Reducing Foreign Language Anxiety with Virtual Reality

Park, Seonjeong; Carlisle, Damaris; Gillies, Marco and Pan, Xueni. 2023. 'Reducing Foreign Language Anxiety with Virtual Reality'. In: 2023 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW). Shanghai, China 25-29 March 2023. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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An immersive VR experience was developed to examine the relationship between foreign language anxiety (FLA), virtual audience characteristics, and learners' perceptions of the virtual audience. Seven students studying English as a second language selected their avatars and practised their presentations in front of a virtual audience in a realistic classroom. Results indicated that participants' FLA levels increased when presenting to larger audiences, but decreased after repeated presentations. They were also able to identify the surroundings more readily when presenting in front of smaller audiences, as well as in front of audiences of diverse ethnicity.

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Applied computing; Law, social and behavioral sciences; Psychology

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27 January 2023Accepted
1 May 2023Published

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Shanghai, China

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25-29 March 2023

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05 Jun 2023 08:41

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06 Jun 2023 04:42


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