4 Ways to Experience Dynamic Spanish:

Dynamic Spanish contains two immersive 360 video courses, supported by online materials:

 

Which headset do I need?

We recommend the Oculus Quest 2 for the full experience, but this course also works with the Oculus Go (SideQuest install), Oculus Rift (delayed until September), and compatible smartphones. Sign up for the demo app here.

You will get Mobile VR access via the Vimeo app to access 360 and online content using your Androidsmartphone.

You can buy a phone-compatible headset for as little as $10 or get a more comfortable one for for ~$30 from Amazon to get a taste of Spain in these 360 video Trips.

Click here to find out more about how to use Dynamic Spanish.

 

Conquer your fear of speaking Spanish through simulated interactions with virtual amigos

Build your Spanish speaking confidence by experiencing and practising realistic scenarios, which simulate the emotions and nerves of speaking a foreign language.

The authenticity of the experience creates memorable interactions that will stick in your mind so you can easily recall the language, preparing you for real-life encounters.

Answer questions using AI speech recognition and gain confidence speaking clearly in Spanish.

What's a VR lesson like?

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

Dynamic Spanish simulates that experience in a surprisingly realistic way, with real people asking you real questions and waiting for your reply! First, you’ll prepare by learning and practising your speaking and listening skills in a fully immersive classroom.

The Starter Pack covers the following topics:

How to Learn Spanish  |   Introducing Yourself  |  Numbers   |   Learn 20,000 Spanish Words   |   The Alphabet   |   Pronunciation   |   Likes, Dislikes and Hobbies   |   Making Plans   |   Having Fun in Spanish

 

Authentic conversations

After you've practised in the classroom, you'll step out onto the streets of Valencia to engage in role-play based conversations. You’ll be nervous and make mistakes, but that’s ok because as real as it seems at the time, these people aren’t actually there – that’s the joy of Dynamic Spanish!

Interacting in Spanish in these immersive video encounters will give you the confidence to have conversations in real life. You will learn to stay relaxed and calm, building on your speaking abilities, so you can speak Spanish with ease.

 

More than just a VR course

The Starter Pack will show you how to learn Spanish with a series of flat (normal) videos. Online materials are an important part of the course, and include flat video lessons, worksheets, and quizzes, as well as technical support via email. These supporting flat videos cover the following topics:


Learning with Apps  |   Habit-Forming Techniques  |   Importance of Recall  |   Time and Energy Management  |   Podcast Recommendations  |   Staying on Track with Learning  |  Finding a Tutor

Discover the culture, history, and language in fun, immersive 360 videos

Go on 20 virtual Trips to a wide variety of places including cities, landmarks, and festivals, using AI speech recognition to answer questions and recall phrases.

These narrated Trips will improve your listening and speaking skills while you soak up the sights, sounds and traditions of this enchanting country.

You’ll be immersed in incredible festivals, like Seville’s Feria de Abril and Valencia's Las Fallas. Before you know it, you’ll be planning to visit in real life!

Check out a short clip in VR or watch on YouTube.

 

Immerse yourself in guided tours around breathtaking sights

Go on 360 Video Trips around Spain, taking in the sights and sounds as you're guided through each adventure. The videos have optional Spanish and English subtitles, and the online course contains transcripts, reading activities and flat videos for speaking practise.

Go on 360 Gallery Trips and learn about what you're seeing through the audio and written information that highlights what you can see in each scene. What you learn about these wonderful locations will be reinforced with the online activities and resources.

Each video and gallery Trip takes around 10-25 minutes to complete, a perfect bite-sized VR learning experience, with lots of additional online materials for further learning.

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Founded by British nomads

Dave and Katie, the husband-wife founders of VR Languages, are British nomads who love languages, travel, and tech!

Dave is the video director for Fluent in 3 Months, and podcast producer of The Language Hacking Podcast.

Katie is our Director of Languages, having studied German, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Turkish! She has experience teaching languages and developing curriculums.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about Dynamic Spanish? The most common questions are answered below but if you have a question that isn't covered, feel free to contact us.


What is Virtual Reality?

In simple terms, Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Dynamic Spanish does this with 360 degree videos, which completely surround learners as they watch and interact with in realistic conversations.

VR is usually experienced with a headset, but you can use Dynamic Spanish with your smartphone and learn in VR by turning your phone into an immersive Spanish environment!


Do I need a VR headset to use Dynamic Spanish?

