simulate real life situations

£4,791
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
54
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 2 2018 7:39 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 2, 2018

About

Dynamic Spanish: Using VR for Language-Learning and Cultural Experiences

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Do you want to learn Spanish at home AND in the most immersive environment? 

From the convenience of your living room, and the comfort of your pyjamas, Dynamic Spanish takes you into the heart of Spain to learn the language while exploring the culture and seeing the sights.

Dazzle your friends with your new linguistic skills as you progress through this 12-hour virtual reality experience.  

Immersive Learning Environment and Authentic Encounters    

What's Dynamic Spanish like? 

Nothing can quite prepare you for the experience of needing to speak Spanish for the first time in real life. Panic and anxiety usually set in immediately and make you splutter out an error-filled string of words. And even if you get it right and are understood, the response will almost certainly be different to the set phrases you’ve been learning and preparing for. 

Dynamic Spanish simulates that experience in a realistic way, with real people asking you real questions and waiting for your reply!

First you’ll prepare by learning and practicing your speaking and listening skills in a fully immersive classroom before you step out onto the streets of Spain to playfully engage in role-play based encounters. You’ll be nervous and make mistakes, but that’s okay because as real as it seems at the time, these people aren’t actually there.

Realistic conversations in beautiful surroundings
Realistic conversations in beautiful surroundings

Eventually you’ll get better and begin to flow through these encounters with more confidence. You will learn to stay relaxed and calm, able to speak Spanish with ease during these exciting trips around the romantic European country of España. 

During each lesson you'll get to experience Spanish life first-hand and gain important cultural insight in this beautiful 360° setting.

The full course will be delivered in 8K 3D and you can begin your learning adventure at the tempo you want!

Want to try it out? We have developed a STARTER PACK with over two hours of VR material so everyone can get a taste of the experience. The starter pack is free, but if you like it, please support us through our Kickstarter rewards, and help us fund the FULL 12-HOUR VR EXPERIENCE!

The starter pack is in 4K monoscopic and is a proof of concept of how effective this type of learning is. The full course will be in 8K stereoscopic, HDR, and spatial sound. What does this mean to all you non-tech buffs? It means the full course will be significantly higher quality, leading to a more immersive environment, and be useful for years to come.

Those receiving the starter pack will also be sent a feedback form – your comments and ideas will be invaluable to us when developing and creating the final product. The opportunity to be a DYNAMIC INFLUENCER is exclusively available to Kickstarter supporters.

SIGN UP NOW to receive an exclusive FREE STARTER PACK and start learning Spanish in your pyjamas today! 

Why learn with VR?

We believe long-form virtual reality learning experiences are the future of self-development and education. The fully immersive experience makes engaging with the material exciting and fun.

Through the power of VR, Dynamic Spanish brings the language to life! You can practice in the most realistic possible environment. You'll get to take in the sights and sounds of real Spanish locations and have completely authentic conversations with real-life native Spanish speakers.

These environments, balanced with non-virtual reality exercises and practice, will drive performance through several key elements:  

  • Eye contact, body language, and personal connection  
  • Learning from mistakes and overcoming anxiety  
  • Situated, embodied learning with re-enforcing authentic encounters 
  • Pacing (pause, rewind, re-watch) and repetition of key sounds  
  • All of the above from the comfort and convenience of your home
Learn Spanish from the comfort of your pyjamas
Learn Spanish from the comfort of your pyjamas

What's on the Dynamic Spanish syllabus?

The full 12-hour 8K 3D video experience will be accompanied by:  

  • Audio files, transcripts, and translations for easy revision  
  • Quizzes with challenging questions to consolidate your learning
  • Information about other free resources available online to support your learning

Our aim is to get you speaking confidently in the following scenarios:

  • Introducing yourself to friends and colleagues
  • Ordering food and drink at a traditional Spanish restaurant
  • Asking for directions so you can find that interesting market or cool nightclub you've read about
  • Talking about your family and sharing your most interesting stories and anecdotes
  • Describing how you feel, whether that's hungry, horny, or happy
  • Speaking about your interests, from bodybuilding to ballet
  • and much, much more...

Above is what's on offer with our Kickstarter campaign and is phase 1 of Dynamic Spanish.

Phase 2 will include voice recognition, real-time feedback, and integrate social apps with an expected delivery for December 2019. Support phase 1 and receive this for a heavily discounted rate.

How do I watch VR?

From as little as £5, you can use your compatible smart phone with a head mounted display. Is your phone compatible?  

The top end of the market contains the Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE, which require a gaming computer to run.  

For just £199 you can get a standalone VR unit such as the Oculus Go, made by Facebook and a great easy to use solution.  

Check out our website for more information about VR headsets.  

We are using Vimeo to host our content and it will be possible to use Dynamic Spanish with any of the current VR headsets, including the Rift, VIVE, PSVR, Gear, Daydream, Cardboard, and Go.  

Whichever you choose, once you have a headset you can start your learning adventure and begin exploring Spain! 

Our contributors

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have donated their time and talents to help us make the starter pack. Dynamic Spanish would still be a pipe-dream without your generosity and kindness. ¡Muchas gracias a todos!

What’s the funding for?  

Kickstarter's history of virtual reality and collaborative projects has been an inspiration to us and our motivation behind crowdfunding. We want to deliver a high quality product for our community. Our goal has been set to raise enough money to upgrade our filming and editing equipment so that we can make the most immersive language course imaginable. We will also need to compensate our teachers, native speakers and other contributors, who have so far been working with us for high-fives and the occasional cerveza.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges for this project are low and controllable. We’ve worked hard to develop and test a trial product that we’re really proud of and are confident in the efficacy of our final product. However, this will be our team’s first commercial product so we do expect to face a few challenges along the way. Distribution of the final product is a hurdle we know we need to overcome, but we are already testing to find the perfect platform for sending the trial lessons to our backers in October. We have an achievable production schedule for filming and editing the full 12-hour course, but our contributors have lives and jobs outside of Dynamic Spanish (unlike us!) so we do need to respect this and be realistic.

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