'Teaching EAP in VR - what's possible?'
An IATEFL monthly webinar presented by David Read
In this webinar, I'll report back on a pilot course ran between April-May 2021 which focussed on teaching productive aspects of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) via virtual reality (VR). The course used a special app called Immerse to plan and deliver the lessons. Aspects of productive EAP such as seminar and presentation skills were introduced during the course and students were asked for feedback after lessons each week to identify how useful they found them. The webinar will also explore the specific classroom management and pedagogy of teaching within virtual reality.
David Read is Director of Technology-Enhanced Learning at the English Language Teaching Centre, University of Sheffield. He has been working in EFL for over twenty-five years and has worked in eleven different countries, including Greece, Morocco, Serbia, Korea and Kyrgyzstan. He runs a series of online CPD courses for English teachers including Learning Technologies in EAP, Corpus course for teachers and Instructional Design for Language Teachers.