No. Your experience of the course will be different depending on the technology you use, and there are three ways to interact with the Dynamic Spanish VR content:

  1. You can use a smartphone, tablet or computer as a "Magic Window" to view the 360 content. You will have access to all of the 360 videos and photos, but this is the least immersive way to experience it.
  2. You can put your smartphone in a mobile VR headset, such as the Google Cardboard. These headsets start at as little as $10 and will increase the immersive nature of your experience significantly.
  3. You can download the Dynamic Spanish app to your Oculus headset. This will give you the fully immersive experience, with the added bonus of AI speech recognition and more customisable settings.


​How do I use Dynamic Spanish on my phone?

Dynamic Spanish is available as a series of 360 videos via the Vimeo app, available on Apple and Android devices. The 360 galleries are included in the online course, along with all other course materials.

Note: iPhone/iOS users are unable to use a Mobile VR headset to watch the 360 content.

Video tutorials and more information about how to use Dynamic Spanish with your smartphone or a headset can be found here.


▶ What if I buy an Oculus VR headset later? Do I still get the VR App?

Yes! As long as you buy your Oculus VR headset within 12 months, we will give you access to the VR app on your new device. The same is also true when upgrading headsets, e.g. from Oculus Go to Oculus Quest 2. Multiple headset access at once is available subject to approval.


▶ I'm not a complete beginner. Is this course still relevant to me?

Yes! Dynamic Spanish Trips has been created with intermediate and above learners in mind. The guided tours use language designed to challenge intermediate learners, as do the accompanying online materials.

That being said, the Trips have optional Spanish and English subtitles, so learners of all levels (CEFR levels A2-C2) can enjoy the experiences while developing their skills.

The Starter Pack is designed for complete beginners and lapsed learners, so the basic language being taught may not be suitable for intermediate learners. However, the Quickfire lessons and Conversation series will give even intermediate learners lots of opportunities to practise speaking and brush up on the basics.


▶ Which variant(s) of Spanish do you teach?

Throughout Dynamic Spanish you will be exposed to a variety of accents.

The classroom teaching in the Starter Pack centres around European Spanish, but you will encounter native Spanish speakers from Bolivia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and Venezuela, and non-native speakers from Europe.

The Trips are narrated and guided by native speakers from Spain, Venezuela and Mexico.


▶ How long does the course take to complete?

Starter Pack: We generally advise people to work through the Starter Pack in about six weeks, although this is entirely flexible and up to you.

We'll help you find time in your schedule, no matter how busy you are, so you can create a consistent routine and set of habits that will keep you progressing. Completing the course in six weeks lays a solid foundation and gives you the momentum to keep learning Spanish at a strong pace once the course finishes.

Trips: There are 20 Trips in the itinerary, each with accompanying online activities. Most people revisit places multiple times, and with regular VR and online sessions they tend to complete their tour around Spain in about two months. But remember, the Trips are always there to come back to when you feel like exploring.


▶ I don't have much free time. Can I study at my own pace?

Absolutely! There is no expiration on your access to the VR and online materials for the Starter Pack or Trips, so you are free to go at a pace that suits you.

Just remember that the best way to ensure progress with your Spanish is to interact with the language daily. So whether that's with a podcast, some music, a conversation with a tutor, or Dynamic Spanish, it's the daily contact with the language that will keep you on the path to fluency.


Will I get all future Trips around Spain that are released as part of Dynamic Spanish?

The short answer is no. You are purchasing 20 Trips around Spain including La Alhambra and La Sagrada Familia - the top two tourist sites in Spain! More Trips will be released in the future and we'll keep you informed by friendly emails.


Other than the VR videos, what else is in the course?

Lots! With the Starter Pack you get an online course full of modules that not only teach you Spanish, but help you understand how to learn Spanish efficiently.

The Starter Pack and Trips both include online modules full of videos, audio files and worksheets with listening, speaking, and grammar exercises, and lots of other materials for you to learn Spanish with. We've also included links to our favourite free resources, such as podcasts, YouTube videos, apps and articles.

These online modules are available on desktop and mobile so you can improve your Spanish whether you're at home or out and about.


When will the course be released on the Oculus Rift?

We are ready to release the app and are awaiting Oculus Store approval. We estimate this will be by the end of September 2021. If you sign up now, you get immediate access to the online course and 360 content via the Vimeo app.


Which languages are you going to do besides Spanish?

We plan on exploring other languages of Spain besides Castellano, such as Catalan, Gallego, and Basque. We hope to have these ready by the end of 2022. Let us know which language you'd like to learn in VR.


How do I get Dynamic Spanish?

Click the button below and pay online with your credit or debit card. We currently only accept payment in USD. You'll be sent emails with instructions on getting Dynamic Spanish on your headset and mobile device.