The Helen Doron Educational Group will use the augmented reality (AR) technology in their learning centers in Romania as an aid in learning English.

 

AR is one of the latest appearances in new media, which animates a still image with sound and video, by scanning it using a tablet or a smart phone. This technology allows the children to interact with classic learning material, allowing the book to literally “answer” and tell them how to pronounce words in English, helping in the process of learning correct pronunciation. Even more, augmented reality supports the children in following their natural curiosity and impulses.

“In today’s world, where the latest generation gadgets are inseparable components from the life of a child or a teenager, it is very hard to capture their attention with traditional means of learning. Our strategy, implemented around the planet, involves learning English with the help of next generation technologies, which children adopt easily. Basically, in a first phase we want to stimulate curiosity through these applications, and new media will continue the work and will help, under the careful coordination of teachers, in learning spoken English at high standards,” said Stefania Filip, coordinator of Helen Doron English Centre.

Helen Doron English is an international learning institution with 30 years of activity, having taught more than two million children across the world.

Natalia Martian