Using Augmented Reality In and Beyond the Foreign Language Learning Classroom


Jacob Broadhead, Master’s Candidate, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Monterey Institute of International Studies


Teachers are relentlessly taxed with being a primary source of input. Textbooks, videos, role plays and other activities can help generate interest and interaction but have limitations within language acquisition. Many of these resources lack sufficient context to provide learners with opportunities to attach meaning. By using technology to create augmented reality (AR), foreign language students are able to literally and virtually explore and use language in a real world context. I will focus on using ARIS, software used to develop AR games with iPhones, iPads & iPods. We will incorporate the use of this software into pedagogical scenarios.